FedEx, short for Federal Express, is one of the largest courier companies in the United States for many years.
In order to provide their services, FedEx employs more than 280,000 people, many of them drivers. They also have a vast fleet of vehicles, including delivery vans, FedEx trucks and even FedEx airplanes that can carry cargo cross country or internationally. FedEx is a massive company with multiple subsidiaries forming part of the form, such as FedEx express, FedEx ground freight and FedEx office, to name just a few.
Due to the size of the company and the nature of their business, it is inevitable that FedEx vehicles, like other courier companies, are sometimes involved in accidents. Drivers of FedEx delivery buses are often in a hurry to make sure that their parcels are delivered in time, and that they complete all their deliveries that are assigned to them for that day.
Due to the pressures of deadlines and quotas placed on delivery drivers, FedEx drivers may speed or drive dangerously with little regard to other traffic. As a result, accidents involving FedEx trucks are relatively common. In addition, the sheer number of FedEx trucks on the road each day make it statistically more likely for a FedEx vehicle to be involved in an accident than a regular vehicle.
As most FedEx vehicles are larger than standard automobiles, being mostly vans or even 18 wheeler trucks, FedEx accidents can often have disastrous consequences if these vehicles collide with a regular car. The possible effects of a FedEx accident include head injuries, spinal cord injuries, limb fractures or even death.
FedEx as a company is aware of the risks of accidents occurring due to driver error, and therefore have substantial insurance to pay out to the victims of a FedEx accident. If you or a loved one are ever involved in an accident that also involves a FedEx vehicle, then you may be eligible for compensation from this insurance fund — contact a lawyer who specializes in FedEx accidents to evaluate your case.