Archive for June, 2019

29
Jun

What Can I Do if I am Affected by an Environmental Disaster?

June 29, 2019

The term ‘environmental disaster’ covers a wide range of situations.
It can be something small, like an explosion or a fire at a local chemical plant, or it can be something as large as the Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown in 1986 that left a city uninhabitable to this day.
A disaster usually refers to widespread areas, but if a mishap at your work leaves you injured, disabled, or sick from pollutants, it’s a disaster in your world.
Depending on the size and scope of the disaster, you have plenty of legal options to pursue. Responsible parties can be government agencies, individuals, or corporations. If a large group of people is adversely affected by a disaster, a class action lawsuit can be filed.
Types of Environmental Disasters
It’s important to note the many different types of environmental disasters. These can be one-time events or accumulate over time.
Agricultural: These are events that negatively impact crops. A prime example is the Dust Bowl that took place in the central regions of the United States and Canada in the 1930s. Severe drought and improper farming methods led to tens of thousands of people having to abandon their farms due to their crops being ruined.
Industrial: These occur as a result of industries or entities impacting the natural environment on either a small or large scale. These are generally long-term events like air pollution and water contamination, such as the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Over 75 lawsuits have been filed alleging that old lead pipes caused a number of debilitating conditions, and the government was negligent in trying to curb the crisis.
Nuclear: Nuclear disasters are set apart from industrial ones due to the scope of the damage. As we mentioned, an entire city surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear plant has been abandoned and dozens died due to short- and long-term radiation poisoning and associated cancers.
Damages You Can Seek in Response to Environmental Disasters
In many cases, corporations are responsible for environmental dangers by cutting corners or ignoring risks, usually with the goal of saving money. Whether it’s an individual suit or a class action, there are several damages you can cite, including:
Health Issues/Medical Expenses
Pain and Suffering/Emotional Distress
Wrongful Death
Loss of Wages/Future Income
Decrease in Property Value
Evacuation and Relocation Expenses
Class action lawsuits are also effective ways for businesses to be held accountable, not only for the past but for the future as well. We have found that class action settlements generally include provisions for the responsible party to implement new business practices and safety features to ensure that the environmental disaster isn’t repeated.
If you or someone you love has been negatively impacted by an environmental disaster, your first course of action should be to contact an attorney that is well-versed in handling the fallout from man-made disasters. The lawyers at Stewart & Stewart are among the most experienced in the state of Indiana when it comes to these types of cases – including chemical spills, air pollution, and groundwater contamination. We’ll take on the big corporations and hold them responsible, so you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you – call 1-800-33-33-LAW or visit our website for more information.

26
Jun

What Can I Do if I Have a Defective Ignition Switch?

June 26, 2019

The ignition switch is one of the most important, yet overlooked, parts of a vehicle.

An ignition switch is engaged by the vehicle’s key which, when turned, provides varying amounts of power to the vehicle. Most cars will power electrical accessories (like the radio and a power cord in the cigarette lighter) at the first position of a key turn. The fuel, ignition, and ventilation systems are powered by the second position, and the engine starts with a full key-turn.
Like other parts of a vehicle, the ignition switch can wear out over time. A variety of issues will occur if the ignition switch is going bad.
Engine and Power Cuts off While Driving
If your car stalls out of nowhere, a faulty ignition switch may be the culprit. This can be a scary situation because you will likely lose steering power and, in some cases, the engine will not restart immediately.
Engine Doesn’t Start at All
If the ignition switch isn’t sending the electrical signal to the motor to start up when the key is turned, the car won’t start. As you probably know, a car not starting could be due to a number of issues (dead battery, bad alternator, etc.), so make sure your mechanic includes a check of the ignition switch while they are trying to diagnose the problem.
Car Starts, Then Quickly Stalls
The ignition switch might be able to briefly provide power to the engine while being cranked, but it may not be able to sustain it once the key is released.
Issues with the Key
If the key gets stuck while trying to start the car or removing it, the ignition switch could be wearing out. There have also been cases where a driver can remove a key and the engine will continue to run. These are both cases of a worn out ignition switch.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Commission also recommends drivers not to have any additional items on the key ring beside the ignition key.
What About the GM Ignition Switch Recall/Lawsuit?
If you remember, General Motors had a significant issue with ignition switches in the early to mid-2000s. Faulty ignition switches on a number of makes and models (specifically 2003-2007 Chevrolet Cobalts and Saturn Ions) caused cars to stall on the road. Many of these cases led to a crash, and due to the power supply of the vehicle being cut, the airbags did not deploy. Over 100 people were killed and nearly 300 injured. By 2014, more than 2.7 million vehicles were recalled.

