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Pedestrian Accidents and Delivery Vehicles

 Posted on May 21, 2024 in Pedestrian Accidents

TX injury lawyerPedestrians are at increased risk of being hit by delivery drivers. This is because, unlike many other commercial vehicles, delivery drivers spend most of their workday in residential neighborhoods, where people are more likely to be walking around. Sadly, children are particularly likely to be hit by delivery drivers. This is mainly because children tend to play outside in the street, riding their bicycles or running around playing ball. If you or your child has been injured by a delivery driver, you need to contact an experienced Dallas, TX commercial vehicle accident attorney immediately.

Why Delivery Drivers Are Prone to Causing Pedestrian Accidents

Some of the reasons why pedestrians are at risk of being hit by delivery drivers include:

  • Drivers are using their phones — Delivery drivers rely on navigation systems on their cell phones to find the house or apartment building where they are supposed to deliver a package. When a delivery driver approaches the home he is making a delivery to, he is likely checking his phone to confirm that he has the right address. Pedestrians or children playing outside who happen to be near the delivery address may be hit while the driver is distracted. 
  • People are more likely to be outside in residential areas. They are more likely to be walking around in their neighborhoods than down busy roads. Residents might be outside walking their dogs, enjoying a stroll, chatting with their neighbors, or taking the trash to the curb. 
  • Children might be playing — Children often feel safe playing in the street in front of their homes. In apartment complexes and on residential streets, children might be rollerblading or playing games like kickball. While parents often make a strong effort to teach their children to look out for cars, children are not perfect when it comes to abiding by pedestrian safety rules, which puts them at increased risk of being hit. 
  • Drivers are not always familiar with the area — Delivery jobs often have a high turnover rate due to the immense pressure to keep up with an unrealistic schedule. This means that delivery drivers might not be familiar with the neighborhoods on their routes. Drivers might need to abruptly brake to make a turn down a hidden drive or back up to reach a house they missed. 

Contact a Dallas County, TX Commercial Vehicle Pedestrian Accident Lawyer 

Delivery Driver Accident Attorney, Operated by the Law Office of Jerry D. Andrews, P.C. is committed to helping pedestrians who have been hit by commercial vehicles recover due compensation. Experienced Dallas, TX commercial vehicle accident attorney Jerry D. Andrews devotes his practice to litigation, so you know that he is willing to fight for you. Contact us at 469-461-4870 for a complimentary consultation.

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