Delivery trucks are heading to many residential homes at this time of year, delivering packages and purchases. The added traffic can create an additional risk of crashes in Hollywood and other communities, especially because delivery truck drivers may not be familiar with new routes and because residents of communities may not be used to additional truck traffic on their streets.
If you’ve been injured in a delivery truck accident, know that you can always set up a free consultation with a Hollywood truck accident claims attorney by reaching out to Flaxman Law Group. Our father-son attorney team are based out of offices in Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood, so we can serve the entire South Florida area.
How to Keep Deliveries to Your Hollywood Home Safer for Everyone
Expecting a delivery? Here’s what to do.
Establish clear communication channels with your preferred delivery services and keep track of estimated arrival times by checking online tracking. This way, you can keep an eye out for your deliveries and make sure your cars are out of the way and any pets or kids aren’t playing in the yard, where they may be at risk.
Get Your Property Delivery-Ready
Are there low-hanging branches or other obstacles you need to remove to make it easier for a delivery truck to easy navigate your property? Once you know when your deliveries are scheduled, do a quick review of your property. Remove debris, child’s toys, and anything else that could pose a risk to your property or the driver.
Illuminate Your Property
Light your property adequately, paying special attention to driveways, parking lots, and any areas where delivery trucks may maneuver. Well-lit surroundings make it easier for delivery drivers to navigate your property, reducing the chances of collisions.
Make Sure Drivers Can Find You
Install visible and well-maintained address markers, making your address clearly visible from the road. Additionally, consider using reflective materials to enhance visibility, especially during nighttime deliveries.
Provide Clear Delivery Instructions
Offer delivery drivers instructions about where to park, unload, and navigate within your property. Note any buzzer numbers or other information drivers may need to know. Highlight potential obstacles, such as narrow pathways or steep driveways.
Know What To Do in Case of a Collision
A crash involving a delivery truck on your property can cause significant property damage and even injury. It’s important to protect your rights, especially if you’ve been careful and suspect that the driver or delivery company may have acted negligently. In these cases, you may have a case against the company, driver, or other liable parties.
To find out more, call Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 after your injury or property damage. We can schedule a consultation with a Hollywood truck accident claims attorney so you can review your potential claim. Our family-based law firm is known both for our compassion with clients and our skills in negotiations and courtrooms. Our offices in Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood are here for you when you suffer an injury or loss.