The civil division of Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP has had a busy 2018. Partner Attorney J. Tooson explains: “We’re currently engaged in a $2 million dollar breach of contract trial in Los Angeles and I just fired off a new lawsuit against Federal Express. It’s David vs Goliath, but I like our odds.” The lawsuit against Federal Express seeks unspecified monetary damages as a result of an accident which resulted in the Plaintiff needing surgery.
Federal Express, or FedEx, is the second-largest parcel delivery service in the U.S., with a massive fleet of commercial vehicles crisscrossing the country. Because these vehicles are much larger than standard passenger vehicles, they pose significant risks to pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists with whom they share the road. This being the case, they have a legal obligation to ensure reasonable measures are taken to avoid preventable car accidents, and to comply with various state and federal regulations intended to keep the public safe.
When victims are harmed by commercial carriers and commercial truck drivers, as our client was, they have the right to hold them accountable and pursue a financial recovery of their losses through civil personal injury lawsuits. This recovery includes economic damages resulting from the crash and injuries (such as medical bills, surgery, and lost work income), and non-economic damages that include pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other emotional injuries. However, full and fair compensation is never guaranteed.
Commercial carriers like Federal Express are large and powerful corporations, and they often prioritize profits over the safety and well-being of real people – including people they or their drivers harm through acts of carelessness, wrongdoing, and negligence. Because they leverage extensive resources to fight against personal injury lawsuits like the one filed by our firm, these types of cases demand the attention of proven and experienced civil trial lawyers. The same is true of civil disputes, ranging from breaches of contract to sexual harassment lawsuits, involving corporations that work zealously to protect their bottom lines and avoid paying Plaintiffs what they rightfully deserve.
As a legal team that represents clients throughout Southern California, our attorneys at Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP know we play a valuable role in harnessing the power of the civil justice system, making our clients’ voices heard, and leveling the playing field with powerful corporations that do all they can to pay as little as possible. Though Federal Express is a powerful legal adversary, Partner J. Tooson and our entire team are committed to helping our client fight back for justice and full compensation, just as we have done for many personal injury and civil law clients.
If you have questions regarding a potential personal injury or civil case, call (800) 462-7160 to request a consultation.