What to Do After an Amazon Truck Accident

Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys

Front end damage on a delivery truck after an accident

Millions of people have taken advantage of the convenience of ordering online. Click on the item you desire, and voila! It shows up at your door, often within just a day or two.

The problem with millions of packages being delivered daily is that commercial truck traffic has also increased. These drivers may be held to nearly impossible standards, with a delivery schedule that encourages speeding and unsafe driving. This can create headaches for even the safest of drivers. With increased traffic, unfortunately, there is also increased risk of an Amazon delivery truck accident.

If you’ve been the victim of an accident with an Amazon truck, you may be wondering whether Amazon is liable for the actions of the truck driver. Read on to find out more about how liability works in these cases, and how a truck accident lawyer can help you build a compelling claim to recover compensation for your injuries.

Steps to Take Following an Accident with an Amazon Driver

In the first moments after any truck accidents, there are a few steps you should take to prioritize the safety and well-being of anyone involved. Once the heat of the moment has passed, documentation and recovery are key to helping you and any other victims of the vehicle crash.

  • Call emergency services by dialing 911. They will send an ambulance for anyone with injuries, and law enforcement will assess the scene and create a police report.
  • Exchange information with the Amazon driver, including their name, their insurance carrier, and their license plate number.
  • Document the scene of the accident by taking photos and/or videos. Get contact information from any witnesses. Take note of any security cameras that may have captured footage of the truck accident.
  • Seek medical attention, even if you don’t think you are injured. The pain of car accident injuries can be masked by adrenaline, and symptoms of some injuries may take several days to present themselves. Make sure you keep medical bills and records for your personal injury claim, and follow your treatment plan as closely as you can.

Commercial truck accidents can be even more dangerous than a collision or crash involving small cars. Because of their weight, delivery trucks are harder to stop and can cause more serious injuries. In addition, a wreck like this can be more complicated to determine liability.

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How Liability Works in Delivery Truck Accidents

Two people unloading a delivery truck

Liability in an Amazon delivery truck accident can be complicated. Even if the delivery driver is driving an Amazon-branded vehicle, they may not actually work for Amazon. This is because Amazon frequently contracts out package delivery through Amazon Logistics, an Amazon Delivery Service Partner, or independent contractors via programs like Amazon Flex.

In order to figure out who is liable for the financial compensation following an Amazon truck accident, you must figure out who the delivery driver works for. And if that isn’t bad enough, you must also know if the driver was on-duty or off-duty at the time of the collision. If they were off duty, you may need to pursue their personal auto insurance company for compensation for your injuries!

It’s important to be able to reconstruct the circumstances of the crash to pinpoint liability. An experienced truck accident lawyer like those at Colbert Cooper Hill may find that multiple parties are to blame for the accident—for example, if the loading company unevenly weighted the vehicle, or the truck maintenance company made a mistake. An attorney has the knowledge and experience to get these records and show liability after you’ve suffered injuries following an Amazon delivery truck accident.

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Call CCH If You’ve Been Injured in an Amazon Truck Accident in Oklahoma

If you or your vehicle was hit by an Amazon truck, and you’ve suffered injuries as a result, you may deserve compensation. The dark side of package delivery is that trucks are held to dangerous standards and people like you have paid the price.

At Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys, we put in the work to figure out who is responsible for the accident, and we take the fight to them. You need rest and recovery at a time like this, and we know how much that financial compensation means to you when those medical bills are piling up.

That’s why we’d like to offer you a free consultation to talk about the specifics of your case. Our years of experience both in and out of the courtroom have shown us what to expect from a case like yours. Call us at 405-218-9200 or fill out our online form and we can make a full assessment of your truck accident case.

The content provided here is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject.

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