It would be difficult to find someone who is unfamiliar with FedEx, the company that delivers hundreds of thousands of packages worldwide each day. FedEx trucks are on the road every day, delivering packages, documents and other items to residents and businesses.
Despite extensive training, however, FedEx drivers are human and they can make mistakes. If a FedEx drivers mistake led to an accident that caused you injury, you may be concerned about your family’s financial future as you cannot work or you may be unsure how you will pay your medical bills.
FedEx is well aware of the need for strict safety rules and regulations. The company has many rules and regulations in place that are designed to reduce the number of collisions involving their trucks as possible.
There are strict driver eligibility requirements, insurance regulations and proper loading of trucks that are designed to keep both the truck driver and other drivers safe. Yet, despite these regulations, accidents that are determined to be the fault of the FedEx driver still occur.
In some cases, the FedEx driver who caused an accident has violated one of the company’s rules and regulations. If the driver was intoxicated or ignored federal rules for the number of hours they could spend behind the wheel, the driver can be held liable for any injuries you may have sustained in the accident.
However, if there are issues that exist that are the fault of the company, such as a truck that was not properly maintained or a driver who had not been trained properly, FedEx can be held liable for your injuries.
Just like with any truck accident, there can be many causes for an accident involving a FedEx truck. The vehicle may have had safety issues that had not been detected during inspection or the load may have shifted as it was not stored properly. Speeding is a common cause of accidents in all types of vehicles and FedEx trucks are no exception. There have been instances where trailers have been overloaded or oversized cargo placed in a vehicle not rated to carry such large loads.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident with a FedEx truck, contact Lundy Law today to learn what rights you may have. You may be able to seek compensation from the driver, FedEx or both in order to pay your medical bills, recover lost wages or even as payment for your pain and suffering. Schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-Lundy Law or complete the simple form online.