Collisions involving service vehicles operated by UPS, FedEx, DHL, and other companies are hazardous and can easily cause injury or death to motorists and pedestrians. When negligent delivery drivers cause an accident, victims can pursue compensation against the company.
Claims in Nevada
Claims against UPS and other delivery service providers are based on negligence in Nevada. This means that plaintiffs must establish that the driver’s negligence caused or contributed to causing the accident. For example, if a delivery driver accident is caused by the driver running a red light, driving while distracted, speeding, driving on a sidewalk, etc. These are actions that deliberately put other drivers and motorists at risk of injury or death and were beyond the scope of actions that a reasonable, safe driver would conduct. Thus, they are negligent and the driver is responsible for the actions.
Other times, the accident may be caused by a defect with the delivery vehicle. For example, failure to maintain the vehicle’s tires, brakes, or another system critical for safe operation. Again, this is the responsibility of UPS or the delivery service provider and plaintiffs can pursue the company for compensation. However, if the accident was caused because of a design defect, then the liability falls upon the vehicle manufacturer.
Compensation for Plaintiffs
Individuals who are injured in a motor vehicle accident involving UPS or other delivery services can pursue a wide range of compensation. This includes compensation for medical bills, including emergency room visits and ambulatory services. Individuals can recover compensation for x-rays, CT scans, and other diagnostic tests. And, individuals can recover compensation for counseling and psychological care services.
Of course, many accidents also require the need for long-term physical therapy, and lifestyle modification equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, etc. These are expenses accident survivors can recover from the defendant.
Documentation Is Crucial
It is imperative to maintain thorough and accurate documentation. This includes police reports, eyewitness statements, video evidence of the accident occurring, medical records, and receipts. Nevada personal injury attorneys can help plaintiffs gather, secure, and present this information to the court. The more information, the stronger the case. In addition, it’s advisable for plaintiffs to keep a personal diary that records treatments provided, physical pain, discomfort, and other impacts of the injury or treatment. This information can be used to pursue compensation for pain and suffering.