Every day, thousands of packages are delivered to doorsteps throughout Las Vegas. Some drivers, however, are not as careful as they should be when making these stops. As a result, serious accidents involving delivery drivers occur every year.
If you were injured by a delivery driver, you have the right to recover fair compensation for your injuries. In these situations, trust the Janda Law Firm to represent your claim against the delivery driver and secure the settlement that you deserve.
There are many factors that can lead to delivery truck accidents. Sometimes, a driver is under pressure to meet tight deadlines and deliver lots of packages in one day. This may lead the driver to commit negligent acts, such as speeding, failure to yield the right of way, or failure to check for pedestrians while pulling out of a driveway. These acts can lead to accidents.
Distracted driving may also lead to delivery driver accidents. Often, these drivers need to pay attention to electronic systems within the vehicle to guide their routes. When a driver is looking at a screen instead of the road, serious collisions can happen.
Nevada is a fault accident state that requires negligent drivers to pay for any accidents that they cause. When the collision involves a delivery driver, however, liability is more complicated. If the driver was an employee of a company, you could hold the driver and his or her employer accountable.
Below are some of the most common employers who could be liable for a delivery truck accident:
If the driver was an independent contractor for a company like DoorDash or Instacart, you cannot hold the employer accountable. However, you could file a lawsuit against the driver. You may also be able to pursue compensation from an insurance policy held by the driver or the company.
Any type of motor vehicle accident can be a scary experience. If you were hit by a delivery driver, it is important to call 911 and seek help. Go to the doctor as soon as you can to receive treatment for any injuries.
At the scene of the accident, take photographs and videos if you are able, and exchange contact details with the driver and any witnesses. Then, contact a delivery driver accident attorney from the Janda Law Firm to explore your legal options.
Were you involved in an accident with a delivery driver? The Janda Law Firm can help. Schedule your free consultation today to discuss your case with a Las Vegas delivery driver accident attorney.