Were you recently in an accident after being run off the road by a truck? If so, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim.
While accidents like these are scary, they are also common, manageable, and worth the effort it takes to seek justice. If handled properly, you could receive compensation for any injuries and damages sustained for your accident with FedEx, or whichever company responsible.
If you do decide to pursue a claim, consider contacting a personal injury attorney. An attorney would improve your chances of getting you the compensation you deserve. Moreover, an attorney can help you navigate what can be a complex and confusing process.
Assessing Injuries and Damages
Being run off the road can lead to multiple kinds of injuries and damage. If you are looking to file a personal injury claim against FedEx, or whoever respinsible, then you will first need to document all damage resulting from the accident. This can include:
- head injuries or whiplash
- dislocated joints or torn muscles
- broken bones
- cuts or bruises from broken glass or sudden impact
- any external or internal damage to your vehicle
- any property damage caused by your car after it was run off the road
- bills received for any medical or mechanical fixes required after the crash
In order to prove this damage on your claim, it is important to document this information as well as possible. Photographs of the scene, your injuries, and (if possible) the vehicle/driver responsible, are all important. If you are unable to obtain pictures or further information on the truck, its license plate, or its driver, you may still be eligible to file a claim.
To file a claim for a car accident, a person must prove that it was the other driver’s actions that caused them to crash (this is referred to as “negligence”). The evidence listed above is vital in proving the negligence of the driver. However, if it cannot be proved that the driver was the cause of the accident, then you will not be eligible to file a claim.
For example, say you were driving on a two lane road when a delivery truck swerved in front of you and into your lane without using their blinker.
Because the event was sudden and illegally performed (no blinker), you had no time and no room to adjust, causing you to run off into a ditch beside the road. In this case, the accident would be the driver’s fault. Other scenarios could be:
- the employee texting while driving, causing them to drift
- the truck stopping abruptly with faulty or broken taillights, forcing you to drastically avoid a collision
- the driver swerving in and out of their lane and forcing you off the road
If your accident is similar to one of these scenarios, then it is likely you will be eligible to file a claim.
Starting the Process
To begin filing your claim, you will need to compile your evidence, insurance information, the information of the insurer, and a formal, detailed description of the crash. You can then use this information to write a demand letter and begin the process of your personal injury claim.
Unfortunately, filing claims like these can be tricky, especially when small details can make all the difference in whether or not you win your case. In order to give yourself the best chance at receiving compensation, consider speaking with a personal injury attorney before you begin.
Their expertise and legal knowledge can help assess your situation, craft legally accurate documents, and accompany you through the process to better your chances. To give yourself the best chance at receive compensation for your crash, contact a personal injury attorney today.
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 compensation.