Injured in a Delivery Vehicle Accident?

Long Island Delivery Vehicle Accident Lawyers

Hurt in a Collision with an Amazon, UPS, or FedEx Truck?

Today, you can get almost anything delivered right to your home. Services like Amazon, UPS, and FedEx offer this convenience, which is made possible through the work of their delivery drivers.

Unfortunately, delivery vehicle drivers can be involved in accidents just as frequently as any other driver on the road. If you have been injured in a collision with a delivery vehicle, you know how devastating these collisions can be. The Long Island delivery vehicle accident attorneys of Odierno Law Firm, P.C. are dedicated to helping injury victims recover from damaging collisions.

To schedule a free consultation with our legal team, complete our contact formor call (631) 250-4212.

Causes of Delivery Vehicle Accidents

Delivery vehicle drivers must drive safely and follow all rules of the road. In addition to these typical precautions, delivery vehicle drivers are responsible for adhering to safety measures that are specific to their profession. For example, they must make sure their vehicle is properly loaded and that they are following industry regulations. When delivery truck drivers and their employers are negligent, accidents can result.

Some common causes of delivery vehicle accidents include:

  • Reckless driving
  • Driver inexperience
  • Driver fatigue
  • Negligent hiring and training
  • Road conditions
  • Vehicle defects and inadequate vehicle maintenance
  • Improperly loaded or dangerous cargo
  • Safety violations

Who is Liable for My Delivery Vehicle Accident?

The aftermath of a delivery vehicle accident can be confusing for victims. Many people who are injured in delivery vehicle collisions are unsure about the involvement and liability of the delivery company in their case, and how the individual liability of the driver will factor in.

Delivery companies are responsible for the operations of their drivers. When a driver is involved in a collision, the cause can frequently be traced back to the negligence of the business they drive for.

Regardless of the direct responsibility of a company for your collision, they will likely be involved in your case. There are some cases in which a victim may need to negotiate with a delivery driver’s personal insurance company. Our delivery vehicle accident lawyers in Long Island can provide answers on how your case will proceed.

Delivery Vehicle Accident Evidence

Although the presence of a delivery company can be intimidating in a collision case, their involvement can allow for more available evidence that can be used to help your claim.

Businesses — especially large companies like Amazon, UPS, and FedEx — are required to keep extensive records of their operations and comply with legal industry regulations. These records can provide insight into company negligence and safety violations.

The following items may be available as evidence in your delivery vehicle accident case:

  • Photographs
  • Medical records
  • Bills
  • Surveillance footage
  • Hiring documents
  • Trip logs
  • Misconduct records
  • Safety violation records
  • Maintenance records

The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. can help you recover evidence that is relevant to your claim and help you build your case. We’ll represent you during negotiations with delivery truck drivers, their employers, and their attorneys and insurance companies.

Contact Us to Schedule a Free Consultation

We understand the complexities of delivery vehicle accidents and can answer the questions you have about your specific case. We offer free initial consultations and can help you navigate the entirety of your collision claim. Contact The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. for experienced insight into your case. We’ll help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Call the Long Island personal injury lawyers from our firm and begin your case with aggressive and compassionate counsel!

We Have Recovered OVER 100 MILLION DOLLARS

  • $1.2 Million Dollar Settlement

    Facts: Plaintiff was driving his motor vehicle straight when defendant, who was legally drunk, crossed over a divider and struck the plaintiff's car head on. Plaintiff was the only occupant in the car and died instantly. Plaintiff had dependent wife and teenage son.

  • $1.6 Million Dollar Settlement

    Plaintiff is a 50 year old man who was doing repair work on a residential residence in Suffolk County. He was on a ladder when several bricks in the patio supporting the ladder gave way causing him to fall to the ground. The homeowner was negligent due to the improper construction and maintenance of the brick patio. Plaintiff suffered injuries to his pelvis, back, neck and legs and is disabled from future work.

  • $850,000 Mediated Settlement

    Facts: Plaintiff is a 65 year old male driving his motor vehicle at approximately 3:00 a.m. when a tour bus pulled out from a parking lot. Plaintiff was driving straight and struck the middle of the tour bus on the driver's side. Defendant claimed that he was stopped in the roadway waiting to make a left hand turn and plaintiff had ample to see the tour bus and avoid a collision.

    Defendant additionally argued the reflectors on the side of the bus would make the bus clearly visible and that plaintiff was fatigued from work. Plaintiff suffered broken ribs and a fractured hip requiring an open reduction and necessitating plaintiff walk with the assistance of a cane.

  • $600,000 Trial Verdict

    Facts: Plaintiff is a 38 year old livery cab driver. He parked his car at the end of his shift in the dispatch garage and was walking to the office. Another car entered the garage at an unreasonable speed and skidded on oil that was left pooling by the owner of the garage. The car pinned plaintiff up against the garage wall breaking his left tibia and fibula and causing him to suffer permanent limp.

