Motorcyclist Killed in Crash with FedEx Truck

Motorcyclist Killed in Crash with FedEx Truck

Our law firm has represented motorcyclists hit by semitrailers, including FedEx trucks.

“Semi truck drivers have a higher duty and a higher standard of care,” said attorney Fred Pritzker, who recently won $6 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. “The reason is obvious. An 80,000 pound 18-wheeler is going to inflict an enormous amount of damage in a crash, particularly if the other vehicle is a motorcycle.”

When there is a crash, trucking companies do everything in their power to limit the amount of money they they have pay victims and their families after an accident. This generally starts with saying the truck driver was not at fault.

As a victim or family member of the victim  of an accident with a commercial vehicle, you need someone on your team to hold the trucker and the company that owns the truck responsible.

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Wrongful Death: Honoring the Memory of a Loved One

Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman

You can request a free consultation (click here) with a lawyer at our Minnesota law firm. Ask us about our cases against FedEx.

When the death of a loved one is caused by the carelessness of another, the family may have a wrongful death claim. In these cases, we help our clients file lawsuits to get money for expenses, lost income, loss of companionship, and other damages. Our goal is achieve some measure of justice and hold someone accountable for what happened. Many of our clients use part of the money won to honor the memory of their loved one. For example, one couple set up a scholarship fund at the high school their son had attended.

Hit by a Truck While Riding a Motorcycle

Driving distracted is against the law, and if the driver of a truck is fatigued, texting, reading the truck driver is at fault. Or experience is that in many accidents where a commercial motor vehicle hits a motorcycle, the truck drive was driving distracted.

FEDEX GROUND INFORMATION

The information below reflects the content of the FMCSA management information systems as of 8/29/2016.

Legal Name: FEDEX GROUND PACKAGE SYSTEM INC
Physical Address: 1000 FED EX DR
CORAOPOLIS, PA 15108
Power Units: 50,161
Divers: 77,019
MCS-150 Mileage (Year): 1,923,280,000 (2015)
Operation Classification: Auth. For Hire
Carrier Operation: Interstate
Fatal Accidents (Past 24 Months): 39
Accidents with Injuries (Past 24 Months): 571

FEDEX EXPRESS INFORMATION

The information below reflects the content of the FMCSA management information systems as of 8/29/2016.

Legal Name: FEDERAL EXPRESS CORPORATION
Physical Address: 3670 HACKS CROSS RD BLDG G 2ND FL,
MEMPHIS, TN 38125-8800
Power Units: 32,896
Divers: 48,727
MCS-150 Mileage (Year): 885,903,806 (2014)
Operation Classification: Auth. For Hire
Carrier Operation: Interstate
Fatal Accidents (Past 24 Months): 6
Accidents with Injuries (Past 24 Months): 154

FEDEX FREIGHT INFORMATION

The information below reflects the content of the FMCSA management information systems as of 8/29/2016.

Legal Name: FEDEX FREIGHT INC
Physical Address: 2200 FORWARD DRIVE, HARRISON, AR 72601
Power Units: 15,033
Drivers: 19,911
MCS-150 Mileage (Year): 995,215,918 (2014)
Carrier Operation: Interstate
Cargo Carried: General Freight
Fatal Accidents (Past 24 Months): 18
Accidents with Injuries (Past 24 Months): 273

The crash information above represents involvement in reportable crashes, without any determination as to responsibility.

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FedEx Truck Collides with Motorcycle, Killing Cyclist

On Thursday afternoon, a FedEx truck and a motorcyclist collided at the intersection of Burnsville Parkway and 143rd Circle in Burnsville, Minnesota.

The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene. Our thoughts are with the family.

The Minnesota State Patrol and the Burnsville police are currently investigating the accident and have yet to announce its cause.

Sources:

http://www.startribune.com/motorcyclist-dies-in-collision-in-burnsville/392091611/

One Fatality in FedEx Truck Crash in California

One person died in a crash involving a FedEx truck on Interstate Highway 80 in Vacaville, CA, according to the California Highway patrol. The crash happened at about 2 p.m., Monday, August 29, 2016, at the Weber Road eastbound off-ramp. Our thoughts are with the family.