Despite FedEx's safety record, accidents involving their trucks still occur almost daily. Those accidents result in fatalities far too often.
And while FedEx may do its best to prevent accidents, many times this multi-million dollar company does not step up to the plate and compensate injured victims. A company the size of FedEx has its own attorneys that work to deny or minimize accident claims.
To have a fair chance after a FedEx truck accident, victims need someone on their side. The attorneys at Davis Law Group have represented thousands of people injured in large truck crashes in Washington state over the past 25 years, fighting to even the playing field.
Common Causes of FedEx Truck Crashes
Over the years, federal and state authorities have put in place measures to reduce the number of collisions and truck accident fatalities. These regulations have not resulted in a large reduction in the accidents.
Here some of the most common causes of FedEx truck accidents.
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Unsecured load
- Blind spots
- Traveling Too Fast For Conditions
- Maintenance issues
- Improper turns
Types of FedEx Truck Collisions
Understanding the different types of collisions involving FedEx trucks is important for accident victims. FedEx truck accidents of all types lead to some of the most severe wrecks seen on American roadways. Due to the sheer size alone, FedEx trucks can cause considerable property damage and cause catastrophic injury on a number of innocent victims.
These are some of the most common types of FedEx truck collisions:
- Left-turn accidents. Trucks must make sure they have enough room to safely make a left turn, otherwise vehicles may crash into the trailer.
- Backing accidents. Truck drivers that don’t take the proper precautions while backing may cause injuries.
Damages Recoverable After a FedEx Truck Accident
Your personal injury attorney should be aware of all the potential damages recoverable in a FedEx accident case. While some may be obvious — medical bills, rehab, etc. — others aren’t. Only an experienced attorney can maximize your claim and put the most money back in your pocket.
The recoverable damages in a truck accident case may include:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages/Earning Capacity
- Loss of Essential Services
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Affection/Consortium/Quality of Life
- Property Damage
- Out-of-Pocket Expenses
The Need for Experts in a Truck Accident Case
At Davis Law Group, attorney Chris Davis works with the top trucking experts in FedEx truck accident cases. Many accident lawyers make the mistake of retaining experts later in the case, only to realize too late that experts should’ve been brought in right after the crash.
Experts may be used on your case for a variety of reasons, including to determine fault and make a valuation of your damages. FedEx and its insurance company is sure to contest parts of your case, and it’s important that you have experts on your side fighting for you.
Contact a FedEx Trucking Crash Attorney
After you’ve been involved in a crash with a FedEx-owned vehicle, the odds are immediately stacked against you. But hiring an attorney with experience going up against FedEx and the big corporate insurance companies can make all the difference.
Contact Davis Law Group today to begin your road to financial recovery. Call (206) 727-4000, use the chat feature below or fill out the form on this page to get started.