Santa Clarita Delivery Truck Accident Lawyers
Representing Clients Throughout SCV for Over 40 Years
Delivery services like FedEx and UPS put thousands of delivery trucks on the road to deliver packages to their customers. While these trucks aren’t typically as large as 18-wheelers, they still can cause a lot of damage if they collide with other smaller vehicles.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a delivery truck accident in or around Valencia, Santa Clarita, Stevenson Ranch, the San Fernando Valley, or the nearby areas, an attorney at the Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson can help you know what to do next. Since 1980, we have striven to be a voice for the injured, fighting for justice on behalf of those who suffered needlessly as a result of someone else’s negligence. If you believe you may have grounds for a claim, reach out to us today to learn how we can help.
Common Causes of Delivery Truck Accidents
Commercial truck drivers endure the pressure of having to quickly complete a long route every day. The stress of meeting strict deadlines and schedules can lead to driving errors or poor judgment.
Some common causes of delivery truck accidents in California include:
- Driving while distracted
- Looking for addresses/delivery drop-off locations
- Failing to use turn signals
- Violating traffic laws/rules of the road
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Drunk driving
- Fatigued driving
- Unlawful stops
The law seeks to hold delivery truck drivers responsible when they act carelessly or negligently and such acts lead to injury or death. However, delivery truck drivers are not always at fault for an accident, and other people or parties could be potentially liable in your case.
Liability in Delivery Truck Accident Claims
One of the main tasks our Santa Clarita delivery truck accident attorneys will have is to determine who is liable for your accident. If the truck driver was negligent, but he or she is considered an employee of his or her company, the employer may be legally liable. In other cases, when the driver is an independent contractor, you may need to seek damages directly with the at-fault driver’s liability insurance provider.
Additionally, outlying factors could play a critical role in determining who our attorneys will file a claim against for damages. If another motorist was negligent, and this is what led to the crash, we may need to file a claim with that motorist’s auto insurance company. If a truck parts manufacturer created and distributed a defect delivery truck part, and this led to the wreck, you could have grounds for a product liability claim. In the event the accident was the result of poor delivery truck maintenance, the person or party responsible for conducting said maintenance could be responsible.
There are many variables involved in establishing and proving liability in your delivery truck accident case. It’s important that you work with a knowledgeable attorney who understands how these cases work and who knows how to evaluate all available evidence to build the strongest case possible on your behalf.
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Determining who is at fault for your or your loved one’s injuries after a delivery truck or commercial truck accident in California can be difficult. However, with the help of one of our delivery truck accident attorneys in Santa Clarita, the process can become much easier. We have the years of experience, skill, and resources needed to advocate for people like you who have suffered serious injuries and damages as a result of someone else’s careless or wrongful conduct.
At the Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson, we provide our services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe anything unless we recover compensation for you. We offer services in English, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, and Tagalog and are available to take your call 24 hours a day.