UPS is one of North America’s largest freight companies. Large UPS trucks are a common sight driving all over the U.S.. Because of the need to maintain busy schedules, and the long periods away from family and friends, drivers do sometimes take risks. That can end up with an accident if you are hit by a tired or distracted UPS driver.
If your vehicle was hit by a UPS truck and you were injured and / or your car was damaged by the collision, you should be able to recover the full cost of treatment, replace any lost wages and pay for the repair to your vehicle. Talk to a PI lawyer about whether he / she thinks there is a good chance of winning a personal injury claim.
Medical Bills After an Accident With a UPS Truck
UPS trucks tend to be larger and heavier than the vehicles around them, especially cars. If you are hit by a UPS truck, you and anyone else in your car could be badly injured. Pip insurance may pay for minor injuries, but beyond that, you will need to file a personal injury claim against the driver. The claim should cover the main components of your medical treatment, which of course depend on the exact circumstances of the crash. They may include any combination of the following:
- the cost of an ambulance;
- doctor’s visits;
- hospital examination and treatment;
- stay in hospital;
- surgery, including anesthesia;
- x-rays and scans;
- medication; post operative and long term treatment and care, if needed;
- replacement of lost wages or other earnings while recovering.
Property Damage bills from a UPS Accident
It’s hard to imagine a crash with a UPS truck without substantial damage to your vehicle. Your car may have to be towed away from the crash site and repaired. The damage may be severe enough for it to be uneconomical to repair it and that means full replacement. If your vehicle is in a repair yard for some time, you will need to make alternative transport arrangements, such as hiring a car. All these costs need to be included in your PI claim when you are fit enough to get around to making it.
How a PI Claim Can Help Pay Bills After a UPS Accident,/h2>
A PI claim can help pay for both what are called ‘economic’ damages (medical treatment, lost earnings and property damage) as well as ‘non-economic’ damages. These are things like compensation for pain and suffering and punitive damages if the driver’s actions were considered particularly negligent.
The main challenge with any PI claim is proving that the UPS driver, or the company he/she works for, is at fault and not you. You will need a copy of the police accident report completed at the scene of the crash as well as photos, if possible, and statements from anyone who saw the accident happen.
Working With a PI Lawyer
It is always best to use an experienced PI lawyer when filing a substantial PI claim. Most PI lawyers will provide a contingency fee arrangement with their clients. This basically saves you from paying any legal fees until the case has been won in your favor.
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.