San Diego Attorney to File FedEx Truck Accident Lawsuit

Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) has provided San Diego with excellent shipping and delivering services for many years. Its more than 90,000 motorized vehicles are busy day after day fulfilling the city’s needs. FedEx vehicles, like all other vehicles, can be involved in car accidents. When you are involved in a car accident with another resident, it might be clear that you can sue him or her for your injuries if he or she was liable. When you are involved in a car accident with a FedEx vehicle, you might be confused about how to legally approach the situation. The following sections are designed to clear up some confusion. Although the following information should be beneficial, you should not use the information provided to substitute a consultation with a FedEx truck accident lawyer. Contact Normandie Law Firm and speak with an attorney to get information directly related to your case.

Liability in a FedEx Accident
When you are involved in a car accident, you might not have time to think about who is responsible for the accident. However, establishing liability is essential in winning a FedEx truck accident lawsuit. After the initial shock of your accident, you might be wondering whether you can sue FedEx for your injuries or whether only the FedEx driver is responsible. Establishing liability in these cases can be tricky.

All drivers have the duty to take reasonable care in preventing harm to others. Reasonable care for drivers includes things like following all traffic rules and signals. As soon as a driver starts driving recklessly, the driver breaches the duty of taking reasonable care in preventing harm to others. If an accident occurs and someone is injured because of this breach of duty, the driver will likely be found negligent. What happens when the driver is working and driving a company vehicle? In the case of these drivers, liability can be confusing. Is the company liable? Or, does the driver still carry the responsibility? Some companies hire their drivers as independent contractors; these companies would not be liable for any accidents. FedEx, however, directly hires their drivers as employees. FedEx provides drivers with proper training and guidance before allowing new drivers to go into the community. Therefore, the company would be liable for any accidents caused by the driver’s negligence. For more information on liability and negligence related to your case, contact a San Diego lawyer who has experience with FedEx truck accidents.

Common Injuries after FedEx Accidents
If a FedEx vehicle crashed into you, it is likely that you sustained injuries. The injuries suffered in a collision with a FedEx vehicle are similar to injuries from regular car accidents. However, a few factors can result in more severe injuries. Of course, speed and force of impact affect the type of injuries a victim suffers. Besides this, the size of the FedEx vehicle can also affect the severity of the injuries. FedEx vehicles vary in size from medium-sized vans to large trailers. Combinations of these factors—speed, force, and size—can result in unique injuries. Below, you will find a list of some of the most common injuries in FedEx accidents:

  • Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken bones, fractures, sprains, and strains
  • Shoulder and hip injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Cuts, scrapes, and bruises

Regardless of the severity of your injuries, you should seek medical attention. If you require treatment, keep track of all the costs associated with your injury. Once you talk to a lawyer to sue FedEx for an accident with a FedEx truck, he or she will give you information on how you can be compensated for all the costs associated with your injuries—past and future.

Past Settlements and Verdicts
Before deciding to talk to a FedEx truck accident lawyer, you might want to research past settlements and verdicts related to FedEx accidents. Below, you will find a list of a few different cases along with their appropriate settlements and verdicts:

  • $4,000—after a collision with a FedEx truck, the victim suffered only bilateral back pain.
  • $125,000—after a collision with a FedEx vehicle, the victim suffered injuries to his neck, back, and hip. His injuries required a few months of chiropractic attention.
  • $2.1 million—after a collision with a FedEx vehicle, the victim suffers from many injuries including a fractured femur and rib, knee and head injuries, ruptured spleen, and surface injuries on her entire body. The victim was subjected to many surgeries to treat her injuries.

As you can see, settlements and verdicts can vary case to case. What can affect the amount of compensation you are eligible to receive? Without a doubt, the severity of your injuries and the total medical costs you acquired impact the value of your case. Other factors that will likely impact the amount of compensation you are eligible to receive include loss of income—after the injury and well into the future. If you are left permanently unable to return to work, this amount will be calculated from projected earnings. You might also be eligible to receive compensation for pain and suffering. You should speak with a San Diego attorney as soon as possible for further information on the compensation you might be eligible to receive.

Normandie Law Firm Can Help You
Normandie Law Firm is a personal injury law firm with a focus on accidents involving FedEx vehicles. Collisions with FedEx vehicles might be confusing for victims to try to approach legally. However, the information mentioned in the sections above should have clarified some of your confusion regarding your legal options after your FedEx accident. Immediately after your accident, you should take a few steps to ensure that you have everything necessary to file a lawsuit against FedEx for your injuries. What should you do? First of all, you should ensure that there is a police report on the accident. Even if you believe the accident is not severe enough to warrant a police report, there should be a police report regardless. Second of all, you should take pictures of the scene of the accident. Try to take the pictures before any vehicles are moved from the scene of the accident. If the vehicles have already been moved, photograph the damage each vehicle sustained. The type of damage visible on the vehicles involved can give an important perspective to your attorney. Next, you should collect witness contact information. If you cannot do any of these things because of the severity of your injuries, ask for help. You must immediately seek medical attention and begin keeping a record of all the expenses associated with your injuries. Contact a personal injury law firm as soon as possible. Normandie Law Firm and our experienced attorneys in San Diego to sue FedEx for FedEx truck accident injuries are available to help you. If you prefer speaking Spanish, our Spanish speaking attorneys will help you in your language.

Normandie Law Firm wants the victims FedEx accidents to seek legal counsel without having to worry about the fees. Our law firm offers free consultations and free second opinions. During your free consultation, you can expect our San Diego FedEx accident attorneys to answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns. Our San Diego attorneys will evaluate your situation and give you information on the possibilities of your case and the type of compensation you might be eligible to receive. If you already have an attorney with another law firm, you might be interested in getting a free second opinion from a FedEx accident lawyer in San Diego through Normandie Law Firm. Take a moment to reflect on your experience with your current attorney. Do you feel like you are missing information relevant to your case? If you are searching for information that might pertain to your case even after consulting with your attorney, your attorney might have overlooked something important. Unfortunately, many attorneys rush through cases and consultations in efforts of increasing their numbers. This rushing results in incompetent attorneys overlooking and neglecting vital pieces of information that can negatively affect the outcome of a lawsuit. Do not risk losing your lawsuit against FedEx. Contact Normandie Law Firm as soon as possible to schedule a free second opinion. Our San Diego lawyers will give you and your case all the time necessary to ensure that you have all the information necessary to ensure a successful lawsuit.

Normandie Law Firm offers clients a Zero-Fee guarantee. This guarantee ensures that you will never have to worry about paying any upfront fees for the legal services provided by our law firm. Additionally, our firm is strictly based on contingency; you will not have to pay anything until our attorneys experienced in FedEx truck accident lawsuits win your case. Contact our law firm as soon as possible to schedule your free consultation or free second opinion and begin your lawsuit against FedEx.

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