Does FedEx Have Insurance for Its Drivers if Involved in a Car Accident?

If you are involved in an accident with a FedEx driver, you may think that you will have an easy and straightforward case. However, even if you are 100 percent sure that the FedEx driver caused your accident, these cases can be challenging. One of the reasons why these cases are so difficult is because even if FedEx provides its drivers with some type of insurance, they will put up a strong fight to reduce the amount of compensation you receive. That is why it is a good idea to consult and hire a car accident attorney with experience in FedEx accidents right away.

Does FedEx have insurance for its drivers if involved in a car accident?

FedEx typically only provides insurance for its full-time employees and drivers. Therefore, if a driver is a full-time permanent employee working for FedEx at the time of the crash, they should have insurance through the company. However, it is important to know that FedEx also uses independent contractors and individuals who are employed by third-party companies. Even though these individuals are driving and delivering for FedEx, they are usually required to have their own insurance coverage.

It is worth mentioning that even if a full-time permanent employee has insurance through FedEx, the company and its insurer will do everything in their power to fight the claim and ensure that they have to pay as little compensation as possible. Therefore, it is important to hire an experienced and skilled attorney who knows how to stand up against this large corporation and prove that you deserve compensation regardless of whether the driver was a full-time employee or independent contractor.

How can a car accident lawyer help prove that FedEx was responsible for the crash?

FedEx is responsible for making sure they hire, train, and oversee drivers throughout their shifts. The company is also responsible for making sure that all their trucks, vans, and loads are repaired, maintained, up to date, and secure. If FedEx fails to uphold their responsibilities, dangerous accidents, injuries, and fatalities are likely to occur. Here are some of the ways a car accident lawyer can help you prove that FedEx was responsible for the accident:

  • Conduct an investigation: Even though the insurance company will investigate your accident, your attorney will also conduct their own investigation. This means that they will go to the scene of your crash, evaluate the damage to your car and the FedEx vehicle, and determine whether the driver was on duty at the time of the crash and was acting in the scope of his employment.
  • Review all documentation: Your lawyer can request and review all documentation related to the accident. For example, they can ask to see maintenance and inspection reports from the company to ensure that the vehicle underwent any necessary repairs and was kept up to date. This will help your lawyer determine whether the driver made a mistake or if a maintenance problem caused the accident. Your lawyer may also ask for documentation on the hiring and training process that the driver went through. This will inform your attorney about whether the correct hiring and training steps were followed before the driver was allowed on the roads.
  • Check logs: FedEx usually requires its delivery drivers to report their mileage and hours in a logbook. Therefore, your attorney can request to see these logs to determine whether any drivers were required to work too long or whether any inaccuracies are present.
  • Collect evidence: Your lawyer can also help you collect strong and supportive evidence to show that FedEx is responsible for the crash. Some of the most important evidence that you need to show this are medical bills, doctor reports, witness statements, photos, video footage, police reports, and more.

Can you hold both FedEx and the delivery driver accountable for the accident?

Yes, there is a very strong possibility that you can hold both FedEx and the delivery driver accountable for the accident. You will need to prove that the company did not fulfill its obligations or duties, and the delivery driver broke the law or drove carelessly or recklessly at the time of the crash. An example of how both FedEx and the driver could be held accountable is if the delivery driver was driving over the speed limit and crashed into your vehicle, but your attorney’s investigation showed that the FedEx delivery vehicle’s brakes were worn out and needed to be replaced a long time ago.

Call a FedEx Vehicle Accident Attorney at Kwartler Manus Today

At Kwartler Manus, LLC, our FedEx car accident lawyers take these cases very seriously. We know and understand the challenges you are likely facing and want you to know that you do not have to go through this alone. Our team has experience in car accidents with FedEx delivery vehicles, and we are ready and prepared to fight on your behalf. Please visit our online contact page to schedule a meeting with one of our attorneys in Philadelphia or New Jersey today. We will do everything we can to make sure you are treated fairly and receive the best outcome possible for your case.

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