UPS Truck Accident Lawyer
You see them everywhere. Delivering packages at homes. Delivering packages at businesses. Driving on highways, interstates, and back roads near you. Brown UPS trucks are noticeable.
As more and more people have turned to internet shopping, home and business deliveries have increased. UPS is known as a leader in the fast and efficient delivery of goods and products, and their revenues have increased as a result.
Home and business delivery services have made life more convenient, but they have also created additional hazards and dangers on the road. As home and business deliveries increase so do the amount of delivery trucks on the roads. And the UPS drivers and other truck drivers who operate these vehicles are under pressure to meet difficult timelines to get their packages delivered. The result can be truck accidents causing injuries to motorists, passengers, and UPS employees.
Colliding with or being hit by a UPS truck can cause serious injuries due to the size and weight of the vehicles used and the cargo they carry. But determining who is at fault for the UPS truck accident can be complex, especially if parties other than the UPS delivery driver were negligent.
Richmond truck accident attorney Corey Pollard represents individuals and family members in personal injury and wrongful death cases involving UPS trucks. If a UPS truck driver’s negligence caused your injuries, contact us today for a free consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no fee unless we recover compensation on your behalf.
UPS is a Large Trucking Company with Resources
UPS (United Parcel Service) is a package delivery company that also provides supply chain management to other businesses. Founded in 1907, UPS is headquartered in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Each year it earns billions of dollars in revenue and employs thousands of employees.
UPS Freight, which is the less-than-truckload (LTL) division of UPS, is based in Richmond, VA.
UPS Delivery Truck Accidents Involving Tractor-Trailers, Vans, and Cars
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), drivers for UPS Freight headquartered at 1000 Semmes Avenue, Richmond, VA 23218 logged more than 519 million miles in 2016.
Because of the amount of miles traveled by these UPS drivers, it is not surprising that there were more than 500 UPS crashes in the 24 months prior to December 7, 2017. These UPS truck accidents resulted in 167 injures and 12 fatalities.
These statistics do not include injuries and fatalities in truck accidents involving other UPS entities.
UPS is required to follow the FMCSA’s rules and regulations, which are meant to encourage and maintain trucking safety on our roadways. Under the FMCSA’s regulations, UPS must comply with regulations addressing:
- Driver records detailing hours of service (i.e., how many hours of driving at one time and how many breaks)
- Programs designed to prevent alcohol and drug use
- Driver training requirements
- Inspection, maintenance, and repair requirements
Even if UPS follows these rules and regulations, it may still be held liable for damages if their negligence or the negligence of one of their driver’s caused your accident and injuries.
Common Causes of Accidents Involving UPS Trucks and Vehicles
Many trucking accidents are caused by the UPS driver’s negligence. He or she could have been focused on meeting deadlines and making the next stop or completing all the deliveries by the end of the shift instead of focusing on the road.
Other potential causes of UPS crashes include:
- Driver stress
- Driver fatigue
- Poor road conditions
- Poorly maintained vehicles
- Bad weather, such as rain or snow
- Defective tires
- Failing to look while backing up
- Inexperienced driver
- Sudden braking
- Improper use of the vehicle’s parking brake
- Parking in a dangerous spot
- An overloaded truck
No matter the cause, it’s important that you speak with an attorney who handles UPS accident cases to determine your legal options. You may have a claim not only against UPS but also any other third-party whose negligence is responsible for your injuries. Virginia trucking accident attorney Corey Pollard can help you recover.
Speak with an Experienced UPS Accident Attorney Today!
UPS accidents are caused by many things. The company’s hurry up atmosphere can lead to a UPS delivery truck accident. A driver who is in a hurry to meet deadlines may try to run a red light, park in a dangerous spot, turn too quickly without looking, or drive too fast – all of which can cause serious injuries.
Do not be intimidated by UPS because it is a large corporation with lots of assets and resources. Their drivers and employees are required to follow the same traffic laws as everyone else. If UPS is responsible for your injuries, then it must pay you the damages you’re owed.
Truck accident lawyer and car crash attorney Corey Pollard can help if you if you’ve been hurt by the negligence of UPS or its drivers. We are here to hold UPS accountable for your damages and know how to build and prosecute a trucking accident case.
Call, text, or email us today for a free consultation. We’ll guide you through every step necessary to determine the value of your claim and to make sure you receive fair compensation from UPS for your accident and injuries. If you were hurt in a UPS accident while on the job, or are unable to return to work because of injuries suffered in the UPS crash, we can also help you obtain Virginia Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability benefits.