As we approach the holiday season, we have even more reason to spend time shopping online. It’s convenient, it’s easy, and the packages show up in less than 48 hours. What times we live in!
But this speed and convenience come at a cost. Many delivery drivers are forced to work long hours to make sure you get your package. These extended hours behind the wheel can be dangerous.
Drowsy Driving is Dangerous
Delivery drivers are pushed to deliver every package before going home. Many drivers have reported not being able to stop for lunch or bathroom breaks. Drivers are required to deliver over 200 packages per day, often resulting in drivers working well into the late-night hours to make sure all deliveries are made.
This rush creates a situation where drivers become drowsy.
Drowsy drivers are more prone to get into a car accident than a driver who hasn’t spent the whole day behind the wheel.
This behavior can kill. Literally. Commercial truck drivers are required to stop driving after ten hours behind the wheel. Some delivery drivers are employed by third parties with less regulation, and most companies expect workers to do nonstop overtime during the holidays. These companies often force whatever hours necessary to deliver every package, often more than ten hours each day.
As a result, delivery drivers are often speeding and zipping around town. This behavior may result in severe accidents, involving not only liability on the driver but possibly on the employer as well.
If a delivery driver injured you or a loved one, you deserve the compensation you need to get better. Your best chance of maximizing your recovery is to speak with a seasoned and trusted Los Angeles car accident lawyer.
Our Car Accident Lawyers Fight for You
Your recovery is directly tied to the compensation you receive.
At Steinberg Injury Lawyers, our goal is to facilitate a complete recovery that covers your expenses and beyond. We do that by aggressively fighting compensation for your:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
We take the legal stress off your shoulders, so you don’t need to constantly worry about your medical bills or injury claim.
Let us handle your personal injury claim while you focus on what matters - your recovery.
Contact a Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer
Steinberg Injury Lawyers is standing by, ready to handle your car accident injury case. We’ll meet with you and investigate your claim. We’ll also negotiate with the insurance company to maximize your settlement. We do all of this at no cost to you. We only get paid when you win.
Contact us today for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case to see how we can help you move forward after this tragic accident.