As a leading package delivery service, FedEx, like any other postal service, operates tens of thousands of vehicles of all sizes. As postal service drivers are delivering packages across the country, they are involved in accidents. You have the chance of being hit by any mail truck.
Severe damage to your vehicle could occur, including transmission damage. Transmission damage is costly to fix. Depending on the damage and your make and model, your vehicle might be a total loss.
Transmission Damage Details
A crash with a mai truck could destroy your transmission that leaves your car impossible to drive. There is some transmission damage that is repairable at a reasonable cost, but for severe damage requiring complete replacement of your transmission, it might make the damages add up enough to make your car a total loss.
Replacement costs and labor for a new transmission varies from $2,000 to $5,000, varying on your car’s make and model.
How To File A Claim
If you were hit, causing transmission damage to your vehicle, call the police and have an accident report completed. Be sure to ask any witnesses for written statements and contact details.
If you are physically able to do so, photograph the accident scene and the damages.
You should get examined by a healthcare provider after a crash. Some injuries are worse than they initially appear. Maintain supporting documentation for your claim.
Your personal injury attorney will send a demand letter to the company responsible or their insurance company to notify them you are pursuing a personal injury claim against them for the damages.
Along with the letter, include a copy of the accident report, damage repair estimates, towing bills, rental car receipts, medical bills, medical records, proof of missed work and lost wages. Supporting documentation is essential for a successful personal injury claim.
Evidence Needed For A Transmission Damage Claim
You will need to prove that the damages to your transmission were caused by being hit by a mail delivery vehicle. A certified mechanic will need to thoroughly assess your vehicle, checking to see if it had been properly maintained and if there were any pre-existing mechanical issues.
The mechanic should also note if the lack of maintenance for the transmission affected the damages. Any vehicle maintenance records for your car might be needed to prove your car was in good mechanical condition. A mechanic can determine if the transmission damages were caused by a crash.
Consult With A Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been involved in an accident with a postal service, schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer.
You want an attorney licensed to practice law in your state, so he or she is familiar with state laws and can represent you in court should your personal injury claim against USPS advance to that level.
Personal injury lawyers can negotiate with insurance companies, so they will help you get a fair settlement for your losses.
Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, so your attorney will not be compensated until you get a judgment or settlement for your damages suffered in the accident with USPS. Get your free case review 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 Fedex, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.