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Sacramento Attorney to File FedEx Truck Accident Lawsuit

Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) is a company that has fulfilled Sacramento’s shipping and delivering needs for many years. With more than 90,000 motorized vehicles in the company, you have likely seen FedEx vehicles driving around all of Sacramento. FedEx vehicles have been involved in car accidents in the past. If a FedEx vehicle crashed into you, you might be wondering about your legal options. Should you sue the FedEx driver? Or, should you sue the company? The following sections aim to provide some information to clarify some of your questions. You should not use the information provided to substitute for a consultation with a FedEx accident attorney. Contact Normandie Law Firm as soon as possible to receive information that pertains directly to your case.

Who is Liable?
When you are involved in a car accident, the first thought you might have likely revolved around placing the blame on someone. The shock of the accident might prevent those involved from thinking clearly and properly identifying the cause of the accident; however, proving liability can be the difference between winning and losing a case.

All drivers have the duty to exercise reasonable care when driving to prevent injuries to others. Reasonable care includes driving alertly and following traffic rules and signs. As soon as a driver begins driving recklessly, he or she breaches the duty of driving with reasonable care. If they cause an accident because of this, the driver can be found liable. If the driver liable for the accident is driving a company vehicle, liability can become confusing. Some companies hire drivers as independent contractors, which eliminates most liability. However, FedEx directly hires their drivers and provides all training. Therefore, if one of their drivers causes an accident, liability can be transferred to FedEx.

Contact a Sacramento lawyer who has experience with FedEx truck accidents to learn more about liability in your situation.s

Common Injuries in FedEx Accidents
FedEx accidents are just as likely as regular car accidents. FedEx collisions can also cause similar injuries than regular car crashes. However, FedEx vehicle size varies—from large trailers to medium-sized vans. The severity of the injuries sustained in a FedEx collision can be affected by the size of the vehicle involved, as well as by the speed and the force of impact. Below is a list of the most common injuries sustained in car accidents:

  • Head and traumatic brain injuries
  • Hip and shoulder injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones, fractures, sprains, and strains
  • Scrapes, cuts, and bruises

Upon glancing at the list above, you might be able to point out the critical injuries. The most critical injuries are spinal cord injuries—which are usually permanent and can lead to paralysis. Hip ad shoulder injuries can cause debilitating pain and can prevent a victim from returning to his or her normal activities. Back and neck injuries can also cause severe pain that can keep victims from returning to work or performing the same work they did before their injuries. Head injuries—commonly known as concussions—can become traumatic brain injuries that cause permanent brain damage if not treated properly. Broken bones and fractures, although they might not be considered serious injuries in some cases, can lead to lifelong pain if not properly treated. Overall, no matter the severity of your injuries, victims of FedEx accidents should seek medical attention immediately. A medical evaluation might result in injuries that might not have been apparent to the victim. You must keep a record of all the expenses associated with the injuries acquired in the FedEx collision. Of course, you should prioritize looking for medical attention; however, seeking an attorney to help you file a FedEx truck accident lawsuit is just as important. Contact Normandie Law Firm as soon as possible—our attorneys can help you.

Past FedEx Settlements and Verdicts
If you have thought about hiring a lawyer to sue FedEx for accident with a FedEx truck, you might have considered the possible compensation you might be eligible to receive. In most cases, victims are eligible to receive compensation for the medical expenses incurred by the injuries sustained in the accident. Other compensation includes lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium. To learn more about the type of compensation you are eligible to receive, contact Normandie Law Firm’s Sacramento FedEx accident attorneys. Below, you can find a list of some past settlements and verdicts:

  • $653,000—the victim’s vehicle was struck by a FedEx truck. The collision led to the victim suffering herniated discs.
  • $2.1 million—the victim’s vehicle was struck by an out-of-control FedEx vehicle. The victim suffered many injuries. The victim underwent at least three surgeries to address her different injuries.
  • $4,000—a FedEx vehicle struck another vehicle, leading to a minor victim suffering bilateral back pain.
  • $125,000—the victim’s vehicle was struck by a FedEx truck. The victim suffered a number of injuries including neck, back, and hip injuries.

As you can see, the amount a victim receives can vary. Speak to a FedEx accident lawyer in Sacramento as soon as possible. Only an experienced Sacramento attorney can evaluate your case and give you an estimated case value.

Normandie Law Firm
Normandie Law Firm is a personal injury law firm focused on car accidents involving FedEx vehicles. Like any other vehicles, FedEx vehicles are prone to accidents. If you were involved in a collision with a FedEx truck, you might be confused about whether or not you can take legal action against the driver or the company. After going through the information provided in the previous sections, you should have found that you can sue FedEx for your injuries. If you are interested in looking to file a lawsuit against FedEx for your injuries, contact Normandie Law Firm as soon as possible. Our Sacramento attorneys are ready to help you begin your legal process. All of our legal services are available to the Spanish speaking community in Sacramento; our Spanish speaking attorneys are ready to help you in beginning your lawsuit against FedEx. To speed up the legal process, you should try to collect evidence immediately after your accident. Primarily, ensure that you file a police report. Take pictures of the scene of the accident and collect witness information. When you provide all of this to your attorney in your consultation, the attorney will be able to evaluate your case much more thoroughly.

Normandie Law Firm wants clients to explore their legal possibilities. Many people might hesitate to contact a law firm because of the fear of costly consultation fees. Our law firm aims to provide victims of car accidents with the peace of mind of being able to come to our law firm and get legal advice with no fees. Normandie Law Firm provides clients with free consultations and free second opinions. During your free consultation, you can expect our FedEx truck accident lawyers to answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns. Our attorneys will make you feel confident in beginning the legal process against FedEx. If you already have an attorney with another law firm, you might benefit from a free second opinion from a Normandie Law Firm FedEx truck accident lawyer. Consider the following questions: Is your attorney experienced in FedEx truck accident lawsuits? Do you feel like your attorney left you with more questions than answers? Did your attorney rush through your consultation? Many attorneys rush through cases and consultation to increase their numbers. This leads to incompetent attorneys overlooking and neglecting vital information that can affect the outcome of your case. Do not risk the result of your lawsuit against FedEx. You need to speak to experienced attorneys in Sacramento to sue FedEx for FedEx truck accident injuries. Our attorneys here at Normandie Law Firm will get your case back on track—contact our law firm today to schedule a free second opinion.

Normandie Law Firm’s free consultations and free second opinions form a part of the Zero-Fee guarantee that we offer our clients. You will never have to worry about paying any upfront fees for our legal services. Additionally, our law firm is strictly based on contingency; you will not have to pay anything until our Sacramento lawyers win your case against FedEx. Contact Normandie Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation or a free second opinion at your earliest convenience—let us help you get the compensation you deserve.

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