FedEx Truck Accidents

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Houston FedEx Truck Accident Lawyers Fight for Our Clients throughout the United States with a focus in Texas and Louisiana

If you or a loved one were seriously injured or tragically killed in a FedEx truck accident anywhere in the United States, the attorneys at Morrow & Sheppard LLP can help you seek financial compensation for your losses. We have extensive experience representing trucking workers and their families, and we take a comprehensive and aggressive approach to help our clients secure maximum compensation for their losses.

The FedEx Corporation is an American multinational courier delivery services company headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. Two of their child companies, FedEx Freight and FedEx Ground, are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Together, the two child companies have more than 180,000 motorized vehicles throughout the United States. According to the FMCSA crash report, FedEx Freight and FedEx Ground drivers were reported to have been involved in 2,857 accidents in the 24-month period ending March 29, 2019.

Causes of FedEx Trucking Accidents

The difference in weights between a large truck and an ordinary vehicle is an obvious contributing factor to the severity of accidents involving large trucks. Another key factor is the fact that large trucks ride higher off the ground. In an accident, one of the greatest contributing factors to serious injuries is when an ordinary vehicle “underrides” a higher truck, which can cause the truck to penetrate into the passenger area of the ordinary vehicle.

Common causes of FedEx truck accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue, sleep loss, sleep apnea, diminished alertness
  • Failure to properly respond to weather conditions
  • Failure to properly respond to road conditions
  • Faulty equipment (brakes, steering, tires, etc.)
  • Drug or alcohol use
  • Driver distraction (cell phone, email, internet, texting, etc.)
  • Speeding/failure to obey traffic laws
  • Lack of familiarity with the route / poor planning
  • Steering error

Truck accidents often cause serious injuries like:

Recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board

Recognizing the dangers of FedEx trucking accidents, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued several recommendations to make the roads safer for people sharing the roads with large trucks, but not enough is being done to carry them out. The recommendations include:

  • eliminating the use of portable electronic devices (cellphones, tablets, etc.)
  • stronger laws and enforcement of drug and alcohol regulations
  • implementation of life-saving technologies including collision warning technology, tire pressure monitoring systems, rollover stability control systems, lane departure warning systems, and front and side underride protection systems

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People involved in a trucking accident face a long and difficult recovery. So do their families. Our experienced Houston FedEx truck accident attorneys will help you protect your legal rights and work hard to understand what you are going through, and hold those at fault accountable so that you can live as normal life as possible. To get started with a free, no-obligation consultation about your FedEx trucking accident claim, please call Morrow & Sheppard LLP at (800) 489-2216 or contact us online today.

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