Delivery trucks zoom across San Francisco all day long bringing people and businesses the things they need. So what happens when one of these speedy delivery vehicles ends up smashing into you?
Now you have a complex situation on your hands. There are multiple people and insurance companies involved, and there will probably be a lot of finger-pointing going on as each party tries to say, “Not my problem!”
Trucking companies and their insurance carriers aggressively defend themselves against accident claims. This creates a nightmare scenario for the average person who was simply traveling along San Francisco’s streets as a driver, pedestrian, rideshare passenger, bicyclist, scooter rider, or motorcyclist.
We created this page about San Francisco truck delivery driver accidents to help you understand your rights and decide what to do next. If you were injured in an accident with a delivery vehicle, read on to learn more from your friends at Sally Morin Law. We care about educating, informing, and empowering you!
At Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we are truck accident experts with more than 30 years of combined experience handling complex traffic injury claims. We boldly represent trucking accident victims and pursue trucking insurance providers to ensure you’ll get a full, fast, and fair settlement.
Our clients hire us to help reduce stress and allow them to focus on recovering from the trauma of an accident while we handle the legal process. In fact, our skill at negotiating settlements means you can likely avoid the hassle of a court appearance and still end up with the compensation you deserve.Get Started With A FREE CASE EVALUATION
Delivery truck accidents usually involve more individuals and companies than other types of accidents. Your situation may involve:
Plus, you’ll probably interact with:
Pretty complicated, isn’t it? As you can see, it’s a huge relief to have a lawyer helping you organize your legal case and take some of the work off your shoulders at this overwhelming time in your life.
There are lots of different types of delivery truck accidents that happen in the streets of San Francisco. While we can’t possibly list them all, we can share some of the more common reasons people contact Sally Morin Law for help with a delivery truck accident;
In California, pedestrian road deaths are up by 35% since 2008. While it’s great to see so many people out running for their health and walking to work, it’s horrifying to know how many of them will be hit by vehicles like delivery trucks.
As a pedestrian, you can receive severe injuries when a truck driver:
A pedestrian accident is one of the most devastating accidents in San Francisco and you’ll be lucky to survive the impact of a huge delivery truck. Hold the truck driver and their employer responsible for your injuries with the help of Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers.
San Francisco is one of Uber’s top markets in the world, so you’ve probably hailed a rideshare vehicle at some point. We also have plenty of other delivery drivers, including UberEats, DoorDash, GrubHub, Instacart, goPuff, Shipt, Postmates, Amazon, FedEx, UPS, and a thousand local restaurants and stores.
If your accident involved an Uber/delivery driver, you should know that California recently strengthened its regulation of these companies. Uber and Lyft drivers are now considered “presumed employees” which means it may be easier to sue them over their drivers’ accidents.
Rideshare companies are required to carry $1 million insurance policies to help cover accident victims. And delivery companies are frequently held liable for their truck drivers’ negligence on the road. A qualified San Francisco personal injury attorney can help you understand your options after an accident.
Immediately after a delivery truck crash, it is your obligation to contact the authorities if you suspect someone was driving drunk or if anyone is injured. Call 911 to report injuries and follow the instructions of medical personnel. Accept medical care, even if you don’t feel too injured, because accident injuries like back and neck pain often take hours or days to arise.
Now’s your chance to gather evidence from the scene! Take photos and videos, and talk to witnesses and ask for their contact information if you’re physically able to do so. Save all paperwork related to the accident, including your medical records, the police report, and all written communications with insurance companies.
If something makes you think the truck driver was drunk or drugged at the time of the accident, note this and contact a San Francisco DUI injury accident attorney. But don’t accuse anyone of a crime or speak at length about the accident until you speak to your attorney.
A truck driver can be ordered to pay for your injuries and other damages after an accident. Their employer’s insurance coverage may cover the cost, or you can win a judgment against them personally.
Trucking companies carry enormous insurance policies because they know road accidents are inevitable. When you sue for compensation, you are protecting your health and financial stability, plus you’re putting the responsibility for a trucking accident where it belongs: on a negligent trucker, their trucking company, and the insurance carrier that covers them.
