Five Things to Do If Your Car Was Hit by a FedEx* Truck

As a multinational courier delivery service, FedEx has headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee. As the eighth largest employer in the United States, FedEx has 357,000 employees. The company also has tens of thousands of vehicles to transport packages and letters to customers.

With thousands of trucks traveling along the roadways and through neighborhoods, the chances of your vehicle being hit by a FedEx truck are high. You will need to file a personal injury claim against FedEx to recover compensation for your damages. Here are five things to do if your car was hit by a FedEx truck:

What To Do After a Delivery Truck Hits Your Car

Because there are so many delivery trucks on the road these

days there is a high chance of your vehicle being hit by one of them at some time when you are sharing the road with them. If this has happened to you, a process needs to be followed to qualify for personal injury compensation as long as the accident was not your fault.

The first step to follow is to call the police who will visit the accident site and write a report with the evidence required that proves the delivery truck caused the accident. You will need to get the contact details of eye witnesses who saw the accident happen as well. You should take photos of the accident site that shows your vehicle in relation to the delivery truck and the damage to your vehicle.

To back up your evidence you should check if there are any video cameras nearby that recorded the accident taking place. This adds to the proof that the accident was caused by the delivery truck driver and not yourself. You can get permission to access the footage so that you can include it with your personal injury claim.

Once you have gathered all the evidence required you should seek help from a personal injury attorney. Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not be charged any legal fees until a compensation settlement has been reached. The fee is then deducted from your settlement before you receive it.

Follow this checklist after getting hit by FedEx, or any other delivery truck.

1. Contact the Police. The first step to proving that your car was damaged by FedEx is to call the police. The police will come out to the accident scene and complete a police report. They will investigate the accident and assess the damages. This report can prove that your damages were caused by the FedEx truck. The officer will talk with you, the FedEx driver, and with any witnesses.

2. Talk to any witnesses. You will want to get statements from any witnesses, and you will want them to include their names and contact details. When witnesses can confirm your story and verify that the damage was caused by a FedEx truck hitting your car, your chances of a successful personal injury claim against FedEx will increase significantly.

3. Take Photos. Take photos of the accident scene and of the damages sustained by your car and the FedEx truck. Get pictures from all angles, so the entire situation could be revealed. This will help support your claim and can be submitted with the demand letter as evidence to FedEx and their insurance company.

4. Check for any video cameras in the nearby vicinity. The entire incident could have been caught by a surveillance camera in the area. Many parking lots, businesses, and even residences have cameras in use now to record activity in the nearby area. If there was a camera that caught the incident on tape, it could be all the evidence that you need to recover compensation for the damages your vehicle suffered when it was hit by a FedEx truck.

5. Get the help of a personal injury attorney. With the help of an accident injury lawyer, the odds of a successful personal injury claim increase significantly. Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that you will not have to spend anything out-of-pocket. Your lawyer will not get paid until you receive your compensation for the damages from the accident.

Checklist for an Accident with a FedEx* Truck

Contact a Lawyer

If your car was hit by a FedEx truck, you will want to be compensated for your damages. Fill out the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page to have the details of your personal injury claim reviewed by an accident injury lawyer who handles such claims in your area. With the right planning, and if you have done these five things, the chances of recovering compensation increase significantly. Don’t wait until it is too late to pursue a personal injury claim.

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