An auto accident of any kind can be jarring and can leave a person with lifelong injuries. Unfortunately, the state of California sees thousands of auto accidents every single year. One type of auto accident that happens more often than you may think is those involving delivery drivers, though it does make sense when you examine the issue a bit closer. Over the last few years, our country has grown increasingly dependent on delivery drivers, such as those who work for Amazon, to get us the goods we want and need. The more delivery drivers on the road, the greater the odds that accidents involving them will occur. That said, if you were hurt in a delivery driver accident, you’re most likely wondering whether you can sue for compensation. Please continue reading and reach out to a seasoned San Mateo County, California delivery driver accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Allister R. Liao to learn more about these accidents and how our firm can assist you if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do I know if I am entitled to compensation for an injury sustained in a delivery driver accident?
The determining factor in any auto accident injury case is whether the injured party can prove they were hurt as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Some common examples of delivery driver negligence include failing to account for large blind spots, taking turns too sharply and tipping over, driving while intoxicated, distracted driving, and speeding to meet deadlines. In other cases, these accidents can also be caused by faulty delivery truck parts, which can either be due to poor maintenance or negligent product designers or manufacturers. In any case, as long as you can prove you were hurt due to no fault of your own, you should be entitled to compensation.
What compensation can I recover, and how long do I have to file a claim in CA?
As long as you satisfy the burden of proof, you should receive economic damages to help you deal with lost wages and the cost of medical care, as well as non-economic damages to help you deal with any pain and suffering, lower quality of life, or emotional distress you’ve endured due to your accident, among other things. In California, injured motorists are required to file their injury claims within two years (in most cases). If you were hurt by a delivery driver who works for the state, you will likely have even less time to sue. Don’t wait–file today. Our firm is here to help.