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Daylight Transport Truck Accident Attorneys

LogoPrivately held Daylight Transport, headquartered in Long Beach California, provides LTL (Less than Truckload) transportation logistics services across the United States. With more than 400 employees, Daylight Transport delivers freight forwarding, truckload services, and offshore and inbound and outbound freight. In 2018, the company generated an annual revenue of $229 million.

The company operates more than 285 semi-tractors pulling more than 364 trailers with 286 truck drivers across America's interstate system. Daylight transport does not haul hazardous material.

Contact information for Daylight Transport includes:

Daylight Transport
1501 Hughes Way
Long Beach, CA 90810
(800) 168-9999 (toll-free)
(310) 507-8200 (phone)
(310) 507-8369 (fax)
customersupport@dylt.com
Website: https://www.dylt.com/

Daylight Transport is a Truckload (LT) carrier, meaning the company delivers one truckload containing similar products, goods, and materials to multiple locations. This type of trucking is the opposite of an LTL (less than truckload) carrier with a mixed freight.

Accidents involving Daylight Transport in Recent Years

Like all nationwide trucking companies, Daylight Transport travels millions of miles every year, crisscrossing the North American interstate freeway system delivering truckloads of goods to customers. However, the demands of on-time delivery and tight scheduling places truckers and other drivers sharing the roadway at risk. Accidents involving Daylight Transport in recent years include:

  • Crash on September 26, 2019 - The New York City Police Department filed a report concerning a collision with a motor vehicle and a Daylight Transport single unit truck (2-axle, 6-tire) pulling an enclosed box trailer. The accident occurred on a divided, to weigh Road (Route 278) and New York City. The collision happened when there were no adverse weather conditions but a dry road surface during daylight. The report indicates there were four injuries and no fatalities.
  • Accident on January 7, 2019 - The Jersey City Police Department filed a report involving a three-vehicle crash, including a Daylight Transport tractor truck (bobcat) on US 1 one in Jersey City, New Jersey. The accident occurred on icy roads at night. The report indicates there was one injury but no fatalities.
  • Crash on April 4, 2017 - The Dallas Police Department filed a report of a single-unit 2-axle, 6-tire truck pulling an enclosed box trailer during daylight hours. At the time of the incident, there were no adverse weather conditions. The accident involved two vehicles on Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway in Dallas, Texas. The report indicates there was one injury, but no fatalities.
  • Crash on November 18, 2016 - The California Highway Patrol filed a report of a single unit Daylight Transport truck pulling an enclosed box trailer on Route 205. The accident involved a collision with a motor vehicle in transit during daylight hours on a dry road surface. There was one injury, but no fatalities.
  • Accident on May 26, 2016 - The California Highway Patrol Filed a report of a single unit truck pulling an enclosed box trailer on Route 580 in California. The accident involved a collision with a motor vehicle during the daylight hours on a dry road surface. The report indicates there was one injury, but no fatalities.
  • Accident on November 2, 2015 - The California Highway Patrol filed a report of a semi-trailer pulling an enclosed box trailer on a divided to a Road (Route 60) in Monterey Park, California. The report indicates it was a collision with a motor vehicle during daylight hours that resulted in one injury and no fatalities.
  • Crash on November 24, 2014 - The Los Angeles Police Department filed a report of a single unit Daylight Transport truck traveling on a two-way road (32nd St.) in Los Angeles, California. The crash involved a motor vehicle in transport traveling on a dry road during daylight hours. The report indicates there was one injury and no fatalities.

Common Causes of a Large Commercial Truck Accident

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that truck accidents in the United States often involve:

  • Driving Distracted- Truckers should avoid the trappings of driving over an extended time, like talking on their mobile device or sending text messages, which could lead to distracted driving.
  • Drowsy Driving - The demands of truck driving often requires the truck or to operate their vehicle for many hours without taking a break, which can lead to drowsy driving.
  • Driving under the Influence - If the truckers involved in an accident, law enforcement will often perform a test at the accident scene to determine if the truck driver consumed alcohol or took illegal drugs.
  • Aggressive Behavior - Aggressively operating a vehicle could result in wrongful death or severe injuries of innocent passengers and motorists.

Sometimes, a commercial vehicle driver will cause an accident because of erratic movements, or they were fatigued, having worked too many hours on a tight schedule. In these cases, attorneys working on behalf of their clients can obtain monetary recovery because they were able to prove to the claim's adjuster or jury that the trucker and trucking company failed to maintain a safe environment for everyone on the road.

Filing a Compensation Claim for Personal Injury Caused by a Truck Accident

All victims suffering injuries from a cargo van, semi-tractor-trailer, or commercial truck can file a lawsuit or claim and seek financial compensation from each party responsible for the accident. However, the victim must follow Illinois tort laws to build and present a case for compensation. Often, the process is complicated. Sometimes, the injured victim will file a claim or lawsuit to recover all of their losses through negotiations with insurance companies or litigation in court to hold the trucking company responsible for damages.

Victims can file truck accident claims for reimbursement to ensure they receive the monetary recovery they deserve. Once the victim's case is resolved at trial or through a negotiated settlement, he or she can recover:

  • Hospital bills, medical expenses, and the cost of rehabilitation and therapy
  • Lost income because of missed work: Loss of future earnings due to temporary or permanent disability
  • Rental vehicle reimbursement while your damaged vehicle is under repair
  • The cost of replacement of your total car or truck
  • Mental stress and emotional anguish
  • Pain and suffering

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can Make the Difference

The attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC stand ready to hear the merits of your case if a large commercial vehicle caused your injuries or the loss of a loved one (wrongful death). Our dedicated legal team will work on your family's behalf to develop a healthy strategy in fighting back against a large trucking company hoping to avoid legal responsibility (at fault) for the severe accident that resulted in injury or death.

Our law offices at (888) 424-5757 accept every case through a contingency fee arrangement. This agreement postpones payment for legal services until after our lawyers have negotiated an acceptable out of court settlement on your behalf or won your case at trial. Contact us today!

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