UPS drivers spend a great deal of time out on the roadways delivering packages to businesses and homes as consumers have transitioned from shopping in-store to purchasing online. Perhaps this is why more FL injury attorneys are being asked to represent cases stemming from accidents involving UPS, FedEx, and Amazon truck drivers.
If you were recently involved in an accident with a UPS driver and you are looking to get the company to pay for your vehicle repairs and medical bills as it was the driver who caused the crash, there are two avenues you can take to that can help you accomplish this.
- Contact UPS and file a claim with the company’s insurance carrier.
Because the UPS driver was responsible for the accident, you would need to file a claim with the company’s insurer. The carrier will likely investigate the matter before processing and paying your claim to determine if the insured was at-fault for the collision. In the event the insurer determines the UPS driver was liable for the accident, they may offer you a settlement. Before you accept this settlement, you should:
- Have a mechanic provide you with an estimate for what your damage is worth so you can compare that to the insurer’s estimate.
- Have the mechanic estimate the length of time it will take to repair your vehicle so you know how long you will need to rent a vehicle for.
- Add up your medical expenses that are directly related to the injuries you suffered in the accident.
- Bring your estimate along with the insurer’s to an experienced Live Oak, FL truck accident attorney. A lawyer can assess both and decide if you are being provided with a fair amount.
Important: Many truck accident victims often don’t realize that once they accept a settlement from an insurance company, they can no longer pursue the carrier for any additional compensation. Therefore, be sure you are certain the settlement being offered is enough to cover your damages given the policy has limits that allow such a payout.
Insurance companies will typically only cover the costs associated with vehicle repairs and medical treatment, but it generally won’t pay a truck accident victim for lost wages and pain and suffering. If you suffered severe injuries that have interfered with your ability to work and live your life the way you once could, then you might consider filing a personal injury lawsuit against UPS. When filing a civil lawsuit for personal injuries stemming from a truck crash, not only can you request compensation for medical bills, but also lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Now, before you decide to accept a settlement from the insurer or threaten to sue UPS, you should schedule an initial consultation with a truck accident attorney in Live Oak, FL. An attorney can help you make an informed decision on whether you should accept what the insurer has offered as well as evaluate your chances of winning your case should you decide to sue the company. To speak with a qualified truck crash lawyer in the Live Oak, FL area now regarding the accident you were involved in, contact Koberlein Law Offices.
Koberlein Law Officeshas two offices which are located at:
8443 SW 14 Ln
Gainesville, FL 32607
855 SW Baya Drive
Lake City, FL 32025