FedEx trucks are constantly delivering packages all over New York to fulfill orders for business and residential customers. The drivers of these trucks are trained for safety and efficiency, but accidents still happen and leave innocent drivers and pedestrians injured and in pain.
If you have been involved in a FedEx truck accident, you need the top Brooklyn auto accident lawyer on your side. Here is some information about FedEx truck accidents and how the Law Office of Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum can help if this type of accident happens to you.
What Causes FedEx Truck Accidents?
Although most FedEx drivers are very safe and considerate, they sometimes feel pressure to deliver packages as quickly as possible, which results in rushing and carelessness. FedEx trucks are involved in hundreds of accidents each year, many of which cause injuries and even death.
FedEx truck accidents are sometimes caused by a driver failing to follow proper procedures or being overtired or distracted behind the wheel. Drivers who are under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or prescription medications can pose hazards for other people on the road.
Other causes of these accidents include FedEx vehicles that are not properly maintained and cargo that is not properly secured inside the truck. Hazardous weather conditions, especially ice and snow in New York, can make FedEx truck accidents more likely. Since these trucks are large, heavy, and filled with such a wide variety of items, the injuries that result from a truck accident can be devastating and include everything from burns to loss of limbs, broken bones, and traumatic brain injuries.
Pursuing a Case Against FedEx
After being injured in an accident with a FedEx truck, there are a few different claims that your legal team can pursue on your behalf. These may include negligent training, supervision, or hiring practices. New York is a no-fault auto insurance state, but if your injuries are serious, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the party at fault. However, you will need to be able to successfully prove negligence in a FedEx truck accident cause to show that the driver or company had an obligation to keep other people safe, was negligent in fulfilling that obligation, and that this situation caused your injuries.
Why You Need a FedEx Truck Accident Attorney
The Law Office of Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum can help you pursue a case against a FedEx truck driver, the FedEx company, a negligent maintenance company, or the manufacturer of a defective auto part. Proving liability in these types of cases can be challenging and complicated, but this is what we specialize in and help accident victims with every day.
Don’t be intimidated by the idea of going up against a big company like FedEx if one of these trucks has caused you to experience injuries, pain, and suffering. It may be possible to negotiate a fair settlement with FedEx to get you the compensation you deserve, but we are also prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.
To learn more about how FedEx truck accident cases work and to discuss the details of your circumstances, please contact us online or by phone at 718-237-5586. We look forward to helping you through this difficult time and bringing the at-fault parties to justice.