Philadelphia Delivery Truck Accidents Attorney

Delivery truck parked on city street

Home deliveries are a convenient way of shopping for everything from furniture to clothing and gifts, from appliances to tools and toiletries, and food. During the pandemic, and now in its lingering aftermath, deliveries have gained popularity due to the health protection they provide. Nonetheless, at Cooper Schall & Levy, we are aware of the sad fact that with increased deliveries come increased delivery truck accidents on the already crowded streets of the Philadelphia area and the surrounding counties of New Jersey.

Our truck accident attorneys are now representing more clients who, due to another party’s negligence, have been seriously injured in a delivery truck accident or who have tragically lost a loved one in a resulting wrongful death. Fortunately, our law practice has a notable track record of successful outcomes in personal injury cases, affirming our commitment to justice and client satisfaction. 

We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning we charge no attorneys’ fees unless we recover damages for you. If you’ve been seriously injured in a delivery truck accident due to another party’s negligence, contact us for a free case evaluation to determine the viability of your claim.

How Negligence Causes Delivery Truck Accidents

The negligence often at the heart of delivery truck accidents may manifest as:

  • Driver violations — speeding (including driving too fast for road and weather conditions) and failure to obey other traffic laws
  • Distracted driving — due to using smartphones and GPS devices, reading delivery lists
  • Driver impairment by alcohol or drugs
  • Driver fatigue — due to long work hours with few breaks
  • Double parking that obstructs visibility for other drivers and pedestrians
  • Poor vehicle maintenance failure of delivery companies to maintain their trucks, leading to dangerous mechanical failures
  • Improper loading overloaded or unevenly loaded trucks can result in driver loss of control and tip-overs.

Understanding the specific circumstances that led to an accident is essential in establishing liability and pursuing a personal injury claim. That is why having an experienced delivery truck accident attorney is critical to winning your case.

Determining Liability in a Delivery Truck Accident

Liability in delivery truck accidents can be complex due to the potential involvement of multiple parties:

Delivery Truck Driver: The driver may be liable if their negligence, such as reckless driving or fatigue, caused the accident.

Trucking Company: If the accident was due to poor maintenance, improper loading, or improperly vetting their drivers, the trucking company may be at fault.

Third Parties: It is also possible that a third party is responsible for the delivery truck accident. Third parties may be other drivers, government agencies responsible for road maintenance, signage, or traffic lights, or careless construction crews that dropped debris on the road. 

Our attorneys have the experience and resources needed to investigate your case thoroughly and identify all potentially liable parties to ensure that justice is served.

Serious Injuries in Delivery Truck Accidents

Victims of delivery truck accidents can suffer from a range of serious injuries, which may include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage or loss
  • Lacerations, bone bruises, joint dislocations
  • Burns due to fire or explosions

These injuries can lead to significant medical expenses, prolonged recovery times, and lasting physical and emotional pain. At Cooper Schall & Levy, we understand the profound impact these injuries can have on your life and are committed to helping you secure the compensation you deserve.

What Cooper Schall & Levy’s Attorneys Can Do To Help

Our attorneys are dedicated to providing comprehensive legal assistance for victims of delivery truck accidents by providing the following services:

Case Evaluation: We offer a free initial consultation to assess the merits of your claim.

Investigation: We will conduct a thorough investigation to gather evidence, including driver logs, vehicle maintenance records, eyewitness statements, and surveillance videos.

Consultation with Experts: We will consult with medical, accident reconstruction, and 

technical experts whose testimony will bolster your case.

Negotiation: Our skilled negotiators will deal with insurance companies and opposing 

attorneys to secure a fair settlement.

Litigation: We are well-prepared to represent you in court if it becomes necessary in order

to bring you maximum compensation.

Damages Our Lawyers Will Fight To Recover

In delivery truck accident cases, you may be entitled to both economic and non-economic compensatory damages to cover whichever of the following apply:

  • Medical and rehabilitation costs
  • Lost income, present and future
  • Property damage or loss
  • Replacement services
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Permanent disability
  • Extended nursing care
  • Alterations to make your home accessible
  • Permanent scarring or other disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Wrongful Death: If you and your family have lost a loved one in a delivery truck accident, our attorney will fight aggressively for your right to damages for final medical costs, funeral expenses, and loss of financial and emotional support.

Punitive Damages: If your case involves particularly egregious negligence or recklessness, punitive damages may also be awarded. 

Contact Our Experienced Delivery Truck Accident Attorneys Today

At Cooper Schall & Levy, we have an in-depth knowledge of Pennsylvania and New Jersey law and the skill set and determination to be formidable legal opponents. Contact us now to schedule a free consultation about your delivery truck accident. As soon as you become our client, we will begin working on a strategy to bring you justice and the resources you need to move forward into a secure and comfortable future.