FedEx and UPS Truck Accidents
Were you recently injured in a car accident caused by a FedEx or UPS truck in Oklahoma City, OK? FedEx and UPS truck accidents are more common than you think. When you’re injured due to the negligence of a delivery truck driver, you deserve to be compensated.
McGuire Law Firm has been helping injured victims just like you for more than 30 years. Since we opened our doors in 1989, we’ve recovered substantial settlements and verdicts that cover our clients’ losses for injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering–many awards of over $1 million.
We’ve been on the other side–our founding attorney spent more than a decade as an insurance defense attorney–so we know what their next move will be. And we know how to hold them accountable and force them to pay up.
How McGuire Law Firm Can Help After a Truck Accident in Oklahoma City
Personal injury claims are a common occurrence for trucking companies like FedEx and UPS. They’ll fight them tooth and nail. That’s why you need McGuire Law Firm on your side. We help put you on equal footing with big companies with substantial legal resources. We routinely go toe-to-toe (and win) against even the toughest defendants.
When you hire our Oklahoma City personal injury lawyers, we’ll:
- Investigate your accident and determine the precise cause
- Interview witnesses and collect other evidence to support your case
- Hire industry experts and medical professionals to help support your claim for damages
- Handle all insurance claims and communications with insurance companies
- Protect you from unfair blame
- Calculate your damages to reflect the maximum possible based on the evidence
- Send an award-winning trial lawyer to present your case to a jury, if the insurance company refuses to offer you a fair settlement
We know how this works, and we’ve successfully recovered millions of dollars from insurance companies. We set you up for success from the moment we take your case. And we’re always prepared to take a case to trial. Contact our Oklahoma City, Oklahoma law office today to learn more about how we can help. We offer free consultations, so there’s no risk to you.
How Common Are FedEx and UPS Truck Accidents?
Roughly 235,000 UPS and FedEx Ground vehicles are on the roads across the U.S. has nearly 135,000 vehicles on the roads. Over the past 24 months, FedEx trucks were involved in 2,780 crashes, 81 of which were fatal. Another 918 involved injuries and 64% were severe enough to be classified as “tow away” crashes, which means at least one vehicle was required to be towed from the scene.
UPS’s record wasn’t any better. In the past 2 years, UPS trucks were involved in 2,949 crashes, which resulted in 74 fatalities, 1,070 injuries, and 1,805 towaways (61%).
That means in the past 24 months, FedEx and UPS trucks have been in approximately 15 wrecks every day. And those aren’t fender-benders–well over half were tow-away crashes.
What Causes FedEx and UPS Truck Accidents?
Delivery drivers are under a lot of pressure to meet or beat deadlines. Some things are out of their control–like the weather, traffic, or supply chain issues. So if they get held up, they may try to make up time on the road. While they’re not always at fault, accidents are usually the result of someone’s carelessness or negligence.
Many delivery truck accidents are caused by:
- Distracted driving
- Negligent maintenance
- Lack of training
- Fatigued drivers
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Failure to properly load or secure cargo
Accidents involving FedEx and UPS trucks can be extremely complex. Drivers may be independent contractors or they may be FedEx or UPS employees. And it makes a difference to your case. You have to get it right when filing a claim or lawsuit for damages.
Who is Liable for a FedEx or UPS Truck Crash?
Depending on the circumstances, there may be multiple parties that share financial responsibility for your injuries.
Potentially liable parties could include:
- Truck driver
- FedEx or UPS
- Maintenance contractor
- City or county government agency
- Another driver
- Pedestrian or bicyclist
- Equipment manufacturer
It’s important to pinpoint all possible contributing causes of your accident. That’s the only way to make sure all responsible parties are held accountable.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Oklahoma City FedEx and UPS Truck Accident Lawyers
Were you injured in an accident caused by a negligent delivery truck driver? Our Oklahoma City FedEx and UPS truck accident lawyers are ready to get started on your case today.
Our small family firm gives you the personal attention you deserve–and our lawyers’ experience gives you the edge you need to win. We’re confident in our ability to get a favorable result in every case we take on–that’s why we work on a contingent fee basis. If we don’t recover a financial award for you, you don’t owe us a dime. Call today for a free consultation.