The COVID-19 pandemic means more online shopping, and more online shopping means more delivery trucks, which translates to more truck accidents.
The global pandemic has left us all social distancing and doing most of our shopping online. While this is a very convenient way to shop, our purchases don’t just magically appear – they have to be delivered to us by delivery trucks. If a negligent delivery truck driver leaves you injured, an experienced personal injury attorney can help.
More Delivery Trucks Mean More Accidents
Delivery trucks present their own unique dangers that make traffic accidents that much more likely, including:
- Delivery trucks make frequent stops and starts, and there isn’t always a great option for parking. This can exacerbate accident rates.
- Delivery drivers have a difficult job at the best of times. Drivers who cut safety corners in an effort to get the job done faster put everyone at greater risk.
- Delivery drivers experience significant blind spots on all four sides of their trucks, which leaves motorists traveling within these blind spots at increased risk.
- Delivery trucks mix and mingle with other traffic, but they also head into residential areas where they meet with pedestrians, kids playing, bicyclists, and more. Delivery truck drivers who aren’t hyper-vigilant about decreasing their speed and being alert to everyone in their midst can cause deadly accidents.
Consult with an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Today
Online shopping is reaching giddy new heights and delivery trucks are out in full force, which makes delivery truck accidents more likely. If a truck driver’s negligence leaves you or someone you care about injured, the personal injury attorneys at Blackburn & Green have experience helping clients like you seek full recovery on their complete range of physical, financial, and emotional damages. We’re here for you, too, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 1-800-444-1112 today.