When UPS Trucks Cause Serious Accidents
There are approximately 120,000 trucks in the UPS fleet. With high demand for package delivery and large profits to be made, companies like UPS have been known to push safety to the back burner.
If you or a family member was involved in an accident with a UPS truck, the lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm are here for you. We treat every client with the utmost respect while aggressively pursuing maximum compensation.
To schedule a free consultation, call us at 210-255-2231. We represent people throughout Texas and across the nation.
UPS Drivers Are Frequently Involved In Accidents
With UPS delivery trucks driving across the entire U.S., many people learn firsthand just how life-altering it can be to get into an accident with one. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported that from December 2015 to December 2017, UPS drivers were involved in 2,003 crashes, resulting in 689 injuries and 49 deaths. That is a 38 percent increase in deaths since 2012 when package delivery wasn’t as widely used.
UPS Accident Causes
UPS drivers are as prone to operator error as any other driver, but the unyielding delivery demands can put them on the road for longer and also put additional pressure on them. The key difference between UPS drivers and everyday motorists is how much more dangerous their large delivery vehicles are.
Some of the most common causes of accidents involving UPS trucks are:
- Left turns into oncoming traffic
- Poor training
- Failure to merge properly
- Parking brake failure
- Frequent reversing
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a UPS truck, take immediate action. Our attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation, document the negligence of the driver and all other responsible parties and seek maximum compensation for you.