Your truck accident lawyer can help you put a dollar value on your claim. In addition to your physical injuries, you may need psychological counseling and other aftercare. Auto crashes have become the #1 cause of PTSD in the U.S., so it’s common for victims of severe accidents to need ongoing therapy to heal from the trauma.
Trucking insurance companies are experts at trying to shift blame and avoid paying claims. They may try to bully and intimidate you or minimize your injuries hoping you’ll either accept a minimal settlement or just go away.
At Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we’re tired of seeing trucking companies and their insurance carriers give people the runaround. You deserve to have your medical bills and other damages paid. Every client we take on becomes our priority and we will assertively pursue compensation for your accident.
Accident victims with a lawyer receive an average of 3.5 times more than those who are unrepresented.
A San Francisco delivery truck accident could be quite severe, especially if the truck driver hit a pedestrian, bicyclist, motorcyclist, or scooter user. After a delivery truck accident, you may have serious injuries like:
If you have severe injuries from a delivery truck accident, contact Sally Morin Law. We are one of the best-known names in San Francisco for these types of life-changing accidents.
After a trucking accident, you’re almost guaranteed to receive a call from the trucking company’s insurance company representative. They’ll be offering you a quick payout because they’re hoping you’ll accept a lowball offer and sign your rights away.
Don’t do it! Talk to Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers first. The trucking company may be offering you a terrible deal when you consider the massive costs of your ongoing medical care, expensive car repairs, and all your other damages. By accepting a fast settlement, you could lose your opportunity to get what you really deserve.
An insurance adjuster might downplay your accident or try to convince you that it’s all your fault, and therefore you can’t demand a larger settlement. Not true! Under California law, you can sue to recover the full cost of your medical bills, plus the cost of your vehicle, the value of your missed workdays, and compensation for your pain and suffering. Even if you were somehow partially at fault, you CAN recover fair compensation.
Here at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we’re always focused on getting you more money, more resources to repair your car, and more compensation that helps you move forward from the devastation of a truck accident.
When you don’t have a lawyer, a big trucking company might think they can push you around. They figure you’re just “the little guy” and you won’t have what it takes to fight them.
But at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, this is what we do every day. We focus on clients who are seriously injured in traffic accidents, including delivery truck accidents. Our specialty is securing high-dollar settlements for people in San Francisco who are trying to seek the compensation they need.
We’ll help you protect your rights under California law and will seek a settlement that’s far more valuable than our attorneys’ fees, – which we won’t take until the end of your case. Our goal is to put more money in your pocket with a lot less stress than if you tried to do it alone.
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Sally did an amazing job settling my personal injury automobile accident case. I was stopped on the freeway and rear-ended by a texting man in a big truck (don’t text and drive). Aside from the wonderful and unexpected settlement, the best part was that instead of dealing with the slimy insurance settlement case worker (who wanted to show up at my work to verify my injury), I dealt with Sally and her knowledgeable and kind staff. It gave me peace of mind to be able to deal with someone with so much integrity who had my interests in mind."
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We only do serious traffic accidents. We limit our practice strictly to major injuries resulting from car, motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian accidents. This allows the team to focus on developments in a single area of law and develop an unmatched level of expertise.
We don’t take every case. We don’t accept “nuisance claims” from potential clients who are motivated purely by financial gain or revenge. Our clients are people whose lives have been significantly disrupted by their injuries.
We are the perfect lawyers for people who don’t want one. Our clients tend to be people who didn’t want a lawyer or at least never thought they would need to hire one. But, the severity of their accident gave them no choice. We won’t litigate unnecessarily or drag you to a trial you never wanted. We aren’t doing this for our own egos, we are doing this for you! If you’re going to be stuck with a personal injury lawyer, it may as well be us.
We are attentive and responsive. You are not just a case number at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers. With our “quality over quantity” approach to cases, you and your case will get the full attention it deserves. We WILL return your calls and emails and keep you updated on the status of your case.
We collaborate with you when big decisions need to be made. It’s your case. We will check with you on important decisions like settlement offers, filing a lawsuit or going to trial.
We increase your “net settlement” value. Not only will we work to get you the highest settlement possible, but we will also negotiate with your healthcare providers to reduce their charges, so you end up with more of your settlement money.
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