Beaumont Delivery Van Accident Lawyer


If you or a loved one has been involved in a delivery van accident, we can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Call (951) 688-0006 or message us online to arrange a free consultation with our Beaumont Delivery Van Accident Lawyer today.

Why Choose Our Beaumont Delivery Van Accident Lawyer?

  • Our lawyer has an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges and nuances involved in delivery van accident cases.
  • We have a proven track record of successfully representing accident victims and securing substantial settlements and verdicts on their behalf.
  • We understand the physical and emotional toll a delivery van accident can take on you and your family. Our lawyer provides compassionate and personalized legal guidance throughout your case.

Why You Need a Delivery Van Accident Lawyer

Delivery van accidents can result in serious injuries such as broken bones, internal bleeding, and traumatic brain injuries. There are also significant financial hardships for those involved. Knowing you have a skilled professional working on your behalf can provide peace of mind during a challenging time. You can trust that your lawyer is doing everything possible to secure the compensation you deserve while you focus on recovering.

Establishing liability in delivery van accidents can be challenging. Was it the driver’s fault, the company’s negligence, or a combination of factors? An experienced lawyer can investigate the accident thoroughly to determine who should be held responsible. Dealing with insurance companies can also be overwhelming. A specialized lawyer will have strong negotiation skills and can handle these discussions to ensure you are not taken advantage of during the settlement process. If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, your lawyer will prepare your case for court and fight for your rights in front of a judge and jury. 

Common Causes of Delivery Van Accidents

Here are some of the most common causes of delivery van accidents in Beaumont: 

  • Distracted Driving: Delivery van drivers may become distracted by using GPS devices, mobile phones, eating, or other activities that take their attention away from the road.
  • Fatigue: Long hours and tight delivery schedules can lead to driver fatigue. Fatigued drivers often have slower reaction times and impaired judgment, increasing the risk of accidents.
  • Speeding: Pressure to make quick deliveries can lead to speeding. Speeding not only increases the likelihood of accidents but also makes them more severe when they occur.
  • Lack of Training: Some delivery companies may not provide adequate training to their drivers. Inexperienced drivers may struggle with maneuvering the vehicle and making quick decisions on the road.
  • Poor Weather Conditions: Bad weather, such as rain, snow, or ice, can make road conditions hazardous.
  • Vehicle Maintenance Issues: Neglected maintenance can lead to mechanical failures, such as brake problems or tire blowouts.
  • Reckless or Aggressive Driving: Some delivery drivers may engage in aggressive driving behaviors, such as tailgating, weaving between lanes, or ignoring traffic rules.
  • Parking and Unloading: Accidents can happen during the process of parking or unloading delivery vans. This can involve collisions with pedestrians, other vehicles, or stationary objects.
  • Poorly Secured Cargo: If cargo inside the van is not properly secured, it can shift during transit, affecting the vehicle’s stability and potentially causing collisions.
  • Lack of Visibility: Larger delivery vans may have more blind spots than a typical van, making it more challenging for drivers to see other vehicles, cyclists, or pedestrians.

Training, proper maintenance, and responsible driving practices can help reduce the risk of these accidents.

Types of Compensation Available

There are various types of compensation, often referred to as “damages,” that may be available to you in a delivery van accident case. Here are some common types of compensation that can be pursued:

  • Medical Expenses: Compensation for the current and future cost of medical treatment, including hospital stays, surgeries, doctor’s visits, prescription medications, rehabilitation, etc.
  • Lost Wages and Income: Reimbursement for any income you’ve lost due to the accident, including wages, salary, and other employment-related benefits.
  • Diminished Earning Capacity: If your injuries are expected to result in long-term or permanent disability, you may be entitled to compensation for future lost earning capacity.
  • Property Damage: Compensation for repairing or replacing your vehicle and any personal property damaged in the accident.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for the physical pain, suffering, and discomfort caused by the accident and your injuries.
  • Emotional Distress: Damages for mental anguish, anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) resulting from the accident.
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life: Compensation for the loss of the ability to enjoy activities and experiences you once cherished.
  • Wrongful Death: In cases where a delivery van accident results in a fatality, surviving family members may be eligible for compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. It may cover funeral expenses, loss of financial support, loss of companionship, and more. 
  • Punitive Damages: In cases where the responsible party’s actions were particularly reckless or egregious, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar behavior in the future.

The specific types of compensation you can seek will depend on the circumstances of your case, the severity of your injuries, and a variety of other factors.

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?

California has a law known as the statute of limitations for delivery van accident claims, which sets a filing deadline of two years from the date of the crash. If you fail to file a lawsuit within that time, you may lose your right to seek compensation for your injuries and other losses. If the delivery van involved in the accident is owned or operated by a government entity, such as a city or county, there is a shorter deadline of six months. Once you file the claim with the government agency responsible, if you receive a denial letter, you have six months from the date of denial to file a lawsuit. On the other hand, if you do not receive a rejection letter, you have two years from the incident date to file.

Contact Us Today

If you have been injured in a delivery van accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced Beaumont legal team at Hanson & Mouri. Let us fight for your rights and help you on the path to recovery. We offer a free initial consultation; call (951) 688-0006 or message us online today.

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