DHL Driver Accident Lawyer in Chula Vista
Helping Injured Residents of San Diego County
DHL Express is considered a small interstate carrier – compared to FedEx, UPS, and Amazon – and provide door-to-door delivery service throughout the United States. While DHL is one of the safest delivery service providers in the nation, there are unique obstacles DHL drivers must deal with on the job, which can still lead to a crash.
If you or a loved one has recently been injured by a DHL driver in San Diego County, The Law Office Of Troy P. Owens, Jr., A.P.C. is ready to hold the delivery company liable for the accident and ensure you recover your entitled compensation. Our Chula Vista DHL accident attorney can protect your rights and best interests throughout the legal process and maximize the award or settlement you deserve.
DHL Driver Accident Statistics
DHL Express is based in Kentucky and employs approximately 2,221 drivers that travel millions of miles each year. Within the past two years before August 18, 2020, DHL drivers were involved in only ten (10) accidents, which led to no fatalities, four (4) injuries, and six (6) vehicles being towed.
Furthermore, the carrier averages a low number of driver-related violations. With a two-year period ending July 31, 2020, DHL Express has only committed 29 vehicle maintenance violations (e.g. brake issues, tire issues, taillight issues, etc.), 14 unsafe driving violations (e.g. speeding, improper turns, tailgating, distracted driving, etc.), four (4) driver fitness issues (e.g. driver did not possess medical certificate, driving without proper endorsement, etc.), no hours-of-service violations, and no drunk/drugged driving violations.
How DHL Express Accidents Can Happen
Unlike freighters like FedEx and UPS, DHL drivers only deliver packages directly to customers. They awaken in the early hours and continue working into the night.
These drivers do not have sleep cabs to resin in, like freighters who travel from state to state on extended trips, so fatigued driving is one of the common causes of DHL driver accidents. They may also attempt to speed or ignore traffic signs and signals to get the job done as quickly as possible, which can result in a collision.
In addition, DHL drivers typically leave their trucks or vans in the middle of the road when they deliver packages. These parked vehicles can become hazards for approaching drivers, especially at night and/or the lights are off.
To learn more about how we can help you, contact The Law Office Of Troy P. Owens, Jr., A.P.C. today to discuss your case.
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