UPS Truck Accident
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), UPS owns 121,929 vehicles. UPS delivery truck drivers make multiple stops and deliveries each day, often under tight deadlines. An accident with a UPS truck — whether due to the truck driver’s negligence or another reason — can have devastating consequences. Motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists struck by UPS trucks can suffer serious injuries that require extensive medical care.
Vehicle occupants and pedestrians injured by UPS trucks deserve financial compensation. Contact William Mattar Law Offices today if you need the help of an accident attorney who can work to get you maximum compensation. Just call (844) 444-4444 to speak to a team member — we are available 24/7 to take your call.
Causes of UPS Delivery Truck Accidents
UPS truck accidents can happen in a matter of seconds. For instance, if a UPS driver backs out of a driveway without a good line of sight, he or she may fail to see another vehicle or pedestrian and cause an accident. Potential causes of UPS delivery truck accidents include:
- Quick stops and/or turns while operating the delivery truck;
- Inexperienced or inadequately-trained driver;
- Reversing in a blind spot (such as in a driveway);
- Failing to yield the right of way to traffic;
- Failing to brake when stopping at destination; and
- Truck mechanical failure (i.e., brake malfunction).
Delivery truck crashes can result in serious truck accident injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, severely broken bones, neck injuries, lacerations, burns, and spinal cord injuries. If you’ve suffered a serious injury in a truck accident, our team can help you. Contact our offices at (844) 444-4444 today.
Who is at Fault in a UPS truck Accident?
If you’ve been injured in a UPS truck crash, potential liable parties obviously include the UPS driver involved in the accident. For example, a UPS driver who drives recklessly or while distracted likely bears responsibility. To the extent that the UPS driver is acting in the scope of his or her employment, UPS itself will also bear responsibility under the doctrine of respondent superior or potentially a theory of direct negligence, such as negligent hiring or retention.
A truck accident lawyer can assess your case and help determine who may be at fault for your accident. Call us today so we can get started on an accident investigation.
What To Do If You Are in an Accident With a UPS Truck
If you were in an accident with a UPS driver, you might be entitled to compensation for any injuries sustained. Accident injuries can result in substantial medical expenses, lost wages, as well as physical and emotional pain. After a UPS truck accident, hiring a personal injury lawyer is an excellent first step to protecting your legal rights and obtaining maximum compensation.
There are other steps you can take immediately following a truck accident to strengthen your accident claim. For example, recording details of the accident, such as driver contact information, may be useful later on. You can also see a medical professional who can maintain a record of your injuries and symptoms and treat any internal injuries that may not be immediately visible.
Hurt in a Truck Accident? Call William Mattar
If you’ve been injured in a UPS truck accident, contact William Mattar Law Offices. Our truck accident lawyers are experienced in handling all types of truck-related crashes and can help you pursue compensation for your injuries. Schedule a free initial consultation today by completing our online consultation form. Or call our offices anytime at (844) 444-4444 to speak to a team member.