Gillette UPS Accident Lawyer
United Parcel Service (UPS) is one of the largest delivery companies in the country. UPS trucks are seen all over the U.S., but they can get involved in accidents. In the 24 months before July 6, 2023, UPS vehicles were involved in 2,847 crashes, 67 of which were fatal and 985 of which caused injuries, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
A collision involving a large UPS delivery truck can cause severe injuries to passenger vehicle occupants. If you have been hurt in a Gillette UPS truck crash, you are within your rights to seek compensation and hold responsible parties accountable.
Our Gillette truck accident attorney at Steven Titus & Associates, P.C. is here to guide and support you through the legal process. Call our office at (307) 257-7800 to set up a free initial consultation.
UPS delivery drivers may be inadequately trained or under tight schedules with pressure to meet delivery targets. They may be involved in crashes for many possible reasons, including:
- Following too closely
- Unsafe lane changes
- Illegal turns
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Disregarding traffic signs and signals
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Impaired driving
- Improper loading of trucks
- Improper maintenance of vehicles
Because of their size and weight, UPS delivery trucks can cause a tremendous impact in a collision with a smaller vehicle. This type of accident can lead to serious injuries, such as:
- Head trauma and brain injuries
- Bone fractures
- Whiplash and neck injuries
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Soft tissue injuries
- Facial and dental fractures
- Severe lacerations
- Crush injuries
- Wrongful death
After a serious UPS accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation for your losses. Damages or costs you are eligible to claim will depend on the circumstances of your case, as well as the nature and severity of your injuries. Common damages include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages or earnings
- Loss of future earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Diminished quality of life
Determining liability for the crash is a critical step toward recovering compensation. Our experienced Gillette personal injury lawyer can investigate your accident to determine fault and liability. We can gather witness statements, dashcam or surveillance camera footage, photographs, and other evidence to support your claim. We may call expert witnesses to help prove the UPS driver and the company is responsible for the collision and your injuries.
Like other states, Wyoming follows a modified comparative negligence rule for determining compensation for personal injury. Each party, including you, may be assigned a certain percentage of fault for the accident. The compensation you are entitled to recover may be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you.
For example, if you are awarded $300,000 for your losses but assigned 10% of the fault for the accident, your award will be reduced by 10% ($30,000) to $270,000. If you are found to be more than 50% at fault for the accident, you cannot recover any compensation. That’s why it’s essential to retain the legal counsel of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney with all the necessary tools to help you achieve the best possible outcome.
At Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., our experienced Gillette delivery driver accident lawyer will provide you with the strong, skilled advocacy you need in a UPS accident case. We are dedicated to holding negligent parties legally and financially responsible for the harm they cause.
If you’ve been injured in a Campbell County UPS truck accident, call and tell us about it. We want to listen, and we’re here to help. Our legal team will work tirelessly to protect your interests. Contact Steven Titus & Associates, P.C. at (307) 257-7800 to schedule your free case strategy session.
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