Help! I was in a Crash While Merging with a FedEx Truck!*

Accidents occuring in merging traffic are very common. If you have suffered injuries because you were hit a FexEx truck while merging lanes, you could have suffered serious injuries, not to mention property damage to your car.

Merging accidents occur on roadways where there are multiple lanes going the same direction. There are many causes for merging crashes, such as a driver's failure to judge distance properly, failure to pay adequate attention, and simple driver negligence. If you have been injured while merging with another driver, you should speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

Injuries from a Merging Accident

There are several ways an individual could be injured from a merging accident. There are several kinds of injuries that one could suffer as well. Here are a few examples:

  • If the merging truck hits you in the driver's door, you could suffer a head, neck, shoulder, arm, or wrist injury.
  • The merging crash could cause you to lose control and result in a rollover, which is very serious and can cause a neck injury, head trauma, or a spinal injury.
  • You could end up being flung around inside the vehicle and hit the dash, suffering a knee or leg injury.
  • If your vehicle's airbags deploy, you could suffer facial bruising, a broken nose, and lacerations.
  • You could suffer whiplash or a back injury from the crash.
  • Broken bones, soft tissue injuries, and bruising are common occurrences after a merging crash.

Determining Fault After the Crash

If you have been involved with a merging crash with a truck, a police report will be completed. As part of the investigation, the officer will determine who is at fault for the crash. The police will interview the drivers and passengers and talk with any witnesses.

They will assess the accident scene and damage to determine which driver was at fault. If the truck is determined to have been at fault, it could have been because of the driver's negligence, failing to accurately determine distance between vehicles while getting onto the highway, or failing to signal when switching lanes. If you are at fault for the crash while merging (such as rear-ending a truck), you will not be able to file a personal injury claim.

How to Start Your Claim and How a PI Attorney Can Help

If you have suffered injuries because you were involved in a car crash when your vehicle was struck by a truck merging in traffic, you should consult with a personal injury attorney about filing a personal injury (PI) claim. A PI claim can help you recover your damages, such as medical expenses, property damages, pain and suffering, and time off work. Schedule a PI claim consultation with a PI attorney right away to ensure your rights are protected.


The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against FedEx, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.