Just like any delivery service, USPS trucks are common sightings on the country’s roads. It is not an easy job and drivers often suffer from fatigue causing accidents to take place. Some of the commonest accidents occur quite unexpectedly, so injuries can be quite serious, requiring the victim to take a lot of time off work recovering. This means they suffer financial hardship from not being eligible for their normal wages.
Injuries That Can Occur in an Accident
If a truck driver falls asleep behind the wheel, the truck might run off the road crashing into any cars that happen to be in the way. If it runs into a driver’s door all sorts of injuries could be the result depending how fast the truck was moving at the time such as:
- broken bones;
- lacerations to the face and arms;
- internal organ injuries if the driver’s door is totaled;
Filing a PI Claim for Injuries From a Delivery Truck Accident
When an accident happens between you and a USPS truck, or any other delivery services’ truck, and you know the driver is at-fault, you will need to provide the evidence to prove it in order to be able to file a personal injury claim against the driver. Most PI claims cover the economic costs of the accident which typically are the cost of medical treatment, any wages you may have lost due to the accident and the repairs to your car. You may be entitled to non-economic damages for pain and suffering caused by the accident.
Before you can file a PI claim you will need to provide sound evidence that it was not your fault. This could be any or some of the following:
- reports provided by eye witnesses;
- a report written by a police officer;
- your car repair bill;
- bills for medical treatment;
- crash investigation report;
- photographs taken at the scene and/or video camera footage;
- a document from your employer with details of your wages.
Working with a PI Lawyer
One of the worst aspects of an unexpected car accident with a delivery truck when your car was totaled is suddenly finding that you are not receiving your regular wages. When you contact a PI lawyer to help you lodge your PI claim you may increase the chances of recovering any wages lost and any you are likely to lose until you can return to work. Complete the Free Case Evaluation on this page today!
*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against the USPS, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.