Las Vegas UPS, FedEx, and Amazon Truck Accidents

Have you or a loved one been in a commercial vehicle accident involving a UPS, FedEx, Amazon, or other delivery vehicle? With more at-home delivery than ever before, these trucks are taking up more and more space on our roads, increasing the chances of accidents. Before the bills pile up, reach out to a reputable Las Vegas car accident attorney like those at Henness & Haight Injury Law.

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UPS, FedEx, and Amazon Truck Accidents2023-02-27T14:53:25-08:00

Helps Begins Here, with Henness & Haight Injury Law

Our expert legal team will help you file a car accident claim in Nevada. This is the first step to recovering the compensation you deserve for medical bills, pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, lost wages, and property damages. Not only will we recover costs you’ve already accumulated, but we’ll make sure your settlement protects you from future costs involving ongoing medical care, therapy, and more.

If you’re struggling to pay bills that resulted from a car accident, you should know we won’t add to your financial stress. Our services cost $0 out of pocket. We don’t ask you to pay anything until we win compensation for you. Our promise of “no win, no fee” representation means you have nothing to lose by hiring us, but quite a lot to gain.

Working with the team at Henness & Haight Injury Law means you receive:

  • More than 25 years of experience on your side. We’ve represented car accident victims in Las Vegas, Nevada, for more than two decades. Learn more about our attorneys.
  • Free case evaluations. During our initial free case evaluation, you will meet with our attorneys who will listen to the facts and details of your case. This meeting is not only free to you but there is zero obligation to hire us. You can simply meet with us and let us advise you on your rights.
  • You pay nothing unless you win. Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis — there are no upfront costs, and you won’t be charged anything until we get a settlement or judgment for you.
  • Clear, honest communication. We interpret the legal process for you. You’ll understand what’s happening and why at every step of your case. We want you to feel confident, never confused, in your fight for justice.
  • We have recovered millions of dollars for car accident victims. Our results speak for themselves. We have the experience and knowledge to know what your claim is worth and ensure you receive maximum compensation.

UPS, FedEx, and Amazon Truck Accidents are Becoming More and More Common

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, delivery services have become even more vital to Nevada’s economy. It’s not surprising then that UPS operates about 127,000 vehicles while Amazon has an incredible 400,000 drivers worldwide, 40,000 semi-trucks, and 30,000 vans. Driving through Las Vegas, you’ll likely see these delivery trucks everywhere.

With these commercial vehicles’ larger size, heavier weight, and constant travel, crashes occur frequently. The 24 months prior to April 2022, FedEx vehicles were involved in 390 crashes in the United States. UPS, during the same time period, recorded 2,916 crashes in the United States. That’s nearly four crashes every day.

Many issues can contribute to a UPS, FedEx, or Amazon accident in Las Vegas. It’s impossible to list every possible cause for an accident, but here are a few common ones:

  • Distracted or reckless driving, including texting and driving
  • Speeding
  • Driving too close or road rage
  • Impaired driving or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Driver fatigue
  • Congested roads and heavy traffic
  • Mechanical problems or faulty auto parts, such as a blown tire or engine malfunction
  • Roadway damage or obstacles in the road

Rest assured that if any of these factors contributed to your accident, our team will find evidence to prove it.

Here’s What To Do After a UPS/FedEx/Amazon Truck Hits You

Some commercial car accidents end with you or a loved one in serious condition. In those cases, you may be removed from the scene in an ambulance. If that happens, it’s important to contact an attorney as soon as you or your family members are able.

However, for those accidents where you are able to “walk away,” follow these steps to take care of yourself and protect your ability to pursue justice following the accident.

