As the world’s largest retailer that delivers and average of 1.6 million packages per day, it may seem like Amazon has their delivery system down to a science. However, given the sheer abundance of Amazon drivers on the road, tight delivery deadlines, and GPS distractions — among other things — accidents happen.
Our Rhode Island and Massachusetts communities see plenty of Amazon semi-trucks, commercial vehicles, and even passenger vehicles delivering Amazon packages at all hours of the day. So today, I discuss what you should do after an Amazon delivery vehicle accident and what to know and expect about your case afterwards.
What Do I Do at the Scene After an Amazon Delivery Vehicle Hit Me?
If an Amazon delivery vehicle hits you, immediately assess your injuries, move to a safe place if you can, and call 911. After that, make sure to exchange insurance information and document the scene. Be sure to collect the Amazon driver’s name and personal address, delivery vehicle number, and delivery vehicle license plate number. If the Amazon driver was driving their own vehicle, ask the driver if they have any additional, Amazon-provided insurance coverage and collect that information as well.
Can I Sue Amazon After my Accident?
It is possible to successfully sue Amazon after your Amazon delivery vehicle accident if the driver that hit you is actually an Amazon employee.
Amazon drivers are not always considered Amazon employees. Instead, Amazon will often hire third-party contractors as part of their Delivery Service Partners (DSP) program. This is where companies partner with Amazon to deliver packages on Amazon’s behalf. What does this mean to you? It means that if a DSP driver, even in an Amazon-branded vehicle, hits you, you likely cannot successfully sue Amazon.
Amazon also has the Amazon Flex program. Like Uber and Lyft, individuals who sign up to deliver Amazon packages use their own vehicles and are independent contractors, not Amazon employees. However, there may be Amazon insurance policy implications, so be sure to ask the driver for all insurance information.
Just because you may not be able to recover from Amazon directly does not mean you are out of luck. You may be able to recover from a third-party delivery company, the individual driver, or even the vehicle manufacturer. Determining who is actually at fault after your Amazon delivery vehicle accident is tricky. Leave it to the experts. Call Bottaro Injury Lawyers now so we can start handling your Amazon delivery vehicle accident immediately.
How Much Money is my Amazon Delivery Vehicle Accident Case Worth?
Your case’s worth depends on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, how exactly you were injured, who is at fault for your injuries, and the seriousness of your injuries. Because this calculation is so fact-driven, I encourage you to call us at any time, 24/7 for a free case evaluation. Generally speaking, we work to calculate your past and future medical bills, lost wages, and property damage expenses, as well as non-economic damages such as mental and/or physical pain and suffering.
At Bottaro Injury Lawyers, we have years of experience litigating commercial and passenger vehicle accident cases. We are not afraid to go up against billion-dollar companies like Amazon, Fedex, and UPS if it means protecting and fighting for our clients’ rights. So, if an Amazon delivery vehicle hurts you, call us!
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