Were you injured in an accident involving a USPS delivery driver? Did you suffer an injury after being hit by a USPS vehicle? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your ordeal. Experienced USPS accident injury lawyer Belal Hamideh and the rest of the team here have successfully taken on cases like these in the past. We can do the same for you.
USPS accident cases are different from any other kind of vehicle accident. If you believe there’s even a chance that you were injured in an accident involving the USPS, it’s worth it to reach out to Belal for a free case evaluation to learn the truth. Hablamos Espanol.
Can I File a Suit Against USPS If I’m Injured in an Accident Involving Their Trucks?
You may be able to. However, these cases can be far more complicated than other kinds of truck accidents. That’s because the U.S. Postal Service is not a corporation, it’s part of the government of the United States of America.
The USPS employs both independent contractors as well as direct employees. The status of the driver, as well as whether or not it’s possible to demonstrate that the government treated the contactor as an employee or had supervision over their activities are just some of the factors that may include who you can and can’t bring a suit against.
No matter who is at fault for your accident, Belal and the team here will find all parties liable. Then, we’ll file a suit against all of them, so that you can receive the maximum compensation you deserve.
How is a USPS Accident Case Different From Other Kinds of Truck Accidents?
Any lawsuit against the federal government is guided specifically by the Federal Tort Claims Act. This isn’t like getting hit by an Amazon truck, DHL truck, or the like. There are different rules, different guidelines.
For example, if you’re in an accident with a company’s vehicle, you’ll file a claim with the employer’s insurance. The government, on the other hand, acts a self-insurer.
to file a personal injury lawsuit, there are strict timelines.
If you file a personal injury claim against the government, they’ll respond with a decision. This will inclue the amount (if any) they’re willing to provide for compensation. If you aren’t satisfied with that (and, frankly, most aren’t), then you can dispute it by filing a personal injury lawsuit. But, you only have six months to do so.
As you can see, these cases can become very complicated quickly. By working with an attorney who has experience with USPS accident cases, you give yourself the best possible chance at success.
What Compensation Can I Receive for USPS Accidents?
After a USPS accident,you can receive economic and non-economic compensation.
Economic compensation encompasses vital expenses like medical bills, medications, rehabilitation costs, and other related expenses resulting from the accident. Moreover, if the accident renders you unable to work, you can seek compensation for lost wages, both present and future.
Non-economic damages, on the other hand, address the intangible losses that are difficult to quantify objectively. These damages cover your pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and even loss of consortium. These damages acknowledge the emotional and psychological toll the accident has taken on your life.
Belal and the team can make sure that you receive all of the compensation you deserve.
During a free case evaluation, he will carefully evaluate your situation and outline the compensation you are entitled to. From there, he will then devise a strategic plan to help you obtain the compensation you deserve, guiding you through every step of the legal process.
Immediate Steps to Take After a USPS Accident
Your actions in the moments following a USPS accident can significantly impact the outcome of your case. You should:
- Prioritize Safety: Move to a safe location away from traffic and other hazards. Do so safely.
- Assess Injuries: Check yourself and others for injuries. Even if you feel fine, seek medical attention promptly. Injuries, especially internal ones, might not be immediately apparent, and shock can mask the worst of it.
- Call Emergency Services: Dial 911 to report the accident. Law enforcement will create an official report, which can be invaluable when building your case.
- Gather Information: Exchange contact and insurance details with the USPS driver and any witnesses. Be polite but avoid admitting fault or discussing the accident in detail.
- Document the Scene: Capture photographs and videos of the accident scene, highlighting vehicle damage and the surrounding environment. This evidence can be crucial in supporting your claim.
- Contact Your Insurance Company: Notify your insurance provider about the accident, providing accurate and concise information without embellishment.
- Consult Belal for Legal Support: After completing the necessary immediate steps, reach out to Belal for a free case evaluation.
Experienced USPS Accident Attorney
Taking on USPS in a lawsuit is unlike taking on any other company. More than just an insurance company, you’re going against he government itself. At the risk of understatement, this is not something you do on your own (to say the very least).
Belal and the team here have a proven track record of successfully handling cases against formidable opponents, ensuring clients like you receive the compensation you deserve.
We operate on a contingency basis, meaning you only pay if they win your case. With an outstanding 99% success rate, our payment will come out of your compensation, alleviating the financial burden on you.
By opting for legal representation, you regain control and power over your situation, turning your personal injury into a triumphant victory.
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