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FedEx Truck Accident Lawyer San Francisco

If you have ever stepped foot outside your home, you have likely seen a FedEx vehicle. FedEx vehicles make appearances everywhere—on highways, city streets, in neighborhoods, and in commercial areas. No matter the area, someone is either something receiving something or delivering something. In a city like San Francisco, where people are always busy, it makes sense to have such a convenient service like FedEx. FedEx—short for Federal Express Corporation—has been around for many years in San Francisco. FedEx transports our packages by ground via vehicles ranging from trailers to medium-sized vans. Like all other vehicles, FedEx vehicles can be involved in accidents.

If a FedEx vehicle crashed into you, do you know what legal action you can take? Do you sue the FedEx driver? Or, do you file a lawsuit against FedEx for your injuries? In the following sections, you will find information designed to clarify some of the confusion left by FedEx accidents. You should not use the information provided as a substitute for a consultation with a FedEx truck accident lawyer. Contact Normandie Law Firm as soon as possible to speak with a FedEx accident lawyer in San Francisco to begin processing your FedEx truck accident lawsuit.

Who is Liable for Your Injuries?
In the usual car accidents, it is clear who to sue after liability has been established. If the car ran a red light and struck your vehicle, the driver of the car that ran the red light would be liable, and you could file your lawsuit against him or her. With company vehicles and drivers who are on the clock, liability for accidents can be difficult to understand. Before we discuss FedEx, let us consider why drivers are liable for accidents they cause.

All drivers have the duty to exercise reasonable care when driving to avoid injury to other drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Reasonable care involves things like following all traffic signals, yielding when necessary, being alert, and driving at safe speeds. When drivers are distracted by cell phones, speeding, or ignoring traffic rules, they are breaching their duty of driving with reasonable care. As soon as a driver breaches their duty, any accidents and injuries can be considered negligent. What does this mean for companies like FedEx?  Many delivering companies hire drivers as independent contractors. This removes liability from the company. However, FedEx directly hires their drivers and provides the proper training and guidance before allowing them to drive within our community. Because of this, liability for accidents is transferred to the company. Therefore, you can sue Fedex for your injuries.

For more information on liability for your accident, contact Normandie Law Firm to speak with a San Francisco lawyer who has experience with FedEx truck accidents.

Common Injuries Sustained in Accidents
The injuries sustained in accidents involving FedEx vehicles are similar to the injuries sustained in normal car accidents. Of course, a few factors will influence the severity and the type of injuries suffered. Some of these factors include speed, force of impact, and size of the vehicle involved. As previously mentioned, FedEx vehicles range in size from medium-sized vans to trailers. Any accident has the potential to cause serious injuries; however, the larger the vehicle gets, the higher the chance that the injuries suffered will be serious. Below, you will find a list of some of the common injuries sustained in vehicular accidents:

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

Among looking through the list above, you might be able to point out the clear critical injuries. Traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries are irreversible and will likely cause permanent damage. Neck, back, hip, and shoulder injuries—without a doubt—will cause discomfort and pain. For the most part, these injuries are treatable through surgical procedures. In some unfortunate cases, a series of surgeries might not be enough to alleviate the injury. Although broken bones and fractures are generally not serious injuries, if they are not properly treated a victim will likely experience lifelong discomfort.

You must seek medical attention for your injuries. You should ensure that you have a record of all of the medical expenses associated with your injuries—as this will contribute to the compensation you will be eligible to receive.

Past FedEx Settlements and Verdicts
If you are unsure about talking to a lawyer to sue FedEx for an accident with a FedEx truck, reviewing past settlements and verdicts might help you make a decision. Below you will find a list of some past settlements and verdicts related to FedEx vehicle accidents:

  • $653,000—after the collision, the victim sustained back injuries, specifically herniated discs at two different points.
  • $1.9 million—after a collision, the victim sustained many injuries to her leg, including a broken femur and injured knee, ankle, and foot.
  • $125,000—after the collision, the victim suffered many injuries, including neck, back, and hip injuries.

Settlements and verdicts vary from case to case; there is not one set value for all FedEx accidents. The amount you might be eligible to receive will depend on a few things: the severity of your injuries, the effect of your injuries on your ability to work, the permanency of your injuries, the income you have lost because of your injuries, and the pain and suffering caused by your injuries. For further examples of settlements and verdicts, contact a San Francisco attorney as soon as possible. If you would like to receive the estimated value of your case, you will need to meet with experienced attorneys in San Francisco to sue FedEx for FedEx truck accident injuries. Only a skilled San Francisco attorney will be able to evaluate the specific details of your case and offer you an estimate.

Normandie Law Firm Can Help You
If you were injured in an accident involving a FedEx vehicle, there are a few things we recommend you to do before you leave the scene of the accident. First of all, make sure there is a police report of the incident. Next, take pictures of the scene of the accident. Try and take pictures before any vehicles are moved, and the scene is altered. If the vehicles have already been moved, take pictures of the damage visible in each vehicle—as the damage sustained in accidents can demonstrate many things about the type of accident. Next, you should contact witness information—this will be useful if you need testimonies in the future. After you seek medical attention, remember to begin keeping record of all of the unforeseen medical expenses. Once you contact a FedEx truck accident lawyer, you should provide all of these details during your consultation. With these details, the San Francisco Fedex accident attorney will be able to better analyze your situation. Contact Normandie Law Firm as soon as possible after a collision with a FedEx truck; our attorneys experienced in FedEx truck accident lawsuits will fight for your right to compensation. If you are a member of the Spanish speaking community of San Francisco, our Spanish speaking attorneys can provide legal services in Spanish.

Normandie Law Firm provides clients with free consultations and free second opinions to allow them to speak with San Francisco lawyers without worrying about expensive legal fees. During your free consultation, you can expect our skilled attorneys to answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns. We guarantee that you will leave the consultation feeling refreshed and confident in starting the legal process. If you already have an attorney with another law firm but are currently looking for additional information relevant to your case, you should consider a free second opinion. Many attorneys rush through cases and neglect to inform clients of key details that are vital to the outcome of the case. Do not allow your current attorney’s incompetence to negatively affect the outcome of your case. Contact Normandie Law Firm as soon as possible; our FedEx accident attorneys will get your case back on the right track.

Normandie Law Firm offers clients a Zero-Fee guarantee that ensures that you will never have to worry about paying any upfront fees. Additionally, our law firm is strictly based on contingency; you will not have to pay anything until our FedEx injury attorneys win your case. Contact Normandie Law Firm as soon as possible.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

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