FedEx Truck Crashes
From 2015 to 2017, FedEx trucks were involved in 2,792 crashes. Nearly half of those crashes resulted in injuries, and 80 people died as a result. Statistics like these are why our FedEx truck accident attorneys fight for our clients to hold companies like this accountable.
Motorists and truckers shouldn't have to pay for the company practices that lead to injury or death. Companies like FedEx need to step up and provide for the people their practices hurt. When they don't, our trucking attorneys will be there to hold them accountable, while ensuring that our clients get what they need to rebuild their lives.
If you've been injured in a FedEx trucking accident, speak with our team to review your legal options for free. Call (888) 493-1629 or contact us online today!
The Deadly Impact of Trucking on American Highways
There were more than 150,000 large truck crashes in 2017, resulting in half that many injuries and more than 4,500 fatalities. The bulk of those crashes occurred within Texas state lines, putting us at the top of a list we shouldn't be proud of. Nationwide, commercial trucks only made up 5 percent of the vehicles on the highway, but were involved in 11 percent of vehicle fatalities. Why is that?
The easy answer is size: trucks are up to 80,000 pounds and weigh 20x more than the average sedan. The occupants of any vehicle struck by a truck are going to suffer harm—the size difference only ensures that the injuries are life-altering. With a much higher injury rate and fatality rate than normal car accidents, trucking collisions are some of the most traumatic events anyone can experience on the road.
The more complex answer is this: trucking companies purposefully encourage their drivers to haul for longer and longer hours. A combination of pay-by-mile arrangements and difficult routes incentivize drivers to get as little sleep as possible, take few breaks, and even break federal regulations in order to haul for longer. Truck companies like FedEx may leave drivers completely unpaid for vital non-driving work, such as waiting for loads, planning routes, or driving to pick up a new load.
Tired drivers lead to vastly more truck accidents and fatalities than we realize. According to FMCSA data, 1 in 7 truck crashes are caused by fatigue. As many as 1 in 4 truck crashes occurred after a driver had been hauling for 17 hours. Our FedEx truck accident lawyers recognize that the culture of "hard-driving" is as much to blame for highway deaths as poor maintenance or negligent driving.
Speak with FedEx Trucking Crash Attorneys
Arnold & Itkin is committed to fighting for people whose lives were destroyed by trucking company practices. When people are left without the ability to earn a living, without their health or mobility, and without any hope for the future, our attorneys fight on their behalf against the companies that let it happen. Especially because trucking companies know what they're doing.
When one of their trucks causes a serious accident, trucking companies immediately mobilize their army of lawyers, investigators, and adjusters to make sure they're off the hook for it. Their refusal to take responsibility means the damage they cause is paid for by the people who suffer—not from the people at fault. Truck accidents have left people with no way to support their families and no way to afford their treatment.
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You owe it to yourself to learn if you have options. Review your case with a trucking attorney for free—call (888) 493-1629 or use our short form below to get started.