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Lake Zurich FedEx Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer

Defending FedEx Vehicle Accident Victims in Lake County

Most of us enjoy how easy it is to get on our phones and order anything we need. With a simple tap on a screen, countless items are delivered directly to our door. Even if we might spend too much money, few of us ever consider any other downsides to the ease and speed of modern-day package delivery. There is a major unseen danger lurking behind every delivered package, however - one that many people only discover after it is too late. This is the possibility of a serious, life-changing accident with a FedEx package delivery truck.

The personal injury lawyers with Salvi Law, Inc. have seen how accidents with delivery vans have affected our clients. We know the last thing on your mind after a delivery accident is handling a lawsuit. This is why we take every case seriously, give it our full attention, and, when possible, work aggressively to pursue justice on behalf of our clients.

Do FedEx Delivery Vans Get Into Crashes? 

FedEx is one of the world's largest delivery systems. FedEx works all over the globe to deliver almost ten million packages every single day. Every package that gets delivered arrives with the help of a complex system of planes, semi-trucks, and, of course, the classic box vans with the bright FedEx logo stamped on the side.

While accidents can occur at any point in a package's journey, the large, boxy delivery vans are most often involved in car accidents with regular vehicles. By some estimates, FedEx vans get into many hundreds of accidents with other vehicles on the road every year. FedEx vans also get into accidents with pedestrians, motorcycles, cyclists, and even truck drivers. Because of the size of a FedEx van compared to most other vehicles on the road, the injuries that happen can be life-threatening. Vehicles can be destroyed and lives can be ruined in a split-second of carelessness from a rushed delivery driver.

Why Do FedEx Drivers Crash? 

FedEx drivers are often self-employed. This means they are under intense pressure to deliver as many packages as they can in the shortest possible time. In addition to feeling rushed, FedEx drivers often crash because of:

  • Fatigued driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving 
  • Bad weather
  • Mechanical failure
  • Simple recklessness 

No matter the exact reason for the crash, if you believe a FedEx driver was responsible and you suffered injuries or property damage, you should talk to an attorney. You may have a stronger case than you realize.

What Can I Get if I Sue FedEx? 

Personal injury lawsuits against FedEx can have more than one defendant. The exact claim in a case will depend on many factors, including why the accident happened and how badly you have been hurt. The following are the most common types of claims:

  • Personal injury claim - This is a typical claim that injured people file after suffering an injury due to someone else's negligence
  • Product liability claim - Sometimes, FedEx delivery truck accidents are caused by a mechanical defect or faulty equipment, such as brake failure or tire blowouts. If this is the case, you might be able to pursue a product liability claim against the maker or distributor of the defective product.
  • Wrongful death claim - Tragically, accidents involving FedEx delivery vehicles can sometimes lead to fatalities.
  • Employer liability claim - Even though many delivery drivers are independent contractors, FedEx may sometimes be held liable for the actions of their employees.

Contact a Lake County, IL FedEx Delivery Accident Lawyer

Meet with a Lake County, IL personal injury attorney who understands delivery truck accidents as soon as you can after a crash with a FedEx van. At Salvi Law, Inc., we give each case detailed attention and immediately put our investigation skills to use if it appears that FedEx was responsible. Call our office at 847-721-2499 for a free consultation. We serve Lake and Cook Counties, as well as Lake Zurich.

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