The FedEx Corporation is a multi-billion dollar global delivery company. FedEx delivery trucks are all over the roads in Southern California. Indeed, you probably pass several FedEx-owned and operated vehicles every day. According to data provided by the company, approximately 90,000 FedEx trucks hit the road on a daily basis. The company has a legal duty to ensure that its delivery vehicles are always being operated in a safe manner.

If you were injured in an accident with a FedEx delivery truck, you may be entitled to financial compensation. At Fisher & Talwar, our dedicated Los Angeles FedEx truck accident lawyers are proud to be strong advocates for injured victims. We have the skills and experience required to hold FedEx, its drivers, and its partner companies legally liable for their negligence. To get immediate help with your personal injury claim, please contact our Los Angeles law office for a free, fully private consultation.

Four Steps to Take After a Los Angeles FedEx Truck Accident

  • Get Medical Attention

If you were hurt in a FedEx truck accident, you need to get yourself to a doctor for a complete medical evaluation. All car accident injuries, no matter how minor they may seem, require professional attention.

  • Report the Crash

Under California law, you have a duty to report any wreck that results in an injury to law enforcement. An officer from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) should be dispatched to the scene of your collision to write a report.

  • Obtain Documentation

To the best of your ability, you should try to gather any documentation related to your FedEx truck accident. This includes taking pictures of the crash scene, getting the driver’s name and vehicle information, getting a copy of the police report, and getting contact information for eyewitnesses.

  • Call a Lawyer

Finally, if you suffered serious injuries in the FedEx delivery truck accident, you need professional legal support. You should consult with an experienced Los Angeles FedEx truck accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Common Causes of FedEx Truck Accidents

Similar to other traffic collisions, FedEx truck accidents happen for a wide variety of different reasons. In some cases, these crashes occur because of errors made by FedEx truck drivers. In other cases, the issue is a problem with the vehicle itself. Some of the most common reasons why FedEx delivery trucks are involved in accidents in Los Angeles include:

  • Violation of California traffic laws;
  • Speeding or following other vehicles too closely;
  • Distracted driving;
  • Intoxicated driving;
  • The driver failing to set the brake when delivering a package;
  • Unsafe actions when near a delivery address;
  • Fatigued truck drivers;
  • Unsafe, overly packed delivery schedules;
  • Inadequate training;
  • Failure to conduct regular truck inspections; and
  • Improper FedEx truck maintenance.  

When Can FedEx Be Held Legally Liable for an Accident?

California is a fault-based auto accident jurisdiction. In effect, this means that you must prove that a defendant was ‘to blame’ for your accident if you want to hold them responsible for your damages. Blame is based on negligence. If FedEx acted in a reckless or careless manner, and you sustained injuries as a result, then you can hold them legally liable for your accident. Negligence can come in many different forms. Whether it is a distracted driver making an unsafe lane change, or the company overloading the delivery truck and making it too dangerous to be on the road, FedEx should be held accountable for its misconduct.

Notably, FedEx is legally responsible for the conduct of its employees. The company must hire qualified drivers, effectively train its drivers, and ensure that they are safe enough to be on the road. If a FedEx truck driver behaves in a negligent manner, the company is liable for any accident that occurs as a result. Of course, FedEx is known to fight some truck accident claims aggressively. To hold the company liable, you need to be ready to present strong evidence that supports your case. For this reason, it is imperative that you get an experienced FedEx truck accident lawyer by your side early on in the claims process.

How Long Do You Have to File a FedEx Truck Accident Claim?

Under the California statute of limitations, FedEx truck accident victims generally have two years from the date of the wreck to bring their legal claim. If the statute of limitations runs out, your claim could be dismissed.

There is absolutely no reason to wait this long to take action. All major accidents require immediate investigation. If you wait to take action, it will be more difficult to build a strong case. It is highly recommended that you consult with a Los Angeles personal injury attorney as soon as possible after a collision.

Compensation Available to Injured Victims

Under California law, injured victims have a right to seek full and fair financial compensation from FedEx or from any other company that negligently caused their accident. In practice, getting a full settlement offer can be deeply challenging. Large companies like FedEx and their insurers work to protect their own financial interests. They are rarely willing to offer injured victims full compensation immediately after a crash. To maximize your financial recovery, your damages must be carefully documented and well-presented. Our Los Angeles FedEx truck wreck lawyers can help. We have helped our clients recover damages for:

  • Property losses;
  • Emergency medical care;
  • Full medical expenses;
  • Lost wages and other lost income;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Mental anguish;
  • Permanent scarring or disfigurement;
  • Permanent impairment or disability; and
  • Wrongful death.

Were You Injured in a FedEx Truck Crash in Los Angeles?

Contact us now. At Fisher & Talwar, our FedEx truck accident lawyers in Los Angeles have the skills and experience required to handle your FedEx delivery truck accident claims. If you or a family member was hurt in a crash with a FedEx truck, our legal team will help you fight for full financial compensation.

To set up your free, no obligation initial consultation, please do not hesitate to reach out to us today at (213) 891-0777. With an office in the Financial District of Los Angeles, we handle FedEx delivery truck accident claim all throughout Southern California.

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