What to Do After a Car Accident with a FedEx Vehicle

Seeing FedEx delivery trucks and vehicles around town is likely a normal part of your day. Your neighbors, friends, and family depend on these delivery workers to deliver their products in a timely fashion. Unfortunately, this means that you are at risk of being involved in a car accident with a FedEx vehicle every day. This can be confusing and overwhelming, which is why we have compiled a list of steps to take after a car accident with a FedEx vehicle. Here are six important steps you should take:

1.     Report your car accident to the police

Once you have moved out of traffic’s way, you should dial 9-1-1 and report your car accident to the police. The 9-1-1 operator will likely ask you questions, such as where did the accident occur, who is involved, whether you have any passengers, and whether you or anyone else is badly injured.

Even if you do not think that the accident is serious, you should still choose to report it to law enforcement as it is difficult to determine how much damage is done immediately after the accident. When law enforcement officers arrive, they will ask you and the FedEx driver what happened and create a report based on what you both say as well as what they see.

2.     Gather needed information from the FedEx driver

Next, you should briefly speak to the FedEx driver and exchange important information, such as contact information, insurance policy information, and vehicle information. Ask the FedEx driver if they were on duty and write down whether they say yes or no. This is critical information that could determine who is liable for the accident.

3.     Start documenting the accident scene

If possible, it is a great idea to start documenting the accident scene. You should write down the date, time, and the weather conditions when your accident occurred. You should also take out your phone and begin recording and taking photos of the vehicle damage, road conditions, direction of the vehicles, street signs, nearby businesses, and anything else you think may be important later on. During your recovery, it is normal to forget certain details about your crash, which is why it is essential to document the accident scene to refer back to later on.

4.     Seek medical attention

While you may immediately notice scratches and cuts from the accident, there may be other injuries that may take longer to emerge. For example, it can take hours, days, or weeks for bruises, brain injuries, whiplash, and tissue damage to become noticeable. Therefore, even if you do not think that you have severe injuries, it is crucial that you seek medical attention immediately following the accident. This shows that you were injured in a crash with the FedEx vehicle and are following recommended medical advice and treatment plans to heal from your injuries.

5.     Alert your insurance company about the accident

Although you may not be liable for the accident, you should still alert your insurance company about the accident within the first couple of days. This conversation should be kept short and to the point, but it informs the insurance company that you were involved in an accident. They may begin communicating with FedEx and the driver’s insurance company to speed up the legal process. Remember not to say anything to the insurance companies that could be twisted and turned to blame you for the accident.

6.     Hire an experienced and knowledgeable car accident lawyer

One of the most important steps you can take after a car accident with a FedEx vehicle is to hire an experienced and knowledgeable car accident lawyer. However, keep in mind that many attorneys will claim to have experience with car accidents, but you need an attorney who has specifically dealt with FedEx vehicle crashes. Your lawyer will use their experience, skills, and knowledge to help you protect your rights and obtain justice and compensation for your losses. Kwartler Manus is here to examine your case, provide you with an honest assessment, and help you fight to recover compensation for your losses.

Talk to an Experienced FedEx Vehicle Accident Lawyer at Kwartler Manus Today

If you or a loved one were struck by a FedEx vehicle, the FedEx vehicle accident lawyers at Kwartler Manus, LLC are here to assist you. Our team has helped many clients receive justice for their accidents involving FedEx vehicles, and we have what it takes to stand up to a large and popular company like FedEx. You deserve to be compensated for losses caused by someone else, even if it was a simple accident. All you have to do is contact us online or call our office to set up your free and confidential consultation today.

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