The Danger Posed by UPS and FedEx Truck Drivers
Last updated Wednesday, August 16th, 2023
Both UPS and FedEx truck drivers can be dangerous to themselves and to others in their path. FedEx auto accident claims are typically based on negligence.
They are on the road for long periods of time and make hundreds of stops a day, delivering thousands of packages in a week’s time. They can become sleepy sitting in the same position for long shifts, or bored and distracted by smartphones, texting, the radio, eating and drinking, and even personal grooming.
They may be tempted to rush from one destination to another to keep on schedule, often breaking the law by speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, failing to yield, tailgating, and running stop signs and lights. All this can be compounded when they run into bad weather and refuse to slow down, opening themselves up to the dangers brought on by reduced visibility and slick roads.
But these perils to the drivers’ livelihood are even more dangerous for you if you are in an accident with them. A UPS or FedEx truck weighs between 16,000 and 24,000 pounds and one of their 18-wheelers weighs over 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. You, in your much smaller car or SUV (about 2,000 to 6,000 pounds), are no match for these massive trucks. Even a minor crash can lead to severe injuries such as back and spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, whiplash, broken bones, internal injuries, and burns.
If you have been injured in an accident with a FedEx or UPS truck, your FedEx auto accident claims could be significant, but it takes knowledge, experience, and skill to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
Wyly Cook Injury & Insurance Lawyers has the resources to fight these large companies on your behalf. We will investigate the accident, collect evidence to support your claim, identify the at-fault party or parties, document your losses, hire experts, and take your case to court if the company is not willing to make you a fair settlement offer. Call us today at 713-236-8330 or email us at email@example.com for a FREE consultation. Let us help you!