Los Angeles DHL Delivery Accident Attorney

A DHL delivery truck in a busy Los Angeles street

DHL is a leading delivery company that delivers packages in California and around the country. Despite the company’s impressive safety record, DHL drivers still cause accidents that result in serious injuries. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a DHL accident, turn to J&Y Law.

We have extensive experience handling delivery truck accidents, including those caused by DHL drivers. When you work with us, we will provide aggressive representation and fight to get you meaningful compensation. We offer free consultations and will charge no attorney fees until we recover for you. Contact us today to get started with our DHL accident attorney. 

Common Causes of DHL Accidents

Collisions with delivery trucks, including those operated by DHL, occur for a variety of reasons, including: 

Delivery truck drivers rely on GPS navigation to plot their routes and locate drop-off locations, which increases the risk of distracted driving. Also, DHL drivers face significant pressure to meet delivery deadlines, leading to speeding and other traffic violations that result in accidents. Driving and delivering packages during long shifts can result in fatigue, and some drivers may use drugs to stay alert. Others drivers might be under the influence of alcohol, which is inherently dangerous for any driver. 

Improperly loaded cargo can shift in trucks and cause the driver to lose control, resulting in an accident. Some delivery truck accidents happen due to improper maintenance, while others occur because of defective parts (e.g. brakes) or tire blowouts. 

Who Is Responsible? 

If you have suffered injuries in a DHL accident because of the driver’s negligence, you might have a valid claim against the driver and the carrier. DHL accidents caused by improper loading will be the carrier’s responsibility or a third party involved in loading the cargo, such as a warehouse operator. Defective parts manufacturers and third parties that improperly repair delivery trucks may also be liable in some cases.

Finally, all delivery truck companies, including DHL, must conduct driver background checks and properly train drivers. Ultimately, the company may be liable if the accident was due to improper maintenance, negligent hiring, or inadequate training. Determining who is responsible for your DHL accident and holding that party accountable is challenging, so working with an experienced attorney is essential. 

Types of Evidence Needed For a DHL Truck Accident Claim

Our experienced DHL accident attorney will conduct an extensive investigation and collect evidence that supports your claim, including:

  • Police report
  • Surveillance video of the accident site 
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Medical records and reports
  • Opinions of medical experts about the extent of your injuries and needed treatment
  • Data from the DHL truck’s electronic logging device and black box
  • Maintenance and inspection records

At J&Y Law, we regularly collaborate with experienced accident reconstruction specialists and will root out the cause of the delivery truck accident that resulted in your injuries.

Steps To Take After a DHL Accident

If you were involved in a DHL accident, contact the police and seek immediate medical attention. As mentioned above, the police report will be valuable evidence in your injury claim. 

Prompt medical care will help to prove that the collision caused your injuries. If you delay seeking treatment, the insurance company may attempt to blame another incident for your injuries and deny your claim. 

Also, try to gather as much evidence as possible from the scene. Take pictures with your smartphone of the accident site, vehicle damage, and your injuries. Get the names and contact information of all parties involved in the accident and any witnesses. If you cannot carry out these tasks, ask someone for help. 

Once you are on the mend, contact the DHL accident attorneys at J&Y Law. We will handle all the details of your claim so you can focus on healing. You can trust us to fight hard for every dollar you deserve. 

Why Choose Us?

Our firm has an impressive track record of success in personal injury claims, having recovered millions of dollars for our clients. When you become our client, we will leverage our negotiating and trial skills to help you recover damages, such as:

  • Medical expenses – hospitalization, surgery, lab work, medication, doctors visits, rehabilitative costs
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability
  • Permanent disfigurement/scarring
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium

How much compensation you receive depends on many factors, including the degree of your liability for the accident. In California, rules of modified comparative negligence apply, meaning you can recover damages even if you bear any responsibility for the accident. However, your award will be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you.

For example, if a claims adjuster or court finds you 10 percent liable and your damages are $100,000, you will receive $90,000. Don’t worry about this. We know how to limit your liability and get you the maximum compensation you deserve. 

Contact Our Experienced California DHL Accident Attorney

DHL accidents may not be as common as other delivery truck accidents, but they can still happen. If you are the unfortunate victim of one of these accidents, you need the aggressive representation J&Y Law provides. Contact us today for a free consultation.