Starting out as an online seller of used books, Amazon has grown to become one of the biggest shopping sites in the world. You can buy just about anything off Amazon and have it delivered directly to your home or business. That’s because Amazon has gotten into the delivery game — sending packages directly from their warehouse to a customer’s location using their own delivery vehicles and drivers.
As you might expect, this has led to a new problem on the roads: the increasing number of auto accidents involving Amazon delivery drivers. Some of these accidents have resulted in severe injuries and in a few instances, death.
What Compensation Can I Recover after an Amazon Truck Accident?
If you have been injured in an accident involving an Amazon delivery driver in Florida and the driver was at fault, state law gives you the right to seek compensation for the damages caused by your injuries. Damages can include:
- Present and anticipated medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of Companionship
- Property damage
Who’s Liable in an Amazon Delivery Truck Accident?
Working with an experienced Winter Haven delivery truck accident attorney could be essential to recovering the compensation you deserve. Normally when an employee injures someone in an on-the-job-accident, the injured person can hold the employer liable for the negligent actions of their employee.
The situation isn’t as clear cut with Amazon. Although the at-fault driver was driving a vehicle displaying the Amazon logo, they probably aren’t an Amazon employee, but a contractor hired by Amazon Delivery Partner Services.
Fortunately, Amazon requires their drivers to carry “Amazon Flex” insurance coverage, which provides $1 million dollars of coverage in the event that the driver becomes involved in an accident while they are on the clock making customer deliveries.
If you can prove that your accident occurred while the delivery driver was out making a delivery for Amazon, then you can file a claim with Amazon. If you can’t show that the driver was on the clock, you can still recover compensation by filing a claim with the driver’s personal insurance provider.
An experienced commercial vehicle accident attorney will be able to help you determine which course of action is best for your circumstances and ensure you get the total compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Get Help From an Experienced Winter Haven Amazon Truck Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by a delivery driver working for big companies like Amazon, FedEx, or UPS, you need a lawyer who isn’t afraid to stand up for your rights.
Tania Rivas of Rivas Law Group helps clients in Lakeland, Lutz, Winter Haven, and other Central Florida communities who have been injured in accidents where a delivery driver was at fault.
Don’t wait too long to take action. Florida has strict statute of liability laws. If you wait too long to file your claim, the courts may refuse to hear your case. Call Rivas Law Group at (877) 299-5539 today to speak with experienced Amazon truck accident lawyer Tania Rivas about your claim.