Delivery Vehicle Accidents

Delivery Vehicle Accidents in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale
Our city streets are busy and heavily traveled by delivery vehicles of all types, including vans, box trucks, and others. Amazon delivery vehicles, FedEx, UPS, grocery retailers, and big-box stores have all gotten into the delivery business, increasing the danger of innocent drivers being involved in a serious injury accident on city streets, highways, or the local expressways.

Do I Need a Lawyer? Yes.
After an accident involving a delivery truck, it may be difficult to consider the legal aspects of your case. Truthfully, the earlier our law firm gets involved in a case, the better it can be. In the early stages of a delivery vehicle accident, the legal actions performed may include visiting the accident scene to take video and pictures, taking statements from eyewitnesses, or engaging the services of a professional accident investigator. The condition of the vehicles may need to be evaluated.

How Delivery Truck Accident Happen
The driver of the vehicle may have been speeding, making an illegal turn, driving drunk or drug intoxicated, distracted, or made an error in judgment. Cell phone records can reveal whether the driver was talking or texting while driving, which could be a critical piece of evidence. At Panzer Law, we are very familiar with the procedures that must occur after a delivery truck accident and can initiate these actions, allowing you to focus on your health and recovery. Collecting and preserving the evidence before memories fade or evidence is lost or destroyed could not be more important.

Driver Negligence and Your Case
All personal injury cases hinge on the legal concept of negligence. Negligence is conduct that endangers others. All drivers have what is termed a “duty of care.” This duty is to operate a vehicle in a reasonable and careful manner. To prove that a delivery truck driver was negligent, these facts must be established:

  • Duty of Care: Every driver has a duty to operate a vehicle in a safe manner when sharing the streets and highways. This duty involves driving a vehicle in a way that another reasonably prudent driver would, under the same circumstances.
  • Breach: It must be proven that the driver breached the duty of care to you by his or her actions, such as speeding, texting while driving, driving while intoxicated by drugs, alcohol, or medications, driving distracted, or other action.
  • Causation: It must be proven that the breach of duty contributed to the accident and was the underlying reason why you were injured.
  • Damages: For a case to move forward, damages must exist. Damages include economic losses and personal losses such as pain and suffering.

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Why Choose Panzer Law? We Care.
At Panzer Law, you can be confident that we will focus on your case, spend the long hours needed to develop a compelling claim or lawsuit. We will keep you informed as it moves through the system. Our approach is to take on a limited number of cases so that we can dedicate the time and energy needed. We care about our clients and their families, and we understand that achieving victory is crucial to your future health and wellbeing. Every action we take is geared to move your case forward and achieve a fair settlement as quickly as possible, without sacrificing your right to fair compensation. Call us today for a free case evaluation.

Connect with Us at Panzer Law Today.
We invite you to connect with us and discuss your case. We take on delivery vehicle accidents on a contingency fee basis – no legal fees will be charged unless we are successful for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long before I get my settlement?

You have the right to reject an offer of settlement that is too low, and our legal team at Panzer Law is here to guide you through this process and will do everything possible to expedite the process.

What if I was partially at fault?

Florida is what is termed a “comparative negligence” state. If you were partially responsible for what occurred, the amount of compensation you are paid would be reduced by the percentage that you are believed to be responsible for.

Will my case go to court?

The vast majority of cases are settled without the need to take it to trial. However, you do want to ensure your workers’ compensation lawyer has trial skills, as this skill set is also needed to prepare a compelling case, present it in mediation or negotiations, and at trial if this is in your best interests. 

I was hit by a drunk driver who did not have insurance – what do I do?

Unfortunately, many drivers are operating vehicles without auto insurance. If the drunk driver has no insurance or is under-insured, a claim can be filed with your own auto insurance provider. Although a lawsuit could be filed to attempt to seek compensation by another method, these negligent drivers often do not have assets that make this approach successful.

Do I have a case?

You may be unsure if you have a right to seek compensation. Take advantage of our free case consultation to find out if your case has merit.

What damages will be paid in my personal injury claim?

Your personal injury claim involves several types of damages, called “economic damages,” which are the financial losses you experienced, and “non-economic damages,” which are more personal and include pain and suffering and loss of quality of life.

How much will it cost to hire our law firm and when do you pay?

Our firm charges nothing unless we recover benefits for you. In a workers’ compensation case, you pay 30% or less when there is a recovery. The amount is often less because we often recover a portion of our attorney’s fees from the insurance company, sometimes 100%, thereby reducing or eliminating your responsibility for attorney’s fees. In a personal injury case, you pay 33% if the case settles before the defendant files an answer in a lawsuit, or 40% if the case does not settle before the defendant files an answer in a lawsuit.  Costs work the same way, whereby our costs are paid only if we recover benefits for you.  In workers’ compensation cases, we often recover part of our costs, sometimes 100%, thereby reducing or eliminating your responsibility for costs. You pay nothing unless and until we recover benefits for you.

Do I need a lawyer?

While a minor injury could be resolved without an attorney, any case that involves serious injury, catastrophic injury, or loss of life should be managed by a skilled personal injury lawyer.

How much is my case worth?

Every workers’ compensation case is unique. The value will be based on the degree of your injuries, whether they will lead to future challenges, affect your ability to earn a living, require ongoing medical care, and many other factors. To determine the value of your claim will require reviewing your medical condition, valuing the financial losses you have experienced and will experience, and the work restrictions associated with your injuries.

What to expect in our first meeting?

Meeting with a workers’ compensation attorney shouldn’t be an intimidating experience.

Rather it should be useful. In our office, we collect information about your case and help clients to be well informed and comfortable when they come in for an initial consultation. We share important information in at least two ways and develop your case to best handle it for your unique situation.

When you first walk into our office, we’ll sit down and go over the reason for your visit. You will discuss your case with one of our attorneys. If you speak Spanish, you will discuss your case with a Spanish-speaking attorney. One of our staff members will collect information about you and your situation. We will ask you specific questions about your background, your employment, and your injury. Our interview will be extensive and in detail, to obtain the most complete information about your situation. When we are well informed, it allows us to better prepare your case. At the close of the meetings, we may have some tasks for you to do and help us follow up after our meeting, and we will also be running a series of processes after our meeting to start your case as soon as possible.