Were You Injured in a Delivery Truck Accident in Nebraska?
When a truck driver breaks traffic laws in the rush to make a delivery, it is usually someone else who pays the price. Every day, dozens people are injured or killed on Nebraska streets and highways in accidents involving delivery trucks.
At Friedman Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O. in Lincoln, Nebraska, our lawyers have extensive experience representing the victims of motor vehicle accidents. If you have been injured, or if a loved one was killed in a delivery truck or commercial van accident, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your rights.
Employers Are Responsible for Their Drivers
When a delivery truck driver causes an accident that results in personal injury, the driver's employer is legally responsible for paying damages. The employer can also be responsible if they hire a driver who has an unsafe driving record or is otherwise not qualified to drive a delivery vehicle.
Many employers provide financial incentives to deliver products as quickly as possible. This can put economic pressure on drivers to:
- Fail to properly secure loads
- Speed in order to make a delivery on time
- Run red lights
- Fail to yield at intersections
- Drive under the influence of methamphetamines or other drugs
Following a delivery truck accident, our lawyers will conduct an investigation of the driver's background, as well as the employer's hiring practices and compensation policies. If we find that the employer pushed drivers to put profits first and safety second, or was otherwise negligent in hiring or retaining the driver, we will take the necessary steps to hold the employer accountable.
Free Attorney Consultation
To arrange a free consultation with a lawyer at our firm, call 888.419.6876 or fill out the contact form on this Web site. While our law office is in Lincoln, we represent delivery truck accident victims throughout Nebraska.