Getting into a car accident of any kind is often a painful and frustrating experience to endure. The pain and frustration can be exacerbated even further if you sustain injuries in the crash.
What happens if you’re injured in an accident with a UPS truck or another delivery driver? Read on to find out.
HOW TO IMMEDIATELY HANDLE AN ACCIDENT WITH A UPS DRIVER
The initial steps after getting into a crash with a UPS truck are similar to if you were in an accident with any other type of vehicle.
First, assess your injuries. Make sure you are safe.
Next, call 9-1-1 so the police and come and make an accident report. This documentation will be critical for your claim, so be sure not to skip this step.
Then, if you’re able to do so, document the accident scene. Take photos of the vehicles from different angles. Photograph any visible injuries you sustained. If you are badly hurt, call for an ambulance to take you to the hospital.
Next, make sure you get the delivery driver’s information. In addition, if there were any witnesses present, take down their names and contact information as well.
YOU MUST DETERMINE NEGLIGENCE
In order to hold the UPS driver accountable for the crash, you must establish that he or she acted negligently, and those actions caused the accident. There are a number of ways to establish negligence, and a skilled personal injury attorney can help you prove your innocence.
If you’ve been injured in an accident with a UPS driver, or any other driver, you may be owed compensation for your losses. Don’t delay—reach out to our office right away with your questions.