What to Do After a Delivery Truck Wreck
Year in and year out, delivery trucks track there way across the country, and are becoming more common. Drivers of delivery trucks, whether it be the United States Postal Service, the DHL, FedEx or UPS, always face some form of pressure in their daily routine. This is because the nature of their business which includes overnight shipping, allows them little time to rest. Some of the delivery companies hire inexperienced and untrained drivers, only to meet delivery target of the company. Some drivers are also tempted to speed so that they may finish their delivery job early and head back home. This causes them to occasionally ignore the simple safety rules of the road.
Drivers who are in a rush will even ignore the simple measures of maintaining their own safety. For instance, they decide to neglect engaging the parking brake. This may cause the truck to roll down a sloped road. After passing a house, drivers are not supposed to back up. They are required to take time and go round the block so that they can avoid hitting another car or a person.
Truck Company Negligence
It is the responsibility of any company that gets itself into commercial shipping to make sure that all its drivers are properly trained. They should also keep their trucks in good condition. One of the reasons why most of these trucks cause accidents is their lack of upkeep. Companies should also give realistic quotas to their drivers. That way, they will not be under pressure.
Involved in a Serious Accident? Contact our Fort Worth Delivery Truck Accident Lawyers
The Fort Worth negligent truck driver attorneys at Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP are here to help those involved in an accident that involves a delivery truck. The firm makes sure that justice is served to pedestrians, drivers, or property owners. The injured person may receive full compensation from the driver of the delivery truck or the shipping company for the damages incurred. For a free consultation, call (800) 738-4046.