DHL Supply Chain Truck Accidents
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New Jersey DHL Supply Chain Truck Accident Lawyer
DHL Supply Chain is an international freight, shipping and trucking company, headquartered in Bonn, Germany. The company is affiliated with DHL, which is a courier and mail service. As of 1998, DHL is a subdivision of the Deutsch Post. The company’s history began in 1969, when three men founded the company out of a San Francisco office. Since then, the company has grown significantly. Today, DHL has over 380,000 employees across 220 countries, and handles more than 1.5 billion packages per year. In 2019, the company brought in an impressive 63.34 billion Euros in revenue.
Contact information for the corporate headquarters of DHL is:
Executive Office Contact
1210 South Pine Island Road
Mail Stop #44
Plantation, FL 33324
New Jersey Truck Accidents Statistics
According to the most recently available data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there are over 400,000 accidents involving commercial trucks annually. These accidents claim more than 3,800 lives per year.
Most truck drivers spend most of their time driving on highways. New Jersey sees many truck accidents due to the state’s central location along the Eastern Seaboard. According to the state’s Department of Transportation, there were 31 fatal New Jersey truck accidents, resulting in 34 deaths. Many of these accidents occurred on one of the major highways that lead throughout the state, including:
• Interstate 76
• Interstate 78
• Interstate 80
• Interstate 95
• Interstate 195
• Interstate 278
• Interstate 280
• Interstate 287
• Interstate 295
• Interstate 495
• Interstate 676
• Interstate 695
• Interstate 895
• Rt. 17
• Rt. 4
• Rt. 10
• Rt. 206
• Rt. 202
• Rt. 24
• Rt. 15
• Rt. 23
• The Garden State Parkway
• The Atlantic City Expressway
• The Palisades Interstate Parkway
• The Pearl Harbor Memorial Turnpike Extension
According to the FMCSA, DHL Supply Chain truck drivers were involved in 89 crashes in the most recent 24-month period. Of these accidents:
• 66 accidents requiring at least one vehicle be towed from the roadway,
• 19 accidents resulting in at least one injury, and
• 4 accidents causing the death of one or more people.
The FMCSA keeps track of DHL’s safety record. Over a two-year period ending in November 2020, the company was cited 139 times for unsafe driving violations. These include speeding (48 violations), unsafe lane changes (32 violations), failure to obey a traffic signal (16 violations) and using a handheld device (7 violations). DHL Supply chain was also cited 85 times for failures related to hours-of-service compliance, which involves keeping track of the number of hours a truck driver spends on the road each day.
The company was also cited more than 300 times for equipment violations, including:
• Missing or inoperable lights: 36 violations
• Unsafe tires: 17 violations
• Noncompliant braking systems: 16 violations
• Expired inspection: 13 violations
• Inoperative turn signals: 10 violations
• Inoperative taillight: 10 violations
What to Do After a Truck Accident Involving a DHL Supply Chain Driver
The moments after a New Jersey truck accident are a blur. However, this is also a critical time, both in terms of an accident victim’s wellbeing and their ability to pursue a claim against the at-fault driver. Those injured in an accident should keep the following things in mind:
• Report the Accident: Trucking companies and their insurers will be looking for any way to argue that your injuries were caused by something other than the accident. Reporting the accident will generate a police report, which can help prove what happened.
• Identify Any Witnesses: In many cases, a trucking company will dispute the cause of the accident. Having a statement from an unbiased witness can make the difference in a truck accident case. Consider speaking with other motorists, passengers or pedestrians who saw what happened. Be sure to obtain their contact information.
• Exchange Information with Other Motorists: State law requires motorists to exchange information after a serious accident. This information can also be crucial in determining which parties should be named in a subsequent lawsuit.
• Document the Accident: If possible, take photos of the accident scene, focusing on the location of the vehicles, damage to vehicles or fixed objects, and any nearby street signs or traffic signals.
• Get Medical Attention: Even if you do not think your injuries are serious, go to the doctor to rule out the possibility of any hidden damage. Often, whiplash and other soft-tissue injuries take days to manifest.
• Be Careful When Talking to an Insurance Adjuster: Insurance companies are not on your side. They are looking to settle the case for as little as possible and will use whatever you tell them to minimize your recovery.
• Contact an Attorney: When you are able, reach out to a dedicated New Jersey truck accident lawyer to discuss the accident, and to go over your options.
Common Injuries After a Serious Truck Accident Include:
• Traumatic Brain Injuries
• Head Trauma
• Neck and back injuries
• Spinal Cord Injuries
• Broken Bones
• Internal Injuries
Wrongful Death and Truck Accidents
One of the leading causes of wrongful deaths is when your vehicle is involved in an accident with a large truck. Whether the trucker was distracted, or the accident was due to dangerous road conditions, sadly, these accidents sometimes result in fatalities.
Contact the New Jersey Accident Lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm
If you or someone in your family has recently been severely injured in a New Jersey truck accident with a DHL Supply Chain truck driver, reach out to the dedicated personal injury attorneys at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm to discuss your options. Our compassionate attorneys have decades of experience helping accident victims and their families hold negligent truck drivers and their employers accountable. We provide accident victims across New Jersey with skillful, zealous advocacy at every step of the recovery process, taking every step to reduce the burden on you. We have successfully served thousands of clients, recovering over $100 million on their behalf.
To learn more about how we can help you bring a claim after a New Jersey DHL truck accident, give us a call at (973) 920-7900 to request a free and confidential consultation. There is no risk in calling, because we never charge a fee unless we can help you recover compensation for your injuries. We have offices conveniently located in Denville and Morristown.
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Being injured or having a family member injured can have serious and lifelong consequences. We can try to ease the burden. Contact us today to learn more about how our team of experienced New Jersey accident attorneys can support you through these challenging times.