An often overlooked aspect of Connecticut truck accidents are collisions involving delivery trucks. Delivery truck accidents, particularly those involving FedEx trucks, are unique and complex as many different people and entities may be accountable for the crash. At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, our lawyers are familiar with liability issues that may arise and have the knowledge and expertise necessary to successfully handle a FedEx Truck Accident claim.
FedEx truck drivers are under a lot of pressure to deliver packages as quickly as possible. A driver’s best intentions of trying to get the job done quickly can result in negligent and careless actions, causing a serious accident. If you or a loved one has been involved in a Connecticut FedEx truck collision, you may be eligible to recover compensation for losses incurred in the crash, including current and future medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain and emotional anguish.
To begin exploring your legal options, contact our FedEx truck accident lawyers today by completing the Free Case Evaluation form.
All About FedEx Accidents
FedEx began operations in April 1973. The company currently employs more than 140,000 employees worldwide and spans across more than 220 countries and territories. According to the company’s website, there are approximately 43,000 FedEx trucks around the world and more than 2.7 million miles are driven in the United States each day.
From business packages to certified documents, Connecticut residents depend on FedEx deliveries for a variety of different reasons. When traveling the roads and streets of Connecticut, drivers will often pass a number of FedEx vehicles, especially in larger cities like New Haven, Bridgeport and Hartford. Drivers are trained to avoid any type of unsafe driving situation and are urged to adhere to the safety principles outlined by the company. Despite the company’s best efforts, Connecticut FedEx truck accidents, unfortunately, are not uncommon.
Causes Of FedEx Truck Accidents
Similar to any other type of motor vehicle accident, FedEx truck collisions could be a result of either human error or outside forces. Some of the most common human errors that contribute to FedEx delivery truck accidents include:
- Maintenance crews failing to complete repairs or safety checks
- Fatigued drivers
- Drivers who are operating their vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Inadequate training
- Failure to obey traffic laws
- Drivers backing up the FedEx truck after passing the desired delivery address
- Failure of truck drivers to yield when merging back into traffic
- A driver who fails to set the truck’s parking brakes when stopping to make a delivery
Since FedEx trucks are much larger in size than the average passenger vehicle, this type of accident can be especially damaging. Not only can a crash cause the total loss of your car, but injuries from the accident can be much more serious than the average car accident.
Sometimes, outside forces can cause a FedEx accident. These factors can include:
- Vehicle equipment failure
- Poorly or improperly secured cargo
- Poor road or weather conditions
If you or a loved one has been involved in a FedEx truck accident, we urge you to contact our attorneys to see how we may be able to help you pursue compensation for your losses. Simply complete the Free Case Evaluation form to get the legal process started right away.
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No one ever anticipates being involved in a truck accident. It only takes a second for a FedEx truck accident to occur, but the aftermath of a crash, especially when a victim sustained serious injuries, can last a lifetime. Instead of focusing on recovering from their injuries, many Connecticut accident victims are worried about how they will be able to afford the expenses they are rapidly accumulating as a result of the crash. Let the experienced delivery truck attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers fight to hold the at-fault parties accountable for any damages in order to ensure your financial stability.
We have offices in New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford, Waterbury and New London, and serve clients throughout Connecticut. We believe that our judicial system works best when personal injury victims have access to legal counsel, regardless of their financial stability. In order to make sure that our clients are able to afford proper representation, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you choose to hire our lawyers in your pursuit of justice, there is never any cost to you until we 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 Connecticut FedEx truck accident victims and their families, or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation consultation with a member of our legal team, please complete the Free Case Evaluation form on this page or call 800-PERKINS.