Federal Express (FedEx) and United Parcel Service (UPS) are two of the largest package delivery services in the world. The delivery trucks are easily recognizable throughout Miami Dade County. Unfortunately, these commercial vehicles can cause serious car accidents in Miami, Florida.
The Miami truck accident attorneys of Shaked Law Personal Injury Lawyers handle personal injury claims involving FedEx and UPS trucks. Our accident attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience and have recovered tens of millions for accident victims.
If you were involved in a commercial vehicle accident with a delivery vehicle, contact our law firm for a free consultation at (305) 937-0191. Our Miami personal injury attorneys will analyze your case and provide an assessment of your legal options.
How Can Our Miami Truck Accident Lawyers Help You After a FedEx or UPS Truck Accident?
UPS and FedEx truck drivers receive training. However, they can still make mistakes and cause delivery truck accidents. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and other motorists may be injured when a delivery driver causes an accident.
Our Miami truck accident lawyers handle accident claims for clients throughout Florida, including Aventura and Miami. When you are injured, you need a personal injury law firm that puts your best interests first. We are that law firm.
When you hire Shaked Law Personal Injury Lawyers, you can expect us to:
- Perform a thorough accident investigation to determine the factors that led to your truck accident
- Identify the parties responsible for the cause of the crash
- File insurance claims and lawsuits for damages
- Handle all communications with insurance companies, at-fault parties, and defense firms
- Document your damages and calculate a reasonable value for your injury claim
- Aggressively negotiate for the maximum amount to settle your case
- Proceed to court if the parties refuse to negotiate in good faith
We highly recommend seeking legal advice before discussing your case with an insurance company or the delivery company. What you say to these parties could have a significant impact on your injury claim.
Call our office or contact us online to request your free consultation with one of our experienced truck accident lawyers in Miami, FL.
What is the Accident Record for FedEx and UPS?
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), UPS and FedEx were involved in the following crashes for the 24 months before November 3, 2021:
- United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) – 2,856 crashes, including 62 fatal accidents and 1,020 injury crashes
- FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. (FedEx Ground) – 2,670 crashes, including 86 fatal crashes and 904 injury accidents
- Federal Express Corporation (Federal Express) – 410 accidents, including ten fatal crashes and 157 injury accidents
When a FedEx or UPS truck is involved in a vehicle accident, the company could be liable for damages caused by the accident. However, you would need to prove that the truck driver caused the traffic accident. The evidence may also prove that the company is vicariously liable for the truck driver’s actions.
Common Causes of UPS and FedEx Truck Accidents in Miami
The causes of delivery truck accidents in Miami vary, but many crashes involve some type of driver negligence.
Factors that could contribute to the cause of a FedEx or UPS accident include:
- Reading or sending text messages while driving
- Excessive speed
- Drowsy driving
- Impaired driving
- Distracted driving
- Failing to obey traffic laws
- Reckless or aggressive driving
- Improperly loaded cargo
- Inadequate truck maintenance
- Use of alcohol and/or drugs
Other factors could also contribute to the cause of the crash, such as road, traffic, and weather conditions. If the accident involves multiple factors, our attorneys may retain an accident reconstructionist to identify each factor and assign blame to the correct party.
These companies place an enormous amount of pressure on drivers to meet delivery deadlines. Traffic, weather, and other conditions may slow drivers down, causing them to take risks to make up time. Rushing to make deliveries can lead to car crashes.
Injuries Sustained in Accidents Involving UPS or FedEx Trucks
The injuries a person could sustain in a delivery truck accident depend on the circumstances of the crash. A head-on crash or rollover accident can result in a wrongful death. However, someone could also die in a rear-end accident or side-impact crash.
Injuries that a person may sustain in an accident with a FedEx or UPS truck include:
- Back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain damage
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Scarring and lacerations
Seeking immediate medical treatment after a delivery truck accident is essential for proving a personal injury claim. You must have evidence that you were injured to prove that the crash was the cause of your injuries.
Suing FedEx or UPS for a Traffic Accident in Florida
Both companies carry large liability insurance policies to cover accident claims. UPS has a $1 million auto liability insurance policy for its trucks, and FedEx has $5 million liability insurance policy for its vehicles.
Even though the companies have insurance policies, it does not mean they will automatically pay your accident claim. The company may fight your claim by alleging you were partially to blame for the cause of the crash. It may even allege that the accident did not cause your injuries or you are exaggerating your injuries.
These large corporations and their insurance providers have enormous resources to fight accident claims. As a result, an accident victim may not receive the compensation they deserve for damages without a lawyer.
You should be compensated for all damages, including:
- Medical expenses and bills
- Lost wages and benefits
- Reductions in future earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability and impairment
- Loss of enjoyment of life
The company will not tell you if you are accepting a settlement amount that is far below the value of your damages. You need trusted legal advice to ensure that you are not taken advantage of by a large corporation.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Truck Accident Law Firm in Miami
Don’t go it alone after a UPS or FedEx accident. Our Miami personal injury attorneys will review your case free of charge. Call today to schedule your free consultation to discuss your accident with an attorney.