UPS, FedEx accused of negligence in crash

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 17, 2017

ORLANDO — An insurance company, acting as subrogee, is suing UPS and Fedex, alleging negligence.

IDS Property Casualty Insurance Company filed a complaint Oct. 25 in Orange Circuit Court against UPS Co. and Fedex Freight Inc., alleging that they failed to exercise standard care and skill required in operating a vehicle.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 22, IDS Property Casualty's insured individual, Thomas Barrington, sustained injury to his person and property. The suit says the injuries resulted from the negligent operation of an agent of UPS, who collided his UPS tractor trailer with the Chevrolet Malibu driven by Barrington. The lawsuit states the UPS driver's negligence caused Barrington to take evasive action and consequently collide with the Fedex vehicle that was traveling illegally in the left lane for an extended amount of time. 

The plaintiff alleges UPS and Fedex Freight failed to adhere to lane restriction signs prohibiting commercial vehicles from traveling in the left lane, failed to pay attention to traffic conditions, and failed to signal when changing lanes.

IDS Property Casualty seeks trial by jury, damages of $16,783.42, plus costs, interest, and all other relief the court deems just. It is represented by attorneys Bryan Manno and Jayme S. Sellards of Federated Law Group PLLC in Juno Beach.

Orange Circuit Court case number 17-CA-9500

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