Given the amount of money and time that goes into putting a Federal Express truck on the road, you would think there would be fewer accidents. Unfortunately, at least in California, that is not case – and the examples are numerous. This past December a FedEx truck crossed the median on Interstate 5 in South Sacramento and killed a driver in opposite lane. Recently, a FedEx 18-wheeler was involved in a collision along Highway 99 near Elk Grove that shut down traffic for hours.
So, if accidents such as these are a common occurrence in Northern California, what steps should you take if you are involved in one? Consider the following tips, should you have an unexpected and dangerous run-in with a FedEx driver:
- Get Representation – if there is one thing you can expect following an accident with any large truck or shipping company, it is stiff resistance. The last thing the at-fault company or their insurance company wants to do is pay for your damages. You’re going to need all the help you can to make a successful claim. Retaining a qualified personal injury attorney is your only option.
- Collect Evidence – While your attorney will be able to help you, any evidence you can gather before hand can make a tremendous difference. Police reports, medical records, photos of the scene, witness statements, and any physical elements from the scene can be quite useful.
- Don’t Delay – Unfortunately, a company such as FedEx wastes no time in building its legal defense, following an accident. They will mobilize their team within hours of the accident and before you know it, insurance adjusters will be knocking at your door or hospital room. Make sure you get the legal help you need as soon as possible and beat them to the punch.
Whether truck accidents involve Federal Express trucks or not, they can be deadly. If you have recently been involved in a collision with a FedEx truck or lost a loved one as a result, we recommend speaking with a dedicated personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
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