Delivery is a crucial part of our everyday lives, especially here in car-dependent Phoenix. Whether it’s bringing goods to stores or it’s just FedEx or Amazon delivering a package, there are more delivery vehicles on our roads than ever.
The injury attorneys at Thompson Law Firm in Phoenix have significant experience in helping clients injured in delivery vehicle accidents. Our offices are conveniently located in Chandler, Peoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in-person or over the phone or video call. You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more.
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When generically talking about commercial vehicles versus delivery vehicles, there is no real difference. A commercial vehicle carries cargo for a company. However, for the purposes of discussing car accidents, a commercial vehicle refers a large vehicle, like a semi-truck, an 18-wheeler, or a tank truck. In other words, vehicles that are much larger and heavier than a passenger vehicle. Delivery vehicles are smaller trucks and minivans that make deliveries in neighborhoods, like the ones from UPS, FedEx, Amazon, and other delivery or service vans.
While these are larger and heavier than normal passenger cars, they are nowhere near as large or heavy as the commercial vehicles you think of on the highway. For comparison, a commercial vehicle weighs more than 30,000 pounds, while a delivery vehicle will generally weigh anywhere between 8,500 and 12,000 pounds. Standard passenger vehicles usually weigh around 4,000 pounds.
In many other cases, it is clear who is liable for an accident. In the case of a delivery vehicle accident, however, it can be much less straightforward. Of course, the truck driver may be liable, particularly if they were driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The company (carrier) may also be held liable if they have not trained the driver correctly, allowed the truck to drive without inspection, or required deliveries in an impossible time frame.
In addition to those two obvious parties, other people/ companies that may be liable are:
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At the Thompson Law Firm, we have more than 10 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for their personal injuries, including those from delivery vehicle accidents. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office.
If you have been in a delivery vehicle accident, contact Thompson Law Firm in Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in the greater Phoenix area including Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.
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