FedEx and UPS Truck Accidents in New York City

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FedEx and UPS Truck Accidents in New York City

FedEx and UPS Truck Accidents Lawyer in New York City

The rise of e-commerce has led to an unprecedented increase in package deliveries around the U.S. From one package to a residence or stacks of boxes to businesses, FedEx and UPS trucks are ever-present on New York City streets.

Were you injured in a FedEx or UPS truck accident in NYC? Our NYC truck accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers have decades of experience working with injured clients to get the financial compensation they need and deserve.

Contact our law offices or call (212) 564-2800 to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced FedEx and UPS truck accident attorneys in NYC. We’ll work hard to ensure that your rights are protected. Our contingency fee arrangement means you can have strong legal representation on your side without having to pay any upfront fees.

How Can the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers Help You After a FedEx or UPS Truck Accident in NYC?

How Can the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers Help You After a FedEx or UPS Truck Accident in NYC?

The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers is well-known for providing clients with quality legal representation. We’ve fought for countless accident victims who needed help. We’ll offer you the same kind of help and stand by your side throughout your truck accident case.

Of course, your financial future is always at the back of your mind when you’re recovering. Chances are you’re unable to work during recovery, but that doesn’t stop the bills from coming. That’s where our personal injury attorneys can help you. We’ll work to recover compensation so that you can concentrate on healing.

When you hire our New York City truck accident lawyers, we’ll take care of everything related to your claim, including:

  • Listening to your side of the story
  • Assigning an award-winning attorney to your case
  • Conducting a full investigation into the accident
  • Locating, gathering, and examining all available evidence
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Handling your claim filing and staying on top of deadlines
  • Consulting with expert witnesses on your behalf
  • Preparing your case for court and representing you if needed

We’ll also be an intermediary between you and the insurance companies. They’re looking to undervalue your claim and escape responsibility for your accident. By negotiating on your behalf, we’ll ensure that your claim is taken seriously and you’ll get all the money you deserve.

Contact our New York City law offices today to discuss your case with our truck accident attorneys. Your consultation is free, and there’s no obligation. Call today.

What Causes Accidents With UPS and FedEx Delivery Trucks?

FedEx and UPS accidents happen for many of the same reasons as other car crashes.

Drivers may practice bad habits, such as:

  • Speeding
  • Driving while fatigued or drowsy
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Following too closely
  • Failing to follow local traffic laws

But there are other reasons unique to these delivery trucks that could contribute to an accident:

  • Drivers must undertake training and follow regulations to operate these trucks. FedEx and UPS may hire inexperienced drivers or fail to provide sufficient training for the drivers to operate their trucks safely. If the companies short-change drivers on training, they may be unable to handle larger delivery vehicles.
  • Cargo that’s loaded incorrectly can also cause a FedEx or UPS crash. Such cargo can shift while the truck is in motion. Moving cargo and packages falling inside the truck can lead to dangerous driving conditions, including rolling over.
  • Drivers may be speeding and driving more recklessly because their company issues delivery schedules that force them to race against time. The tight delivery schedules mean drivers must move faster to finish their routes. Therefore, both the driver and the delivery company could be liable for an accident.
  • A driver failing to yield, turn on emergency blinkers, or set the vehicle’s parking brakes.
  • A driver parking in the middle of the road to make a delivery, causing unsafe conditions.

Drivers for both FedEx and UPS are focused on the clock and making package status updates. During the course of the day, they may ignore traffic safety rules in the process, leading to an accident.

What Types of Injuries Result From FedEx and UPS Truck Accidents?

Both FedEx and UPS have large, top-heavy vehicles that are prone to rollovers and are much heavier than passenger vehicles. In a collision, anyone in a passenger vehicle can suffer serious injuries. In the event of a rollover, people in passenger cars, bicyclists, and pedestrians may all be in danger of catastrophic injuries.

The impact will depend on the size of the truck and how fast it was going at the time of the accident.

A driver involved in an accident with a FedEx or UPS truck may suffer injuries such as:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Concussions
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Emotional distress and anguish, such as anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Head injuries, including brain trauma and damage
  • Internal bleeding as a result of blunt-force trauma
  • Lacerations, burns, and bruises
  • Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries

Even if you don’t think you’re badly hurt, see a doctor (or visit the emergency room) anyway. At the time of the accident, the body releases endorphins and adrenaline. These hormones dull pain and increase energy, causing a “fight or flight” reaction.

Eventually, they wear off, leaving you in pain from injuries you didn’t realize you had at the time of the accident. Because some injuries don’t immediately show symptoms, waiting to get medical care can lead to a life-threatening situation.

Contact the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers Today After a FedEx or UPS Truck Accident in New York City, NY

Call the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a FedEx or UPS truck. You may be able to collect compensation for your medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The companies will work hard to deny your claim, and we’ll work hard to ensure they do the right thing.

Schedule your free consultation today and learn what your accident case might be worth. Our New York City FedEx and UPS truck accident lawyers are standing by.

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