Were you in an accident with a UPS truck? Here’s some helpful information.
Car accidents involving commercial vehicles are NOT handled like other passenger-vehicle accidents. These types of accidents can be rather complicated in nature because of the liability issues that are involved. For instance, were you aware that accidents with commercial trucks are subject to federal laws in addition to state law?
Who is UPS?
UPS is one of the largest package delivery companies in the entire world, and its signature brown trucks and gold shields make it easily recognizable in the United States. The UPS headquarters is located in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
Common causes of UPS truck accidents.
Truck drivers in general have time schedules that are sometimes unrealistic, and this includes UPS employees. The drivers are forced to rush through deliveries, which can lead to serious and often fatal accidents that result from the failure of those drivers to exercise reasonable safety precautions.
UPS drivers are required to follow the federal regulations as set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The regulations are put in place as the “law of the land” when it comes to safely operating any commercial truck or 18-wheeler.
You need to make sure that your attorney is well-versed in commercial vehicle accident law in order to give yourself the best chance at a successful outcome.
The need for an attorney.
No one who is involved in a motor vehicle accident with a UPS truck should ever attempt to file a personal injury claim without an attorney. It’s important to remember that lawsuits against large companies such as UPS will take much longer and as such require more cash outlay during the litigation process than other types of lawsuits. Lawsuits are not new to UPS, and they have the financial means necessary to maintain a staff of in-house attorneys for the purpose of eliminating even legitimate lawsuits.
The average individual lacks the financial resources necessary to go up against large corporate giants like UPS. Even if the case appears to be clearly “black and white,” the average person is unable to defend himself or herself without legal representation. Even in those cases where UPS admits fault, this does not mean they will be able to collect damages as a result of an accident. You only get one shot at a lawsuit. Do not step into the arena without legal representation!
If you have been injured in an accident with a UPS truck in Dallas, Fort Worth, or anywhere in North Texas, it is essential to retain the services of a lawyer experienced in litigating accidents with commercial vehicles. Rasansky Law Firm has over 20 years of experience in the Dallas area. To speak to one of our experienced attorneys (for free), call our office at 1-877-405-4313. Our phones are answered 24/7 and we can explain your options for no cost at all. Call today.