Millions of packages are delivered to homes and offices everyday by delivery trucks operated by private shipping companies such as: United Parcel Service (UPS), FedEx and DHL. Collectively, these companies derive profit by: delivering as many packages as possible as quickly as feasible.
Utilizing fleets of: semi trucks, delivery trucks, service vehicles and specialized vehicles to accommodate unique delivery locations, these delivery and shipping companies are known to push safety regulations aside to expeditiously complete their work. As a result of delivery company negligence, many motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists are seriously injured or killed when a driver of a delivery truck causes an accident.
Constant Pressure On Delivery Truck Drivers To Deliver The Goods May Threaten Your Safety
Many delivery and shipping companies such as FedEx and UPS, carefully monitor the efficiency of each driver and how rapidly he or she can complete their route. Some companies go so far as to ‘reward’ drivers with bonuses and other incentives related to their productivity. Understandably, many of these drivers feel intense pressure from corporate operations to move quickly from one delivery to another—sometimes putting common sense and safety considerations aside.
Tragically, this incentive driven system likely plays a substantial role in traffic accidents involving delivery vehicles as companies seek to maximize corporate profits—at the expense of public safety. Frequent types of delivery truck accidents include:
- Inadequately trained drivers
- Fatigued drivers
- Unsecured cargo falling from vehicles
- Improper signal use
- Backing up vehicles
- Parked vehicles that block other drivers vision
- Rapid turns
Accidents With FedEx, UPS & DHL Trucks- Chicago Delivery Truck Accident Lawyers
The frequency with which delivery trucks are involved in serious accidents has given their respective insurance carriers ample opportunity to hone their skills in defending these cases from their inception. As the victim of a delivery truck accident you have no obligation to meet with or speak to any representative from the company or their insurance carrier.
Moreover, your interests are completely at odds with the intent of the insurance carrier—which is simply to pay out as little as feasible on each claim. Insurance carriers and corporate representatives do not have any obligation to advise you of what damages you may be legally entitled to for your accident-related injuries.
As Chicago Delivery Truck Injury Lawyers we have experience representing individuals in delivery truck accidents in the Chicago metropolitan area as well as throughout the entire Midwest. Our team stands ready to assist you whenever you need our services and takes the necessary steps to protect you and your family. If you are unable to come to our offices, we will be happy to meet with you at your home or hospital.