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Delivery Truck Accident Attorney in Los Angeles

Delivery Truck As a delivery truck accident attorney in Los Angeles, I know that L.A. has a heavy volume of trucks and cargo vans traversing our busy streets and freeways every day. They are ubiquitous in the City of Angels and provide a vital role in our economy. However, I also know first hand from both living in the city and representing victims of trucking accidents, that the drivers of these vehicles can sometimes be negligent and even reckless and cause accidents which result in injury or death.

If you have been the victim of an accident in California that involved a delivery vehicle such as UPS, Federal Express, delivery trucks for large retail chains like Ralphs, Wal-Mart or Target Stores or any similar commercial vehicle, you deserve prompt and immediate compensation for your pain and suffering. This not only applies to any injuries that you may have received from the crash, but also to the mental stress you may have experienced due to the effects of your injuries. It also applies to any income you have lost as a result of having to miss work days due to being in the hospital, or at home recuperating after the incident.

Know The Law Concerning Delivery Vehicle Accidents

California Vehicle Code 17150 provides for the following conditions concerning the ownership and operation of a company delivery vehicle:

“Every owner of a motor vehicle is liable and responsible for death or injury to person or property resulting from a negligent or wrongful act or omission in the operation of the motor vehicle, in the business of the owner or otherwise, by any person using or operating the same with the permission, express or implied, of the owner.”

Know The Doctrine Of Respondeat Superior

The legal doctrine of Respondeat Superior basically states that an employer is responsible for the actions that their employees commit during the time of their employment. In other words, if a person employed as a delivery truck driver in Los Angeles is involved in, or directly causes, a crash that results in injury to another person, the person who owns the company and the delivery truck is responsible – and can thus be cited and sued for due compensation.

Complex Liability and Insurance Coverage Issues in Delivery Truck Accident and Injury Claims

In an attempt to limit their liability, many commercial delivery carriers have gone to hiring "independent contractors" for delivery of packages or goods.  For example, Federal Express trucks are often operated by separate legal entities (corporations or limited liability companies contracted with Fedex) to drive their trucks.  Likewise, large retail delivery services like contract with separate companies to deliver parcels on their behalf.  Tracking down these entities, sorting out the liability issues and finding the proper defendants against whom legal action may be taken can be very complicated.

Contact A Qualified Attorney Today

If you have been involved in, or injured by, a delivery truck accident in Los Angeles that was caused by the negligent act of any of their agents or employees, it is an excellent idea to contact a qualified attorney immediately. Having your case represented by a qualified legal representation is your best course of action.

Don’t wait until the case is cold to file your claim. If you are suffering injuries from the result of a crash caused by another person’s negligence or oversight, the time to claim the due compensation you deserve is now. A lawyer who specializes in such cases can help you get a favorable settlement that will compensate you fairly for your suffering. There is no time like the present to claim what is rightfully yours, so please contact a Los Angeles attorney today.

Client Reviews
I have known Steven for some time now and when his services were required he jumped in and took control of my cases. I had two and they were handled with the utmost professionalism and courtesy. He went the extra mile regardless of the bumps in the road. I can not see me using any other attorney and I would recommend him to any of my family and friends. Josie A.
Steven was vital during our most trying time. He was referred by a friend after an accident that involved a family member. While he was critical and lying in the hospital, Steven was kind, patient and knowledgeable about what we were going through. Following our loss, Steven became a tough and aggressive negotiator and made sure that we receive a huge compensation. I would refer Steven in fact, this happened 2 years ago and I still speak highly of his service. Cheryl S.
Mr. Sweat is a pitbull in the courtroom as well as settlement negotiations - You can't have a better equipped attorney in your corner! It is a pleasure working as colleagues together on numerous cases. He can get the job done. Jonathan K.
Because of Steven Sweat, my medical support was taken care of. Plus, I had more money to spare for my other bills. Steven is not only an excellent personal injury lawyer, providing the best legal advice, but also a professional lawyer who goes beyond his call of duty just to help his clients! He stood up for me and helped me get through the process. I would definitely recommend. I couldn't think of any better lawyer than him. MiraJane C.
I must tell anyone, if you need a great attorney, Steve sweat is the guy! I had an awful car accident and had no idea where to turn. He had so much to deal with because my accident was a 4 car pile up. Not to mention all the other cars were behind me and they were not wanting to settle in any way! He never stopped working for me and had my best interest at heart! Audra W.
I believe I made the best choice with Steven M Sweat, Personal Injury. I was very reluctant to go forward with my personal injury claim. I had a valid claim and I needed a professional attorney to handle it. I felt so much better when I let Steven take my case. His team did everything right and I am very satisfied. Stia P.
I have to say that Steve has been exemplary! I met Steve at a point with my case that I was ready to give up. He took the time and dealt with all of my concerns. Most importantly, he was present and listened to what I was going through. He was able to turn things around, put me and my case on the right track! The results were better that expected! Highly recommend!! Cody A.