FedEx Truck Accident

FedEx Truck Accident

The truck accident lawyers at Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman have litigated several cases against FedEx and successfully represented hundreds of people in trucking claims. If you or someone in your family was in a FedEx truck accident, you need an experienced accident attorney to pursue justice and obtain maximum compensation on your behalf.

FedEx Truck Accident Lawyer

FedEx Corporation is a multinational courier delivery company servicing more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. On an average business day, the company, based in Memphis, Tennessee, delivers more than 15 million packages around the globe.

FedEx is the second-largest courier company in the U.S., trailing only UPS. In 2019, it reported revenue of roughly $70 billion.

Like other courier companies, FedEx places great importance on speed and efficiency. Often under intense pressure to make scheduled deliveries on time, FedEx truck drivers can find themselves in a rush to deliver all the packages on their route. Unfortunately, the need for speed and efficiency can come at the expense of safety, potentially causing car crashes, SUV crashes, motorcycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents.

Trucking Law Firm with Experience Litigating FedEx Accident Claims

Many law firms market themselves as truck accident attorneys, but few have the experience and proven track record to take on a major transportation company like FedEx. Our firm has obtained justice on behalf of clients in multiple cases against FedEx.

Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman truck accident lawyers successfully resolved a wrongful death and several truck injury cases arising from the April 10, 2014, accident in Orland, California, between a FedEx truck and a tour bus.*

In that case, a FedEx tractor-trailer driver veered out of the southbound lanes of Interstate 5, crossed a median without any signs of braking or other evasive actions, and crashed head-on into a chartered tour bus transporting students from Southern California to Humboldt State University in Northern California. Ten people on the bus died and more than thirty were injured in the FedEx truck accident.

Additionally, our accident attorneys successfully handled other personal injury and wrongful death cases against FedEx Ground. Having obtained evidence that FedEx was hesitant to provide, learning their corporate structure and safety claims in prior cases, will enhance our ability to litigate against them in other cases that may arise from their negligence.*

Obtaining a knowledgeable and experienced FedEx truck accident lawyer to champion and protect your rights is critical. Our experience representing truck crash victims is vast:

FedEx 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, and other company delivery vehicles crash nearly every day. In our experience, trucking companies will make every effort to limit the amount of compensation paid to anyone harmed in a car accident, pedestrian accident, or motorcycle crash involving one of their delivery trucks or tractor-trailers. The company—knowing that it may save them money—may offer a settlement agreement before you have had a chance to consult with an accident attorney. Resist the temptation to obtain a “quick” settlement until you have consulted attorneys who can assist you in evaluating your losses and the value of your case. In addition to seeking just compensation for our clients, our cases have helped the trucking industry improve safety measures. Your case may make the roads safer for thousands of people and prevent a future tragedy like the one that you and your family have suffered.

If you were in a car crash, pedestrian accident, or motorcycle accident involving a FedEx truck, it is in your best interest to speak with an experienced trucking lawyer as soon as possible. Retaining a truck accident law firm—one that has experience litigating against FedEx—levels the playing field and gives you the best chance to maximize compensation and obtain justice for you and your family.

* Our past performance, verdicts, or settlements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.

FedEx Truck Operations

FedEx Corporation consists of six operating companies:

  • FedEx Express
  • FedEx Ground
  • FedEx Freight
  • FedEx Services
  • FedEx Logistics
  • FedEx Office

Three of the above companies are responsible for shipping packages: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Freight. In total, all three utilize roughly 180,000 delivery vehicles, including vans, box trucks, and tractor-trailers. FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight only operate in North America.

FedEx Express | Truck Crash Stats

Headquarters: Memphis, Tennessee

FedEx Express is the largest of the six companies, employing more than 240,000 team members. FedEx Express delivers roughly 6 million packages every day through more than 650 airports. While FedEx Express is thought of as the air segment of FedEx’s shipping system, the company also utilizes over 85,000 ground delivery vehicles, including vans, box trucks, and semi-trucks. According to government data, FedEx Express employs roughly 52,889 truck drivers.

Over a recent 24-month period, FedEx Express trucks were involved in 467 crashes. Of that total, 12 truck crashes were fatal and 151 caused injuries.

FedEx Ground | Truck Crash Stats

Headquarters: Moon Township, Pennsylvania

FedEx Ground is the second-largest company in the FedEx system, employing more than 150,000 people at about 600 facilities. The company moves more than 9 million packages daily using more than 70,000 delivery vehicles, including trucks. According to government data, FedEx Ground employs roughly 91,085 delivery truck drivers.

Over a recent 24-month period, FedEx Ground trucks were involved in 2,005 crashes. Of that total, 55 truck crashes were fatal and 650 caused injuries.

FedEx Freight | Truck Crash Stats

Headquarters: Harrison, Arkansas

FedEx Freight employs about 45,000 employees and is responsible for shipping an estimated 110,000 packages every day. The company utilizes more than 25,000 delivery vehicles. According to government data, FedEx Freight employs roughly 22,370 delivery truck drivers.

Over a recent 24-month period, FedEx Freight trucks were involved in 891 crashes, 26 fatal and 266 causing injuries.

FedEx Truck Inspections and Out-of-Service Rates

FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Freight all have a safety rating of ‘“Satisfactory’ Satisfactory” from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Each company’s fleet of vehicles and drivers both have out-of-service rates well below the national average:

FedEx Express Delivery Vehicle Out-of-Service Rate: 5.7%

FedEx Express Delivery Driver Out-of-Service Rate: .9%

FedEx Ground Delivery Vehicle Out-of-Service Rate: 13.8%

FedEx Ground Delivery Driver Out-of-Service Rate: 1.9%

FedEx Freight Delivery Vehicle Out-of-Service Rate: 11.7%

FedEx Freight Delivery Driver Out-of-Service Rate: .5%

National Average Delivery Vehicle Out-of-Service Rate: 20.7%

National Average Delivery Driver Out-of-Service Rate: 5.5%

Are FedEx Trucks Safe?

FedEx trucks are routinely involved in car accidents, motorcycle crashes and pedestrian accidents, some of which lead to injuries or even death.

According to FMCSA data, in 16,767 vehicle inspections of FedEx Express, Ground, and Freight delivery vehicles, officials found 5,823 maintenance violations.

FedEx truck drivers are trained to make sure they reach all the stops on their routes on time to make deliveries. Occasionally, this focus on expediency can lead to mistakes.

According to FMCSA data, in 23,931 FedEx Express, Ground, and Freight driver inspections, officials found 3,854 FedEx truck drivers had unsafe driving violations.

Recent FedEx Truck Accidents

You Need a Board-Certified Accident Attorney with Experience Handling Cases Against FedEx

If you or a member of your family were the victim of a FedEx truck accident, you need a truck accident lawyer with experience litigating cases against major trucking companies like FedEx. Our firm will aggressively pursue claims to maximize compensation and hold the company accountable for any negligence.

Call today or contact us to speak with a FedEx truck accident lawyer. We offer free, no-hassle case evaluations and can answer any questions you may have.