Many people are ordering products from Amazon. That is why there are more Amazon delivery trucks on the road than ever before. Deliveries are more urgent than they were in the past because people are choosing same-day delivery, next-day delivery and Prime delivery. Because there are more trucks on the road, there are also more Amazon delivery truck accidents. If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident with an Amazon delivery truck it is important that you contact an experienced Texas truck accident attorney to maximize your claim.
How Common Are Amazon Truck Accidents?
Amazon truck accidents are fairly common. In fact, there have been at least 60 Amazon truck accidents since June 2015. There have also been 10 deaths due to Amazon truck accidents. Additionally, over 100 lawsuits have been filed because of Amazon truck accidents.
One of the reasons that accidents are becoming more common is because truck drivers are working under a great deal of pressure. Many drivers are delivering up to 250 packages per day. This only gives them a few minutes to make each delivery.
Because drivers have to make so many deliveries, they often speed and drive recklessly. The drivers may also have a lot of packages that make it difficult for them to see. Additionally, many drivers work while they are tired. They may go several hours without a meal or going to the bathroom.
Amazon truck drivers are not subjected to the same regulations that commercial truck drivers are required to follow. Commercial truck drivers can only drive a certain number of hours per day. They are also required to take regular breaks. However, Amazon truck drivers are not monitored as stringently as other commercial drivers, so therefore they tend to disregard that rules that they are suppose to obey in order to complete their job quicker.
Common Truck Accident Injuries
Amazon trucks can be large or the size of typical delivery van, either way they are likely to cause serious accidents and injuries. They also carry large amounts of cargo, which increases the weight and hinders the maneuverability.
That is why people who are involved in a truck accident are seriously injured. Spine injuries, traumatic brain injuries and whiplash are some of the most common truck accident injuries.
What Steps Do I Need to Take If I Am Involved in an Amazon Truck Accident?
If you were involved in an accident with an Amazon delivery truck, then you will need to take action as soon as possible. Contacting an experienced truck accident attorney who knows how to deal with large corporate commercial truck accidents is very important. First, you need to make sure you or your passengers are uninjured. It is important that you receive medical attention. If you are able, you will also need to make sure that you preserve the evidence and gather witness statements. You will need to take pictures of the accident scene and obtain witness statements via phone video or later via phone after you obtain their contact information. You will also need to take photographs of your injuries. If you are seriously hurt, then you will need to get medical treatment as soon as possible. An experienced truck accident attorney can assist you in getting the proper medical care that you may need. These medical professionals will be familiar with vehicle accident victims so they will administer the correct medical tests and be able to more readily identify injuries that are common in truck accidents. In addition to this, they will properly document your medical treatment and injuries to help maximize your legal claim.
How Do You Deal with a Huge Company Like Amazon?
An experienced truck accident attorney will have a history of dealing with large commercial trucking companies, their legal counsel and also large corporate insurance adjusters. Amazon is no different. Your attorney will be able to assist you in properly documenting your case and negotiating with these Amazon corporate representatives. This is no easy task and should be left to the professionals.
Many times your truck accident attorney can get you compensated for your lost earnings, medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering as well as loss of consortium. Amazon may also be ordered to pay punitive damages. The defendant has to pay those damages in order to further compensate the injured party.
In order to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve, you will need to call a Texas truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Our attorneys will make sure that you understand the type of compensation that you are entitled to. Our goal is to make sure that you get the get the maximum compensation possible. If you need to get in touch with one of our attorneys, then you will need to call the following numbers.
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