Leading Law Firm In Philadelphia Amazon Truck Accidents

If your loved one suffered in an accident with or in an Amazon Delivery truck, The Thistle Law Firm can help.

Request a consultation with us today and we’ll help determine if you have a case.

Causes of Amazon Truck Drivers’ Accidents

The pressure Amazon drivers feel for timely deliveries contributes to the factors causing collisions. The most common causes of Amazon driver accidents are:

  • Speeding
  • Blind spots
  • Disobeying traffic laws
  • Inexperienced drivers
  • Unrealistic Deadlines
  • Road rage

Why Amazon Delivery Truck Accident Lawyers?

Amazon’s fast delivery services were especially helpful for Americans during the difficult pandemic days. Unfortunately, this led to many delivery drivers being overworked, trying to meet deadlines by working double shifts with no breaks.

Such long shifts are due to Amazon not allowing drivers to return packages from their routes. Some drivers report making even upwards of 160 stops during their shifts. With 14-hour shifts, driver reports started coming out about being unable to use a restroom.

With the sight of vehicles branded with Amazon’s logo being more common on the road, accident reports keep growing. In making efforts to curb being held responsible for any accidents, Amazon hires drivers as third-party contractors.

But with our experience in Amazon delivery truck accidents, we offer our services to ensure your rights are protected and you get justice.

Our Expertise Helps Your Truck Accident Case

What Should I Do After an Accident With an Amazon Delivery Truck?

After the accident, remaining calm and following our instructions is important. This is especially important when it comes to protecting your claim.

1. Contact 911

Your first step after any accident should be to call 911, even if there are no major injuries. Seek police assistance to file a report. Many states require contacting law enforcement following vehicle crashes. 

Another reason is that your insurance company may require a police report to support your claim for vehicular damage. 

2. Seek medical treatment 

Ensure you get medical treatment even if you have not sustained any serious injuries. Delivery trucks are known to cause serious medical issues like:

  • Broken bones 
  • Cuts and lacerations 
  • Traumatic brain injury

Medical history following the accident will also give you documentation about the sustained injuries. Your lawyer can use the medical documents to file a claim against the driver or Amazon. 

3. Get the driver’s information 

Before you leave the place of the accident, you should get the Amazon driver’s information. It includes:

  • The driver’s name and contact information
  • The license plate of the delivery truck 
  • The driver’s insurance carrier information

You should also try to find out if the driver was on duty during the crash. If the driver was on duty, Amazon may be responsible for the damages and injuries caused by them.

4. Document the accident with the Amazon delivery truck

After receiving medical treatment, ensure that you document the accident. Accident documentation involves collecting evidence to support your claim. You should:

  • Write down the accident date, location, and time
  • Take photos of the scene, your injuries, and damage to your vehicle
  • Collect witness statements and contact information
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Who Is Liable for an Amazon Delivery Truck Accident?

Generally, in accidents involving employed drivers, they can be sued directly. But the employer may also be responsible if found involved in the accident. In order to avoid responsibility, Amazon has its drivers operate as third-party contractors. 

As such, Amazon contracts its delivery truck drivers and does not employ them. The third-party contracting business model allows Amazon to avoid responsibility for accidents involving their drivers legally. 

Even if the driver says they felt pressured by Amazon, the company can say it was not directly involved.

What Damages Can I Recover After Amazon Truck Accident?

With the help of our experienced accident lawyers, you may recover financial compensation for costs due to the accident. The costs based on the damages of the crash may include the following:

  • Medical bills for injuries sustained
  • Prescription medications and ongoing therapy
  • Funeral costs
  • Mental health services, such as counseling and therapy
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
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Contact a Reliable Truck Accident Lawyer

The best way you can protect your rights and fight for compensation is by hiring an Amazon delivery truck accident lawyer. With the help of a lawyer, you can navigate the confusing and often predatory world of big delivery companies and their insurers. Contact our office at (215) 525-6824 or email fill out our form below for a free consultation of your case! 

You can also fill out our contact form with your information and tell us about the accident. Here at the Thistle Law Firm, we have been helping clients recover damages for injuries sustained since 2001. So, let us help you get compensation for your suffering.

 

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