Rochester, New York, Postal Vehicle Accidents
Jed Dietrich, Esq., and His Team of Adept Car Accident Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Will Work Tirelessly to Obtain the Highest Reward Possible for Individuals Injured in Postal Vehicle Accidents in Rochester, New York.
You may have heard the myth that postal delivery drivers have special privileges on the road, such as the right of way because they are employed by the government. While there have been public debates regarding individual postal delivery drivers’ immunity, or lack thereof, when it comes to their incurring infractions on the road, the truth is that their status as government employees does not entitle them to any unique freedoms when they are behind the wheel. Just like any other driver, postal delivery drivers are subject to posted speed limits and traffic lights. This means that just like all other drivers, they are liable for any car accidents and injuries that result from their negligent driving.
Although the United States Postal Service enforces safety regulations, such as quarterly driver’s license verifications among its drivers, the agency also concedes that of 29,000 postal vehicle accidents, over half involved newer employees. With over 230,000 postal vehicles, the United States Postal Service has one of the largest civilian fleets in the world. In contrast, there are over 289 million individually owned cars in the United States, so relative to collisions between non-government vehicles, those involving postal vehicles are significantly lower.
Nonetheless, like any other car accident, collisions involving postal vehicles occur regularly, and Rochester, New York, is no stranger to those resulting in property damage and serious injury. Because the Postal Service is a federal agency, the course of action following a postal vehicle-involved collision is slightly different from that involving a non-governmental vehicle. Understandably, if you were injured in an accident with a postal vehicle, you might be unsure of how to pursue a claim. Our team of top-tier car accident attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. are here to help you navigate your case with expertise.
Jed Dietrich, Esq., has been advocating for individuals in personal injury cases for nearly 25 years and has proudly obtained $175 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. Jed Dietrich, Esq., has been recognized as one of the 10 Best Attorneys by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. He is also among just five percent of the attorneys in Upstate New York to be a member of the Super Lawyers.
If you, or a loved one, have been injured in a postal vehicle accident in Rochester, New York, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today by calling (585) 939-3939 or visiting us online for a free consultation. Our team of postal vehicle accident attorneys in Rochester, New York, is prepared to represent you. We will never charge you until we have obtained a judgment in your favor. Our office is open 24 hours per day and 7 days per week.Filing a Claim
Under normal circumstances, if you are injured in a collision due to another driver’s negligence in Rochester, you can sue the negligent party under New York State law. However, if you have been injured in a car accident involving a postal vehicle, it is important to understand that the process is different than if the other vehicle were a non-governmental one. This means you cannot sue the United States Postal Service as your first course of action because it is a federal agency. Instead, you must first file a Form 95 claim for damage, injury, or death within two years of the accident. If you do not file a claim within that period, you have waived your right to pursue damages. While two years may seem like a long time, you will have a lot of information to gather and supply in order to adequately file your claim, including:
- The Nature of Your Injuries: When filling out your Form 95 claim, do your best to state the nature and extent of the injuries you sustained as a result of the accident, as well as any damage to your vehicle, lost wages, and medical expenses you have incurred.
- The Basis for Your Claim: Carefully state the facts of the accident as you remember them. Be as clear as possible about how the other driver’s actions caused or contributed to the accident, and be mindful of the fact that any admission of guilt might negatively impact your chance of being awarded damages.
- Witnesses: Be sure to have the names and contact information of individuals who witnessed the collision, as you will need to provide them when filling out your claim.
- Demand for Damages: In filling out your claim, you will need to make a demand for damages, which will be based on information such as the facts of the accident and your injuries. Our attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. are here to help you determine a fair amount based on your case.
If you are unsure about how to fill out your Form 95 claim, our attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. are more than happy to assist you. The process of obtaining a judgment in your favor may seem more daunting if you have been in an accident with a postal vehicle. We understand if you are discouraged, and we are here to not only walk you through your case but also ensure that you acquire the judgement you deserve. If you have sustained an injury in a collision with a postal vehicle, our team of top rated Rochester postal vehicle accident attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. are here to help. Call us at (585) 939-3939 or visit us online for a free consultation. We will not charge you a fee until we have won your case.
DID YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, SUFFER INJURIES IN A POSTAL VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK?
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Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (585) 939-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Rochester, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We do not charge you until we WIN for you!