Due to the increase of online shopping, national delivery companies like UPS have been forced to increase the size of their delivery fleet. UPS now has nearly 100,000 delivery trucks that operate 7 days a week. As a result, the risk of UPS truck accidents has increased as well.

If you are involved in an accident with a UPS truck, you may have suffered catastrophic injuries due to the weight of the truck and the cargo it carried. Proving that the UPS driver was at fault can be difficult as liability may extend beyond the driver of the truck.

If you are unable to work, and worried about how you will provide for your family or concerned about how you will pay for medical bills and treatments, the skilled attorneys at Lundy Law may be able to help.

Global Companies

The fact is that UPS is a global company, considered one of the largest in the world with vehicles traveling millions of miles each year. Statistically, it stands to reason that vehicles traveling that many miles would be involved in several accidents. Unfortunately for other vehicles and drivers on the road, the sheer size and weight of the average UPS truck can lead to catastrophic injuries as the trucks weigh between 16,000 and 24,000 pounds. A UPS 18-wheeler can weigh more than 80,000 pounds. As a global transportation company, UPS must follow Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rules and regulations as set forth by the United States Department of Transportation. This means that they must follow strict guidelines related to driver training, repair and maintenance, driver records, and the prevention of drug and alcohol use. Adherence to these guidelines can directly impact the determination of your case.

Causes of UPS Accidents

There can be many causes for a UPS vehicle to be involved in  an accident. Some of these may include:

  • Bad weather
  • Defective tires
  • Driver inexperience
  • Driver negligence
  • Driver stress and fatigue
  • Excessive speed
  • Failure to yield right-of-way
  • Improper use of parking brake
  • Lack of driver training
  • Poor vehicle maintenance
  • Sudden braking
  • Tailgating

Hire a UPS Truck Accident Attorney

After being involved in an accident with a UPS truck, it is important to hire an attorney who will fight for your rights. Since UPS is a global company, they have many legal recourses at their disposal and they may make it difficult for you to collect the compensation you deserve under the law. An attorney will look out for your best interests, working with UPS, their lawyers and the insurance companies so that you can focus on healing from your injuries.

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident involving a UPS truck, contact Lundy Law today to learn what rights you may have. You can schedule a no obligation appointment by calling 1-800-Lundy Law or completing the easy form online today.

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