If you suffered injuries in a truck accident caused by a DHL driver or a problem with a DHL truck, you can hold the company and the driver accountable and recover compensation for your injuries and losses. A DHL truck accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm will build a case and seek justice for you and your family if you qualify.
Let a team member from Distasio Law Firm review the facts of your truck accident case today. We provide free consultations and will discuss your accident and injuries with you to get a good idea about your rights, options, and other logistics based on the specific details and applicable laws.
Call (813) 259-0022 to talk to a member of our team today.
Delivery Companies May Be Vicariously Liable for Accidents Caused by Their Drivers
When a DHL truck driver causes a traffic accident, the victims may suffer significant injuries. Trucks meant to move or deliver packages are generally much larger and heavier than passenger cars, and collisions can do major damage to these smaller vehicles. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were roughly 475,000 reported large truck accidents in 2016, which includes delivery trucks. Taking legal action based on this type of case allows the victim to hold the company and driver accountable for their negligence and recover money that allows them to pay for their related losses.
The owners of commercial vehicles are often vicariously liable for accidents, per the Legal Information Institute (LII). Because of this, you will likely pursue a claim or civil suit against DHL, not just the individual driver who hit you. This liability means that there is a large corporate insurance policy in play, as well.
To learn more about moving forward with your case, reach out to us today. We handle delivery truck accident cases on a contingent fee basis, so we will pay for navigating the claims process throughout. A DHL truck accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm will represent your interests, from filing the claim to taking your case to court, if necessary. We are here to help you. Call (813) 259-0022 to learn more.
Distasio Law Firm Understands How to Build a Truck Accident Claim
A truck accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm can help you with your DHL accident case, including providing legal representation, support, and guidance. We are committed to putting our clients first, evidenced by our focus on client service and how we work to hold the liable party accountable for our client’s damages.
We know what it takes to hold the driver liable as well as DHL vicariously liable for an accident. There are two factors we must prove to build a case against the delivery driver’s employer, DHL, in this case. These factors include:
● The driver was working for DHL when the accident occurred; and
● The delivery driver was performing their job duties as described by DHL when the accident occurred. In this case, this is likely carrying packages, delivering packages, or on the return trip from a delivery.
We will also need to gather evidence to show the driver committed negligence, which caused the accident and the value of your recoverable damages. Evidence may include items currently in DHL’s custody, so it is important that our team knows about your accident and injuries as soon as possible. We can send a spoliation letter to protect evidence that includes:
● The driver’s rest logs
● Data from the truck’s computer
● Information about the damage to the truck
● The driver’s employment records
● Post-accident drug and alcohol test results
● Other evidence specific to your case
We will also gather evidence such as:
● The police report filed about the accident
● Evidence from the accident scene
● Witness statements
● Accident reconstruction
● Expert testimony
● Documentation of your expenses and losses
If you have a case against the driver and DHL, we can file your claim and demand a payout that fairly compensates you based on your recoverable damages. If they do not agree to a settlement, we will pursue a civil court case against both.
To learn more, call Distasio Law Firm today for a free consultation.
Recoverable Damages Available in a DHL Truck Accident Claim
When Distasio Law Firm seeks financial recovery for our clients, we base our demand for a fair payout on your actual losses. This demand will include current and future losses, such as any medical care you will likely require later. In addition, we will seek both economic expenses and intangible losses. Some of the common recoverable damages in a truck accident case include:
● Medical treatment and related expenses for your accident injuries
● Lost income and reduced earning capacity
● Property damages
● Out-of-pocket expenses stemming from the accident or your injuries
● Pain and suffering
● Other non-economic losses
Our team also pursues wrongful death damages for qualifying family members of accident victims who died from their injuries.
Please bear in mind that if we need to take your truck accident case to court, there are time limits for doing so. A DHL truck accident lawyer can explain which deadlines affect your case.
Speak with a Team Member from Distasio Law Firm for Free
If you have a case against a truck delivery driver and DHL or another delivery company following a traffic accident, a DHL truck accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm can move forward with a claim on your behalf. To learn if you have a case, talk to a team member from Distasio Law Firm about your accident and injuries. Call (813) 259-0022 now for your free case evaluation.