On April 18, 2022, a man riding a scooter in West Hollywood was hit by a DHL delivery Van on Santa Boulevard at the Hancock Drive crosswalk. DHL truck accidents are common, luckily, this man got away with no serious injuries, but it is not the case all the time.
DHL operates a large fleet of trucks and vans to transport packages and other goods, making its vehicles a common sight on roads and highways across the world. While DHL drivers are trained and required to follow safety protocols, accidents can still occur due to factors such as driver error, mechanical failures, or hazardous road conditions.
If you have been involved in a DHL truck accident, it is important to seek medical attention right away and contact an experienced truck accident attorney who can help you understand your legal options for seeking compensation for your injuries and losses.
Why DHL Trucks Become Involved in Accidents in Los Angeles?
Some reasons why DHL trucks and other delivery trucks may be more prone to accidents include:
- Delivery Schedules: Delivery drivers are usually under pressure to meet tight delivery deadlines, which can lead to speeding and reckless driving.
- Driver Fatigue: Drivers may be working long hours, and fatigue can impair their judgment and reaction time.
- Distracted Driving: Drivers may be distracted by their GPS or phone while on the road, taking their eyes and attention off the road.
- Vehicle Maintenance: Delivery trucks are often driven long distances and experience a lot of wear and tear, which can lead to mechanical issues if not properly maintained.
- Improper Loading: Improper loading of cargo can cause the truck to be unbalanced or overloaded, making it more difficult to control and increasing the risk of an accident.
Weather and road conditions: Poor weather or road conditions can make it more difficult to maneuver a large delivery truck, especially if the driver is inexperienced or driving too fast.
Common At-fault Parties in a DHL Truck Accident.
The most common at-fault parties in a DHL truck accident may include:
- The DHL Truck Driver: If the driver was negligent or violated traffic laws, they may be held liable for the accident.
- DHL Company: The company can be held responsible if they did not properly maintain the vehicle or provided inadequate training to the driver.
- Other Drivers: In some cases, other drivers may be at fault for the accident, such as if they were driving recklessly or negligently.
- Manufacturers: If the incident was caused by a defective part or equipment on the DHL truck, the manufacturer of the part may be held liable.
Can You Seek Compensation?
If you were injured in a DHL truck accident due to someone else’s negligence, you might be entitled to seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. It is important to speak with an experienced attorney who can evaluate your case and help you determine your legal options.
The Pacific Attorney Group can help you with the compensation process, right from the beginning.
Our Team at the Pacific Attorney Group Can Help
The Pacific Attorney Group has experienced attorneys who specialize in truck accidents, including those involving DHL trucks. If you were involved in a DHL truck accident, this is how we can help you:
- Investigate the Accident: Our attorneys at the Pacific Attorney Group will conduct a thorough investigation to find out the cause of the accident and who was at fault. This may involve obtaining police reports, interviewing witnesses, and examining the DHL truck.
- Establish Liability: If the DHL driver was at fault for the accident, the Pacific Attorney Group will work to hold them and DHL accountable for the damages you have suffered.
- Negotiate With Insurance Companies: Insurance companies may try to settle with you quickly and for a low amount, but we will negotiate f to ensure that you receive the compensation for your injuries.
- Pursue Legal Action: If necessary, the Pacific Attorney Group will take your case to court to pursue maximum compensation for your injuries.
- Provide Support: Dealing with a truck accident can be overwhelming, but we at the Pacific Attorney Group will provide emotional and legal support throughout the entire process.
You can book a consultation with our team today. We will listen to you and answer all your queries. We will also help you understand the claims you can apply for and take you through each and every step.