How to Dispute Fault After an Accident with a USPS* Vehicle

Not all accidents are straightforward. If you have been hit by another vehicle, you may believe that that driver was at fault, but the driver may claim that you were at fault, or at least partly to blame for the accident. In many states, even if you were partly to blame for an accident, you can still claim compensation, although the amount may be reduced proportionally. If you are involved in an accident with a government owned vehicle such as a mail truck, you are likely to find your claim disputed even if you think you had an open and shut case. It is best in those circumstances to contact an attorney to provide legal help.

Typical Accidents

Mail trucks are frequent sights around the U.S. Drivers are under pressure to get their parcels delivered as swiftly as possible, but this can lead to accidents happening. Mail truck accidents are the same as any other truck accidents. They are caused by distracted driving; speeding; intoxication; failure to yield the right of way and more rarely, defective parts.

Why You May Have to Dispute Fault After a Accident

You must be able to substantiate a claim that a driver was responsible for your injuries and damage to your vehicle if you were hit by a mail vehicle. It is common for at-fault drivers to dispute who was at fault. As with any claim, you must have convincing proof that the other driver was acting in a negligent manner and this negligence caused the accident, not your own actions.

What to Include in a Disputed Claim for Compensation *

Your version of the accident may be disputed by the lawyers and their insurance carrier, but good evidence cannot be disputed. You should include as much convincing evidence as possible. This could include any or all of the following:

  • eye witness accounts of the incident. eye witness contact details should be recorded at the scene of the accident if possible;
  • photographic evidence taken at the scene of the accident;
  • the police report which would have been compiled at the scene of the accident;
  • the damage report from the car repair yard that your car was taken to after the accident;
  • a doctor’s report if you, or any occupants of the vehicle were injured;
  • any other medical reports on your injuries and treatment received;
  • all costs relating to your injuries and damage to your vehicle;

How a PI Attorney Can Help You With a Claim

A disputed claim can be difficult to win without legal help. You should contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as you can to discuss your accident involving a mail vehicle. The attorney will have dealt with federal agencies before and will be able to negotiate a settlement on your behalf.

Additional Resources

Here are some additional resources that might be helpful in your claim against USPS*:


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