- June 30, 2023
- Tucker Law
- Car Accident Lawsuits
Have you found yourself the victim of an accident involving an Amazon delivery truck? You may be overwhelmed with questions about who is liable, how to recover damages, and what steps to take next. You need the guidance of legal professionals who understand the complexities of accidents with commercial vehicles like Amazon trucks.
The attorneys at Tucker Law have decades of experience helping clients in situations just like yours. We will walk you through the process step-by-step to determine fault, deal with insurance companies, and pursue maximum compensation for injuries and vehicle damage. Our team is committed to fighting for the rights and best interests of all people impacted by Amazon truck accidents.
Are Amazon Drivers Responsible for Accidents?
Amazon drivers, like all motorists, have a duty to drive responsibly and avoid causing harm to others. If an Amazon driver fails in that duty and causes a collision, the driver and Amazon may be responsible for the damages. A 2021 study concluded that almost 1 in every 5 Amazon delivery drivers suffered an injury while on duty.
Some examples of driver negligence that can lead to liability include:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Distracted driving (e.g., texting while driving.)
- Driving while intoxicated or impaired.
- Failing to obey traffic signs or signals.
- Tailgating or improper passing.
Amazon also has a responsibility to properly hire, train, and supervise their drivers. If Amazon was negligent in carrying out these duties and that negligence contributed to the accident, Amazon may share liability with the driver.
If an Amazon truck hits your vehicle, you have the right to pursue compensation for your injuries and losses. This includes money for medical bills, lost wages, vehicle repairs, pain and suffering, and other damages. An experienced car accident attorney can investigate your claim, determine who is at fault, and help you seek fair compensation through an insurance claim or lawsuit. The attorneys at Tucker Lawyers have a proven track record of helping clients in Amazon vehicle accident cases. Call today for a free consultation.
Can I Sue Amazon if Their Delivery Driver Hits My Car?
If an Amazon delivery driver caused a collision with your vehicle due to reckless or careless behavior, you have the right to pursue legal action against Amazon.
To have a strong case against Amazon, you will need evidence that proves the driver’s negligence directly caused the accident, such as:
- A police report detailing the events of the accident.
- Witness statements supporting your account of what happened.
- Photos of the vehicles and surrounding area.
- Records of the driver’s schedule to show potential fatigue or overwork.
By pursuing a claim against Amazon, you may be able to recover damages like medical bills, lost wages, vehicle repair/replacement costs, and pain and suffering compensation. You deserve to be fully compensated for losses incurred due to the irresponsible actions of Amazon’s delivery driver.
Consult with a qualified attorney regarding your legal options and the merits of your potential claim against Amazon. We will advise you on the proper steps to take and help you build a compelling case to maximize your settlement or verdict amount. You do not have to deal with the consequences of this accident alone.
What to Do Immediately After an Amazon Truck Accident
If an Amazon delivery truck hits your vehicle, it is important to take the proper steps immediately following the accident.
Stop and Call for Help
Pull over and turn on your hazard lights. Call 911 to report any injuries and get medical assistance. You should also contact local law enforcement to file an official police report for insurance and legal purposes.
Once the emergency vehicles have left and the scene is cleared, exchange information with the Amazon driver. Get their name, contact details, license plate number, insurance details, and truck information. Provide the same information to the driver regarding your vehicle.
Document the Accident
Take pictures of both vehicles to document any damage. Get images of the general accident scene, surrounding area, and any skid marks as well. Write down details about the events leading up to and following the crash while they are still fresh in your mind. Record witness contact information for any third parties that saw what happened.
All of this information will be important when filing claims and determining who is liable. Do not admit fault or sign anything the Amazon driver provides at the scene. Their job is to protect themselves and the company, not you.
Seek Legal Counsel
Even for a “minor” accident, it’s in your best interest to contact an experienced vehicle accident attorney at Tucker Law. We can advise you on the next steps for compensation and handle communication with insurance companies and any legal proceedings. You deserve fair compensation for medical bills, lost work, pain and suffering, vehicle repair or replacement, and more. Let a lawyer fight for your rights.
