UPS is the world’s largest package delivery company and its trucks are involved in an average of more than two fatal crashes per month in the United States. In a recent two-year period, United Parcel Service trucks were involved in more than 800 injury accidents in the U.S. Victims over the years have included pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, drivers of mobility scooters and occupants of passenger cars, SUVs, vans and pickup trucks.
You can sue UPS for at-fault truck crashes. To obtain the recovery that you deserve, hire an attorney to handle your claim and fight for what’s right. UPS has a formidable legal team and your attorney must be experienced and prepared to take your case to court. The truck crash legal team at Pritzker Hageman, P.A., builds each of its cases around a detailed investigation of the crash sequence, road conditions, skid marks, eyewitness accounts, recorded speed, other electronic data, cell phone records, driver log books, driver statements and law enforcement reports. Trial preparation is fundamental to protect clients from corporate undercutting of their claims.
Hit From Behind by UPS
In the past 100 years , UPS has grown into a multi-billion dollar corporation with global assets. It’s not immune from lawsuits despite being one of the most recognized commercial freight haulers on the planet. Contact a lawyer if you can say “I was hit from behind by a UPS truck” or “I was run over by a UPS truck.’’ You are deserving of compensation for any type of injury crash In which UPS was at fault. Our attorneys also handle wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of survivors.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), UPS vehicles travel more than 2.7 billion miles a year. The carrier employs nearly 100,000 drivers who collectively crashed more than 2,200 times in a recent two-year period that ended July 21, 2019.
DOT maintains a safety snapshot of UPS that includes a two-year running total of accidents and safety violations. At mid-summer 2019, the carrier was noted to have a wide variety of safety violations. Authorities cited UPS trucks for speeding, following too closely, distracted driving, lane violations, failing to use caution for a hazardous condition, reckless driving, obstruction of the roadway and inattentive driving. On occasions, UPS truck drivers have been cited for violating DOT’s mandatory driver rest rules designed to reduce drowsy driving and dangerous fatigue.
United Parcel Service Lawsuit
In April of 2019, UPS agreed to a $2 million settlement in an Essex County lawsuit brought by a New Jersey motorist who suffered brain and spinal injuries in an accident that resulted from a UPS truck that was double-parked to make a delivery. The situation caused a head-on collision between two other vehicles when one driver went around the double-parked truck to pass, the lawsuit said.
Other examples abound. A 2019 UPS truck accident garnered national headlines from New York when a 74-year-old cyclist was fatally struck by UPS freight hauler at Hudson Yards early one evening in late April.
Earlier in the year, a woman riding a mobility scooter in Auburn, Washington, was killed when she collided with a UPS truck at 11 a.m. on a city street. Police reported that the victim fell out of her chair at the initial impact and was run over by the truck.