Consolidated Freightways is an American Freight Service and logistics company founded in Portland, Oregon, in 1929 and relocated to Vancouver, Washington. Consolidated Freightways filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2002 and ceased operations. In 2006, Consolidated Freightways rebranded itself under the name of Con-Way. They remained in operation until October 30th, 2015 when they were acquired by a Connecticut-based trucking company called XPO Logistics, Inc.XPO Logistics
XPO Logistics, the company that acquired Consolidated Freightways, operates a large Logistics and freight forwarding company out of Connecticut. This American Transportation and logistics company manages over 50,000 customers supply chains worldwide. They operate in 30 different countries and have more than 100,000 workers. The company offers less than truckload (LTL) freight services and intermodal, drayage, and global forwarding services.
Their LTL units ship on pallets using the third-largest distribution system in North America. They are also a leading provider of LTL Services in Western Europe. In the United States, XPO Logistics owns 290 Cross Dock facilities, and they have over 38,000 independent carriers that operate over a million semi-trucks.Seeking Compensation After Being Injured by an XPO Logistics Truck Driver
With such a massive presence in the United States, it is easy to see why truck accidents involving XPO Logistics occur every year in the United States. Sadly, truck accidents are not uncommon. Semi-truck accidents can involve a wide range of semi-trucks, two tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, and other commercial motor vehicles. In many cases, when a semi-truck is involved in an accident, the accident was caused by driver error or negligence. Excessive speed and driver inattention are two of the most common causes of truck accidents in the United States.
As the victim of an XPO truck accident, you may be wondering what steps you should take to recover the compensation you deserve. Sadly, truck accident injuries are often catastrophic due to the large size and weight of semi-trucks. The driver and passenger of smaller Vehicles typically suffer the lion’s share of the injuries because their vehicles are so much smaller. Semi-trucks can roll over and crush passenger vehicles or knock them off the road or into another vehicle, causing a dangerous multi-vehicle collision.Seeking Compensation Through an Insurance Claim
Victims of semi-truck accidents may have a right to seek compensation through the truck accident company's insurance policy or a personal injury lawsuit. Large trucking and freight companies like XPO Logistics carry commercial insurance policies. When their truck driver’s negligence causes an accident that results in another person's injury, the victim may claim compensation through the commercial insurance policy. If you know that the truck driver was at fault for your injuries, you may be tempted to assume that it will be easy to get the compensation you deserve.
Unfortunately, insurance companies are notorious for denying or minimizing the truck accident victims the compensation they deserve. Large insurance companies have adjusters and investigators who are prepared to arrive at the truck accident scene immediately after it occurs. An adjuster may begin asking you questions or trying to pressure you into providing a recorded statement about the truck accident. Do not speak to the insurance adjuster at the scene of the truck accident.
You should only answer questions from the police officer who arrived at the scene and the emergency medical personnel prepared to take you to the hospital. An insurance adjuster will use your statement against you, if possible, to try to deny your claim or avoid paying you the amount you deserve.
Instead, we recommend contacting a personal injury lawyer soon as possible. At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, one of our founding lawyers worked as an insurance defense lawyer before they started their injury law firm. As a result, they are familiar with many of the tactics insurance companies use to avoid paying victims the compensation they deserve. Our aggressive personal injury lawyers will fight hard for you to obtain compensation for all of your medical expenses, property damage and other expenses related to the accident. We will negotiate with the insurance adjusters aggressively on your behalf so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.Contact a Charlotte Personal Injury Lawyer Today
The sooner you discuss your case with an experienced personal injury lawyer at one of our offices conveniently located in Charlotte, Mooresville and Monroe the better your chances of recovering the compensation you deserve. Contact Arnold & Smith, PLLC, today at 704.370.2828 to schedule your free initial consultation to learn more about how we can represent your best interest.