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4 Steps to Take if a UPS Driver Hits Your Motorcycle

4 Steps to Take if a UPS Driver Hits Your Motorcycle

UPS (United Postal Service) is one of the largest package transit businesses around, with a global reach of more than 220 companies. Most people will immediately recognize a UPS truck – the large brown vans navigating your neighborhood. There are more than 119,000 UPS trucks in operation, so it’s no surprise that they’re involved in their fair share of accidents. In fact, the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) found that UPS had violated more than 1,800 safety regulations between 2018 and 2020. Accidents involving UPS trucks are devastating, and that’s when they hit regular vehicles; UPS vs. motorcycle collisions are much more tragic.

Get to Safety

Motorcycles leave riders with very little protection during collisions, which is why the injuries tend to be so much worse than when regular vehicles are struck by UPS trucks. However, the steps to take following an accident are exactly the same.

If your injuries allow you to move, the first thing you need to do is get to a safe place away from the road. Once you’re safe, assess your injuries and call the police. It’s essential that you do not leave before they arrive.

Take Pictures and Collect Information

While you’re waiting for the police to arrive, spend time gathering information for the UPS driver (name, truck ID number, and registration). Additionally, speak to any potential witnesses and collect their details. Our lawyers will speak to them during our investigation.

If you’re able to access your smartphone, take pictures and videos of the scene from different angles. Failing that, ask a member of the public if they can snap a few shots on your behalf.

Liaise with Police and Have a Medical Assessment

When the police arrive, you have to tell them exactly what happened during the accident. However, you should avoid saying anything that sounds like you’ve taken responsibility including “Sorry” or “It was my fault”. Before you leave the scene, note down the incident number and make sure you pass it to our auto accident lawyers.

Immediately after leaving the scene, have a thorough medical assessment to check for injuries. Even if you feel fine or don’t believe your injuries are substantial enough to make a compensation claim, a medical assessment is essential because some injuries can’t be detected at first. As with the police incident number, make sure you collect medical records for your visit.

Contact a Lawyer

Filing for compensation is where matters become more complex, especially as you’re dealing with a large business, like UPS. To get the best rate of compensation, you need our team of lawyers fighting on your behalf. We have more than 40 years of experience, allowing us to navigate business policies, communicate with insurance representatives, and defend against deflection tactics.

Being struck by a UPS truck while riding a motorcycle can have a devastating and long-lasting impact on victims. Let our friendly team of lawyers take care of you, by backing your corner and offering relevant emotional support.

If you or a loved one has been struck by a UPS driver, visit Mama Justice at the following locations:

  • 2005 West Main St. Tupelo, MS 38801
  • 406 Galleria Dr., Suite 7 Oxford, MS 38655
  • 1671 Lelia Dr Suite B, Jackson, MS 39216
  • 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 2700 Memphis, TN 38137

Or call us today for a free consultation, on (888) 484-1476.

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