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New Jersey drivers see them every day, possibly several times each day: those brown vans and trucks with the gold lettering. The United Parcel Service (UPS) is one of the world’s largest package delivery companies, serving more than 220 countries and territories around the globe. UPS uses vans, tractor trailers, cargo jets, and planes to ship packages to homes and businesses, and they are known for their reliability and speed. With all the vehicles UPS uses, and all the miles they travel in a day, it’s not surprising that UPS drivers experience their share of accidents.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident with a UPS truck or van, you and your family may be able to pursue significant compensation. To find out more about your legal rights and options, and ensure that you get the settlement you deserve, it is vital that you consult a knowledgeable New Jersey truck accident lawyer. The Princeton law offices of Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. have been successfully representing injury victims throughout The Garden State for over 20 years. Call our legal team today for a free consultation by dialing (609) 240-0040.

Potentially Liable Parties in a UPS Truck Accident

Accidents involving delivery vehicles like UPS trucks can be complicated due to the number of parties and entities that may be involved. The following parties may share liability in an accident:

  • The UPS truck or van driver
  • The UPS company
  • The manufacturer of the UPS vehicle
  • The manufacturer of a part on the UPS vehicle (such as the manufacturer of the brake cylinders or the tires)
  • The party responsible for the UPS vehicle’s maintenance
  • The party responsible for designing and maintaining the roadway where the accident took place, if that is a contributing factor to the cause of the accident

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations

UPS trucks and their drivers, like all commercial trucks and their drivers, are governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The FMCSA sets nationwide regulations for the trucking industry designed to keep America’s roadways safe. These regulations include the following:

  • Requirements for driver training and licensing
  • Overall health and physical fitness requirements for drivers
  • Vehicle maintenance requirements
  • The maximum amount of weight a fully loaded truck or trailer can weigh
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Maximum hours a driver can drive in a shift and a work week and the amount of time off between shifts and rest breaks within a shift

Possible Causes of UPS Truck Accidents

UPS drivers and their vehicles log a lot of hours and miles on some of the country’s busiest roads. Possible causes of New Jersey accidents can include:

Compensation for Damages in a UPS Truck Accident

If you have been involved in an accident with a UPS truck, your may be able to pursue compensation for any of the following damages and losses:

  • Property damage and loss
  • Current medical bills
  • Costs of future medical bills related to your accident (such as reconstructive surgeries and skin grafts)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Costs of physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Permanent injury or disability
  • Costs of household and vehicle modifications to accommodate your injuries (such as wheelchair ramps and lifts, and hands only driving controls)
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of career or earning capacity
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Emotional trauma
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Loss of joy of life (Hedonic damages)
  • Punitive damages

Compensation for Wrongful Death Damages

In the unfortunate event that you’ve lost a loved one in an accident with a UPS truck, you and your family may be able to pursue compensation for the following losses:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering of the deceased before they died
  • Property loss and damage
  • Loss of future income
  • Loss of future benefits (such as medical benefits and retirement benefits)
  • Loss of love, affection, companionship, guidance, marital consortium, etc.
  • Loss of household services the deceased performed (such as childcare, vehicle and property maintenance, bookkeeping, etc.)

The UPS, like FedEx and all delivery companies, is heavily insured. These insurance companies retain powerful attorneys to mitigate the amount of compensation they pay out. To secure the settlement you and your family deserves, it is vital that you seek the representation of an experienced and tenacious New Jersey UPS truck accident attorney. Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. began representing New Jersey injury victims in 2000, and we will put our knowledge and experience behind your claim. Call Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. today for a free consultation at (609) 240-0040.

Additional Information

The firm’s principals, Gabriel R. Lependorf and David E. Silverstein, have each been representing injured victims in the State of New Jersey for over twenty five years.

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