Checklist for When Hit by FedEx* While Parked

If you were hit by a truck while parked, you might be able to recoup compensation for your damages by pursuing a personal injury claim against FedEx, or whatever party is responsible. You will need to keep documentation and evidence to support your claim. To have a successful personal injury claim, you will need to show that the driver was negligent.

There are four elements of negligence and all four elements must be proven. First, you need to show that the driver had a duty, which he or she did – to drive safely to keep others from harm. Second, you will need to show that duty was breached. In this case, the driver breached the duty to drive safely when your parked vehicle was hit. Next, you will need to show that breach of duty caused the accident and that accident led to your damages.

What to Do After Being Hit by Delivery Truck While Parked

If you have been hit by a truck while parked, stay on the scene of the accident. Here are a few tips regarding what to do at the accident scene.

  • Call for the police, so an officer can investigate the crash and complete an accident report.
  • Take photos of the accident scene and the damages using your smartphone.
  • Get the names of and contact details for any eyewitnesses as well as their statements.

What to Do After Being Hit By Truck While Parked

You will need to maintain documentation to support your claim after being hit by a truck while parked. Here are a few tips regarding what to do after the accident. '

  • If you were in the vehicle when it was hit, you should get checked by a medical professional.
  • Contact your insurance company and let them know what happened. They will want a copy of the accident report.
  • Get a copy of the accident report.
  • Take your car to a qualified auto repair facility and get a written repair estimate.
  • Keep copies of any medical bills, medical records, and prescription receipts.
  • Document any missed work and lost wages.

Consult with a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you were hit by a delivery truck while parked, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer. You have suffered economic and non-economic damages. With the help of a personal injury attorney, your odds of a successful personal injury claim are much more successful. Accident injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, so you have nothing to lose. Your lawyer will not be compensated until you get a judgment or settlement for your personal injury claim.

There is a strict statute of limitations that is set by your state, so if you wait too long you will not be compensated for your losses. Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page, so your claim can be reviewed by a lawyer who is licensed to practice in your state.

*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 FedEx, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.

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