Savannah UPS Truck Crash Attorneys
Accidents involving delivery trucks, like UPS trucks, can be complicated. At The Eichholz Law Firm, our attorneys are familiar with the liability issues that are involved in accidents with large commercial trucks, service trucks and delivery vehicles, including UPS and FedEx trucks.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury in an accident involving a UPS truck, you may be eligible to file a claim to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages you may have incurred in the wreck.
The United Parcel Service (UPS) is the largest package delivery company in the world. In this country, UPS is easily recognizable with its brown delivery trucks and gold shield logo.
UPS is headquartered in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Unfortunately, many delivery trucks, UPS tractor-trailer trucks and other UPS vehicles are responsible for a number of fatal accidents every year in the United States.
Causes of UPS Truck Accidents
Delivery truck accidents are relatively common, unfortunately, due to the extreme pressure UPS employees are placed under to deliver packages as quickly as possible. Something as simple as putting in effort to get the job done quickly can result in negligent and careless actions that can cause serious accidents.
Some of the most common causes of UPS truck accidents include:
- Poorly trained drivers.
- Failure to yield when merging back into traffic.
- Drivers making sudden stops or quick left turns.
- Drivers backing up the delivery truck after passing the desired address.
- Failure of the driver to set the truck’s parking brakes when stopping to make a delivery.
Because UPS trucks are much larger in size than the average passenger vehicle, collisions involving a UPS truck can be particularly damaging. Not only can an accident result in a total loss of your car, but injuries from the crash can be far more serious than a regular Savannah car accident.
UPS trucks and their drivers are subject to the federal regulations set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). These laws, which establish mandatory requirements for the safe operation of commercial trucks, include:
- Driver training requirements
- Drug and alcohol prevention programs for drivers
- Maintenance and repair requirements for trucks
- Mandatory driver recording for hours-of-service
Contact an Experienced UPS Truck Crash Attorney
With an office located in Savannah, we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of Georgia residents who have been injured in a UPS truck crash.
It is important to consult with an attorney after being involved in an accident. There are many different people and entities that could be at-fault in a UPS truck accident. In order to recover compensation, you must be able to prove that you were not the cause of the crash. Our UPS truck accident attorneys understand the complexities involved in these types of cases and have the resources to hold the at-fault parties accountable for any damages that result from the accident.
At The Eichholz Law Firm, we believe that every Georgia personal injury victim deserves access to legal counsel, regardless of their financial status. In order to ensure this, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you choose to hire our firm, there is never any cost to you until we obtain a favorable outcome for your claim, whether this is through a jury verdict or settlement with the other parties involved.
If you are unsure if you have reason to file a UPS truck accident injury claim, do not hesitate to contact our attorneys to schedule a free, initial case evaluation. During a case evaluation, a member of our team of legal professionals will assess the merits of your claim and offer guidance on how to best pursue financial and legal recourse for your injuries.