Our law firm has represented motorcyclists hit by semitrailers, including FedEx trucks, and won settlements.
“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 against another company. “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 trucking company responsible.
It can be overwhelming to be involved in a collision with a FedEx truck. The company has a team of lawyers and a lot of money. You might wonder if you even have a chance of getting a good settlement. Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman can help you. They have faced the giant and won.
“The law is an equalizer,” says Fred. “Every injured person gets a chance in court. And even the largest corporations have to pay when their drivers are at fault.”
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.