UPS Truck Crashes
The United Parcel Service (UPS) serves an average of 8.8 million customers every day, according to their company website. In 2012 alone, they delivered over 4.1 billion packages and documents to more than 220 countries and territories.
A large part of their operation is done by the men and women who pick up and drop off packages in the familiar brown UPS trucks. These drivers are just as fallible as other motorists, and sometimes cause accidents that leave victims with massive medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a UPS truck accident in Phoenix or the greater Arizona area, the Phillips Law Group has the resources and knowledge you need to get the maximum amount of compensation you are due under the law.
To begin, simply fill out the form to the right. Its 100% free and completely confidential.
Headquartered in Atlanta, the primary business of UPS is the delivery of time-definite packages and documents worldwide. Its operations are divided among its three segments: U.S. Domestic Package operations, International Package operations, and Supply Chain & Freight Operations.
UPS employs about 240,000 drivers, package handlers, and clerks. These workers are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and the company has only had one nationwide strike, which occurred in 1997.
The iconic brown color that UPS uses on its vehicles and uniforms, known as Pullman Brown, was chosen because one of the original partners believed it would be easy to keep clean.
Unfortunately, there are a number of UPS delivery trucks, tractor-trailer trucks, and other vehicles that are responsible for fatal accidents each and every year.
Causes of UPS Truck Collisions
Delivery truck accidents are not uncommon in Arizona. UPS drivers are under a considerable amount of pressure to deliver packages to recipients as quickly as possible. This can lead to negligent and careless actions that end up causing serious auto collisions.
UPS drivers can cause accidents by:
- Failing to yield when merging back into traffic after delivering a package
- Backing up their truck after passing their desired address
- Making quick left turns or sudden stops
- Not yielding when they are merging back into traffic
An accident with a UPS truck can be particularly damaging because they are much larger and heavier than an average motor vehicle. The injuries you sustain can be far more serious than they would be in a typical Phoenix car wreck.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has set forth regulations that UPS trucks and their drivers must follow. These laws set mandatory requirements for the safe operation of commercial trucks and include:
- Drug and alcohol prevention programs for all drivers
- Repair and maintenance requirements for trucks
- Mandatory driver recordings for hours of service
- Driver training requirements
Despite these regulations, UPS trucks and tractor-trailers still cause major accidents. If you have been involved in one, please contact us today to learn about your legal options.
Types of UPS Truck Crash Injuries
The number of express shipments demanded by consumers has increased with the rise of online shopping. This means that drivers are more pressed than ever to get packages where they need to be. This can sometimes lead to major, catastrophic car accidents that leave victims with the following injuries:
Anyone who sustains any of the injuries above should seek immediate medical attention. The medical documents that doctors create can be vital evidence should the case go to trial.
Contact Our UPS Truck Crash Lawyers
Here at the Phillips Law Group, we know how to handle Arizona truck accident cases, which are different from car accident claims. We have the experience and know-how needed to go up against UPS and the insurance companies and get eligible victims the compensation they deserve.
To learn more about how we can help you, please contact us at 1-800-706-300. Amember of our friendly, professional intake team will collect information about the particulars of your case and get you quickly connected to the lawyer that will best be able to handle your case.
We are proud to serve citizens throughout Arizona including (but not limited to):
- Lake Havasu City
- and surrounding cities and towns.
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