Long Beach UPS Accident Lawyers
United Parcel Service (UPS) is a well-known global logistics and delivery company. With the recent upswing in e-commerce, UPS has drivers delivering packages practically around the clock. With more UPS delivery drivers on the road, the risk of an accident involving one of their vehicles has increased. In the past 24 months, UPS vehicles have been involved in 69 fatal crashes and 1,026 injury crashes in the U.S., as reported by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
We have extensive experience and a history of success representing clients who have been injured through the negligence of others. Our founding attorney has tried and consulted for hundreds of civil and criminal jury trials, with settlements totaling hundreds of millions of dollars.
Different factors can contribute to UPS accidents, including heavy traffic, weather conditions, and road hazards. Many crashes are caused by UPS drivers failing to follow the rules of the road. Examples of negligent UPS driver behavior include:
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Disregarding traffic signs and signals
- Making unsafe lane changes
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Making illegal turns
- Parking in the middle of the road
- Failing to set parking brakes
UPS drivers on tight delivery schedules are under tremendous pressure to deliver packages and parcels as quickly as possible. They may be tempted to speed, run traffic lights or stop signs, or engage in other reckless driving behavior to get to the next stop faster. These drivers may lack sufficient training. They spend long hours on the road and may become fatigued, which can significantly impact reaction time, judgment, and driving ability. UPS drivers may be distracted by navigating from one location to the next, locating addresses, and making deliveries.
Specifically designed and built for package delivery, UPS trucks are much larger and heavier than the average passenger vehicle. In a collision with a UPS truck, drivers and passengers of smaller cars may suffer serious injuries, including:
- Fractured bones
- Head trauma
- Traumatic brain injury
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Internal injuries
- Crush injuries
California is a “fault” state for car accidents. If you have been seriously injured in a crash with a UPS vehicle caused by someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to seek compensation from the at-fault party in a personal injury claim. Damages you are entitled to claim will depend on the circumstances and the nature and severity of your injuries. Common damages in UPS accidents include past and future medical expenses, lost earnings, loss of future earning potential, pain and suffering, and other losses. Our experienced Long Beach UPS accident attorney can investigate your accident to determine fault and liability, secure evidence to support your claim, assess the full extent of your damages, and fight effectively for the compensation you deserve.
At The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV, we are dedicated to upholding the rights of people who have been injured through the negligence of others. We understand that insurance companies are in business for profit and not likely to offer the fair settlement you deserve on their own. Our firm can provide the strong representation you need for your best chance of recovering full compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
The sooner you contact our Long Beach truck accident attorney, the sooner we can begin investigating your UPS accident. Call us today at (562) 901-0840 or toll-free at (888) 454-5569 to schedule a free consultation.