Injuries From UPS Accidents
The United Parcel Service (UPS) deploys its trucks, planes and other delivery vehicles to ship packages from place to place all across the country, and this huge endeavor means that their vehicles will be involved in a lot of motor vehicle accidents each year. If you have been injured in an accident with a UPS vehicle, call the Boston personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP today, and we’ll provide guidance on what steps to take next.
Drivers for UPS are facing strict timetables and ever-increasing expectations for their deliver time, not to mention the booming amount of packages that must be delivered each day. As a result, some drivers might cause an accident by:
- Speeding to make up for lost time
- Failing to obey traffic signals or stop signs
- Not paying attention when backing up or taking a sharp turn
- Shifting lanes without checking their blind spots
- Failing to stop at a crosswalk
An accident with a UPS truck or tractor trailer may have much more dire consequences than a regular accident between two smaller vehicles, especially if you are riding a bicycle, a motorcycle or happen to be on foot at the time of the incident. Accidents caused by these vehicles can cause painful and permanent injuries which result in huge medical expenses and the inability to work for long periods of time.
While UPS drivers are covered by corporate insurance to pay for injuries caused by accidents where they were at fault, there may be more avenues possible to pursue if the driver was exercising reckless behavior such as excessive speeding, if they were under the influence of drugs or alcohol or if they were distracted while driving or showed some other type of gross negligence which resulted in the accident.
In the event that their insurance company denies culpability or pays an inadequate amount in insurance payments to cover your medical expenses, you may wish to pursue a civil suit against UPS as a company, the driver involved in the specific accident, or even both. The personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman can assist with providing steps for either route, and will advocate on your behalf with decades of experience in the courtroom.
With over 100,000 package cars, vans, tractor trailers and even motorcycles, UPS delivers an average of just about 16 million packages every single day across the United States. They employ about 434,000 people and are worth just under a billion dollars. While their sheer size might make you nervous about standing up for yourself in the wake of an accident, rest assured, our attorneys have over 50 years of experience fighting even the biggest of companies on behalf of our clients.
If you have been seriously injured in an accident caused by a UPS delivery vehicle, and the UPS driver was at fault, contact us today. You should be able to focus on recovering from your injuries, not fighting with insurance companies or corporate lawyers from UPS. We will handle the details and give you the chance to rest, all while knowing that our experienced personal injury team is handling your case with the utmost professionalism and care.
We provide free consultations to all potential clients to go over the details of your case and provide our expert legal advice on how to proceed forward. We do not accept payment for our services unless we bring you to a successful result, either through an agreeable settlement or a positive outcome in court.
Call today to have a personal injury attorney from Altman & Altman LLP get started on your case immediately at 617.492.3000 or toll-free at 800.481.6199. We are available 24/7.