UPS Truck speeding across road

Drivers in Houston are all too familiar with the brown UPS delivery trucks on the roads and highways. UPS offers residential deliveries seven days per week and business services Monday through Saturday. With so many UPS delivery trucks on the road, UPS accidents are common. 

At Hernandez Sunosky, LLP, we have extensive experience negotiating and litigating commercial vehicle accident claims. If you or a family member has suffered severe injuries in a UPS accident, you need the powerful representation we provide. Our UPS accident attorneys have the skills and resources to win you meaningful compensation.  Contact our office today for a free consultation. 

Reasons for UPS Accidents in Houston

Commercial vehicle accidents are common; however, UPS trucks are at greater risk of causing accidents due to the following factors:

  • UPS drivers work long shifts, increasing the risk of drowsy driving
  • UPS drivers operate on busy roads, making numerous pickups and deliveries each day
  • UPS drivers frequently use GPS navigation devices to locate their destinations, increasing the risk of distracted driving 

UPS drivers must have specialized skills to maneuver large trucks and tractor-trailers safely. This means inexperienced delivery drivers are more prone to causing accidents. On the other hand, UPS may bear some liability for accidents by:

  • Not vetting their drivers
  • Failing to provide UPS drivers with adequate training
  • Assigning routes to less-experienced, lower-paid drivers 
  • Imposing strict tight schedules that prevent drivers from taking rest time in violation of federal safety laws
  • Not inspecting and maintaining their vehicles

Depending on the cause of the accident, both UPS and its drivers may be liable for accidents resulting in injuries. The experienced UPS accident attorneys at Hernandez Sunosky know how to hold them accountable and will fight to protect your rights. 

Other Factors Involved In UPS Accident Claims

UPS accidents pose unique challenges that differ from other commercial vehicle accident claims. First, UPS has a self-insurance scheme, providing up to $1 million in coverage per incident. Further, because UPS drivers are classified as company employees, UPS is potentially liable for damages should the driver be found at fault. Additionally, UPS vehicles are fitted with devices that record electronic data, such as speed and braking patterns, which will serve as crucial evidence in your claim.

Because delivery service corporations like UPS have powerful legal teams to contest accident claims, you need an attorney who is prepared to fight for every dollar you deserve. That’s where Hernandez Sunosky steps in. 

Our objective is to hold the UPS driver, the company, and any other liable parties accountable. These parties may include another driver involved in the accident or a warehouse employee whose improper loading of the truck contributed to the accident. We are determined to go up against large corporations like UPS and will fight to protect your rights and interests.

Common UPS Accident Injuries 

UPS accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, including:

  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Back and neck injuries (e.g. whiplash)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burn injuries 
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Wrongful death

Our attorneys will work tirelessly to help you obtain the medical and financial resources to recover. If you have lost a family member in a UPS accident, you may be entitled to compensation for wrongful death. No amount of money can replace a life, but you deserve justice and compensation to secure your financial future. Regardless of your circumstances, you can depend on us to guide you through the process and stand by you every step of the way. 

Why Choose Us?

At Hernandez Sunosky, we have an impressive track record of success in UPS accident claims. Trust our personal injury attorneys to investigate the accident, and negotiate strategically with UPS, insurance companies, and opposing counsel. While many injury claims settle, we will take your case to trial if necessary. In a successful injury claim, you may be able to recover the following damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitative costs
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability/disfigurement
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Attorney’s fees and court costs

When you work with us, we will provide you with the powerful representation you need and the personalized attention you deserve. Our team is always available to respond to your questions and concerns and returns all calls promptly. Although UPS accident claims pose unique challenges, we have an impressive track record of success in handling commercial vehicle accidents.

Representing Victims of UPS Accidents in Houston

Being injured in a UPS accident can be life-altering. At Hernandez Sunosky, LLP we have the skills and experience to win you just compensation. We offer free consultations, and there is never a fee until we recover for you. Contact our office today to get started with an experienced UPS accident attorney.