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Fort Lauderdale FedEx Truck Accident Lawyers

South Florida Attorneys for Clients Hurt in Crashes With FedEx Delivery Vehicles

As a major delivery company, FedEx transports millions of packages on a daily basis, and the company's drivers pick up and drop off items at numerous homes and businesses. With so many FedEx delivery drivers on the road, accidents with the company's trucks are inevitable. These collisions can result in serious injuries for the people involved, and victims may be uncertain about their options for receiving compensation to address their damages. Understanding the types of insurance coverage that will apply and the other options for compensation that may be available can be difficult in these situations, but a personal injury attorney can provide guidance and legal representation to ensure that victims will be able to receive medical treatment, avoid financial problems, and move forward with their lives.

At The Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A., our lawyers understand the concerns that victims face as they respond to FedEx accidents, and we are prepared to represent their interests as they file insurance claims or pursue lawsuits. We know the measures that companies such as FedEx and their insurers often take to devalue these claims and minimize their liability, and we will fight to ensure that our clients are not treated unfairly. Our goal is to ensure that injury victims can receive the full compensation they deserve so that they can address their injuries and financial losses and avoid ongoing difficulties.

Factors That May Lead to FedEx Accidents

With so many packages needing to be delivered every day, FedEx drivers are often required to work long shifts and meet high quotas. As they attempt to meet the requirements put in place by FedEx, they may take shortcuts or act unsafely. Some forms of negligence that can increase the likelihood of accidents include:

  • Traffic violations - FedEx drivers may bend or break the rules that have been put in place to protect people's safety on the roads. These actions may include speeding, passing other vehicles unsafely, tailgating behind slow-moving vehicles, proceeding through intersections or making turns without obeying traffic lights or stop signs, or refusing to share the road safely with bicycles or pedestrians. Delivery drivers who engage in these behaviors are more likely to cause or be involved in dangerous accidents.
  • Distractions while driving - FedEx drivers may have a number of things competing for their attention while they are behind the wheel. In addition to paying attention to the road, they may need to look up directions or check delivery schedules on a phone or another electronic device, and they may attempt to save time by eating and drinking while making deliveries. Distracted driving is dangerous for any driver, but it can be deadly when committed by a person who is in control of a large delivery vehicle that can inflict serious injuries in an accident.
  • Driver fatigue - Due to long workdays that involve physical activity, FedEx drivers can become tired or drowsy. Fatigue can have similar effects as alcohol use, and it may lead to longer reaction times, difficulty noticing important details, and a loss of bodily control. When a FedEx driver becomes tired or drowsy, they may even fall asleep while driving, which is likely to lead to dangerous or deadly collisions.
  • Blocked traffic - Large FedEx trucks can present dangerous obstacles when they are stopped at the side of a busy street or when they block people from entering or exiting the road. Drivers who stop in unsafe locations or fail to follow the proper procedures when unloading items and delivering packages may be responsible for accidents that cause injuries to other drivers, pedestrians, or bicyclists.
  • Contact a Broward County FedEx Accident Attorney

    At The Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A., we can provide representation for people who have been injured in accidents involving FedEx delivery drivers. We will work to ensure that FedEx is held responsible for the actions of its employees. We can also assist with insurance claims, helping victims take the correct steps to make sure their injuries and damages will be fully addressed. Contact our firm at 800-555-4011 to set up a complimentary consultation. With offices in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Boca Raton, Coral Springs, and West Palm Beach, we can assist with FedEx accident cases throughout all of South Florida.

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