When FedEx And UPS Trucks Hurt Drivers, Passengers And Pedestrians
FedEx and UPS truck drivers are paid to move quickly and make deliveries on time. The unfortunate upshot of this emphasis on speed is that other motorists, pedestrians and bikers can be seriously injured.
If you or a family member was hit by a FedEx or UPS delivery truck, you may be entitled to compensation for your lost income, hospital bills, pain and suffering and other significant damages. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you protect your rights and obtain any compensation to which you are entitled.
Over the past 30 years, attorneys with Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, have handled hundreds of cases involving truck drivers who caused accidents. Our firm can answer your questions.
What To Do If You Or A Loved One Is Injured By A Delivery Truck
There are several important things to do (and not do) if you are injured by a commercial driver:
- Seek medical attention. Make sure your injuries are treated by a professional as soon as possible, even if you are not bleeding or in pain. This is important for your health and for your claim.
- Get as much information as you can. Try to obtain photographs, get driver and vehicle identification, and find witnesses who saw what happened. If possible, do not leave the scene of the accident until this information has been collected.
- Make sure a police report is filed. Make sure law enforcement comes to the scene and obtains all relevant information.
- Do not discuss the accident with the truck driver’s insurance company or corporate attorney. These representatives will be looking to build a case against you as a victim. They want to pay as little as possible (preferably nothing) on your claim.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, in New Haven works on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you won’t pay any legal fees unless we recover compensation for you. We offer a free initial consultation to injured people and their families. Contact us to discuss your accident.