UPS Truck Accidents
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New Jersey UPS Truck Accidents Lawyer
The United Parcel Service, or UPS as the company is commonly known, is a transportation and logistics company known for its iconic brown trucks. The company was founded in Seattle, in 1907. Since then, UPS has grown to be a global leader in business logistics and supply-chain management. UPS consists of two divisions, package services and supply chain and freight. Today, the company is widely recognized as one of the world’s largest delivery services, with a market capitalization of nearly $65 billion. UPS is headquartered in Sandy Springs, Georgia and employs nearly 450,000 employees internationally. Approximately 360,000 of those employees are in the United States. In 2019, UPS brought in over $74 billion in revenue, delivering more than 5.5 billion packages and letters.
Contact information for the corporate offices of Dynamic Worldwide is:
UPS Corporate Headquarters
55 Glenlake Parkway, NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
The Numbers Behind New Jersey Truck Accidents
According to the most recently available data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there are over 400,000 accidents involving commercial trucks each year. These accidents claim more than 3,800 lives per year.
Most truck drivers spend much of their time driving on highways. New Jersey sees many truck accidents due to the state’s central location along the Eastern Seaboard. In fact, according to the state’s Department of Transportation, there were 31 fatal New Jersey truck accidents, resulting in 34 deaths. Many of these accidents occurred on one of the major highways that lead throughout the state, including:
• Interstate 76
• Interstate 78
• Interstate 80
• Interstate 95
• Interstate 195
• Interstate 278
• Interstate 280
• Interstate 287
• Interstate 295
• Interstate 495
• Interstate 676
• Interstate 695
• Interstate 895
• Rt. 17
• Rt. 4
• Rt. 10
• Rt. 206
• Rt. 202
• Rt. 24
• Rt. 15
• Rt. 23
• The Garden State Parkway
• The Atlantic City Expressway
• The Palisades Interstate Parkway
• The Pearl Harbor Memorial Turnpike Extension
According to the FMCSA, UPS truck drivers were involved in 2556 crashes in the most recent 24-month period. Of these accidents:
• 1581 accidents requiring at least one vehicle be towed from the roadway,
• 917 accidents resulting in at least one injury, and
• 58 accidents causing the death of one or more people.
The FMCSA also keeps track of UPS’s safety record. Over a two-year period ending in November 2020, the company was cited 1,993 times for unsafe driving. These include:
• 1002 speeding violations
• 328 lane restriction violations
• 303 violations for failing to obey a traffic signal
• 122 violations for using a handheld device while driving
• 89 violations for failing to maintain a single lane of travel and improper lane changes
• 33 violations for following too closely
• 9 violations for inattentive driving
• 9 violations relating to drug or alcohol use
UPS was also cited 514 times for failures related to hours-of-service compliance, which involves keeping track of the number of hours a truck driver spends on the road each day.
The company was also cited more than 3,700 times for equipment violations, including:
• Noncompliant braking systems: 1,032 violations
• Missing or inoperable lights: 954 violations
• Unsafe tires: 354 violations
• Expired inspection: 268 violations
• Inoperative turn signals: 97 violations
UPS truck drivers were also cited 220 times, based on the following:
• Expired medical examiner’s certificate: 63 citations
• Failure to have a CDL: 25 citations
• Driver not physically qualified: 25 citations
• Driving with a suspended CDL: 19 violations
Challenges When Pursuing a New Jersey Truck Accident Claim Against UPS
If you have been injured in a New Jersey truck accident with a UPS truck, you may be entitled to monetary compensation to help you recover for all accident-related costs. Compensation in a truck accident claim can cover both your economic and non-economic damages, which include:
• Lost wages
• A decrease in earning capacity
• Past medical expenses
• Future medical expenses
• Physical pain
• Emotional or psychological suffering
However, much like the road to physical recovery, the process of obtaining compensation for your injuries may raise many hurdles along the way.
For example, one of the most challenging aspects of a truck accident case is dealing with the trucking company and its insurer. Large trucking companies like UPS have a team of highly paid and well-trained lawyers representing their interests. These lawyers, along with the lawyers for the insurance company, will do everything they can to reduce the value of your claim. This may be by claiming you were at fault for causing the accident or arguing that you failed to comply with the legal requirements for bringing a claim. Before talking with anyone from the trucking company or the insurance company (even your own insurance company), be sure to consult with a dedicated New Jersey personal injury lawyer.
Common Injuries After a Serious Truck Accident Include:
• Traumatic Brain Injuries
• Head Trauma
• Neck and back injuries
• Spinal Cord Injuries
• Broken Bones
• Internal Injuries
Wrongful Death and Truck Accidents
One of the leading causes of wrongful deaths is when your vehicle is involved in an accident with a large truck. Whether the trucker was distracted, or the accident was due to dangerous road conditions, sadly, these accidents sometimes result in fatalities.
Reach Out to a New Jersey UPS Truck Accident Law Firm for Immediate Assistance
If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a New Jersey truck accident with a UPS truck driver, contact one of the respected personal injury attorneys at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm. We can help you go over your options and determine the best course of action for you and your family. Our attorneys have decades of collective experience holding negligent truck drivers and trucking companies accountable for the consequences of their actions. We provide accident victims across New Jersey with skillful, zealous advocacy at every step of the recovery process, taking every step to reduce the burden on you.
To learn more about how we can help you bring a claim after a New Jersey UPS truck accident, give us a call at (973) 920-7900 to request a free and confidential consultation. There is no risk in calling, because we never charge a fee unless we can help you recover compensation for your injuries. We have offices conveniently located in Denville and Morristown.
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Being injured or having a family member injured can have serious and lifelong consequences. We can try to ease the burden. Contact us today to learn more about how our team of experienced New Jersey accident attorneys can support you through these challenging times.