Not too many people can say that they do not get a FedEx delivery at some point during the year. Not only are FedEx trucks busy during holidays anymore. The nature of shopping has changed and this has led to year-round deliveries for everything from appliances and toys to paper towels and soap. Driving in and around San Diego, you are bound to see plenty of FedEx trucks. However, you need to know where to turn if one of these vehicles causes a crash.
At the Simpson Law Group, we are ready to help if you have been injured due to the negligence of a FedEx driver or truck failure. We will work to secure the compensation you deserve when you need a San Diego FedEx delivery truck accident attorney.
FedEx has over 150,00 delivery vehicles and it is vitally important that the company regularly inspect and maintain their fleet. When fully loaded, these vehicles can weigh up to 20,000 pounds, depending on the size of the vehicle. While we typically see the large box truck delivery vehicles, the company also owns and operates thousands of eighteen-wheelers.
One of the main causes of large truck crashes is due to vehicle failure. Consider the following important systems:
If anything goes wrong with any of those systems while the truck is moving at a high rate of speed, a crash will likely be the result. If it is discovered that FedEx did not properly maintain a vehicle involved in a crash, they could be held liable for damages and injuries.
We also know that driver error can contribute to large truck crashes. For long-distance delivery drivers, they must abide by all state and federal laws regarding capacity as well as how many hours they can drive at a time. Under no circumstances should a FedEx driver operate while impaired by drugs or alcohol or while distracted by phones or other devices.
Negligent or careless drivers should be held accountable if their actions cause injuries in a crash.
Large truck accidents often cause severe injuries, including:
Will your insurance cover all of the medical costs associated with these injuries?
If you or a loved one have been involved in a crash with a FedEx delivery truck, you may need to seek legal assistance. Accidents involving commercial vehicles can become complicated, which is the last thing you need when trying to get compensation for your injuries. At the Simpson Law Group, we will work to recover money for your medical bills, pain and suffering, as well as lost income. In many cases, punitive damages may be available. When you need a San Diego FedEx delivery truck accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 619-236-9696 for a free consultation.
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