Have you or someone you care about been injured in an accident with an Amazon delivery vehicle in California? If so, you may be entitled to file a claim to recover compensation for any resulting injuries or other damages you sustained.
To learn more about filing an accident claim against Amazon in California, contact eAccidents to arrange a free consultation with an experienced California personal injury attorney. We have been representing Californians in accident claims for many years and can help you obtain compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and income, pain and suffering, and more.
The sooner you call us, the better. Call us today at 844-400-0123!
Causes of Amazon Accidents
Like most motor vehicle accidents, accidents involving an Amazon delivery vehicle are usually the result of driver error i.e., disobeying traffic signs and signals, distracted driving, inexperience, speeding, or recklessness.
However, an accident could also have been caused by poor road conditions, bad weather, the negligence of other drivers on the road, or mechanical failure. What’s more, because the vehicle was being used by the driver for employment purposes, unreasonable work expectations, driver fatigue, and other issues may also have played a role in causing the accident.
But no matter what the cause or specific circumstances, if the driver of an Amazon delivery vehicle caused an accident that resulted in you being injured in any way, you have a right to seek compensation.
Amazon Delivery Partners
Amazon delivery drivers are independent contractors, referred to as delivery partners, who have been hired by the company to deliver packages to its customers. Without a doubt, Amazon uses independent contractors to deliver its products so that it can claim to have no responsibility or liability for their actions. However, Amazon exercises a great deal of control over its delivery partners, which can render the company vicariously liable for any accidents these drivers cause.
Amazon Commercial Auto Insurance
Amazon requires all of its delivery partners to carry the required minimum amount of liability insurance required by state Law. In addition, the company provides all of its delivery partners who are working through the Amazon Flex app with an Amazon Commercial Auto Insurance Policy, against which you may make a claim.
The Amazon Commercial Auto Insurance Policy provides up to $1 million in liability coverage, underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage, and contingent comprehensive and collision coverage. However, this policy only applies if the driver was actually in the process of making deliveries when your Amazon accident occurred.
If the accident occurred after the driver had finished his or her deliveries for the day, and was perhaps headed back home or to the office, the only avenue for recovery you may have is the drivers personal auto insurance policy, which could be problematic if the amount of damages you have sustained are greater than the amount of insurance coverage the driver carries.
How a Knowledgeable California Amazon Accident Attorney Can Help
Determining liability for an accident with an Amazon delivery driver can be complicated, but the experienced California personal injury attorneys at eAccidents can assist you with establishing liability and identifying likely sources of compensation for your injuries and losses.
As experienced legal professionals, our Amazon accident attorneys will leverage their knowledge of the California civil justice system and Amazon accident claims to hold Amazon and/or the responsible driver liable to compensate you for your damages, including but not limited to:
- Past and future medical expenses;
- Past and future lost income;
- Damage to your vehicle and other personal property;
- Pain and suffering; and
- Any resulting impairment or disability.
Get Our California Amazon Accident Attorneys Involved Early
Time is extremely important for anyone who has been injured in an Amazon Accident in California. State law limits the amount of time you have to file an Amazon Accident claim.
Furthermore, getting an attorney involved as soon as possible after your Amazon accident will benefit you in some very important ways. Most importantly, getting an attorney involved early will enable them to:
- Ensure that you meet all the requirements to be compensated fully for your injuries and losses, and that you don’t miss the deadline to file an Amazon accident claim.
- Help you gather and preserve evidence to support your claim; and
- Advise you against making statements or doing anything else that can hurt your case.
The sooner you contact an experienced Amazon accident attorney from eAccidents, the sooner we can begin to help you recover the compensation you and your family need and deserve. Call us today at 844-400-0123.