St. Louis Delivery Truck Accident Attorneys
Protecting the Rights of Drivers on the Road
Perhaps more than any other motorist on the roads and highways of St. Louis, delivery truck drivers can feel like they are constantly on a time crunch to get to their next destination. This constant urgency and need to stay on time can create a seriously unsafe situation if the delivery truck driver speeds or drives recklessly to save time. The result can be and often is a terrible, life-changing delivery truck accident.
At DiPasquale Moore in St. Louis, we are proud to be the first name that so many locals call for legal help after a delivery truck accident. We know how to investigate these high-stakes cases and file strong cases against them. Let us act on your behalf, so you can continue to rest and focus on your recovery.
Call (314) 926-9144 to discuss your legal options with a member of our firm.
Types of Delivery Trucks
Delivery trucks can take many different designs, sizes, and makes, such as:
- Semi-trailer trucks
- Box trucks
- Flatbed trucks
- Delivery vans
- Refrigerator trucks
- And more
The common thread among all types of delivery trucks and vans is that most are heavier than the average passenger vehicle. The heavier a vehicle, the more force it carries and the greater damage it will cause in a collision. It is not unusual for a delivery truck accident to leave a victim seriously injured.
Severe Injuries in Delivery Truck Accidents
DiPasquale Moore intentionally focuses our practice on claims involving catastrophic, life-changing injuries, like what are often seen in delivery truck accident cases. If you were badly injured by a delivery truck driver, please let us know right away. We are here to help you however we can, including connecting you with a medical provider who can treat you under a medical lien. When a patient can’t afford initial and important treatments, a medical lien can be used to get the treatments now with the agreement that the medical provider will be paid after the case concludes.
Catastrophic injuries that can happen in delivery truck accidents include:
FMCSA Regulations for Delivery Trucks
Many delivery trucks are held to a higher standard than the average vehicle on the road due to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. Courier trucks like most used by UPS and FedEx are technically under FMCSA regulations because they can deliver packages across state lines. If you were hit by a delivery truck, we can investigate to see if it should have been regulated by the FMCSA and if the driver violated any of those regulations. Liability could be placed on the driver easier if we can prove that important regulations were ignored.
FMCSA regulations that can apply to some delivery trucks include:
- Limits to how many hours can be driven per shift
- Speed limits on highways and some streets
- Requirements for routine delivery truck maintenance
- Training and re-training requirements for employment
Rely on a Winning Team – Call Now
Don’t stress yourself more by trying to handle an accident and injury claim alone. Depend on our St. Louis delivery truck accident attorneys to take over and lead the way. We can plead your case either in settlement negotiations or courtroom litigation, so we will always be on your side.
Call (314) 926-9144 to request a free, confidential consultation.