Collisions With UPS and FedEx Delivery Vehicles
Thanks to an explosion in the popularity of ecommerce in recent years, there are more delivery trucks on the road than ever before.
Due to their size and weight, collisions with these vehicles can result in serious injuries.
Delivery Truck Collision Injury Causes
Many people think of truck accidents as collisions involving 18-wheelers, but smaller trucks can also endanger accident victims. Parcel delivery vehicles often carry heavy packages, and the weight of this cargo translates into additional force against other vehicles in the event of a collision.
Delivery drivers face constant pressure to meet deadlines, often driving long distances for extended periods of time. These employees are frequently encouraged to be more concerned about staying on schedule than driving safely.
As a result, delivery truck drivers may cause an accident because they:
- Are driving too fast for road or weather conditions.
- Fail to see another vehicle due to the truck’s blind spot.
- Are too inexperienced or unqualified to drive these trucks safely.
- Pass other vehicles or change lanes when it's unsafe to do so.
- Are distracted by their navigation systems, texting, or eating while driving.
- Fail to yield the right-of-way at an intersection.
- Are unable to concentrate on driving safely due to exhaustion.
Delivery Truck Injuries
Delivery drivers may cause a collision while merging; running a red light at an intersection; or by rear-ending another vehicle. Distracted truck drivers can collide with parked cars; run other vehicles off the road; or cause a head-on collision.
Typical injuries resulting from these collisions include:
- Amputation injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
After the Accident
If you’re injured in a collision with a delivery vehicle, you should visit a doctor as soon as possible. Then, speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. Your lawyer can protect your rights and fight for compensation for your medical bills, loss of income, and other expenses.
To discuss your claim, contact the law offices of Steve M. Lee, P.C., by using the form on this page.