UPS delivery people have a pretty good accident record based on the number of trucks in their fleet and the millions of miles traveled annually. UPS drivers have an average of 450 serious injury accidents and 26 fatal accidents per year. The most important factor affecting the number of accidents in which a particular trucking company is involved each year is the number of miles traveled per vehicle. For the UPS delivery service, that's a huge number.
With more than 120,000 trucks and other vehicles on the road, UPS has approximately six times more vehicles than its next largest delivery competitor, FedEx. UPS has a satisfactory safety rating with federal regulators. Even so, the sheer size of its operations (more than 3,000,000,000 road miles traveled in the United States per year) means that accidents will eventually occur. As a result, UPS currently averages approximately two dozen fatal accidents per year in the U.S.
UU. And about 400 to 500 accidents with serious injuries. Compared to its closest competitor, FedEx, United Parcel Services primarily employs all of its truck drivers. FedEx tends to use a lot of independent contractors.
While major trucking companies, such as UPS, often have very detailed and effective training programs for their drivers, since they have learned over the years the dangers of not having these programs, it sometimes happens that companies are less effective than they should in making sure that their drivers follow their training and safety regulations. For companies like United Parcel Service, which employ their own drivers (rather than relying on numerous contractors), liability for injuries and deaths caused by negligent drivers is even more direct. The video below shows a terrifying moment when a UPS truck accidentally rolled backwards in a neighborhood. Personal injury claims that result from truck crashes with United Parcel Service trucks often have significantly greater value than claims for traffic injuries of other types for a number of reasons.
These include the severity of the injuries, the large amount of coverage available, and the corporate status of UPS itself. In addition, with a major company like UPS, there is no danger of inadequate insurance coverage for injury claims involving serious injury or death. This can often be the case with smaller personal liability insurance policies and liability policies for smaller ones. A company the size of UPS has the deepest pockets.
In addition, the size and fame of a company like United Parcel Service means that jurors are more likely to award larger amounts of verdict to victims of negligent UPS drivers, and the size of those verdicts has a similar impact on lawsuits against UPS that are resolved earlier in the litigation. Attorneys who handle common car accident cases may not always have the skills and experience to file serious injury and death claims against trucking companies such as United Parcel Service. There are many more aspects of this type of case and different paths that need to be explored. Major trucking companies often maintain extensive records of their drivers, including driver training, accident and driving records, which should be thoroughly examined to determine if they have been properly trained and supervised by the company.
In addition, large commercial trucks generally collect driving and accident data through GPS and onboard sensors and recording instruments. These provide different avenues for determining the facts of the accident, such as speed, direction of travel, braking events, etc. Serious accident cases against trucking companies such as UPS almost always need much more research and document review than do the most common car accident cases. As with any traffic accident, first take care of yourself and others involved in the incident.
Seek help from police, fire and medical personnel. Be sure to contact the police officers investigating the accident. Often, large truck accidents can involve numerous vehicles and many people, and determining how the accident occurred can be more difficult for investigators than in typical accident cases; make sure the police get an accurate statement from you and your passengers about how you thought a accident. Be careful when making statements to anyone else about the accident and your injuries.
Often, the trucking company or its insurers will immediately initiate investigators to work to interview other drivers and witnesses. If it was an accident serious enough to make the news, news reporters may contact you. Or if many other people were injured in the incident, you may hear from investigators hired by lawyers representing those other victims. It's always best to consult with an attorney who represents your interests first.
Photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash Don't include any sensitive or sensitive information in a contact form, text message, or voicemail. The contact form sends information via unencrypted email, which is not secure. Sending a contact form, sending a text message, making a phone call, or leaving a voicemail doesn't create an attorney-client relationship. Also, even though UPS trucks are large, they're not as safe as you think, as many UPS drivers die in accidents every year.
Its drivers effectively suffered one accident for every 2,499,354 miles of vehicles traveled, making UPS a comparatively safe transportation company. While they provide a necessary service, if a driver does not drive the vehicle safely or if the truck is not well maintained, it could lead to an accident. While UPS trucks passed inspections at a higher rate than the national average, the company's vehicles were still out of service 8.7 percent of the time, meaning thousands of potentially dangerous UPS trucks could endanger other drivers at any given time. Keep in mind that while much of this publication is based on filing lawsuits against UPS for injuries in accidents with their drivers, UPS drivers themselves often suffer injuries in accidents.
To be eligible for financial compensation, you must prove that the driver of the UPS truck was negligent in the accident that injured you or your family member. . .