Local roadways have been seeing a steady increase in delivery truck traffic over the years, mostly thanks to online shopping, grocery delivery, and other home delivery services. These services are great for busy families, people who work during regular retail hours, and for the handicapped and elderly who may have a difficult time getting to the store. Spokane delivery truck driver accident attorneys know that along with the increase in traffic on local roads, the number of delivery truck accidents seems to be increasing as well. Unfortunately for those involved in delivery truck accidents, injuries can be severe and sometimes fatal.
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Employers are typically liable for accidents that their employees cause while working in the scope of their employment. When it comes to truck drivers, however, sometimes employers will claim that the driver is an independent contractor and not an employee in an attempt to escape liability. Sometimes employers do hire independent contractors in order to make it through busy delivery seasons, but other times employers misclassify their employee drivers as independent contractors to take advantage of certain benefits including not being liable for accidents that their drivers cause. When you have been involved in an accident with a delivery truck driver, in order to protect yourself and your financial recovery, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney who is familiar with delivery driver employment designations, understands the applicable laws, and how they can affect liability in a delivery truck accident.
Contact a Spokane delivery truck driver accident attorney at Russell & Hill, PLLC to discuss your delivery truck accident and injuries sustained. We will review your claim and go over your available recovery options.
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