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UPS Truck Accident Lawyer
UPS delivers over 18 million packages a day, making it the largest package delivery service in the world. Because of the popularity of online shopping, it’s no wonder that accidents involving UPS trucks continue to increase. UPS has more than 108,000 vehicles in its fleet. Since 2016, there have been 2,180 crashes involved UPS delivery trucks in the United States alone. Hundreds of people have suffered serious injuries as a result of these crashes and 54 people have died. While many UPS drivers drive in a safe manner, there are many factors that can lead to accidents such as an increased workload, tight deadlines, and more. In addition, weighing up to 24,000 pounds, UPS trucks are much larger than the average passenger car. A crash with a UPS truck could seriously injure or even kill you.
Background on UPS
Regulations of United Parcel Service to Prevent Accidents
- Driver training requirements
- Repair and maintenance requirements
- Drivers records including details on hours of service
- Program development and implementation on preventing alcohol and drug use
UPS Truck Accident Causes
- Excessive speed
- Poorly maintained vehicles
- Bad weather
- Driver negligence
- Driver stress and fatigue
- Sudden braking
- Blowout or defective tires
- Failure when yielding right-of-way, or backing up
- Improper use of the parking brake
- Under-trained or inexperienced driver
Steps to Take After a Collision With a UPS Truck
- Get Immediate Medical Attention- Even if you do not need emergency care, you should always get yourself checked out by a licensed physician.
- Call the Police- All accidents that result in injuries or major property damage in Texas should be reported to the local law enforcement agency.
- Gather Evidence at the Scene- You should get the name of the truck driver, the identifying information for the UPS delivery vehicle, photographs of the crash damage, and any other relevant information.
Lawyer For Individuals Injured In A Collision With A United Parcel Service Vehicle
Attorney, John D. Pascoe and the Pascoe Law Firm, is responsible for the content on this website, principal office and only office located in Friendswood, Texas. Servicing: Alvin, Angleton, Atascocita, Austin, Bay City, Bacliff, Baytown, Beaumont, Bellaire, Brazoria County, Brookside Village, Brownsville, Clute, Conroe, Clear Lake, Clear Lake Shores, Chambers County, Corpus Christi, Channelview, Cypress, Dallas, Danbury Dickinson, Deer Park, East Houston, El Largo, Freeport, Friendswood, Fresno, Fort Bend County, Fort Worth, Galveston, Galveston County, Greenspoint, Gulfgate, Harris County, Hitchcock, Houston, Houston Heights, Huffman, Humble, Huntsville, Harlingen, Jefferson County, Katy, Kemah, Lake Jackson, La Marque, La Porte, League City, Laredo, Liberty County, Manvel, Memorial City Houston, Midtown Houston, Missouri City, Montgomery County, Montrose Houston, McAllen, Nassau Bay, North Houston, Orange, Pasadena, Port Bolivar, Port Arthur, Pearland, Richmond, Rice Village, River Oaks, Rosenberg, Rosharon, Rio Grande Valley, Santa Fe, San Antonio, San Leon, Seabrook, Shoreacres, Sienna Plantation, South Houston, Sugar Land, Southbelt Ellington, Spring, South Padre Island, Texas City, Taylor Lake Village, The Woodlands, Tiki Island, Tomball, Victoria, Uptown Houston Galleria, Webster, West Columbia, West University Place, Weihmar, and throughout Texas.