Amazon is one of the most popular websites and companies in the world. Everywhere you go you see Amazon branding or commercials on display. Amazon is a dearly loved company that is used by millions of people every day. Amazon is the biggest retailer in the United States and continues to deliver millions of packages each month. This may be surprising to hear but in recent years Amazon delivery drivers have been involved in many accidents with people on the road. In 2019, it was reported there have been over 60 accidents involving Amazon delivery trucks in the past 4 years of that date. It has become much more common for people to get into car accidents with Amazon trucks. It’s important to know what to do if you are ever involved in a similar accident. The driver may not be held liable, but Amazon the company may be required to pay you for your medical expenses or monetary compensation because you were maybe hit by an Amazon truck. Amazon now has their own van with its logo branding on the side.
Lawyers and Amazon Van Accidents
Many people in the past few years have died in collisions with Amazon drivers. Amazon drivers now have to meet deadlines and stick to a schedule in the new van models. Amazon may try to say they bear no responsibility for any delivery truck accidents, or for the deaths that may have resulted from the crash as they have in the past. Vehicle accidents are very dangerous and can be difficult to recover from. It’s important to have a lawyer to help you if you feel someone was negligent and caused a car accident that you are suffering from. It’s important to act as quickly as possible after the accident especially if you have medical bills that are piling up and you aren’t sure how you can pay for them. As Amazon delivers more packages the number of accidents also seems to increase.
Finding a Lawyer
If you involved in an accident with an Amazon Van they may use an independent contractor excuse. Amazon will point out that the driver is an independent contractor so he/she isn’t actually a part of the company. This doesn’t always work out because Amazon owns the van and drivers can be protected by their liability coverage for compensation for medical bills and other damages. After an accident, you should seek out an attorney and have a medical check up. Your safety should be your main priority. Document all of your injuries and medical bills that you may have. The Law Office of Donald Kreke in Coral Gables, Florida focuses on helping individuals who were injured as a result of the fault of others. The Law Offices of Donald M. Kreke has helped hundreds of Floridians seek compensation for the damages they incurred as a result of an automobile accident. If you have been in an automobile accident caused by the fault of another driver, call The Law Offices of Donald M. Kreke today for a free case evaluation.