HOW MUCH IS MY FEDEX ACCIDENT CASE WORTH? WHAT DAMAGES AM I ENTITLED TO?
Like virtually every type of case, all UPS delivery truck accidents cases are different and there is a lot that goes into determining the value of a case and each case has its own particular facts and circumstances. Depending on your case you may be entitled to both economic and non-economic damages.
Damages for injuries to UPS truck accident victims in Rhode Island can include payment for:
ECONOMIC DAMAGE – such as tangible out of pocket costs which are often established with bills and invoices
- Medical expenses, including past, present, and future bills
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation costs
- Damage to vehicle or property
- Transportation costs
- Costs of medical devices and modifications and accommodations to your home or vehicle
- Costs of assistive devices
- Expenses for in-home healthcare and household services
- Lost wages, both from missed work and missed future earning potential
- Household bills
NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES – which include general intangible damages. These damages affect quality of life, but are oftentimes more significant, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Anxiety and post-traumatic stress (emotional distress)
- Loss of companionship or consortium
- Lifestyle Impairment
PUNITIVE DAMAGES – In some instances the responsible party’s conduct is so egregious, that punitive damages are appropriate as a means of punishment and a deterrent to future bad conduct.
In the event that loved one has died in a UPS truck accident you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim for those left behind. Of course no amount of money can bring your loved on back or provide adequate compensation, but you nevertheless may be able to recover for funeral and burial costs, loss of income, and loss of companionship.
The monetary and intangible costs of a UPS delivery truck accident can be staggering; in addition to the mounting medical bills, there is a good chance that you’ve lost your income and earning potential as a result of the accident. You may only have a limited opportunity to get the money that you rightfully deserve after an accident. Here at Marin and Barrett, Inc., our Rhode Island UPS accident lawyers stand ready to fight for your rights to ensure a full financial recovery. On these types of cases it is often helpful to work closely with expert witnesses to ensure that your injuries and damages are valued fully. This extra effort makes sure that you recover all you deserve for your UPS accident injuries.
CAN I RECOVER IF I WAS ALSO AT FAULT IN MY UPS TRUCK ACCIDENT?
Were you partially at fault in the accident with the UPS delivery truck? If so, don’t worry. You are still entitled to a financial recovery as long as someone else also shares blame in causing the accident. Under Rhode Island law, the amount of your recovery will be reduced by your proportional share in the fault. Because of this, it is vitally important that you gather evidence that limits your responsibility in the accident.
UPS TRUCK ACCIDENT STATISTICS
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), between 2018 and 2020, UPS and UPS Ground Freight Inc. were involved in 2,988 crashes on US roads. Of the 2,988 crashes, 80 resulted in a fatality, and 1,037 resulted in physical injuries to the crash victims.
During the same two-year time period, UPS drivers were issued over 1,856 unsafe driving violations for infractions such as: speeding (1,197 citations), lane restriction and lane change violations (503 citations), failure to obey traffic control devices/stop lights/stop signs (367citations), driving while texting or using a cellphone (151 citations), and inattentive driving (15 citations). Further, there were 7 documented drug or alcohol related violations in which the UPS driver was under the influence of chemical substances.
Additionally, there were 4,885 UPS vehicle maintenance violations found in the same time two-year time period. These violations included failed truck airbrakes or brake system pressure loss (over 470 violations), inoperative turn signal lights (over 125 violations), operating on flat tires or tires with minimal tread (over 300 violations), operating commercial motor vehicle without proof of periodic inspection (over 75 violations), and many other violations involving defective UPS delivery trucks.
Statistics such as these are exactly why our Rhode Island UPS delivery truck accident attorneys fight for our clients to hold companies like UPS accountable for their negligence.
RHODE ISLAND UPS ACCIDENT LAWYERS: HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
Across the country tens of thousands of people are injured every year in trucking accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a Rhode Island UPS delivery truck accident you have the right to seek financial compensation. The money you recover can help to cover expensive medical bills, make up for lost income while you recover from your injuries, and compensate you for the emotional stress of the accident and your injuries.
At Marin and Barrett, Inc., our team of local Rhode Island UPS truck accident lawyers have seen first-hand the toll these accidents can take on the victims and their families. We’re here to help you assert your legal rights and recover the money you deserve. Call us 24/7 at (401) 298-9116 for a free, no obligation case review and consultation.
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HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH MY UPS ACCIDENT CASE?
First thing is first, be sure to get the medical attention you need. Once you do that, the bills will start pouring in and the expenses add up in a hurry. Realistically you’ll want to contact an attorney as soon as possible. The evidence you may need is often the freshest shortly after the accident, and you can rest assured that the party or parties responsible for your injuries will be gearing up for their own legal fight and you will not want to be left behind.