FedEx Truck Accidents
FedEx is the third largest package delivery service in the United States, and every day FedEx ships over 14 million packages worldwide using its fleet of almost 700 aircraft and 185,000 delivery trucks. FedEx travels several thousands of miles daily on roads ranging from the largest interstate highways to the smallest country lanes. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, we know from experience that each mile FedEx travels is an opportunity for a serious crash to happen if and when FedEx drivers are careless, FedEx fails to properly maintain its trucks, or FedEx drivers are pressured into sacrificing safe driving to deliver a package quickly. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a crash with a FedEx truck, the Colorado FedEx accident lawyers at Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, invite you to contact us today at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation about your case. Our team of experienced Colorado personal injury lawyers has experience holding large corporations like FedEx accountable when their carelessness and negligence causes members of our community to be hurt.FedEx: No Excuses for Causing Accidents
Federal Express is one of the largest and well-resourced companies in the United States, with annual revenue of $65 billion and $3 billion in annual net profit. FedEx also has almost 425,000 employees worldwide and one of the most sophisticated logistics systems in use today. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, our Colorado FedEx accident attorneys believe that multibillion dollar corporations with the resources like FedEx must be held accountable when a negligent FedEx driver or poorly maintained truck causes an accident and hurts someone. Unfortunately, the facts show that although FedEx has implemented safety programs, these initiatives are not always effective in protecting the public.
For example, based on federal government data, our Colorado FedEx accident lawyers know that for the two year period between September 2016 and September 2018, FedEx trucks in the United States were involved in approximately 1,900 crashes. Of those crashes, about 600 resulted in serious injury and 45 resulted in at least one death.Colorado is No Stranger to FedEx Crashes
With as many deliveries that FedEx makes, it is inevitable that FedEx crashes happen in Colorado. Indeed, our Colorado FedEx accident attorneys understand that Colorado’s traffic patterns are unique, requiring FedEx drivers to understand mountain roads, winter driving techniques, and special driving skills for safely maneuvering a large FedEx delivery truck that can weigh several tons. When a FedEx driver fails to driver properly in Colorado’s unique environment people can get seriously hurt. For example, on the evening of February 23, 2016, a FedEx truck driver ran a stop sign in the Colorado Springs area, causing an accident with a young motorist who later died from her injuries. The Colorado Springs police determined that the 61 year-old FedEx driver was at fault and charged her with a stop-sign violation and careless driving resulting in death. In that case, the FedEx driver was using a typical FedEx delivery truck designed to drop packages off at homes and businesses.
More recently, however, our Colorado Fed Ex accident lawyers have learned of two separate incidents involving FedEx semi-tractor trailers that lost control on westbound I-70. Once incident happened on December 11, 2012, on westbound I-70 outside of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, where a FedEx tractor trailer lost control and flipped over. Similarly, on November 30, 2016, a FedEx semi crashed and rolled on westbound I-70 outside of Frisco, Colorado. These FedEx crashes on I-70 were entirely preventable, and although nobody was seriously injured in either crash, the frequency of these FedEx rollover crashes, as well as the location of the FedEx rollovers on westbound I-70, only highlight the extreme danger of driving a heavily-loaded FedEx 18-wheeler in Colorado’s unique environment.Government Regulations Apply to FedEx Delivery Trucks
FedEx, like most large freight delivery trucking companies, is subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act. The experienced Colorado trucking accident lawyers at Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, know that this means FedEx trucks and drivers must meet stringent safety criteria that is set forth in a set of regulations known as the FMCSRs or the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Every time a FedEx accident happens and someone is hurt, a knowledgeable Colorado FedEx accident lawyer can use these rules, as well as Colorado-specific rules, to help prove that FedEx caused the crash by its careless and negligent acts. Depending on the facts of your specific case, our law firm will retain experienced and well-regarded truck driving experts who are locally and nationally recognized and can help prove that FedEx is liable for your accident.Recovering Medical Bills, Lost Wages, and Other Damages
When you have been hurt in a crash with a FedEx truck, the severity of the impact may have caused you serious injuries that impacted your daily life. A knowledgeable FedEx accident attorney will help you build your case in a way that puts you in the best position to recover your damages from the crash. For example, you have a right to recover past and future medical bills, past and future lost wages, as well as damages for physical impairment and mental pain and suffering.
If you or a family member has been seriously hurt or killed in a FedEx accident, we encourage you to call the Colorado FedEx accident lawyers at Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC today at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation about how we can help you.