Last year the United States Postal Service delivered more than 160 billion pieces of mail.  In order to deliver this mail they have employed 551,570 people, in 35,756 offices and use 213,881 vehicles.  With these types of numbers it is likely that USPS trucks will be involved in accidents. As the number of these delivery trucks continues to increase, motorists need to be aware of their presence.

It is expected that the US postal system will deliver our mail on time, while also continuing to practice safe driving methods. Unfortunately there are dozens of USPS accidents that occur every year, which makes it increasingly difficult for each driver to safely and successfully deliver every mail item on time.  With help from the United States Department of Transportation the USPS has been able to establish the Motor Vehicle Safety Program to promote driving safety and decrease the number of losses every year.

United States Postal Service accidents occur more than most would imagine.  As these drivers travel around the state, it is their responsibility to mind all traffic laws and drive as safely as possible.  However, this may not always be an option as these drivers may also be tired, in a hurry or simply not paying attention.

The Edwards Law Firm provides Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas with professional legal services and a high understanding with the complexities involved in USPS accident and truck accident laws.  With this knowledge, we are able to provide our clients with the best position to achieve the proper compensation they deserve.

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USPS Facts

The United States Postal Service is one of the most important organizations in the country and dates back to 1775 where Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first postmaster general.  This government agency is responsible for providing postal service throughout the United States, and deliver mail in a timely and safe manner.  These employees have all gone through special training to develop skills to perform this job properly.

To become a member of the USPS, one must undergo training both inside and outside of the classroom.  Trainees will begin inside the classroom learning all the ins and outs, once successful they will begin observing field work.  This ensures that workers have the proper training in every aspect of the USPS.  A few goals included in the USPS training and development includes:

  • Gaining new knowledge relating to USPS, increase skill level, and increase ability to perform more job responsibilities
  • Expand on current job responsibilities
  • Maintain education on postal systems, procedures, and the latest technologies being used
  • Help facilitate a career path within the USPS organization

The USPS is known for its ability to create a positive atmosphere for all employees and help them to continue learning and growing. With their ability to grow, employees are also responsible for operating their vehicles as safely as possible.  Unfortunately, this does not allow them to be impermeable to accidents.  If you or someone you know has been involved in an USPS accident, our lawyers are here to help in your case.

Motor Vehicle Safety Program

As previously stated, the Motor Vehicle Safety Program is supervised by the U.S. Department of Transportation.  This means that these two programs work in harmony to create and promote a safe driving atmosphere for every location where the USPS is present. These programs help to reduce the number of collisions while maintaining the constant distribution of mail and promote safety.

During the Accident Analysis portion of the Motor Vehicle Safety Program, workers learn how to prevent USPS truck crashes and prepare truckers superiors to determine aspects of the route that could have contributed to the crash. This program greatly allows for a reduced likelihood of another similar accident occurring.

Contact an Experienced Tulsa USPS Accident Attorney

The Edwards Law Firm is committed to excellence in the service of our clients and has seen a number of USPS truck accidents and handled countless personal injury cases. When the negligence of a USPS driver causes an accident and injures you or a loved one, this driver is held liable.  Our accident lawyers will work for you to hold the at-fault party accountable for your losses.

With offices in Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas, we are able to provide professional legal services in each of these states.  If you have been involved in an accident with a USPS truck, you are entitled to compensation for all of your losses.

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