UPS Delivery Trucks Can Be Cause of Serious Accidents


April 10, 2011

Under extreme pressure to meet their deadlines, UPS drivers and other delivery drivers often end up in avoidable accidents that cause serious injury or wrongful death to others. In the past two years, UPS trucks have been involved in over 1,399 accidents resulting in over 519 injuries and over 35 fatalities according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

It is common that in UPS accidents the driver of the passenger vehicle suffers the most serious injuries because of the weight disparity between the vehicles. Fairly recently, a UPS semi-truck was traveling down a roadway in Florida when the driver lost control of the truck. The truck jack-knifed, then careened into a concrete barrier before hitting an SUV. The driver of the UPS truck escaped uninjured as the truck burst into flames. Unfortunately, the driver of the SUV was not so lucky and sustained serious injuries after the truck crashed into the driver's side of the vehicle. The UPS driver claimed a defect in the truck caused him to lose control. In another example, a Houston couple who was pulled over on the side of the highway with their hazard lights on were killed last year when a UPS delivery truck slammed into them from behind. Both vehicles burst into flames. The driver of the UPS truck again was basically unharmed.

If you are involved in an accident with a delivery truck from UPS, it is important to hire a good Georgia accident attorney right away who can help develop an effective claims strategy and conduct an investigation of your accident. At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, we represent those who suffer serious injury or wrongful death in trucking accidents, including UPS truck accidents and accidents with delivery drivers. We have been diligently pursuing the best interests of those injured in commercial trucking accidents throughout Georgia for over 27 years. We work hard for our clients so that we can get the best results for our clients as part of our goal of being known as the leading motor vehicle accident lawyers in Georgia.

There are many parties to a commercial trucking accident that may be liable when you are injured or when there has been a fatality including:

  • The owner of the truck
  • The driver of the truck
  • The company that made the truck
  • A third-party maintenance company
  • The driver and owner of another vehicle

If you are involved in an auto collision with a UPS truck or other large commercial vehicle, there is a good probability that vehicle occupants in the passenger vehicle will suffer serious injury or wrongful death. Our experienced truck accident attorneys zealously represent those who suffer serious injury or wrongful death in all types of trucking accidents.

Our attorneys are committed to fighting for the best interests of our clients as part of our goal of being the best truck accident lawyers in Atlanta and throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast. Our experienced Atlanta UPS truck accident injury claims lawyers will strive to get the best results possible in your case. Montlick and Associates is available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Category: Truck Accidents

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