United Parcel Service (UPS) is a multinational package delivery and supply chain management company that is based in the United States. With headquarters in Sandy Springs, Georgia, the company’s products include courier express services, freight forwarding services, and logistics services.
With an annual revenue of $65.872 billion as of 2017, the company has more than 434,000 employees and tens of thousands of vehicles. There are several accidents involving UPS vehicles every year.
If you have been involved in an accident with a UPS vehicle, and you believe that UPS is at fault, you can pursue a personal injury claim to recoup compensation for the damages you sustained in the crash. Damages that typically result from an accident with UPS include medical expenses, medical expenses in the future, lost wages, future loss of earnings, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, permanent scarring and disfigurement, and mental anguish.
Pursuing Your Accident Injury Claim After a UPS Accident
If you have been injured in an accident in which the UPS driver acted negligently and was at fault, you might be left wondering who you would file a personal injury claim against. If the driver was operating a UPS vehicle and was on the job, then UPS is liable for the damages.
UPS would have insurance to cover such incidents. Your claim will be filed against UPS and its insurance company, so you can get your claim on track.
You will need to notify both UPS and their insurance company of your intent to pursue a claim. You will do this by sending a demand letter. In the letter, you will need to detail the date of the crash, the time and location, what happened, your damages, and why you believe UPS is liable. You should include supporting documentation, such as medical bills, evidence that work was missed and wages were lost, medical records, prescription receipts, etc.
Consult With a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have suffered injuries in an accident with UPS, you should consider speaking with a personal injury lawyer. Your odds of a successful claim are much greater when you enlist an accident injury attorney. Your lawyer will not be paid until you are receive compensate for your losses through either a judgment or a settlement.
Every state has its own statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim after an accident. If you don’t file a claim within the specified timeframe, your claim will be denied and will not be able to pursue a claim and you will not be eligible for benefits. Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form to get your case reviewed by an accident injury lawyer in your area in your state today.
*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.