Amazon has become synonymous with online shopping in Atlanta. As the company has grown, more delivery vans are present on the roads. If you or a loved one got into an accident with a delivery driver, you’ll have damages. You might have painful injuries, medical costs, and more.
You might not know where to turn for help. But you do not have to go it alone. At John Foy & Associates, our Atlanta Amazon delivery van accident lawyers know how to pursue our clients’ compensation. We’ll start building your case immediately.
Contact us today for a FREE consultation. There is no charge to you unless we win your case. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started for FREE.
Why Amazon Delivery Van Accidents Happen
Just like anyone, Amazon delivery van drivers are human. They can make mistakes while performing their job duties. However, only one mistake can have severe (even deadly) consequences.
An Amazon driver might cause an accident because of:
- Texting or driving while distracted
- Running a red light
- Risky driving maneuvers
- Driver fatigue
- Failing to yield
- Driving under the influence
- Aggressive driving
- Improper training
- Poorly-loaded packages
Delivery drivers often have strict deadlines. They must deliver a large number of packages in one shift. If a driver gets behind, they might speed or drive aggressively to try and save time.
Often, Amazon drivers are inexperienced. With Amazon Flex, everyday drivers can sign up to deliver packages. While the program provides more income opportunities, it’s also risky.
Drivers might have little experience with bulky trucks or vans. An independent driver is more likely to make mistakes and injure others. Plus, the employment status of the driver can affect your compensation options.
How to Pursue Compensation After an Amazon Van Accident
If you were the victim of an accident, you’ll have damages. Even “minor” crashes can cause painful injuries and large financial losses. Common accident damages include:
- Medical expenses
- Medication costs
- Ambulance costs
- Property damage
- Missed work time
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Accident injuries might prevent you from returning to work. If you cannot work, it’s impossible to earn a regular income. Meanwhile, you have rising medical costs and more.
At John Foy & Associates, we’ll help you seek recovery for your losses. We’ll also protect you from the other side. Amazon’s or the driver’s insurance company will look for ways to pay you less. Without professional help, it’s easy for the other side to take advantage.
Contact us today for a FREE, no-risk consultation. We’ll discuss your legal options and how we can help. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online for your FREE consultation.
Proving Fault in Amazon Delivery Van Accidents
In Georgia, the careless person in an accident is liable for the damages. To have a strong case, you’ll need to prove that:
- The other party owed you a duty of care,
- There was a breach of legal duty,
- The breached duty caused your accident, and
- You suffered damages from the accident.
Amazon driver accidents are more complicated than typical car accidents. Because the driver is performing a service, liability is not straightforward. For example, you’ll need to know the driver’s employment status and available insurance.
Insurance Coverage for Amazon Delivery Services Is Complicated
If the driver was delivering for Amazon when they caused the accident, the driver should have:
- Their own auto insurance coverage, and
- Amazon’s commercial auto insurance coverage.
Amazon’s insurance only covers the driver while they are performing deliveries. If the driver is not on the clock during the accident, Amazon’s insurance will not apply.
You might need to file a claim with both insurance companies after an Amazon driver accident. However, this is assuming the driver was entirely at fault. If there were other parties involved, your claim might be more complicated.
If Amazon’s insurance covers the accident, that could mean up to $1 million in coverage. However, if the driver was not on duty, the driver’s standard Georgia minimums will apply.
Investigating an Amazon Accident Case in Atlanta
After the accident, ask the driver if they are delivering packages. Check to see if there are any packages in their vehicle. Sometimes, an at-fault driver might lie about their work status.
Here are some other ways to build your case:
- Call the Atlanta Police Department to report the accident.
- Get a copy of the police accident report.
- Exchange names, contact information, and insurance information with the driver.
- Take pictures of your injuries, vehicle damage, and the accident scene.
- Call 911 if you or anyone else has life-threatening injuries.
- See a doctor as soon as possible.
- Document your injuries and other costs.
- Call an Atlanta Amazon delivery van accident lawyer.
After an accident, the insurance company will spring into action. The insurer or driver might try to blame you for the accident. Also, the insurer could try to use something you do or say against you.
Contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer will know how to protect your rights best. They’ll handle the insurance company and other details while you focus on healing.
In Georgia, you have two years to file a personal injury case. That time goes quickly, so don’t wait to get started. Contact a lawyer to ensure you’re on the right track. Otherwise, you could miss out on the compensation you deserve.
Our Atlanta Amazon Delivery Van Accident Lawyers Bring 20-Plus Years of Experience to Your Case
Amazon delivery drivers are still relatively new. If a driver hits you, you might be unsure how to proceed. Plus, it’s hard to think about legal action while you’re dealing with the accident aftermath.
At John Foy & Associates, we’ll handle the legal side of things. With over 20 years of experience, we know how to handle any accident case. We’re also not afraid to fight for your rights.
Contact us today for a FREE, no-risk consultation. We do not charge a fee unless we win your case. Plus, we’re available 24/7 to assist you. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online for a FREE consultation today.