Delivery Driver Accidents

Darlington County, South Carolina Delivery Driver Accident Lawyer

Delivery drivers, such as those who work for UPS, FedEx, and others, often drive larger vehicles than standard cars and trucks, and when they’re involved in accidents, people can sustain serious injuries as a result. If you were recently involved in an accident with a delivery driver and were injured, please don’t hesitate to contact a skilled South Carolina delivery driver accident lawyer from James Law Office for help.

Why Should I Hire a Delivery Driver Accident Lawyer?

After sustaining an injury in an accident involving a delivery driver, you’ll be best served with a competent attorney in your corner, and for a number of reasons. Our legal team has significant experience in collecting evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and, if need be, taking injury cases to trial, where we will fight for the maximum compensation to which a client is entitled. If you’re hurt in an accident, reach out to a Darlington County, South Carolina auto accident lawyer from our firm so we can take a look at your case and work to obtain the compensation you need.

How These Accidents Happen

Delivery drivers, just like all other motorists, are responsible for obeying the rules and regulations of the road. When they fail to do so, serious accidents can happen. Delivery drivers often are under immense pressure to make all of their stops on time, and so often they will speed, drive while fatigued, and otherwise behave recklessly. Some additional causes of delivery driver accidents are as follows:

  • Taking turns too quickly, causing tip-over accidents
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Texting while driving or looking at a GPS while driving
  • Neglecting blind spots and changing lanes/merging unsafely

Determining Liability

To start, to recover compensation in a personal injury claim, we’ll have to prove that your accident was caused by negligence on the part of the delivery driver. That said, the party we sue for your injuries depends on the company the driver works for. If the driver works for Instacart, GrubHub, or even Amazon, the driver will be considered an independent contractor, which means that you’ll have to sue the driver directly for compensation, and not the company they work for. That said, if you’re hurt by a UPS or FedEx driver (a full-time employee), the company should provide some degree of liability coverage.

Unfortunately, it’s far from rare for these companies to offer injured parties lowball settlements that do not cover the entire cost of the damages they’ve sustained, which is why it’s always best to hire a delivery driver accident lawyer with significant experience handling these cases. Our legal team can do everything in our power to receive the full compensation you deserve.

Contact a Delivery Driver Accident Lawyer Today

If you were hurt by a careless delivery driver, you shouldn’t have to fight for the compensation you need to heal on your own. Fortunately, with the right attorney, you don’t have to. Contact the James Law Office today to schedule your free initial consultation with our experienced and skilled legal team.

Visit Us

Darlington Office
54 Public Square

Darlington, SC 29532

CF Image

Get in Touch

Free Consultation (843) 391-9902