Can I Sue FedEx?

Yes. An experienced semi-truck crash lawyer can help you sue FedEx if you were injured or a family member was killed in a crash caused by a FedEx truck.

FedEx trucks are everywhere at a time when there is ever-increasing pressure on trucking companies to move goods faster and cheaper. The semi-truck crash lawyers at the Pritzker Hageman law firm have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in money damages for our clients.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), more than 40 commercial carriers in the United States are doing business under the FedEx name, including the following trucking companies that operate within U.S. commercial trucking regulations:

  • FedEx Ground
  • FedEx Freight
  • FedEx Express
  • FedEx Auto Transport

As an example, you can look at just one of those businesses — FedEx Ground Package System Inc. of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania — to find FedEx trucks from that carrier were involved in more than 680 crashes during a recent two-year period that killed 45 people and injured 641 people. That’s an average of almost two deaths per month at crash sites involving a commercial truck from FedEx Ground Package System Inc., according to the Transportation Department data.

FedEx Freight Inc. of Harrison, Arkansas, has a separate profile kept by the Transportation Department. In a recent two-year period, 26 people died and 261 people were injured in crashes involving FedEx Freight trucks in Arkansas.

USDOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) maintains safety data on each separate FedEx motor carrier, including driver and vehicle inspection results and how often they are found to be out of service. Each FedEx carrier has its own score and some have worse safety records than others.

If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a FedEx truck crash, the Pritzker Hageman truck crash legal team, led by attorney Eric Hageman, can help you hold FedEx accountable. If you decide to hire the Pritzker Hageman law firm, our legal team will investigate all aspects of your case, including the truck driver’s rest history and any deadline pressure they were under. Our lawyers don’t settle for the crash summaries written by law enforcement. We work with crash reconstruction engineers and multi-media experts to uncover evidence that shows negligent truck driving.

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FedEx Truck Crash Lawsuit

According to semi-truck safety information compiled by FMCSA, FedEx drivers log billions and billions of miles every year. In roadside safety inspections, there have been plenty of examples of FedEx drivers and FedEx equipment being out of compliance when it comes to safety regulations.

Data from the NHTSA shows that more people are dying in truck crashes each year. In general, speeding, distracted driving, drowsy driving, traveling too fast for conditions, and inadequate caution in safety zones cause semi-trucks to plow into passenger cars, motorcycles, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

The Pritzker Hageman semi-truck crash lawyers have handled override crashes, hit-from-behind collisions, t-bone crashes, lane departures, and sideswipes.  In some cases, 18-wheelers have not been properly maintained or lack life-saving safety equipment, and in others, drivers have been driving for too long without taking mandatory rest. The big rigs outweigh passenger cars and light trucks by tens of thousands of pounds. In fact, many state safety officials like the Minnesota Safety Council have stopped using the word “accident” to describe large truck collisions and crashes that devastate families whose loved ones are severely injured or killed.

FedEx Freight Crash News

A FedEx semi-truck caused a historically bad highway crash in 2014 that killed the truck’s driver and nine other people. Facts on the fatal crash of the FedEx semi and California motor coach were published in 2018 by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

The agency determined that the median crossover crash in Orland, California, was caused by “the inability of the FedEx Freight truck driver to maintain control of the vehicle due to his unresponsiveness for reasons that could not be established.’’

One motorcoach passenger seated a few rows behind the driver recalled seeing the FedEx Freight truck driver “slumped towards the door” with his head down. As a result of the crash and fire, the truck driver, the motorcoach driver, and eight of the 45 motorcoach passengers died. Many of the survivors suffered serious injuries.

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