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Truck accidents are extremely common. In fact, the United States Department of transportation estimates more than 500,000 truck accidents take place every year and nearly 5,000 people are killed in those accidents. The ones who suffer though are not the truck drivers, 98% of the time it is the drivers of other vehicles who are injured or killed.

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What Is a Box Truck?

Box trucks are often used as moving vans and have a roll-up door in the rear. In the U.S., box trucks have different sizes and types, ranging from Class 3 to Class 7—or, in other words, 12,500 to 33,000 lb. Box trucks are unique because of the nature of their use. Since they're often used for one-off needs, they don't require a commercial license to operate. As a result, many box truck accidents are caused by inexperienced drivers who are more accustomed to operating smaller vehicles.

Some common types of accidents box trucks are involved in:

  • Rollover Accidents
    In a rollover, the box truck tips onto its side or roof. Often box truck drivers don't have enough experience to drive the truck safely, as is the case with renting a U-Haul box truck. Taking a turn at too fast a speed often results in a rollover.
  • Accidents Caused by Blind Spots
    A blind spot is the area the driver cannot see while inside a vehicle. It is difficult for box truck drivers to see in their rear quarter behind the truck, and often change lanes without knowing they are coming close to hitting another vehicle.

Delivery Truck Accidents

Because delivery truck drivers are put under pressure by their employers to stay on route and make deliveries on a scheduled routine, they can be prone to causing serious accidents. Afraid to fall behind on their deliveries, some drivers may drive past the legal hours-of-service and put other people on the road at risk. Truck driver fatigue plays a large role in many delivery truck accidents; in these cases, all it may take to prevent a possible fatality is to obey the law and stop driving when tired.

Another danger in relation to delivery trucks includes the locations in which many of them travel.

Since these trucks must make many local deliveries, they often travel on congested highways and roadways, increasing the potential risk for truck accidents involving passenger vehicles. Whether the accident that you were involved in was caused by a reckless, drunk, tired or, otherwise negligent driver, you have rights to seek fair compensation.

Our Box Truck Accident Law Firm Is Ready to Help: (888) 493-1629

If you've sustained injuries because of a box truck, you deserve answers. Renters of box trucks and the companies that provide the vehicles to them are responsible for making sure they're safe. Likewise, delivery drivers and their companies are obligated, both ethically and legally—to do their job safe. When companies fail to hire safe box truck drivers, they should be held accountable for cutting corners with safety for profits.

At Arnold & Itkin LLP, our team of experienced truck accident lawyers knows what it takes to get results for clients. We know the financial strain that people who come to us are facing, and we always fight to make sure that burden is lifted from their shoulders. We've fought to recover losses such as lost wages, medical debt, cost of future care, and so much more for clients. Call us today to discover what your options are.

We're standing by to take your call at (888) 493-1629. Importantly, an initial consultation is free and our box truck accident law firm only collects a payment if it gets results for you.

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  • $12 Million Massive Settlement Obtained for Truck Driver Arnold & Itkin is proud to announce that our firm has secured a $12 million settlement on behalf a truck driver who was crushed by his own cargo—which then led directly to a stroke. The driver, who was 56 years old at the time, now requires costly ...
  • $10 Million Settlement Obtained for Family Affected by Fatal Vehicle Accident Our firm represented the family of two people who were killed after their vehicle was hit by an 18-wheeler running a red light. We were successful in reaching an eight figure settlement on their behalf.
  • $10 Million Settlement Won for Family Against Negligent Trucking Company Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Ces Tavares represented a family who had lost their father in a tragic 18-wheeler accident. He was driving home when a trucker made a dangerous maneuver and caused a massive collision. The trucking company ...
  • $3.2 Million Settlement Reached for Injured Husband & Wife Attorney Cory Itkin represented a husband and wife who were injured after being hit by two semi-trucks. The wife sustained back injures while the husband was knocked unconscious; he needed several surgeries. Our firm was successful in reaching a ...
  • $2.1 Million Settlement Obtained for Truck Accident Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a multimillion-dollar settlement for a man who suffered severe neck and back injuries in a truck accident. Our firm aggressively pursued the case until the defendant settled with our client days before trial.
  • $2 Million Large Settlement Obtained for Grieving Family Arnold & Itkin is proud to have secured a massive settlement for a family who lost their loved one due to the negligence and reckless action of a commercial vehicle driver. Our work will allow our clients to live in financial stability while they ...
  • $1.6 Million Large Settlement Reached for Victim of Severe Truck Accident Truck accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin secured a sizable settlement for a client who was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler on the highway. Her injuries required multiple surgeries, but the defendants refused to take responsibility. Her $1.6 million ...
  • $1.5 Million Big Rig Accident Victim Received Jury Verdict Arnold & Itkin LLP obtained a $1.5 million verdict on behalf of a client who suffered a torn meniscus when he was bumped by a tractor trailer. We are especially pleased with this result because the defendants accepted no responsibility for the injury ...
  • $1.5 Million Jury Verdict Ruled in Favor of Longshoreman Arnold & Itkin obtained a $1.55 million verdict on behalf of a client who was seriously injured when a yard mule driver collided with the pickup truck in which he was standing. The defendants only offered to settle for $35,000 while denying the ...
  • $1.49 Million Settlement for Man Struck by a Truck Our firm helped represent a client who was severely injured after he was struck by a truck. We helped recover $1.49 million on his behalf.
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