These faulty ignition switches cost General Motors around $120 million worth of settlement claims in dozens of states. GM was liable because, as the Michigan Attorney General’s Office said, the company knew of the potential airbag issue as early as 2004 but decided it wasn’t enough of a safety concern and delayed making recalls. Fifteen employees, including eight executives, lost their jobs.
What Should You Do If You Have a Faulty Ignition Switch?
The first thing you need to do is find out if your vehicle was included among the millions that were recalled. If it hasn’t been recalled, consult with your dealer or mechanic for repairs. However, cases against manufacturers need professional representation.

If you’ve had an encounter with a faulty ignition switch, contact Stewart & Stewart, your Indiana Defective Product Attorney. We want to help our clients get the compensation they deserve while holding those responsible accountable. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you – call 1-800-33-33-LAW or visit our website for more information.

24
Jun

What is Bone Cement Implementation Syndrome?

June 24, 2019

Doctors perform more than 600,000 knee replacement operations a year, making it one of the most common bone surgeries in the United States.

While it is major surgery and involves a lengthy rehabilitation process, patients who receive a new knee generally see significant improvement in their quality of life.

The average lifespan of an artificial knee is around 20 years. However, recently many are failing in as little as two years.

A major issue is the adhesive, called bone cement, used to bond the artificial device to existing bone. Bone cement is created by medical professionals by mixing liquid and powdery substances into an adhesive that is applied wet and gradually hardens.

Although rare, failure of the adhesive can cause a serious condition known as Bone Cement Implantation Syndrome, or BCIS, that can lead to obstructed blood vessels, stroke or heart attack.

This condition is also seen in surgeries that attach artificial joints to the shoulder, elbow, and hip. The reaction is known to occur during or shortly after the operation, oftentimes while the patient is still on the operating table. Serious symptoms are:
Cardiac arrest and/or arrhythmias
Hypotension (low blood pressure)
Hypoxia (low oxygen levels in the bloodstream)
Loss of consciousness
Pulmonary embolism
Scientists aren’t clear on what causes BCIS, but the most popular theory has to do with an embolus – an object that’s carried into the bloodstream during surgery. The embolus can be fat, marrow, cement, air, bone, or platelets. When the bone cement is applied between the artificial joint and the existing bone, it expands and can put increased pressure on the bone, sometimes causing blood vessels to pop. These popped blood vessels are believed to be the cause of foreign objects leaking into the bloodstream.

A British study published in 1999 shows that there were 23 deaths attributed to BCIS in 23,077 joint-replacement surgeries. Among 15,411 procedures that did not use bone cement, there were zero reported deaths.

Some patients are known to be at higher risk than others and can be candidates for uncemented surgeries. If bone cement is used, doctors and staff will more closely monitor the patients during and after surgery.
Possible risk factors include:
Old age
Impaired heart and lung function
Pulmonary hypertension
Osteoporosis
Bone cancer
Multiple fractures needing repair
If you or a loved one have had to deal with the effects of BCIS after a joint-replacement operation, you have options. The attorneys at Stewart & Stewart are some of the most experienced in the state of Indiana at handling medical malpractice cases. You may be entitled compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and wrongful death. We would be honored to help you get what you deserve for having to suffer the effects of a surgery gone wrong. Please call us at 1-800-33-33-LAW or visit our website today for a no-risk consultation.

22
Jun

What Are My Rights if I am in a Car Accident While Using a Ride Share?

June 22, 2019

Ride share apps like Uber and Lyft have made life easier for millions of Americans, who for a variety of reasons, choose or need to use a car service to get around.

Ride shares are convenient in areas where it’s not easy to get a taxi, cities without widespread public transportation and metro areas where the fare for an Uber or Lyft may be cheaper than a traditional cab.

However, the uncertainties of life apply to ride shares too – accidents happen. If you’re injured as a result of an Uber accident or a Lyft accident, Stewart & Stewart Attorneys is here to help.

Big Questions: Who’s Liable and Who Pays?

