UPS Truck Crashes
Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Feb 19, 2013 in Truck Accidents
Crashes that involve delivery trucks, like UPS trucks, are often complicated as any number of individuals or entities may be responsible for the accident. At Gordon & Partners, our lawyers have experience handling the liability issues that may arise in collisions with large commercial vehicles, service trucks and delivery vehicles, including FedEx trucks and UPS trucks.
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury in a Florida UPS truck crash, you may be eligible to recover compensation for any damages from the accident. You may be entitled to pursue losses from current and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages incurred in the accident.
To begin exploring your legal options, we urge you to contact our UPS truck crash lawyers today by completing the Free Case Evaluation form to the right.
The United Parcel Service (or UPS) is one of the largest package delivery companies in the world. In the United States, Florida drivers are able to easily recognize UPS with its brown delivery trucks and gold shield logo.
The company is headquartered in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Unfortunately, many delivery trucks, UPS tractor-trailer trucks and other UPS vehicles are responsible for a number of serious injuries and fatal accidents across the nation each year.
After being involved in an accident with a UPS truck, it is crucial that you begin exploring your legal options right away. The longer you wait to file a claim, the less likely are your chances to recover fair compensation for your losses. Contact our attorneys today to schedule a free, initial consultation to discuss the merits of your claim. To get started, simply complete the Free Case Evaluation form to the right.
UPS trucks and their drivers are subject to the federal regulations set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). These laws, which establish mandatory requirements for the safe operation of commercial trucks, include:
- Driver training requirements
- Drug and alcohol prevention programs for drivers
- Maintenance and repair requirements for trucks
- Mandatory driver recording for hours-of-service
After being involved in an accident, it is critical that you speak with a lawyer who has experience handling UPS truck crash claims. At Gordon & Partners, our team of attorneys has the skills and resources necessary to determine if a driver was following the FMCSA regulations at the time of the accident. To see how we may be able to help you with your claim, please complete the Free Case Evaluation form on this page to get started right away.
Causes of Florida UPS Truck Accidents
Delivery truck accidents are fairly common in Florida, especially due to the pressure placed on UPS drivers to deliver packages as quickly as possible. By simply putting in extra effort to get the job done as fast as possible can cause the driver to behave negligently and can result in a serious wreck.
Some of the most common causes of UPS truck accidents include:
- Inadequately trained drivers
- Failure to yield when merging back into traffic
- Making sudden stops or quick left turns, usually when the driver is trying to find their destination
- Backing up the delivery truck after having passed the desired address
- Failing to set the truck’s parking brakes when stopping to make a delivery
Due to the large size discrepancy between a UPS truck and the average passenger vehicle, UPS truck crashes usually cause a lot of damage. Not only is an accident capable of causing the total loss of the victim’s car, but injuries sustained in the accident are often far more serious than the average Florida auto accident.
If you were injured in a UPS truck accident, we urge you to contact our attorneys today to see how we may be able to help you with your claim. Simply complete the Free Case Evaluation form on this page to get started.
Contact an Experienced Florida UPS Truck Crash Attorney Today
At Gordon & Partners, we offer free legal consultations to Florida accident victims. During your consultation, one of our lawyers will review the details and merits of your claim and recommend the best course of legal action to pursue compensation and justice for your condition.
To make sure that our clients are able to afford proper representation in their pursuit for justice, our personal injury law firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you choose to hire our firm, there is never any cost to you until we are able to successfully obtain a favorable outcome for your claim. If we fail to do this, you do not owe us any fees.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to Florida UPS truck crash victims and their families or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation case evaluation with a member of our legal team, contact us today by completing the Free Case Evaluation form on this page.