Arizona FedEx Car Accident Lawyers
Filing an Injury Lawsuit Against FedEx
FedEx is one of the largest delivery companies in the nation. Car collisions involving FedEx delivery vehicles are more common than they might seem because the business puts a lot of emphasis on the fast delivery of packages. Nothing affects profit margins more directly than slow delivery. Gas, idling time, and the number of packages delivered per hour – this data is all calculated and monitored.
If you've suffered injury or damage in a car accident in Arizona involving a FedEx or UPS vehicle, we would like to speak with you about what happened. Breyer Law Offices, P.C. is The Husband and Wife Law Team known for getting fair compensation for our automobile accident clients. We've successfully settled over 98 percent of the cases we've taken on.
FedEx is a large corporation with an army of aggressive and tough insurance investigators and attorneys. You need a skilled law firm to fight in your corner if you hope to get fair compensation for what happened.
What Are Some Common Reasons for FedEx Car Accidents?
- Sudden, abrupt stops when a car is behind the truck in a blind spot.
- Backing up into a blind spot.
- Failure to set brakes properly, or faulty brakes.
- Obstructing view, creating a traffic hazard that leads to an accident.
- Improper lane changes.
- Attempting sudden unannounced turns (particularly left) to save time.
- Failure to see bicyclists or motorcyclists.
- Improper merging into traffic.
While FedEx insurance adjustors and lawyers may be tough, our legal team is both powerful and talented, and we are never intimidated. If you or a loved one was injured in an accident with a FedEx truck, call our Phoenix commercial vehicle accident attorneys immediately to discuss your case. The quality of your legal counsel matters and can make the difference between you getting a fair settlement or being left to struggle with no settlement at all.
FedEx Driver Regulations
FedEx is subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations and standard safety practices that include:
- Mandatory driver records of their hours of service (log books).
- Maintenance and repair records for trucks. These records must meet mandated requirements.
- Driver training.
- Driver history including and infractions.
- Proper cargo loading and balancing.
Beware of Independent Contractors
A number of FedEx carriers are independent, third-party contractors, and in some cases FedEx may be protected from liability in the case of an accident. This is where having a skilled attorney is extremely important. If it can be shown that FedEx was negligent in ensuring the contractor met all federal and state requirements or was aware that the driver had previous issues with duty of care, the company may be liable for damages. This is important because many independent contractors are small companies with only a few employees, without adequate financial resources available.
FedEx has a well publicized set of strict regulations and procedures in place to ensure that their delivery operations are safe. These regulations are closely monitored in an effort to weed out drivers who are unsafe or unqualified to drive a FedEx truck. Unfortunately, accidents still occur and all the safety regulations in the world do not change that fact.
Contact a Dedicated Arizona FedEx Car Accident Attorney
FedEx defense attorneys may try to reduce their responsibility or the amount of damages by pointing to their safety efforts, but a knowledgeable Phoenix car accident lawyer in your corner can make all of the difference in the outcome of your case. Do not delay. Give us a call for a no-obligation consultation today. Call us now at (602) 267-1280.