You’re probably reading this page because you or someone you love and care about have been involved in a FedEx Truck accident.
The every day citizen may think that a FedEx truck accident is like having an auto accident with any other vehicle … that you will be able to deal with the insurance adjusters behind every FedEx truck on your own. That the company will admit liability, offer a fair settlement for your damages, and treat you fair and square. That’s what society teaches us to expect.
The everyday citizen may not realize that FedEx drivers receive compensation for their “on-time deliveries.” Just think about it … These companies’ vehicles drive millions of miles. Drivers are “incentivized” to make on-time deliveries. This one factor alone is cause for hasty decisions that contribute to accidents with drivers and pedestrians alike. This includes driver negligence, lack of training, hiring of independent contractors who are not properly trained, poor vehicle maintenance and many other issues oriented to the bottom line success of the company.
The reality is that FedEx will NEVER admit fault. FedEx adjusters are taught, and expected to, force claimants to prove every single claim. Down to the last dollar. That and to deny any liability for the economic, medical, and emotional costs caused by their delivery trucks and drivers.
Common Causes of FedEx Delivery Truck Crashes
Here are just a few of the leading causes of FedEx delivery truck crashes:
- Inadequate safety training in operating/stopping delivery trucks
- Failure to set parking brake on trucks when making deliveries
- Drivers backing up a FedEx truck, if the delivery address is missed
- Failure to obey traffic laws such as yielding at intersections, changing lanes, and running red lights
- Driving the delivery truck while under the influence of substances
- Failure of company to complete vehicle safety checks and properly maintain vehicles
Types of FedEx Truck Accidents
- Improperly maintained FedEx delivery trucks can catch on fire.
- Drivers who are sleep-deprived or required to drive more hours than allowed by Federal Regulations, lead to crashes.
- An improperly loaded cargo can cause FedEx trucks to overturn and spill contents onto roadway. This causes road hazards for other drivers.
Need for Experts in a Truck Accident Case
FedEx employs insurance experts and attorneys whose job is to “minimize their liability” to lower their injury payout and maintain their profit margins. Corporate insurers and attorneys will do their level best to claim “comparative negligence” to assign accident fault to both parties, or to claim that driver was acting within the scope of work of their employment contracts.
In other words — it is essential for a claimant to have an expert truck accident attorney on your side, to represent your interests in a FedEx truck accident. For example, you may well have medical injuries, loss of earnings if you are unable to work due to the accident and recuperation, property damages for your vehicle and any contents damaged or destroyed during the crash.
What Else is Different About a Claim Against FedEx?
FedEx is a massively large corporation, delivering 6 million packages a day, operating 90,000+ motorized vehicles of a variety of sizes, in the United States. The corporation has a policy of not admitting fault, and will deny liability for causing the FedEx truck collision and accident. If you file a claim, the onus is on you to document, verify, and prove every single loss associated with the claim.
What to Expect When You File a Claim Against FedEx
The causes of FedEx delivery truck collisions varies dramatically – each accident has a unique set of circumstances. In addition, the damages in each crash are also unique. This can include a combination of damages. Property damage, medical costs, replacement costs, long term pain and suffering, loss of employment, and loss of life for example.
To prove liability, requires the expertise and skills of an experienced truck accident lawyer. One who know how to secure FedEx Delivery Truck records such as driver hours log books, maintenance records of vehicles, driver training, driver history including infractions, and safety guidelines for drivers and for loading the trucks. These records are not available to the claimant.
Another consideration is that every FedEx Truck Collision claim has a “statute of limitations” – this is a claim filing cut-off date – that pertains to your particular accident. This makes it doubly important to hire a truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Also, it ensures that the right information is collected, and applied to your case, in order to ensure you get the claim results you deserve.
Why We Are Different … The Premier Law Group Advantage
Premier Law Group’s expert auto accident attorneys will fight for you. We care about YOUR health, YOUR emotional well-being, and YOUR financial well-being! When we take your case, we are in it for the long haul. We believe there are compelling reasons to hire an experienced attorney group, who will look out for your interests, and are willing to go to battle on your behalf!
To us, you’re not just “another client”. We appreciate and value you as a human being, just as we would our own family! That said, your case is important to us! Our experienced team will do everything in our power to get you the best results possible. We use our expertise and talents to shield you from the stress of dealing with FedEx corporate insurance adjusters. You just focus on getting better, we’ll maximize your claim results!
Contact a Dedicated FedEx Accident Attorney
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