UPS delivery trucks are larger and heavier than passenger vehicles. In a collision with a UPS vehicle, occupants of smaller cars can suffer serious injuries. Our Denton County UPS accident lawyers are committed to obtaining a successful outcome in every case we handle, and we have recovered millions for our clients. Contact us to find out how we can help if you have been seriously hurt in a UPS accident.
UPS has a delivery fleet of approximately 125,000 vehicles, as stated in the company’s global corporate fact sheet. With so many vehicles on the roads, accidents are bound to occur. Many of these crashes are caused by delivery driver negligence. Drivers are motivated to meet quotas and deliver the maximum number of packages in the minimum amount of time. They are only required to have a valid driver’s license – not a CDL license. UPS drivers may cause accidents in a number of ways, including:
- Disregarding traffic signals or signs
- Illegal turns
- Unsafe lane changes
- Distracted driving (using cell phones or GPS navigation systems behind the wheel)
- Fatigued driving after many hours on the road delivering packages
In the 24 months prior to April 1, 2023, the following data for UPS accidents in the U.S. was reported to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):
- 70 fatal crashes
- 1024 injury crashes
- 1804 tow crashes
- 2898 total crashes
Due to the difference in vehicle size and weight, occupants of a passenger vehicle involved in a collision with a UPS truck can sustain serious injuries, including:
- Bone fractures
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Facial and dental injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Amputation or limb loss
- Internal organ damage
- Severe lacerations
- Contusions and abrasions
After a serious UPS accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to seek compensation for the losses you have suffered in a civil lawsuit against the responsible party. You may be entitled to pursue two categories of compensatory damages for your losses – economic and non-economic.
Economic damages are objectively verifiable monetary losses, such as past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and loss of future earning capacity. Non-economic damages are subjective, non-monetary damages, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life. Our Denton County auto accident attorneys have the knowledge, skills, and resources to assess the full extent of your damages and to fight for the maximum compensation available under the law.
Liability for traffic crashes involving UPS drivers can depend on whether the at-fault driver is an independent contractor or an employee of UPS. Under the legal rule of vicarious liability, employers are responsible for the actions of their employees while on the job. In either case, our Denton County UPS accident attorneys can investigate to determine fault and liability and work to recover full and fair compensation. We may need to hire expert witnesses to access and analyze data or reconstruct the accident to provide critical evidence to support your claim.
At The Lenahan Law Firm, we are selective about our cases and intensely focused on the ones we accept. Our clients get real TLC and big results. Our attorneys have been awarded lifetime membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. If you have been seriously injured in a crash involving a UPS delivery vehicle in Denton County, call us at (214) 295-1008 to schedule a free consultation.