As with any driver working for a company, accidents involving Lyft or Uber drivers can be complex. If you do get into an accident while using one of these services, you should enlist the help of a qualified attorney to help with your claim. This is important whether you are a passenger that gets injured in an accident involving a ride share program or if your vehicle is in a collision with an Uber or Lyft driver.

For injury liability, the driver’s personal insurance will be the first place to go, but most personal insurance policies have provisions in them that exempt business use. Those companies won’t pay out for damages and injuries to passengers while the insured is on the clock even though the vehicle is not part of a fleet owned by Uber or Lyft.

The good news is that Lyft and Uber both carry third-party insurance that provides up to $1 million per accident for personal injuries and property damage. But this won’t kick in until all avenues regarding the driver’s personal auto insurance plan have been exhausted.

If another driver is at fault, there are two ways you can be protected.

First, as in any auto accident where the other party is at fault, you would seek damages from that person, either through his insurance carrier or a personal injury lawsuit.

If the at-fault driver doesn’t have insurance, doesn’t carry enough insurance to cover your injuries or is unknown (in a hit-and-run accident, for example), Uber and Lyft also carry uninsured/underinsured coverage. Similar to ride share companies’ third-party insurance, this policy also provides up to $1 million per accident.

In unique cases (such as when damages total more than $1 million), lawsuits against Lyft and Uber themselves can be filed, but this is a tricky avenue to pursue because ride share drivers are independent contractors; therefore, the legal responsibility of the company isn’t as cut-and-dry as it would be if drivers were employees with a commercial driver’s license.

If You’re a Driver: Document, Document, Document

It’s important to note that these $1 million policies are also in place to protect Lyft and Uber drivers and their property.

If you’re driving for a ride share and you’re involved in an accident, be sure to document everything so you’re protected as much as you possibly can be. Take photos of damage, get license plate and contact information of the other driver(s) and call your insurance. Lyft and Uber also have emergency hotlines that you can call in case of an accident.

Having the necessary documentation will get you back on the road faster, because Uber doesn’t allow drivers to pick up passengers while they investigate to determine fault in an accident. If your vehicle is damaged, you may not be able to work again until Uber inspects your vehicle and finds it satisfactory to pick up passengers again.

Uber and Lyft Accidents are Complex

If you have been injured or a loved one has died due to a crash involving a ride share driver, you deserve to be compensated. At Stewart & Stewart, we know what it takes to find the responsible parties and get our clients the money they deserve. We will work hard to get that for you. For more information, give your Indianapolis auto accident lawyer a call at 1-800-33-33-LAW or visit our website today.

15
Jun

Five Things Semi Truck Drivers Want Regular Car Drivers to Know

June 15, 2019

People driving cars can get easily frustrated at semi-truck drivers. Traveling at a slower speed in a passing lane, making wide turns and taking time backing up are things that many of us have been inpatient with at one time or another when we’re in a hurry to get somewhere.

Conversely, the opposite is also true.

Semi-truck drivers have plenty of complaints about the car drivers they share the streets and highways with. To avoid added stress on the roads, keep in mind these facts about semi-trucks and their drivers.

Semi-trucks can only go so fast

Some trucks, especially the larger and heavier ones, can’t go as fast as most cars on the highway. Some max out at 65 miles per hour, which is slower than the 70-mile-per-hour, speed limit found on highways in Indiana. Be mindful that the truck may not be able to go faster than it is, especially if it is passing another vehicle and temporarily slowing down the left lane.

If you pass, do it quickly (and on the left)

Car drivers know all about the blind spot. It’s that space near the rear of your car where the mirror won’t show an oncoming vehicle, and you also can’t see it by looking directly to your left or right.

Due to the size of semi-trucks (plus the fact that there is no rear-view mirror), the blind spot is lengthened, so if you’re going to pass a truck, do it quickly. Do not ride alongside a semi-truck since there’s a good chance the driver won’t be able to see you.

Also, only pass trucks on the left. Drivers are more accustomed to watch for passing vehicles in the left-hand lane rather than the right.

You might see a placard on the back of a truck that reads, “If you can’t see my mirrors, I can’t see you.” Heed that advice.

