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 USPS Mail Truck Accident

Truck Wreck Lawyer

The Doctor of Sovereign Immunity once prevented any government official and their vehicles from being held liable for any automobile accidents or personal injury claims they were involved in. This is no longer in effect, because of this if you have been injured or involved in an accident by a government issued vehicle, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim. As our friends at The Law Offices Of Andrew Lynch explain, if you are involved in an auto accident with a United States Postal Service vehicle, your case is completely different than a Fed-Ex or UPS case.

Because these drivers are employed by the federal government, their involvement will influence different implications. You do not go after the insurance company, as you would with a private entity, you will have to file a claim against the federal government because these vehicles are not insured.

There are several causes to an accident with a United States Postal Service worker, some are very similar to accidents with common people. This includes:

  • Driving under the influence
  • Driving recklessly
  • Improper loading
  • Low maintenance vehicles
  • Fatigue

United State Postal Services drivers are aware of their obligation to drive slightly safer than your average driver, and they are also often fired for accidents they caused. Because of this, if the USPS can prove that the accident was indeed caused by you, regardless of your injuries or property damage, you will not be compensated and will be responsible for your own accumulated bills.

Filing a personal injury claim against the federal government calls for an extremely experienced and knowledgeable truck wreck lawyer. These cases are not nearly as simple as a case against privately owned and insured vehicles or companies. There are tort laws for smaller cases, and there are federal tort laws in this case. These laws allow a person to go after the government regarding a personal injury claim just as sure as there was negligence committed within the the scope of the driver’s employment.

There are several steps to pursuing a claim of this magnitude but there are many people who attempt to file claims against the government and are successful. You will need an attorney that can analyze all of the evidence that will find the government liable.

Many attorneys  do not have experience in a federal courtroom, and there are limitations in these cases that an attorney must be fully aware of. If you or a loved one has been involved in a USPS involved accident, speak with an experienced attorney, they will make sure you are awarded what you deserve for your suffering.