Fairfield’s FedEx Truck Accident Lawyer: Get the Compensation You Deserve

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The number of delivery trucks on the road is higher than it’s ever been before, and with a great number of commercial vehicles out driving, there’s a higher accident risk. If you were recently involved in a FedEx truck accident, knowing how to approach a potential settlement can be complex. This is especially true with the number of people and entities that could be accountable for the accident. 

Here at Brill Law Group, we have the proper knowledge and expertise to successfully handle your FedEx Truck accident claim swiftly and effectively. Here’s all you need to know about the process.

What Happens After a FedEx Truck Accident?

In the chaotic aftermath of a FedEx truck accident, trying to determine who is at fault can be an intricate and complex process. 

When a FedEx vehicle is involved in an accident, multiple parties, including the FedEx company, the driver, their insurance carriers, and sometimes additional third parties, become part of the legal and claims resolution process. 

Each has its own interests and strategies, which often makes the situation more challenging for an accident victim.

One of the first calls you might receive after an accident is from an insurance adjuster. While they may seem helpful, it’s key to approach these conversations with caution. Anything you say can be recorded and potentially used to undermine your injury claim. 

Remember, the adjuster’s primary role is to protect their employer’s financial interests (in this case, FedEx), not to offer you the support you deserve.

This is why securing legal representation early on is essential. 

A skilled attorney can protect your rights and conduct a thorough investigation into the accident to build an injury claim for you.

At Brill Law Group, we understand the gravity of situations like these and are prepared to advocate fiercely on your behalf. 

If you find yourself overwhelmed after a FedEx truck accident, don’t hesitate to reach out as soon as you can for a free consultation, so we can begin gathering the necessary evidence and formulating an effective strategy to secure your compensation.

Assigning Responsibility In a FedEx Truck Accident

In your typical car accident, establishing fault is usually pretty simple. Most of the time, there are only two parties directly engaged in the mishap. 

However, accidents involving commercial trucks like those operated by FedEx can significantly complicate the determination of liability.

In a commercial truck wreck, responsibility may not solely rest with the truck driver. In some cases, it can extend to the cargo company, including FedEx itself, or even to the manufacturer of the truck or its components if a mechanical failure contributed to the accident. The latter was seen in a 2014 Wyoming case, where a faulty Bridgestone tire on a FedEx truck was the cause of an accident in which three people were killed. 

On top of the numerous potentially liable parties, there are layers of operations, regulations, and potential points of failure in these types of cases Having a FedEx truck accident lawyer with expertise in this area can make it less convoluted.

At Brill Law Group, we carefully examine the roles of each party involved, from the driver’s compliance with road safety regulations to possible equipment malfunctions.

Legal Options: Can I Sue FedEx for My Injuries? 

 

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It’s important to note that most employers are held vicariously liable for the actions of their employees through the principle of “respondeat superior,” which means an employer can be responsible for the damages their employees cause while working. 

However, FedEx’s unique business model complicates this principle. 

The company uses a contracting model, which means drivers are not direct employees but are instead independent contractors. 

As a result, this classification gives FedEx an added layer of protection against liability for the actions of their drivers. Basically, FedEx can argue that it isn’t responsible for the negligence of its contractors.

Now, this mode hasn’t gone unchallenged. In fact, FedEx has faced numerous lawsuits concerning the misclassification of workers. Despite these lawsuits, FedEx’s business model has, in many instances, continued to shield the company from direct liability in accident cases.

That doesn’t mean getting the settlement you deserve is impossible. It just means that the legal playing field is a bit more complex. 

Get Expert Legal Help: Contact Brill Law Group for Your FedEx Accident Case

 

Recovering from a truck accident can be a challenge. This is especially true when you’re trying to fight a battle against a major corporation like FedEx. 

Legal claims involving large corporations are complex. Having both legal knowledge and strategic acumen is the only way to approach them successfully. This is where having a dependable attorney comes into play. 

Brill Law Group has earned the trust of numerous Connecticut individuals and families impacted by car and truck accidents. We’ve built our firm on years of legal expertise and a deep commitment to our clients’ welfare. 

As a former defense lawyer, I understand the laundry list of tactics and strategies used by insurance companies. If your goal is to secure a favorable settlement from a corporation like FedEx, we’re here to help. 

Securing favorable settlements from corporations ensures that our clients receive the justice and compensation they deserve.

Don’t face this challenge alone. Get in touch with our team today for a free consultation.

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