It takes longer for trucks to stop

Be careful not to cut off a semi-truck, especially if you’re approaching stopped traffic. Even an alert driver with a perfectly maintained truck requires more distance than your car to come to a stop. Also, consider the fact that many trucks on the road need service or, in some cases, may not be fit to be on the road. That could lead to worn breaks or total break failure. A driver may also be tired or looking at his GPS, which could slow his or her reaction time. The bottom line: give the truck enough space to come to a stop.

Don’t assume a truck will make a perfect turn

Even the most expert semi-truck driver is not in complete control of his trailer during a turn. This is called “off-tracking,” meaning the trailer will not follow the same path of the cab when it makes a turn. The back of a trailer can easily drift into a neighboring lane while the turn is taking place, so even if it requires you to stop for an extra moment, give a turning truck some extra space and time to complete the maneuver.

Truck drivers are people too

Regular car drivers should exhibit some patience when dealing with the shortcomings of these semi-trucks. Remember that some of the things a semi-truck can’t do isn’t the fault of the driver. Also, be mindful that the driver is likely on a tight deadline, puts in long hours and is away from his family for days at a time while he earns a living.

Given their size, truck accidents can be devastating, particularly for smaller cars that are involved. If you or a loved one is involved in an accident involving a semi-truck, call Stewart & Stewart. We know what it takes to find the responsible parties and get our clients the money they deserve. We will work hard to get that for you. For more information, give your Indiana Truck Accident Lawyer a call at 1-800-33-33-LAW or visit our website today.

12
Jun

Can I Sue if I Receive a Faulty Knee Replacement?

June 12, 2019

Knee replacement surgery is one of the most common bone surgeries in the United States, as doctors perform more than 600,000 of these operations a year.

A new knee can greatly enhance the quality of life for those who may need one. They may be in a situation where they are living in constant pain, despite medication and physical therapy. Many cannot perform the simple task of getting up from a chair without feeling pain. After surgery and a rehabilitation period, new knee patients should be able to move around pain-free.

The average lifespan of an artificial knee is around 20 years, but that number has fallen recently, and many knee replacements are failing in as little as two years.

The short answer to the question posed in the title – can you file a lawsuit over a faulty knee replacement – is yes.

Over the years, numerous knee replacement recalls have taken place. Two companies, DePuy Synthes (49 percent) and Zimmer Biomet (36 percent), have accounted for the majority of recalls since 2003.

One popular replacement knee product, the Attune knee replacement system by DePuy Synthes (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), is currently seeing an issue where a recent update to the product has led to the artificial knee detaching from the body earlier than it should due to a failing adhesive the surgeon uses to hold the implant to the tibia bone.

What Does it Feel Like if an Artificial Knee is Failing?

If you are feeling good after successfully completing your rehab post-surgery, these sudden symptoms are a sign that you may have a problem with your knee replacement:

  • Unstable walking or standing
  • A general increase in pain
  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Bone loss
  • Infection
  • Lost range of motion in the knee
  • Numbness
  • Higher temperature/hot feeling around the knee

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, contact the office that performed the surgery. However, X-rays may not detect a possible failure of the artificial knee, so a second surgery is often required in these cases.

A second surgery, especially if a new knee replacement is necessary, can be extremely difficult because the person’s bone tends to grow around the artificial knee that’s been in place. This can lead to bone loss and muscle damage, some of which may be irreversible.

In rare cases, failure of the adhesive has caused a serious condition known as Bone Cement Implantation Syndrome (BCIS). This condition can be triggered by joint failure and can lead to obstructed blood vessels, stroke, or heart attack.

Experts believe that the failure in these products is partially due to a lack of government oversight. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must approve any products introduced by these manufacturers, but critics say the FDA approval process does not go far enough to keep unsafe products off the market. For example, companies can pass the FDA Premarket Notification process by showing that their device is “substantially equivalent” to similar products, but it does not have to pass more stringent tests.

This opens manufacturers up for medical malpractice lawsuits, especially if the artificial knee failure occurs within a few years of the surgery.

If you or a loved one experience pain or complications from a knee replacement gone wrong, you are likely entitled to compensation for any potential subsequent surgeries, along with pain and suffering.

The attorneys at Stewart & Stewart are some of the most experienced in the state of Indiana at handling medical malpractice cases. We would be honored to help you get what you deserve for having to suffer from the negligence of a manufacturer. Please call us at 1-800-33-33-LAW or visit our website today for a no-risk consultation.

8
Jun

How Do I Know if I was Exposed to Asbestos?

