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5 Steps to Take If You’re Involved in an Accident with a FedEx Truck

5 Steps to Take If You’re Involved in an Accident with a FedEx Truck

There are over 86,000 FedEx trucks on American roads. Daily deliveries in all areas of the country mean a significant portion of vehicle collisions involve FedEx drivers, but what can you do if you are hit by one of their fleets? Filing a lawsuit is the obvious choice, but it is not going to be a straightforward procedure. Thankfully, Mama Justice MW Law Firm is here to guide you through the process. This article discusses what you need to know.

Immediately After the Accident

There are lots of things you should do immediately after a road collision takes place. It is important, first and foremost, to move yourself to a safe location away from the main road where you are vulnerable to being hit by another driver. Don’t try to move your vehicle and be mindful of any injuries that you may have sustained that would make moving a dangerous action.

Call an Ambulance

The next step is always to call an ambulance. This is so that you can receive the most appropriate medical care on the scene. The ambulance paramedics will determine whether it is suitable for you to attend further checks at the hospital, but it is often recommended regardless of the situation.

Call Law Enforcement

While you are requesting an ambulance, remember to also ask for an officer of the law to attend the scene as well. These are the professionals who take details, make notes of witnesses, and create an accident report.

Take In as Much Information as You Can

Though you are likely to be in shock immediately after a collision, it is still important to try and remember as much information as possible from the accident site. So, take a look at things like the driver’s registration plate, and if you feel able to, capture some pictures or videos of the scene as well.

What Next?

After you have your medical needs attended to, it is time to think about what comes next. This is a big question that our specialist attorneys can help you find an answer to. The most common route is to file a lawsuit against the FedEx truck driver, if you think they caused the crash. However, in order to do this, it is necessary to determine liability first.

Determining Liability

This is a tricky situation, but there are certain paths that prove successful at figuring out who is responsible for the collision.

FedEx Driver

It may be possible to sue the driver of the vehicle if there is enough evidence to support the crash being their fault. This will mean observing all of the data from the accident and observing whether there were any clear-cut narratives to establish culpability. For example, the police report should indicate if the vehicle operator was under the influence of alcohol. If this is the case, then the evidence from the accident report will be enough grounds to commence a claim for compensation.

FedEx Company

Sometimes, our attorneys will determine the cause of the crash to be directly related to the company instead. This might be improper maintenance of the fleet, or lack of control when it comes to poor driving practices. There is a lot of data that is often used to figure out whether the main corporation can be held accountable for a collision like the black box statistics and employee information. Each employee is bound by certain rules and restrictions including how long they can drive before they need to take a break and so on. It should be simple enough to prove whether FedEx neglected this duty of care in terms of managing their fleet operators.

Collating the Facts

Once liability has been properly established, it is time to collate all of the evidence, facts, and witness statements to move the case forward. This will show whether there are grounds for compensation, and our team will work hard to find out how much this figure should be. We will observe your medical situation and listen to any accounts of pain and suffering that are relevant to this incident as well.

A FedEx truck incident is likely to cause catastrophic injuries with life changing consequences. Mama Justice MW Law Firm understands this is a delicate situation and a vulnerable time where you want answers.

Make an appointment at one of the offices listed below.

  • 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 pick up the phone instead and call us today for a free consultation, on (888) 484-1476.

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2005 West Main St. Tupelo, MS 38801


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