What to Expect When You Sue FedEx
If you suffered injuries in an accident that involved a FedEx delivery truck, you may ask what to expect when you sue FedEx. Are you entitled to compensation, and who is responsible for covering the damages? Do you have grounds for filing a lawsuit?
Whether you are a driver or a pedestrian, we at Scherr Law can guide you through the legal steps of filing a claim or lawsuit against FedEx. Call us at 1-855-SUE-FEDX for a case evaluation today.
Is FedEx Responsible for Its Employees’ Negligence?
If a FedEx driver exceeded a speed limit, ignored a traffic sign, or drove under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs, is FedEx responsible for the driver’s malpractice?
The answer is usually yes, based on a legal principle known as vicarious liability, which holds the employer responsible for the employee’s actions.
If the at-fault driver isn’t a FedEx employee but an independent contractor, the case may be more complex. Although an independent contractor is generally responsible for their own wrongdoing, FedEx may still carry liability, for example, if it hires dangerous drivers without completing background checks or fails to provide proper training to the contractor.
Proving Liability in a FedEx Accident Case
To collect compensation in a FedEx accident claim, you’ll need to prove that:
- The driver breached their reasonable duty of care
- A specific action (or lack of action) by the driver led to the accident
- You suffered injury or property damage because of the driver’s action
For example, let’s say that a FedEx driver failed to yield the right of way to you, which led to a collision, accident-related injuries, and damage to your vehicle. In that case, the driver (and, by extension, FedEx) would be legally liable for the damages you suffered.
What If You Were Partly Responsible for the Accident?
The question of “what to expect when you sue FedEx” gets more complicated if FedEx claims you carry part of the responsibility for the accident. We can advise you on how that argument might affect your claim under your state law.
Compensation You May Expect to Collect in a FedEx Accident Settlement
While it’s hard to say in advance what your FedEx accident case may be worth in most states, you may reasonably expect to collect compensation for:
- Medical bills, including hospitalization, rehabilitation, anticipated medical expenses, and prescription drugs
- Lost wages, both present and future, and loss of earning capacity
- Property damage, if your vehicle, house, or personal property sustained damage in the accident
- Pain and suffering, especially if you suffered serious injuries
- Punitive damages, if the at-fault driver displayed egregious negligence or malicious behavior
How Long Does a FedEx Claim or Lawsuit Take?
Timelines for FedEx claims and lawsuits may differ. A straightforward claim may take a few months, while a complex lawsuit could take years. That’s why it’s important to pursue legal action as soon as possible after an accident.
As a major delivery company, FedEx carries commercial insurance, which has a much higher limit of liability compared to personal insurance policies. FedEx stands to lose a lot of money with every accident its drivers cause, so each claim comes under close scrutiny. An experienced truck accident lawyer from Scherr Law can help you throughout each step of the process when you sue FedEx after an accident.
How a Seasoned FedEx Claims Lawyer Can Help Your Case
FedEx accident lawsuits are usually more complicated and involve higher stakes than standard auto accident claims. As a large organization with a powerful network of lawyers, FedEx knows how to defend against lawsuits and minimize victims’ settlements. To improve your chances of collecting compensation, you need a seasoned attorney with experience handling FedEx claims and lawsuits.
The dedicated attorneys of Scherr Law have helped many accident victims pursue legal action against FedEx. Our team can:
- Assess your case and determine how much your claim may be worth
- Collect relevant documentation to present a powerful, evidence-based case
- Handle all negotiations with FedEx, insurance providers, and other relevant parties
- Work hard to reach a reasonable settlement offer on your behalf
- Represent you in court if settlement negotiations fail
Scherr Law: Skilled Legal Support for Your FedEx Lawsuit
Seeking legal action against a large corporation like FedEx can feel overwhelming. At Scherr Law, we provide the reliable, client-focused legal support you need after an accident involving FedEx. Our experienced legal team will let you know what to expect when you sue FedEx, work with you to build a powerful case, and use every available legal tool to help you recover compensation.
Call 1-855-SUE-FEDX or fill out our online form for a case evaluation by a truck accident attorney.
Common Injuries in Truck Accidents
Because of the weight of trucks and their cargo, truck accidents often leave victims with severe injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Crushing and impact injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Limb amputation
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a collision with an 18-wheeler, commercial bus, or other large vehicles, contact our tractor-trailer accident attorneys.
Liable Parties in a Tractor Trailer Accident
Depending on the cause of your accident with a semi-truck, you may need to pursue a claim against the driver, trucking company, or truck manufacturer. For example, if the driver disregarded safety regulations, you would file a suit against the driver. However, if the driver’s employer pushed them to disobey safety regulations, the employer would be the liable party.
Sometimes a manufacturer defect causes an issue that leads to a truck crash. In this case, we can help you pursue a claim against the manufacturer for your injuries. You may also be able to pursue damages against another driver if their actions caused the accident.
How Our Truck Accident Attorney Can Help
An attorney from our firm can help you gather evidence for your claim, including dash cam footage, nearby business security footage, witness statements, and more. With this evidence, we can recreate the events of the accident for your case.
Contact an Experienced Tractor-Trailer Accident Attorney Today
Accidents involving semi-trucks often lead to serious injuries for drivers in smaller vehicles. If you need an experienced tractor-trailer accident attorney for your case, contact us at Scherr Law. Call us at 1-855-SUE-FEDX or contact us online to schedule a consultation.