June 08, 2019

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fiber that was used in insulation materials for much of the 20th century. In the 1970s, it was discovered that asbestos is a carcinogen, and its use was generally halted.

However, experts say that it’s safe to assume there is asbestos in all buildings constructed prior to 1980. There are also isolated events (like this steam pipe explosion that occurred last summer in New York City) that bring on potential asbestos exposure.

What makes conditions related to asbestos so serious is that there are no signs of harm until symptoms of a disease start to appear. Because of this, doctors urge that you know the signs of medical conditions related to asbestos exposure. Illnesses that are caught early have a better chance of being treated than ones that are detected later on.

Shortness of Breath

Inhaled asbestos fibers can cause scar tissue to form in the lungs. This can cause shortness of breath and is one of the most common signs of an asbestos-related condition.

Swollen Fingertips

Swollen fingertips (known as clubbing) is present in around 50 percent of asbestos-related illnesses. Clubbing makes the fingertips appear broader and rounder than usual.

Extreme Fatigue

Being more tired than usual is generally not a concern, but increased fatigue combined with a primary symptom such as shortness of breath or clubbing can be an indication that you may have an asbestos-related illness.

Wheezing

Asbestos exposure can cause inflammation in the lungs, which can lead to wheezing. If a non-smoker is wheezing, it could be a sign that they have an asbestos-related illness.

Unproductive Cough That Doesn’t Go Away

A persistent, dry cough can form due to the same scar tissue in the lungs that brings on shortness of breath.

Symptoms in Other Parts of the Body

Most of these issues affect the lungs, which makes sense because that’s where most asbestos-related diseases occur. Besides clubbing of the fingers, there are physical signs to watch for in other parts of the body. This includes abdominal swelling and distention, abdominal or pelvic pain, bowel obstruction, hernia, unexplained weight loss, loss of appetite, hoarseness, and difficulty swallowing.

What Can Doctors Do?

If you suspect that you were exposed to asbestos over a prolonged period of time, there are several tests doctors can order to keep track of your health and note any changes that are cause for concern.

These procedures include any or all of the following: chest X-ray, low-dose CT scan, spirometry, bronchoscopy, bronchoalveolar lavage, and pulmonary function tests.

Overall, around 20 percent of people who have had prolonged exposure to asbestos develop illnesses  such as lung cancer, mesothelioma (a type of cancer that develops in the chest), and asbestosis (a persistent disease caused by the scar tissue that forms in the lungs).

Many state and federal programs offer compensation for those who were exposed to asbestos, especially through the workplace. These include state workers’ compensation programs and the Federal Employees’ Compensation Program. Medicare and Veterans Affairs (VA) services may also cover asbestos-related illnesses.

In addition to these programs, an attorney will be able to determine if anyone else may be culpable due to negligence. The personal injury attorneys at Stewart & Stewart are some of the most experienced in the Indianapolis area at handling asbestos cases. If you or a loved one is dealing with asbestos exposure or an asbestos-related illness, call us at 1-800-33-33-LAW or visit our website to put our experience to work for you.

4
Jun

Do Roundabouts Reduce Accidents?

June 04, 2019

Indiana is implementing roundabouts more and more as a way to reduce accidents and traffic congestion. According to the Department of Transportation, roundabouts also reduce fuel consumption, air pollution and construction costs, while increasing capacity and enhancing the aesthetics of an intersection.

At the end of 2016, more than 256 roundabouts were constructed in our state, with over 100 located in one town!

Get Familiar with the Roundabout

If you haven’t encountered a roundabout, or if you’ve seen one but had no idea about what to do, the state has provided this handy brochure.

Are Roundabouts Really Safer?

Roundabouts can be intimidating. Entering the circle, especially at times of heavy traffic, can be daunting. It leads to many opponents of roundabouts saying that they cause more accidents.

This is a myth.

Various DOT studies across the country show that crashes overall are reduced by 39 percent in a roundabout compared to a traditional four-way intersection.

Other safety statistics:

  • 76 percent reduction in crashes involving injuries
  • 30-40 percent reduction in pedestrian crashes
  • 90 percent reduction in a crash that leads to a fatality

What Makes Them Safer Over an Intersection?

In a typical four-way intersection, there are 32 points where vehicles can collide with each other. This is taking all the ways of travel into account–crossing through the intersection, making a right-hand turn and making a left-hand turn.

