FedEx drivers deliver packages every day throughout Denton County. When a passenger vehicle is hit by a large delivery truck, it can cause serious injuries to the occupants of the smaller car. Our Denton County FedEx accident lawyers have earned a reputation for notable results in serious injury cases. We work as a team to secure the best possible recovery for our clients. Contact us to find out how we can help if you have been hurt in a FedEx accident.
During the past two years, the following FedEx traffic crashes in the U.S. have been reported to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for Federal Express Corporation and FedEx Ground Package System Inc.:
- Federal Express Corporation: 10 fatal crashes, 130 injury crashes, 230 tow crashes, and 370 total crashes.
- FedEx Ground Package System Inc.: 83 fatal crashes, 906 injury crashes, 1818 tow crashes, and 2807 total crashes.
As with all types of traffic crashes, many different factors can contribute to FedEx accidents. The company may have been negligent by failing to hire experienced drivers, failing to provide adequate training, failing to properly maintain vehicles, or failing to properly load and secure cargo.
Some FedEx accidents are caused by the negligence of FedEx drivers. With delivery deadlines and quotas to meet, drivers may be in a hurry to get to their destinations as soon as possible. This can lead to reckless driving behavior, such as:
- Speeding or driving too fast for the road or weather conditions
- Following too closely behind the vehicle ahead
- Making unsafe lane changes
- Disregarding traffic signs or signals
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Driving distracted by cell phones or navigation systems
- Driving fatigued from long hours behind the wheel
When FedEx drivers or their employers fail to exercise proper care, it can cause serious injuries to other motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Injuries in FedEx accidents may include:
- Head trauma
- Traumatic brain injury
- Facial and dental injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Fractured bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Crush injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Limb loss and amputation
- Severe lacerations and contusions
If you were injured in a FedEx accident in Denton County that was not your fault, you could be entitled to seek compensation in a civil lawsuit against the responsible parties. Damages will depend on the circumstances and the nature and severity of your injuries.
You may be eligible to pursue economic damages, such as past and future medical expenses, lost earnings, and loss of future earning potential, as well as non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, and diminished quality of life. Our experienced Denton County auto accident attorneys can assess the full extent of your losses related to the accident – past, present, and future.
If a FedEx driver caused a crash through negligence, the driver is liable for resulting damages, and the company may also be liable. There may be other potentially liable parties, such as a manufacturer, a government entity, or another motorist. Our serious injury law firm has the resources to thoroughly investigate your accident and hire the necessary expert witnesses to establish fault and liability and secure evidence to support your claim.
The Lenahan Law Firm was established in 2007. We are honest, we care about our clients, and we only represent those we believe in. If you or your loved one has been seriously injured in a Denton County FedEx vehicle accident, contact us at (214) 295-1008.