Milwaukee Delivery Truck Accident Attorney
When delivery truck drivers are undertrained or underqualified for their position, they put other motorists and pedestrians at risk of being struck and becoming seriously injured. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a Milwaukee truck accident involving a delivery truck, you may be entitled to compensation.
Call and schedule a free consultation with one of our Milwaukee delivery truck accident attorneys today by clicking here or calling (414) 273-7400.
Why Is It Important to Work With an Attorney?
When you are injured in an accident involving a delivery truck, multiple parties may be responsible. An experienced injury attorney in Milwaukee will evaluate your case to determine all liable parties, which may include:
- The truck driver
- The delivery truck company
- The manufacturer of the truck
- A mechanic who worked on the maintenance or repaired the truck
Depending on the details of your case, proving negligence can be challenging. If the truck accident was caused by improper truck maintenance, only a thorough investigation could reveal critical evidence to support your claim. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a delivery truck accident, it is important that you consult an experienced personal injury lawyer to secure a settlement you deserve.
More Delivery Vehicles, More Risk
More delivery vehicles are on the road now than ever before. With the explosive growth of Amazon and the gig economy, there are thousands of cars, vans and trucks delivering food, groceries, and packages all over Wisconsin. This includes:
- Amazon and Amazon Fresh (including drivers and vehicles enrolled in the Amazon Flex program)
- Uber Eats
- Chow Now
- and more
While these services are extremely convenient for consumers, they are not without risk. The gig economy and app-based delivery services lean heavily on independent contractors who may be underqualified and drive unsafe vehicles. When they cause accidents, the question of liability can be difficult to answer. In most cases, tech companies may try to avoid liability by pointing to the fact that their drivers are not employees. However, there are certain situations where a company like Uber Eats or DoorDash can be held liable for the injuries drivers cause.
What Injuries Are Commonly Associated With Delivery Truck Accidents in Milwaukee?
Large trucks were involved in over 1,200 traffic injuries in the last reporting year, according to Wisconsin’s Department of Transportation. On average, a delivery truck weighs between 14,000-26,000 pounds fully loaded. Due to their size and weight, delivery trucks can cause serious injuries and extensive property damage.
The most commonly associated injuries include:
- Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Broken, dislocated, or fractured bones
- Loss of limb or amputation
- Burn injuries
Many of the above injuries require extensive medical treatment, physical therapy, and lengthy recovery times. Catastrophic injuries, like amputation or traumatic brain injuries, may have life-long implications.
Schedule a Consultation With Our Delivery Truck Accident Attorneys in Milwaukee
Financial compensation cannot reverse what has happened or erase the physical and emotional trauma you have experienced. However, recovering monetary damages can help you maintain access to the medical care you need, make any necessary home modifications, and keep you and your family afloat when you cannot work.
At Mingo & Yankala, S.C., we know every personal injury case is unique. Our Milwaukee delivery truck accident lawyers are here to discuss the details of your case to ensure we fully understand your injuries and how it has affected your daily life. We will stand by your side and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Schedule a free consultation today by clicking here or calling (414) 273-7400. If needed, we can meet you at the hospital, your home, or virtually. Contact us today.