In a roundabout, the points of collision are reduced to eight. This is because cars are not crossing or turning left into a roundabout.

And when there is a crash in a roundabout, speeds are usually low enough to prevent serious injury or death. Most roundabouts are designed for cars to travel around 15-25 miles per hour in them, and the one-way, counterclockwise flow of traffic eliminates the possibility of a head-on collision.

Another key reason that roundabouts are safer than intersections is that they remove the variable of the red light or stop sign. There’s no instance of someone trying to beat a changing yellow light or running a stop sign when dealing with a roundabout.

They also cut down on traffic back-ups that red lights can cause. Due to the flow of traffic being more consistent and continuous with roundabouts, rear-end and chain-reaction accidents are virtually removed from the picture. A multistate study revealed that a roundabout reduced traffic delays by 89 percent and vehicle stops by 56 percent.

Why is There Opposition to Roundabouts?

Fear of the unknown is attributed to the roundabout’s lack of general popularity in the United States. A study in the state of Washington surveyed drivers’ opinions of a roundabout before it was constructed and after it had been in operation for a number of months. The first survey showed that only 31 percent of people favored a roundabout, while 41 percent strongly opposed it.

After those same people got to drive in the roundabout, the number of people in favor of it doubled to 63 percent. The amount who strongly opposed it also dropped sharply to 15 percent.

While roundabouts are generally considered safer for the public, accidents do happen, especially those involving bicyclists and pedestrians. If you have been injured or a loved one has died in an accident involving a roundabout, contact us for a free consultation. Stewart & Stewart is your Indianapolis Auto Accident Lawyer, and we know what it takes to get our clients the money they deserve. Give us a call at 1-800-33-33-LAW or visit our website today.

1
Jun

Four Ways a Delivery Truck Accident is Different from a Car Accident

June 01, 2019

Not all auto accidents are equal.

Naturally, the size of the vehicles involved will make a difference in damage and injuries, but did you know that it can even effect the way the law finds those responsible?

Delivery Truck Accidents on The Rise

With the increase in popularity of ecommerce sites like Amazon, along with big-box retailers like Target and Walmart increasing their online presence, there are more delivery trucks on the road than ever before.

And it’s not just UPS and FedEx. Food trucks, flower delivery trucks and many more are also sharing our local roads.

There are four major differences between regular car accidents and delivery truck accidents.

1. Driver Inexperience

Most large vehicles require some sort of Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Some drivers may be on the road with very little training, or they may not have a CDL at all. Drivers need to compensate for the added weight of the larger vehicle, more stopping distance and dealing with trucks with only manual transmission.

Delivery truck drivers also may not be used to driving this different vehicle in rainy, snowy or icy conditions. Many are also going to unfamiliar places, so they may be paying more attention to their GPS than the current situation on the road.

Lack of experience in any of these areas can cause a crash, and many times, it is serious.

2. Greater Risk of Injury

Due to the size and weight of the vehicle, an accident involving a delivery truck will likely cause more damage than a standard automobile accident. If a pedestrian or bicyclist is struck, many times serious injuries or death will occur. More cars are totaled and passengers suffer debilitating injuries in accidents involving large trucks.

3. Maintenance History of the Truck

The U.S. Department of Transportation requires trucks to have documented maintenance history and companies that own trucks usually will keep detailed records as well. However, lack of maintenance (especially brake and tire failures) still account for a large part of truck crashes. Sometimes, the truck owner or operator has good intentions, but repairs made on the truck are faulty. There is a much larger paper trail when a truck is involved in an accident, especially if it is a fleet vehicle.

4. Truck Accidents Usually Bring Multiple Liable Parties

In a standard auto accident, legally-speaking, we are generally only dealing with the driver. In a truck accident where the driver is performing his job for an employer, liability becomes much more complicated. Potential responsibility falls on any of these parties:

  • Truck driver
  • Employer of the truck driver
  • Truck manufacturer and truck parts manufacturer
  • Truck maintenance company and mechanics

Delivery Truck Accidents are Complex

If you have been injured or a loved one has died due to a crash caused by a delivery truck driver, you deserve to be compensated. At Stewart & Stewart, we know what it takes to find the responsible parties and get our clients the money they deserve and we will work hard to get that for you. For more information, give us a call at 1-800-33-33-LAW or visit our website today.