XPO, Inc. Truck Accidents

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XPO, Inc. is a transportation company focused on less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. It typically uses smaller trucks and trailers to carry lighter packages and freight than other carriers. But a truck accident involving one of the company’s vehicles can cause significant damage and leave people seriously injured.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck crash, you need an experienced truck accident lawyer from Fried Goldberg. More than 95% of our caseload is focused on trucking litigation. We have successfully held negligent trucking companies accountable and have obtained multiple multi-million dollar resolutions for our clients.

For live statistics on the number of accidents and injuries associated with XPO trucks, see the interactive map on our Safety Statistics page.

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Company snapshot

Based in Greenwich, Connecticut, XPO, Inc. is one of the largest LTL freight providers and delivers freight across the United States, as well as Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The company has 13,000 drivers, and more than 35,000 tractors and trailers.

What should I do after an accident with an XPO truck?

Being involved in a truck collision is terrifying and often life-altering. You may have been seriously injured and need immediate attention, or a loved one may have been rendered unconscious on impact. 

Call the police to the scene, or have someone else call. Get medical attention for you and any passengers in your car. If you are able to do so, take photos of the accident and get names and contact information for the truck driver and any witnesses. Once you are safe and stabilized, here are some recommended actions to take after a truck accident:

  • Contact an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can give you legal advice and begin to gather evidence on your behalf.
  • Write down your account of how the accident happened while your memory is still fresh. Don’t leave out any details.
  • Report the crash to your insurance carrier (medical and automotive). Your attorney can advise you on what details are appropriate to share, and which may be kept private. 
  • Follow all doctor’s instructions, keep all medical appointments, and retain any paperwork associated with your medical care.

XPO Truck Accident FAQ

What causes XPO truck accidents?

In general, truck accidents can be caused by:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Driver illness 
  • Distracted driving habits such as using a cell phone, watching entertainment while driving, or being distracted by events on the roadway
  • Dangerous actions such as speeding, following other vehicles too closely, or driving recklessly
  • Driver skill deficits such as drivers who lack experience or training, causing them to panic or respond poorly to road or traffic conditions
  • Drug or alcohol use
  • Driving without using monitoring equipment
  • Defective parts (brakes, hitches, tires)
  • Poorly secured freight

Whatever the reason for your accident, our attorneys will work diligently to find the cause, compile the evidence showing that cause, and build a case to hold all responsible parties accountable.

What Is the average settlement in truck accident case against XPO?

There is no one number or even range that describes an “average” truck accident settlement against XPO or any other company. That is because each case is decided on variable factors like the losses suffered, the cause (or causes) of the crash, and the skill of the attorney who represents the injured party.

In recent years, serious truck accident cases have experienced a dramatic increase in payout amounts towards so-called “nuclear awards.” These can be amounts so significant that they cause a trucking company to go out of business. 

While large trucking companies often carry substantial insurance policies, the increase in nuclear awards has caused insurance carriers to limit the amount of coverage they will provide after paying a large settlement. This means more trucking companies must cover the remainder of high jury awards themselves, sometimes going bankrupt in the process if that is what justice requires. 

An experienced truck accident attorney will research your case and work to win the highest compensation available. Our lawyers have won multi-million-dollar awards in verdicts and settlements for our clients in truck accident cases.

Are XPO drivers liable for accidents?

Yes, truck drivers are held liable for accidents if they are responsible for the crash. Additionally, liability may also fall with or be shared by:

  • The manufacturer of the truck or defective parts on it. Examples include accidents caused by malfunctioning parts or a blown tire due to overinflation.
  • The cargo owner if material was packed so unsafely as to cause leaks, poisonings, explosions, or dangerous imbalance for the vehicle.

If a truck driver is too fatigued to effectively do his or her job, or is not adequately trained to handle their vehicle, the responsibility of their mistakes may also rest with their employers (like third-party contractors) and with the trucking company that hired them. A skilled attorney will be able to sort out and identify all the responsible parties, thereby maximizing your compensation. 

Companies like XPO have a responsibility to hire qualified drivers, schedule them safely, and provide fail-safes for known dangers like truck wear-and-tear or overloaded cargo.

Call the leaders in truck accident litigation

If you or your loved one was injured in an XPO crash, you deserve proven representation from your legal team. At Fried Goldberg, we have built our practice around ensuring that truck accident survivors receive full justice for their losses and injuries.

Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced truck accident attorneys. We are ready to answer your questions, advise you of your rights, and represent you every step of the way through the legal process.

How is fault determined after an XPO truck accident?

Fault is determined by examining the evidence presented during a settlement negotiation or a jury trial. The stronger your evidence demonstrating the defendant’s liability, the more likely you will win your case. Your truck accident lawyer will collect reports, videos, and other items to show a clear timeline of your collision and how all parties participated.

Keep in mind that the opposing attorney will work just as hard to show that XPO is not at fault. This is why it’s vital to have an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side who knows their tactics. We know how to protect your best interests by leaving no room for the other side to gain the upper hand.

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Are XPO truck drivers responsible for damages?

Yes, in the majority of cases. When a driver is a direct employee of XPO, the company will use its insurance to cover the costs of a settlement or jury award. It is possible to pursue a separate lawsuit against the driver when advised by your lawyer, but the largest compensation usually comes from a company instead of an individual.

It is also possible to sue manufacturers of equipment used on XPO trucks, such as any parts or tires. Our truck accident can identify the negligent parties in your case and take appropriate action for the most satisfactory outcome.

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How long does it take to settle an XPO commercial truck accident lawsuit?

Settling lawsuits against a company like XPO can take anywhere from a few months to several years. Trucking accidents are often much more complicated than other collisions, involving multiple vehicles and causes. It can take some time to establish a full picture of what happened and determine who is at fault.

As mentioned before, trucking companies have teams of lawyers who work very hard to protect their clients from losing lawsuits. They are responsible for protecting the company from financial damage and the loss of its reputation, so they fight to deny insurance claims, which can cause delays in justice.

Your attorney will work efficiently on your behalf, compel the other side to cooperate by all legal means available, and keep you updated on the progress of your case every step of the way.

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How long do I have to file a lawsuit after an XPO truck accident?

Every state has a statute of limitations that sets a deadline for taking legal action after a truck crash. In Georgia, that deadline is two years from the date of your accident.

Filing as quickly as possible is important to ensure that your legal team has enough time to gather all relevant evidence. Moving quickly also means that evidence does not get lost or destroyed, or that witnesses forget details as time passes. Experienced attorneys will ensure they do not overlook anything that can help your case.

Our lawyers take nothing for granted and will do everything to give you the best chance of winning the maximum compensation you deserve.

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