Who is Liable in an Arizona FedEx Accident?
FedEx accidents have the potential to inflict serious harm to others that are hit in smaller vehicles. There are well over 50,000 FedEx delivery drivers that are driving on the country’s roads at any time. There are certain safety precautions that FedEx delivery drivers must follow in order to keep themselves and others safe on the roads. Across the commercial trucking industry, there exist widespread problems with drivers and trucking companies sticking to these guidelines and as a result, many citations are issued every year to commercial truck drivers and their trucking companies. There are also countless accidents from violations of the rules.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration indicates that FedEx was guilty of violating numerous federal laws. From 2017 through 2019, FedEx trucks were involved in 442 collisions across the United States. Improper truck maintenance, driver distraction, driver fatigue, driving at excess speeds, using a cell phone while driving, and ignoring the rules of the road were all common infractions. If you have been injured in a Phoenix commercial truck accident there may be more than one party who is responsible for paying you for the damages you suffered. The Phoenix serious injury attorneys at ELG have considerable experience helping victims of Phoenix 18-wheeler accidents obtain justice through fair settlements.
Who May Be Liable After a FedEx Accident in Arizona?
The following parties may hold some amount of blame and liability for their part in your Phoenix traffic accident:
- The FedEx delivery driver whose actions resulted in an accident can be held to account. Your Arizona personal injury attorney will examine all of the details of your case to see the amount of negligence that existed on the part of the driver.
- If the driver’s supervisor was negligent in ensuring that all regulations were followed by their employees this person can be liable. Supervisors that don’t keep track of their employee’s behavior and actively document them so that they can take proactive actions against unsafe employees put the public in great peril. Supervisors can be held accountable for victims’ damages.
- FedEx the company can be responsible for paying the costs of victims’ damages when an accident happens with one of their employees who is caring out the duties of their job. FedEx also can be held responsible when they were inattentive and negligent in their hiring procedures and put an unsafe individual in a position to put others in danger. Last, FedEx may also be included in a personal injury suit if it can be proven that they did not train the employee correctly. FedEx must ensure that an employee has the knowledge necessary to safely complete the responsibilities of the job.
As you can see, there are many avenues a victim can take to secure compensation for their damages after their accident. The more options a victim has the greater the likelihood that they can secure a high settlement. Also, because there are so many ways that FedEx can be culpable, a victim increases their ability that they can sue both FedEx and the driver.
Speak with an Arizona Commercial Truck Accident Attorney
Fighting for and winning fair and full settlement amounts for victims is something that the Arizona serious injury attorneys at ELG pride themselves on and dedicate themselves to. Call ELG today to schedule your free consultation after your Phoenix injury accident at (623) 877-3600.