  1. Stay on the scene: It’s a crime in Nevada to leave the scene of a car accident. Don’t leave until you have alerted law enforcement or the Highway Patrol and they have responded.
  2. Seek medical attention: Even if you don’t think your injuries are serious, it’s best to be seen by a doctor to document any damage caused by the accident. Seemingly minor injuries can often develop into full-blown, painful chronic conditions without proper medical intervention. It’s likely, too, that the shock and adrenalin of the accident are masking pain. Don’t refuse medical treatment.
  3. Gather details: The more information you can provide your attorney, the better. On the scene, take photos and videos to document the damage. Write down the license plate number and vehicle number of the FedEx, UPS, or Amazon truck that hit you. Get the name, number, and addresses of witnesses as well as the other driver(s) involved and any passengers. Get the name and badge number of the law enforcement agent who responds to the scene. Finally, ask for copies of medical records when you receive care following the accident. All these pieces of “evidence” may help your attorney build a stronger, more vivid case later down the road.
  4. Hire a Las Vegas FedEx, UPS, or Amazon accident attorney right away: The first thing you should do when you leave the scene is to begin a search for a qualified lawyer. The sooner you retain legal representation, the better with personal injury cases. That’s because your attorney will be able to direct your next steps to your advantage. They can take over communication with the corporation’s insurance agent and protect you from coercion or confusion at the hands of the corporation’s legal team.

Timing is Critical: Here’s How Long You Have to File a Claim

When considering a lawsuit, Nevada’s statute of limitations for car accident claims is the most important law to understand.

In Nevada, these claims fall under the category of personal injury, which has a two-year limit to pursue a claim. Any attempt to recover personal injury or wrongful death-related damages in Nevada must be filed within two years of the date of the accident. If the injured victim of a car accident is a minor, Nevada requires the victim to wait until the day he or she turns 18-years-old to file a claim against the at-fault party. The victim then has a two-year deadline to take legal action.

This is why hiring an attorney early on is your best course of action. Your attorney will take care of filing a claim within the time limit and will let you know of other Nevada or federal regulations that may apply to your specific case.

Determining Responsibility: Is the Corporation or the Driver at Fault?

After a crash with a FedEx, UPS, or Amazon vehicle, it’s crucial to determine who should be held accountable for the accident. The commercial vehicle’s driver seems like an obvious choice, but it’s not always so simple.

Several people or organizations could be held responsible for your accident.

As an example, let’s say a commercial vehicle crash involved an Amazon truck. After a thorough legal investigation to determine the exact cause of the accident, here are just a few possibilities of who might be deemed responsible:

Amazon: While Amazon runs a unique model for employing drivers and managing deliveries, it does still own many of the vehicles used for Amazon deliveries. As such, it is responsible for the trucks’ upkeep and maintenance. For example, failure to fix potentially dangerous issues with the truck or van — like faulty brakes — could mean Amazon is found liable for the accident.

The delivery service partner that employs the driver: The local delivery service partners that employ Amazon drivers must uphold standards — including hiring, supervision, and trainings. This helps guarantee their employees operate the truck safely while on public roads. If they fail to do so, that could be cause for liability.

Driver: In some situations, the driver may be found to be responsible for the accident based on their sole actions.
Vehicle manufacturer: Vehicles are manufactured with issues all the time — including commercial vehicles. Suppose a faulty part, or a mechanical or electrical issue, led to the accident. In that case, the automotive manufacturer may hold all or some responsibility for the accident.

Manufacturer of secondary equipment: It’s possible a piece of ancillary equipment made and installed by another manufacturer had a defect. If that piece of faulty equipment contributed to the accident somehow, the third-party manufacturer may be found responsible for the accident.

Government agencies: Additionally, if a roadway hazard, such as a broken guardrail, contributes to the accident, the local or state agency responsible for roadway maintenance could be held accountable.

Hire an Experienced Las Vegas Accident Attorney: Hire Henness & Haight

At the law firm of Henness & Haight, we realize that there are few things more traumatic in life than being the victim of a car accident. When you call our Las Vegas FedEx, UPS, and Amazon accident lawyers, we will do all that we can to recover the settlement you deserve.

We investigate cases, hire experts, build claims, prove fault, and aggressively negotiate on our clients’ behalf. We have a strong reputation of success and the case results to back up our name.

To learn more about how we can serve you and your rights after a Las Vegas truck accident, please call our law firm or send us a message, or sign up for a 100% free case evaluation.

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