    Defendants claimed there was a safe egress from the garage and plaintiff was responsible for putting himself in harm's way. Additionally, defendants submitted surveillance video of plaintiff participating in recreational sports.

  • $555,000 Mediated Settlement

    Plaintiff is a 33 year old man who was riding his bicycle through an intersection when he was struck by a motor vehicle and injured his left knee. Plaintiff suffered a torn ACL requiring surgery an extensive rehabilitation. Plaintiff's injury resulted in a 1 inch atrophy of the left quadriceps muscle. Defendant claimed his motor vehicle was stopped at a red light when plaintiff rode off the sidewalk and struck the right front quarter panel of the vehicle.

  • $395,000 Settlement at Jury Selection

    Plaintiff is a seventy year old woman that slipped on ice in her apartment complex owned by the New York City Housing Authority. She suffered a bimalleolar fracture with an avulsion fracture of the medial malleolus requiring an open reduction and insertion of hardware. Defendant claimed they did not have ample opportunity to remove the snow and ice since it had snowed over two feet in the twenty four hours before the accident. Through discovery and further investigation it was revealed that an employee of the defendant was directed to remove the snow and ice from the subject area, but refused his assignment. The area in question, therefore, remained untended for an unreasonably long period of time.

  • $390,000 Mediated Settlement

    Plaintiff, a 38 year old female was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Suffolk County. Plaintiff underwent surgery consisting of a mini-open retro-peritoneal exposure of the lumbar spine with an anterior lumbar interbody decompression and fusion; partial vertebral corpectomy and a lumbar implant L5-S1. Defendant argued that the impact and damage to the motor vehicle was not significant and that plaintiff had a prior accident resulting in her undergoing MRI’s evidencing significant lumbar injuries.

  • $350,000 Trial Verdict

    Facts: Plaintiff is a 33 year old male driving his motorcycle straight when the defendant attempted to make a right turn and struck the side of plaintiff's motorcycle. Defendant claimed he followed a turn arrow and that the plaintiff rode through a steady red light. Defendant also claimed that according to plaintiff's own doctors he made an excellent recovery and suffered no restrictions.

    Plaintiff suffered a fracture of his right tibia and fibula requiring surgery. Defendant was found to be 100% liable at trial and offered a $100,000 settlement. Plaintiff refused the offer and obtained a jury verdict.

  • $300,000 Settlement During Trial

    Facts: The plaintiff is a 38 year old male who was stopped in traffic when his vehicle was struck in the rear by another car. Plaintiff was awarded summary judgment on liability and the matter proceeded to trial on damages. The plaintiff suffered a lumbar herniated disc requiring a fusion and laminectomy.

    Defendant claimed that the plaintiff's injury was not related to the accident as he suffers from severe Ehlers Danlos syndrome. Defendant also obtained surveillance footage of plaintiff working at a construction site carrying various heavy objects. Case settled after jury selection and before opening statements.

  • $295,000 Mediated Settlement

    Facts: Plaintiff is a 43 year old women who was driving her motor vehicle which was struck in the rear by another car. Plaintiff suffered thoracic and lumbar herniated discs requiring a posterolateral spinal fusion at T11 – L2, segmental pedicle fixation at T11-L2 and an iliac crest bone graft. Defendant conceded liability but claimed the injury was degenerative as there was no visible damage to the motor vehicle plaintiff was operating.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT US

  • They checked up on me every week until my case was settled and I still hear from them from time to time.

    “They represented me in a car accident that I was in and they made sure that they did everything possible to make me comfortable. They checked up on me every week until my case was settled and I still hear from them from time to time. I definitely would recommend them to people.”

    N.J.

  • I have foond their efforts to excel beyond that of other firms.

    “I have had the privilege of working with the Odierno law firm in excess of 15 years. I have fond there efforts to excel beyond that of other firms. They seem to always be available for not only client questions but questions regarding my practice as well. I highly recommend this firm. ”

    A.C.

  • The Odierno Law Firm is the most professional law office I have ever dealt with.

    “The Odierno Law Firm is the most professional law office I have ever dealt with. All calls are returned in a timely manner. The attorneys are very knowledgeable. And I would highly recommend this Law Firm to anyone who is looking for complete professionalism.”

    M.D.

  • Absolutely love this law firm. Staff was awesome.

    “Absolutely love this law firm. Staff was awesome. My case went smooth and they were on it from the very start. I definitely recommend them. Client for life. ”

    D.P.

  • I cannot say enough about the Odierno Law Firm! Everyone I worked with truly went out of their way

    “I cannot say enough about the Odierno Law Firm! Everyone I worked with truly went out of their way to explain the legal process, make me feel at ease, and explain each step thoroughly in language I could easily understand. I have no doubt that choosing Odierno was the best decision I could have made! Thank you to Scott, Russell, Stephanie, Maria, Kim and the entire office for all of your efforts on my behalf.”

    C.D.

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