The moments following an Amazon truck crash are crucial. Remain as calm as possible, call for help right away, exchange information, capture evidence, and seek legal counsel. Taking these actions will put you in the best position to recover damages so you can move on from this difficult event.
How Much Compensation Can I Get from Amazon After an Accident?
As the victim in a truck accident involving an Amazon vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation for damages and losses. The specific amount will depend on the details of your case, including the severity of injuries and property damage.
You have the right to recover the costs of any medical care required as a result of the accident, including:
- Emergency services.
- Hospital stays.
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy.
- Medications and medical equipment.
Amazon’s insurance provider is obligated to cover all reasonable and necessary medical expenses related to your injuries. Keep records of all treatment, expenses, and correspondence with health care providers.
If your injuries prevent you from working, you may receive compensation for any lost income during your recovery period. Provide pay stubs, tax returns, and a letter from your employer confirming your usual salary and time off work.
Pain and Suffering
You may be awarded additional damages for any pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life due to your injuries. The amount will depend on the severity and permanence of your injuries. Your lawyer can help determine an appropriate settlement amount for your specific situation.
Amazon’s insurance should pay the costs to repair or replace your vehicle and any other personal property that was damaged in the accident. Provide repair estimates, photos of the damage, and receipts for any lost items.
The total compensation in a truck accident claim against Amazon can vary significantly based on the details of the incident and the resulting losses. An experienced truck accident lawyer can evaluate your case, deal with Amazon’s insurance company on your behalf, and fight to maximize your settlement or verdict. With the help of legal counsel, you have the best chance of recovering all the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Why Chose Us at Tucker Law?
Experienced Legal Team
At Tucker Lawyers, our team has over 50 years of combined experience handling car accident cases involving commercial vehicles like Amazon trucks. We know how to investigate your case thoroughly, determine fault and liability, and fight to get you the maximum compensation possible under the law.
Track Record of Success
We have a proven track record of securing substantial settlements for our clients in Amazon truck accident cases. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and litigators who are not afraid to take a case to court if the insurance company does not offer a fair settlement. We have the resources and experience to build a strong case on your behalf.
Contingency Fee Basis
We represent Amazon truck accident victims on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay nothing upfront, and we only get paid if we obtain a settlement or verdict in your favor. Our fees are a percentage of the total amount recovered. If we are unable to secure compensation for you, then you owe us nothing. We absorb all costs and fees, so there is no risk or cost to you.
At Tucker Lawyers, we believe that every client deserves our personal attention. We limit the number of cases we accept so that we can dedicate the necessary time to preparing a strong case for each client. You will work directly with an experienced attorney and paralegal, and your calls and emails will be returned promptly. We strive to make the legal process as easy as possible for our clients during what is often an extremely difficult time.
Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your Amazon truck accident case. We will evaluate your claim, determine the best legal course of action, and advise you of your rights and options for seeking compensation. Call us at (516) 399-2364 or submit an online contact form on our website to schedule your free case evaluation.
In conclusion, if an Amazon delivery truck hits your vehicle, remain calm and call the authorities immediately. Exchange information with the driver and report the incident to Amazon as well. Seek medical care right away if anyone is injured.
Even if the damage seems minor, it is in your best interest to consult with a personal injury attorney at Tucker Law regarding your legal options and next steps. We will advise you on how to properly document evidence, handle communication with insurance companies, and pursue maximum compensation for any losses.
Do not delay in starting this process or sign anything that could limit your rights. With the proper legal counsel and advocacy on your side, you can achieve a fair resolution to this unfortunate situation.
Managing Attorney John. J. Tucker, Esq.
John has personally handled thousands of clients who were victims of another’s negligence and fights relentlessly for their rights. John enjoys bringing closure to a client’s matter so that the injured party can move forward with their life. His background enables him to evaluate complex liability related claims and bring resolution to claims in a record time frame. [ Attorney Bio ]