Injuries or death resulting from negligent ownership or operation of a FedEx Ground, FedEx Package, FedEx Freight or FedEx Express truck or big-rig can be devastating. The transportation lawyers at the Walkup Law firm know the financial losses and personal hardship that results from trucking accidents. We know the financial strains victims of FedEx negligence face from medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain, suffering, disfigurement, disability – and the terrible loss suffered by the family members of those whose lives have been lost.
We are members of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), an organization whose members are dedicated to making our highways safer and facilitating networking between lawyers who handle major truck injury collisions. Devastating physical injuries, and often deaths, due to unsafe trucking company behavior have become an epidemic on our nation’s highways.
A FedEx truck accident lawyer at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger can help you rebuild your life following a catastrophic injury. Our injury attorneys are experts in handling cases where negligent and careless FEDEX truck drivers have caused injuries to pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and vehicle drivers.
FedEx Truck Accident Statistics
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in the latest 24 month reporting period, there were 2,540 total accidents involving a FedEx truck in the U.S. Of those accidents, 79 were fatal and 837 resulted in injury. 150 of those accidents occurred in California.
What Unsafe Driving Practices Cause FedEx Truck Accidents?
The most common practices causing FedEx truck accidents include:
- Improper maintenance
- Drivers not property passing, yielding, or stopping
- Cargo not being attached to the truck properly
- Not adhering to the rules of the road or posted speed signs
- Drivers who are sleep deprived
- Drivers who are under the influence
Common Injuries After a FedEx Truck Accident?
Most occupants of a car that is in an accident with a FEDEX truck will suffer harm. The most common injuries sustained in a FEDEX truck accident include:
- Broken and fractured bones
- Head injuries
- Brain trauma and damage
- Back and neck injuries
- Lacerations, burns, and bruises
- Internal organ damages and bleeding
- Mental health issues (anxiety, PTSD)
What to Do Immediately Following a Collision
If you or a loved one have been in a collision with a FedEx truck, it is important to take the proper safety precautions and steps, including:
- Call the police
- If you have a serious injury, wait for an ambulance to arrive before moving
- Get the driver’s and truck information
- Take pictures
- Talk to any nearby witnesses
- Document everything
- Obtain a copy of the police report
- Seek further medical attention
Who Is Held Liable in a FedEx Truck Accident?
Under California law, employers are responsible for an employee’s negligent actions. Finding the cause and fault in a FEDEX truck accident is the number one factor in determining who to file a claim against (or even if there is a claim at all). This is why it is important to contact an experienced FedEx truck accident lawyer as soon as possible after an accident.
Contact Our FedEx Truck Accident Lawyers for Representation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a FedEx truck accident, you have the right to seek money damages for your injuries . We, at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, have the experience you want on your side to build your case and recover full fair and complete compensation.
We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients injured by truckers’ negligence. Our track record in all types of cases speaks for itself. To put our experience to work for your family, contact a California FedEx truck accident lawyer at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger for a free consultation. Call us at (415) 889-2919 or contact the Walkup firm online.