UPS trucks, like any delivery company, are being driven as quickly as possible from one place to another, delivering packets for individuals and businesses. The drivers are under pressure to match deadlines.
This means they often have to speed or not take the breaks that are required to ensure safe driving takes place. It is these times when accidents take place and victims are injured when a driver loses control of his or her truck or falls asleep at the wheel from fatigue.
Injuries That Can Occur in an Accident With a Delivery Truck
If a delivery truck driver loses concentration and rear-ends you when you are waiting at an intersection, one of the possible injuries could be whiplash. This occurs when your neck and head are thrown forward and backward uncontrollably. This is the sort of injury that may not be noticeable straight after the accident but when you start to experience serious neck pain some time later, you will find you will have to seek medical treatment and take time off work to recover.
Other possible injuries will depend on how hard your car was hit. They could include spinal injuries, broken bones, and even arm and facial lacerations if you are flung into the windshield.
Filing a PI Claim for Injuries After an Accident
Once you realize the accident with a delivery company was not your fault, you may be able to file a personal injury compensation claim for your injuries. In a PI claim you may be able to include the cost of medical treatment, loss of earnings while you recover, damage to your car, and non-economic damages for your pain and suffering.
If you can prove the driver, or the company, was grossly negligent, you may be eligible for punitive damages. Of course, you will need to have clear, indisputable evidence to prove the driver was at-fault. This can include any of the following:
- eye witness reports;
- a police report;
- repair bill for your car;
- medical treatment and physicians bills;
- crash investigation report;
- photos and/or surveillance camera footage;
- a document from your employing showing your wages.
Working with a PI Lawyer
One of the worst features of an accident with a mail truck, or any other delivery company truck, is lack of ability to go to work and earn an income while recovering. A PI lawyer can help you lodge your PI claim which will include all the money you have lost in wages and anything you are likely to lose until you return to work. Fill out the Free Case Evaluation today to have your claim reviewed by a lawyer that takes cases in your area 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.