If your car was parked and it was hit by a FedEx vehicle, it could suffer various damages. Your damages could be very minor, or it might be serious. As an example, it might just be a dent in a fender, or it might be a totaled vehicle. If your parked vehicle was hit by FedEx, you should immediately call the police to report the crash. You will need an accident report to support your claim and to confirm your vehicle suffered damages because it was parked when it was hit by a FedEx vehicle.
If possible, get photos of your vehicle where it is setting. Try to get photos of the accident scene from all angles. Be sure to get photos of the damages to your vehicle. Here are some of the more common damages that your vehicle might suffer it is hit while parked:
- Fender damage
- Bumper damage
- Damaged doors
- Hood damage
- Rear-end damage
- Trunk damage
- Wheel damage
You should have your vehicle taken to a qualified auto body shop where a detailed estimate can be prepared that shows the cost of fixing the damage your car suffered. If your car suffered extensive damage, you should do a search for the value of comparable cars in your area. Check for cars for sale and for cars that have recently sold that are a comparable make and model with the same trim and mileage. The value of your car will be based on the fair market value for similar vehicles in your area.
Sending a Demand Letter
You will need to send a demand letter to FedEx and their insurance company to let them know you want to be compensated for your losses and you plan to pursue a personal injury claim against the courier for them damaging your vehicle. You should include a few specific things in the letter:
- The date, time, and location of the accident
- Why you think FedEx is responsible for the damages
- The total amount of your damages
- Supporting documentation such as written repair estimates, photos of the damages, witness statements, and copies of the accident report
Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney
If your vehicle was parked when it was hit by FedEx, you should consult with a personal injury attorney who is licensed to handle such claims in your state. You have nothing to lose and no out-of-pocket expense because personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis.
Your lawyer will not be paid until you recover compensation for your damages through a judgment or a settlement. With the help of a personal injury lawyer, your odds of a successful personal injury claim increase significantly. To get your claim on track, you should complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page. A lawyer in your area will review the details of your claim and determine how to proceed with the claim. There is a strict statute of limitations, so don’t wait until it is too late to pursue a claim for your damages.
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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.