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Delivery trucks like FedEx, UPS, Amazon, and DHL are everywhere these days – on the road, around the corner, and in your neighborhood. While it’s great to have packages delivered to your doorstep, it’s another thing altogether if delivery trucks cause injury accidents because drivers are hurrying to stay on schedule. If you’ve been in a crash, you may be wondering what to do if a FedEx truck hits your car. Read on to learn more about your legal rights.
In the 24 months prior to December 7, 2021, FedEx drivers were involved in a total of 405 accidents, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. This includes 10 fatal collisions and 159 crashes involving injuries. Of the 405 accidents, 236 required one or more vehicles to be towed. FedEx employs more than 42,000 drivers who log over a billion miles a year on the road.
These statistics demonstrate that FedEx truck crashes are serious and can result in severe injury or death. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a crash with a FedEx or other delivery truck, you may be entitled to financial compensation. You don’t have to face mounting medical bills, time off work, and other setbacks all alone. A skilled and experienced truck accident lawyer can fight for your rights.
Car accidents and truck accidents resulting in injury must be taken seriously even if you think you haven’t been badly hurt. Sometimes severe symptoms arise hours or days later. The most important thing to do immediately after a FedEx truck hits your car is to ensure your own safety and seek medical attention. Following are seven steps to take if you’ve been injured in a vehicle accident:
Delivery drivers have strict schedules and delivery quotas every day, which can cause them to hurry and sometimes cut corners. Drivers who are more concerned with speed than safety can cause accidents. Following are some common injuries suffered in delivery crashes:
Nationwide in 2019, there were more than 19,800 fatal light truck crashes. Light trucks include delivery trucks, pickup trucks, and other lighter trucks but excludes semi-tractor trailers. Typical drivers in Alabama have a greater than 1 in 3 chance of being involved in a motor vehicle accident in their lifetime resulting in injury or death, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation. In 2019, there were 11,243 truck accidents on Alabama roadways involving all kinds of trucks. That year, a person was injured in a traffic accident every 11 minutes and 19 seconds in Alabama.
Delivery truck accidents can be caused by many different things. Some of these include:
The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Alabama is two years. ( Ala. Code. Sec. 6-2-38) This means if you want to sue a party that caused you harm in a FedEx delivery truck accident, you must file your lawsuit promptly. The clock begins on the date of your accident in most cases, unless there are exceptions that apply.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a FedEx truck accident, you don’t have to face this tragedy alone. The skilled and experienced attorneys at Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana can assess you situation and determine if you may qualify for financial damages. Delivery truck accidents can be caused by a myriad of things including driver error, poor maintenance, roadway impediments, and negligence. These crashes result in mounting medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and a great deal of uncertainty for you and your family. If this describes your situation, we are prepared to fight for your legal rights. Our accident lawyers will hold FedEx accountable and aggressively go toe-to-toe with insurance companies to get the justice you deserve. To find out more about how we can help, call us at (251) 444-7000. The initial consultation is free.