Bakersfield Attorney to File Lawsuit Against FedEx for Truck Accident

Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) is a company that has fulfilled the Bakersfield community’s shipping and delivering needs for many years. FedEx transports packages by air, sea, and ground. There are more than 90,000 motorized FedEx vehicles. When you drive practically anywhere, you are likely to see a few FedEx vehicles. Even when you are at home, you will likely see a FedEx vehicle making deliveries in your neighborhood. Like all other vehicles, FedEx vehicles can be involved in car accidents. If you were involved in a collision with a FedEx vehicle, you might be unsure about your legal actions? Who do you sue—the FedEx driver or the company? Who should you contact to begin your legal process?

The information in the following sections should answer the questions you might be asking yourself. The following is a general overview of the legal aspect of FedEx collisions; do not use the information provided as a substitute for a consultation with a FedEx accident lawyer in Bakersfield. Contact Normandie Law Firm as soon as possible to begin the legal process against FedEx.

Who is Liable?
After a car accident, the first question that is asked is “what happened?” What driver was at fault? Who ran the red light? Who caused the accident? After the cause of the accident is established, victims know who to sue. All drivers must exercise a reasonable level of care to prevent injuries to others—this includes following all the rules of the road, avoiding distractions, and keeping the vehicle well-maintained. If a driver fails to do any of the following, he or she could cause an accident and face accusations of negligence. When is a driver negligent? Negligence consists of four elements: duty, breach, cause, and harm. As just mentioned, drivers must take a reasonable level of care to prevent harm to others—this is their duty. As soon as drivers begin driving recklessly, they breach their duty. If this breach results in an accident that causes injuries to others, the drivers will likely be found negligent. In the case of FedEx, the situation could be different. Although an accident can be the FedEx driver’s fault, another party can be blamed. Who provides the vehicle in which the driver makes deliveries? Who hired and trained the driver?

You can sue Fedex for your injuries. Why? FedEx is responsible for their drivers. Drivers are directly hired through FedEx; the company provides all the training before allowing them to drive. Therefore, a driver’s negligence can be transferred to the company. Did the company fail to properly train the driver?  Did the company know of past incidents but continued to let the employee drive?

For more information on negligence and liability, contact a lawyer to sue FedEx for the accident with a FedEx truck. Do not hesitate; you must file a lawsuit against FedEx for your injuries.

Common Injuries
If you were involved in an accident with a FedEx vehicle, you might have sustained injuries ranging from minor to severe. The injuries you sustain are similar to the injuries you might sustain from a car accident with a regular car. However, the size of the FedEx vehicles—which vary from large trailers to medium-sized vans—can increase the severity of your injuries. Below is a list of the different injuries you might sustain after an accident with a FedEx vehicle:

  • Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries
  • Hip and shoulder injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones, fractures, sprains, and strains
  • Cuts, scrapes, and bruises

Only a few of these injuries might seem critical based on the list above. However, all injuries have the potential to become serious. Mild head injuries like concussions that are left untreated can become traumatic brain injuries that cause irreversible damage. Neck and back injuries can cause severe and debilitating pain. Surgical intervention is sometimes an option; however, surgery comes with the risk of worsening the injury. Broken bones and fractures can also cause permanent pain if not properly treated. Spinal cord injuries, perhaps the most severe of possible injuries, are almost always permanent. Treatment for this injury focuses on alleviating some of the pain but not reversing the injury. If you were injured in an accident with a FedEx vehicle, you likely suffered injuries that resulted in unforeseen medical expenses. Contact experienced attorneys in Bakersfield to sue FedEx for FedEx truck accident injuries.

Past Settlements and Verdicts
Before filing your lawsuit, you might be interested in learning about some past settlements and verdicts related to FedEx accident cases. Below are a few examples:

  • $5.4 million—a collision involving a FedEx vehicle resulted in the death of a 48-year-old man. The driver of the FedEx vehicle fell asleep at the wheel, causing the accident.
  • $7.5 million—a FedEx vehicle impacted a bicyclist; the impact led to the victim’s death. FedEx was found liable for the accident.
  • $653,139—a FedEx truck struck a vehicle, leaving the victim with back injuries that required a series of injections as treatment.

For more information on past settlements and verdicts, contact Normandie Law Firm and speak with an attorney experienced in FedEx truck accident lawsuits. Only a skilled attorney will be able to give you an estimated case value based on the details of your case.

Normandie Law Firm
Normandie Law Firm is a personal injury law firm dedicated to helping the victims of vehicular accidents. FedEx vehicles are commonly seen on highways and neighborhood streets. Like any other motorized vehicle, FedEx vehicles can be involved in car accidents. If you were involved in a collision with a FedEx truck, you might have some confusion regarding the incident. In car accidents with regular drivers, you know that you can sue the driver directly. However, when the driver is employed by a company and is driving a company vehicle, things change. Contact Normandie Law Firm as soon as possible to clarify any remaining questions that you might have about your accident with a FedEx vehicle. Our Bakersfield attorneys will give you all the information you need to begin your legal process against FedEx. Additionally, our legal services are available in Spanish for the Spanish speaking members of the Bakersfield community. Our Spanish speaking attorneys will make Normandie Law Firm’s legal services accessible to you.

Besides providing legal services in Spanish, our law firm facilitates accessibility to Bakersfield attorneys through free consultations and free second opinions. If a FedEx vehicle crashed into you, you can contact our law firm without the fear of not having enough money to cover consultation fees. You will not be charged. During your free consultation, you can expect our Bakersfield lawyers to answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns. Our FedEx truck accident lawyers will explain everything that relates to your case and will guide you towards filing a FedEx truck accident lawsuit. If you already have an attorney with another law firm, but you are currently looking for additional information, it might be time for a second opinion. Do you feel lost? Do you feel like your attorney left unanswered questions during your consultation? Did you feel rushed during your consultation? Unfortunately, many attorneys prioritize the number of cases they can go through in a day rather than providing quality service to each case. Because of this, some attorneys rush through their cases and consultations, resulting in overlooking or neglecting key details. This can negatively affect the outcome of your case. Is this a risk you are willing to take? You are likely not willing to risk the outcome of your case; contact Normandie Law Firm as soon as possible to speak with a Bakersfield lawyer who has experience with FedEx truck accidents. Our team of expert Bakersfield FedEx accident attorneys will help get your case back on the right track.

Normandie Law Firm offers clients a Zero-Fee guarantee. As previously stated, clients can contact our law firm without the fear of any fees. Our guarantee ensures that you do not pay any upfront fees. Additionally, our law firm is strictly based on contingency; you will not have to pay anything at all until our FedEx truck accident lawyers win your case. Contact Normandie Law Firm as soon as possible to begin the legal process against FedEx.

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