Daylight Transport Truck Accidents

Our attorneys hold negligent companies accountable

Daylight Transport says it’s the “nation’s fastest LTL carrier,” promising speed in delivering less-than-truckload shipments. When drivers and carriers act responsibly, trucks operate safely on the nation’s highways. But it only takes one act of negligence to cause a truck accident that leaves people seriously hurt or killed.

The truck accident attorneys at Fried Goldberg LLC understand how a crash can impact the lives of victims and their families. Recovering compensation can be complicated and trucking companies and their insurance companies have the advantage. We focus most of our practice on trucking litigation and know how to navigate the complexities of these cases to get results.

For live statistics on the number of accidents and injuries associated with major carriers, see the interactive map on our Safety Statistics page.

Company snapshot

Founded in 1977, Daylight Transport is a leading less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier, delivering freight across the country, as well as Canada and Mexico. It sometimes uses two-driver teams to carry cargo from coast to coast.

What to do after an accident with a Daylight Transport truck

There are steps you can take after a collision to protect your health and your right to seek financial compensation. These steps include:

  • Get medical attention – See a doctor even if you think you aren’t hurt. You could have injuries that have delayed symptoms. A doctor can diagnose your injuries and being treatment. There will also be documentation of your injuries.
  • Gather information – This includes the truck driver’s name, contact information, employer, and insurance information. Get the names and contact information for any witnesses, also.
  • Take photos – If you are able to do so, take photos of the accident from different angles and distances.
  • Get legal advice – An experienced truck accident lawyer can review the details of your accident and explain your rights.

Following a truck crash, it’s important not to post anything about it on social media. It’s possible that anything you do post may be used against you by the trucking company or their insurance carrier.

Daylight Transport Accidents FAQ

What types of damages can I recover in a Werner Enterprises accident?

In general, you may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Medical expenses related to your injuries, both now and in the future
  • Lost wages if you were forced to miss time from work
  • Loss of future wages if you are unable to return to work because of your injuries
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

In some cases, punitive damages are also possible. An experienced attorney can determine the total amount of damages you suffered and fight for appropriate compensation.

What is the average settlement in a truck accident case against Daylight Transport?

There is no average settlement. Each case is different, and many different factors can affect the final outcome. These factors include the type and severity of injuries, as well as insurance limits, and the strength of the evidence proving negligence. Our focus is on reaching a resolution of your case that meets all of your needs. We are proud of the verdicts and settlements for our clients and the changes we’ve been able to make in the trucking industry to make roads safer.

How can a Daylight Transport truck accident lawyer help?

Trucking companies and their insurers deal with claims every day, and they have the advantage after an accident. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced attorney on your side. An attorney can:

  • Thoroughly investigate your accident
  • Take legal action to force the trucking company to preserve evidence
  • Carefully review all evidence
  • Consult accident reconstruction experts
  • Determine liability
  • Negotiate with Daylight Transport and their insurer
  • Handle all communications on your behalf
  • File a lawsuit and represent you in court

Contact us to talk to an experienced attorney

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a truck accident, schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We can listen as you explain what happened, go over your legal options for compensation, and answer any questions you have.

If you are a plaintiff’s attorney handling a case involving Daylight Transport, we are happy to discuss it with you.

Contact us today to schedule a time that is convenient for you.

How is fault determined after a Daylight Transport truck accident?

An investigation can determine which party or parties were responsible for causing the accident. Our legal team can:

  • Review accident reports and medical records
  • Seek access to trucking company evidence (such as maintenance records, hours of service (HOS) logs, and data from the truck’s electronic control module)
  • Identify and interview witnesses
  • Review any photo or video evidence

In general, negligent parties can include the trucking company, the driver, freight loaders, contractors, and manufacturers of defective equipment.

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Should I answer questions from Daylight Transport or their insurance company?

No. You may be contacted soon after the crash by an insurance adjuster or company representative. They may tell you they simply what to ask you some questions about what happened or ask you to make a statement. Their request may sound reasonable, and the person may seem friendly. But they are not on your side. The purpose of the call is to try to get you to say something that can be used against you to minimize your claim. If you are contacted, politely decline their requests. Then talk to an experienced truck accident lawyer.

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How long does it take to settle a Daylight Transport truck accident lawsuit?

It depends on many different factors. A lawsuit could be settled in a few months, but others take several months or even years. Generally, the more complex the case and the more money there is at stake, the longer it will take to reach a resolution. It is also possible for the case to proceed to trial before a settlement can be reached. An attorney can give you an idea of what to expect.

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How long do I have to file a lawsuit after a Daylight Transport truck accident?

Every state has a statute of limitations for taking legal action after a truck crash. In Georgia, it is two years from the date of the accident. That sounds like plenty of time. But it’s important to start gathering evidence before it is lost or destroyed, and it can take months to investigate a crash and identify negligent parties. Get legal advice as soon as possible following an accident with a Daylight Transport truck.

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