Damages That Happen When a Parked Car is Hit by a UPS*

UPS is a huge freight company with trucks and vans delivering parcels all over North America. Drivers are under pressure to get their loads delivered as fast as possible and that pressure can lead to accidents.

Some accidents are as simple as hitting a parked car on the side of the road. If your vehicle has been hit by a UPS vehicle, you should be able to claim compensation from the company, including compensation for any injuries if you were in the car at the time. You may need legal help from a personal injury attorney to get the compensation you deserve.

How a Parked Car Could be Hit by a UPS Vehicle

There are two main ways that a parked car could be hit by a UPS vehicle. The first is when the vehicle passes too close, usually because the driver is driving too fast or is in such a hurry that he or she fails to be careful enough when passing.

The second and probably more common accident happens when the UPS vehicle is maneuvering into a turning or space to unload parcels. When the UPS vehicle attempts to reverse into a space or emerge from a turning, it can hit a parked car nearby if the driver misjudges the space available.

What You Could Do After Your Car Was Hit by a UPS Vehicle

It is illegal for anyone who damages property or hurts someone in a crash to just drive off. This applies to UPS drivers, as well.

Obviously if you are in your car when it gets hit, you will know about it. If you intend filing a claim against the company for the damage and possible injuries, you will need evidence that the UPS driver was at fault.

Photos of the damage are very useful and if you are your car or nearby at the time of the accident, you may be able to take photos of the scene at the time with your cell phone. Eye witnesses are crucial as they provide useful evidence of what happened and why the UPS driver acted negligently.

Damages That Happen When a Parked Car is Hit by a UPS*

Evidence You Need for a Claim Against UPS

UPS is a large corporation and is used to handling claims made against its drivers. You will need proof that the UPS driver was at fault if you aim to obtain compensation. That evidence includes whatever you can do at the actual scene as mentioned above.

You will also need a damage report from the car repair yard, a doctor’s report if you were injured and any invoices or bills for the payments you have to make because your car was hit. If any injuries were involved, then the police will probably attend the crash site and they will make an accident report. You will need a copy of this report for UPS’s insurers as it should confirm the cause of the damage done.

How a PI Lawyer Can Help You With Your Claim

It can be difficult succeeding with a claim against a well known corporation like UPS. You are advised to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as you can to discuss the accident and your legal options. Complete the Free Case Evaluation on this page to get connected with a lawyer who may be able to help your claim!

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

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