Christmas is only a few weeks away and people are already starting to order gifts online to ensure they arrive on time. That means the roads will be clogged with FedEx, UPS and company delivery trucks rushing from one place to another to keep up with their schedule. Unfortunately, many truck drivers are stressed and do not pay close enough attention to speed limits, stop signs and other vehicles that have the right of way.
The Most Dangerous Time of the Year
A report published by the University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety found that nearly 20 percent more accidents occur at Christmas than over the Thanksgiving holiday, read the report here. Most of these accidents involve some kind of physical injury that requires emergency medical attention at a doctor’s office or hospital. When you are struck by a negligent truck driver speeding without regard to others on the road, injuries are typically worse than a two-car accidents simply because trucks are bigger and heavier than automobiles.
If you are seriously hurt by a negligent delivery truck driver and require in-patient hospitalization, you need to seek the services of a personal injury attorney to make sure you receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Immediately hiring a personal injury/delivery truck accident lawyer is vital to receiving the appropriate compensation to cover all bills and aggravation caused by another driver’s reckless driving. While most insurance companies do not mind paying a minimal amount on an accident claim, they will balk and engage in subterfuge to avoid paying large amounts of compensation. In addition, truck insurance companies looking at bad accident with serious injuries will generally dispute the amount in question in an attempt to drag the case out, hoping the injured party will finally become weary of the constant resistance they give and take what they offer.
Certain injuries by law are considered serious and potentially permanent injuries which necessitate the assistance of a knowledgeable delivery truck accident attorney. Some of those injuries include:
- Orthopedic injuries
- Psychological trauma/PTSD
- Brain and/or spinal cord injuries
- Chronic pain conditions
Don’t Delay Seeking Legal Help
If you or someone you know in the Philadelphia area has be injured in a truck accident and suffered any of these injuries, do not sign insurance papers until you have spoken to one of our personal injury attorneys. Signing any type of official documents may mean you have entered into a binding contract and cannot rescind on your decision. For more information about seeking legal help, read our blog about risk and reward here.