UPS Truck Accident Attorneys
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Since 1907, United Parcel Service or “UPS” has been one of the top express package delivery businesses in the U.S.. We have all come to rely on the UPS brown delivery trucks and its UPS brown clad employees for getting our packages delivered quickly and reliably, as UPS delivers an average of 15 million packages a day. To carry out this service, UPS has over 400,000 employees and an enormous fleet of vehicles, including UPS delivery trucks, UPS Freight Trucks(also known as “18 Wheeler trucks” or “semi-trucks”), and UPS planes. UPS operates many subsidiaries, under names such as UPS Store, UPS Supply Chain Solutions, UPS Capital, UPS freight, UPS airlines, among many others. .
Unfortunately, due to the sheer number of UPS trucks on the road in the U.S., like other courier services, UPS trucks are involved in a many motor vehicle accidents every year. In the express delivery business, the accidents are often caused by the negligence of the drivers, many of whom may be rushing to meet deadlines and keep up with their demanding schedules. Often in a hurry, express delivery drivers may take additional risks, and may experience high fatigue levels due to the stress of the job.
FACTORS CAUSING UPS TRUCK ACCIDENTS
Like with all motor vehicle accidents, UPS truck accidents may be caused by both human error and outside conditions. Some of the human error factors that may contribute to these truck accidents are:
- Driver failing to set emergency parking brake before exiting the vehicle, causing roll back into cars, and others
- Driver failing to yield when turning or merging
- Driver backing up after missing delivery address in order to save the time of turning around, especially dangerous as often the trucks have blind spots, preventing driver from being able to see rearward when backing, thus preventing a driver from seeing other vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles.
- Driver fatigue, driver intoxication, driver inexperience or inadequate training, driver failure to obey traffic laws
- Maintenance crew failing to complete repairs or safety checks
Some of the outside factors contributing to delivery truck accidents are:
- Poor road or weather conditions
- Poorly secured cargo load
- Vehicle equipment failure, including brake, tire, or transmission failure
Recent notable UPS vehicle accidents
2009: Baltimore Maryland:
UPS Truck Crash Kills Baltimore Sun Editor Tim Wheatley, and Injures His Young Girl
A terrible accident occurred in October 2009 when a United Parcel Service delivery truck killed Tim Wheatley, the business editor of the Baltimore Sun newspaper, and severely injured his nine-year-old daughter Sarah. Wheatley was driving his daughter to school when he was struck broadside in his Honda by a UPS truck which, according to police reports, went through a red light, killing Wheatley instantly. As , our firm represents victims and their families in cases involving driver negligence and fatal or near-fatal injury accidents caused by drivers of 18 wheelers, semis and other heavy trucks.
According to police reports, a driver two cars behind the UPS truck told police that the UPS truck had gone through the red light causing the collision. After smashing into Wheatley’s vehicle, the UPS truck then continued onward, crashing through two rows of wooden fences stopping in a field.
June 2010: Houston: 2 Car Passengers Killed When UPS Truck Smashes Into Rear of Vehicle., Bursts Into Flames: According to KHOU news in Houston, police investigators reported that a UPS truck smashed into the rear of a passenger car, trapping the car underneath, as both vehicles burst into flames.
Both the man and woman passengers were killed.
The UPS truck driver got out safely and was unharmed.
TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYERS
If you or a loved one has been involved in a UPS truck accident or another truck collision, it’s crucial that, as soon as possible, you consult an experienced truck accident attorney to determine whether you have a case and if so, to begin the investigation and evidence gathering to establish your case. Contact our team of experienced truck accidents lawyers who are dedicated to providing you with the highly experienced, representation you need to get the full compensation you deserve. We will evaluate your specific case and fight aggressively on your behalf. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our truck accident attorneys today, please complete the contact form on this page, or call 888-736-4248 to talk to someone right away.