The United States Post Office, FedEx, UPS, U-Haul, Ryder, and local companies…all of these businesses regularly use box trucks. While the trucks are smaller than the 18-wheel tractor trailers that are also on the road, serious truck crashes and devastating injuries can still occur.
How Small Truck Crashes Happen
Every accident is unique. However, some common reasons for small truck wrecks include:
- Lack of training. While professional delivery drivers are trained, a commercial license is not required for drivers of U-Haul, Ryder, or other moving trucks for private purposes.
- Navigating narrow streets. Delivery and moving trucks are often on city, suburban, and rural streets. Other vehicles may be in their blind spots and there may be limited places to move.
Any of these reasons can result in a dangerous accident, such as a:
- Rollover accident. Box trucks have a greater tendency to rollover than typical passenger vehicles. Inexperienced drivers or drivers who are speeding may put themselves and others at risk of injury from a rollover crash.
- Collision. Inattention, drowsiness, blind spots, and other factors can cause the driver of a small truck to collide with other vehicles.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a small truck, then you can suffer serious injuries, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, internal injuries, or even death.
What to Do If You Have Been Hurt in a Small Truck Accident
It is important to take action as soon as possible after a small truck crash. That can start at the scene of the accident. If you are able to do so, then it is important to take pictures of the crash scene, to write down the contact information of all witnesses, and to call the police so that an investigation can begin.
After that, it is important to get medical attention and to seek legal help. Our experienced truck accident lawyers can help you after any type of truck accident—including a crash with a small truck. Please contact us online or call us directly at 800.800.5678 for more information.