The familiar blue/gray Amazon delivery vans have become ubiquitous on our streets, and serve as a reminder of the constant growth of the e-commerce giant. With this increased presence of Amazon delivery trucks comes a concerning trend: a rise in accidents involving these delivery vehicles in Ohio. While these vans have become much more compact, there are many more of them on the road making regular stops, and rushing spot to spot.
Injuries from Amazon Delivery Tucks
When an Amazon delivery vehicle hits you, it can cause catastrophic injuries. These injuries take your life off track, and many times can leave you changed for life. If you were injured by a negligent driver, an experienced commercial vehicle accident lawyer can help you recover.
If you are injured by an Amazon delivery truck, it is important to immediately seek medical treatment. You may not immediately realize your injuries, and sometimes injuries such as traumatic brain injuries can be harder to spot. Seeking medical treatment is not only crucial to your health, but to documenting what happened in your accident.
We also recommend that you take pictures of your injuries, or have a loved one take them if you are unable to. These pictures can prove as vital evidence to your case, and help you disprove the insurance company.
Unpacking the Causes of Amazon Delivery Truck Accidents
While there can be more, here are some of the common factors we see that cause Amazon delivery truck accidents:
- Driver Fatigue: Amazon’s delivery demands are notoriously high, often pushing drivers to work extra hours, on tight deadlines. This fatigue can lead to impaired judgement and an increased risk of accidents.
- Speeding: The pressure to meet expected delivery times can tempt Amazon drivers to exceed speed limits, jeopardizing their safety.
- Distracted Driving: There are many factors that can distract a driver, including navigation, music, managing the packages, being on their phone, and more.
- Inadequate Training: While there are mandated trainings, sometimes a driver can slip through the cracks, and not complete or update required training programs and certificates.
- Vehicle Maintenance: Neglecting vehicle maintenance can contribute to accidents, especially in poor weather conditions.
The Aftermath of an Amazon Delivery Truck Accident
As we’ve discussed, these accidents cause catastrophic injuries, but they can also leave you with serious financial burdens. With larger commercial vehicles, we commonly see more property damage than with smaller vehicles. Many times, your vehicle may end up totaled. Tittle & Perlmuter independently inspects the vehicles our clients, apart from the insurance companies.
The cost of medical treatment for injuries after an accident can stack up quickly, and strain you financially. If you’ve lost a loved one to an Amazon delivery truck accident, you are losing a piece of your family, and possibly a primary contributor to your household. These costs are not easy to calculate, and many times are the last thing you would like to think about.
How a Lawyer Could Help
Commercial vehicle insurance adjusters are trained to pay out as little as possible when their insured hit you in an accident. A trained personal injury attorney can help you preserve your evidence, and gain the maximum settlement possible in your case.
When you are focusing on healing, it can be difficult to preserve evidence, deal with tricky insurance adjusters, and fight for justice in your claim. It is important to find a lawyer that has dealt with cases like yours, and has the resources to get the best outcome for your case.
At Tittle & Perlmuter, we have a team of lawyers who are willing to take your case to trial, if need be. We have recovered millions for our clients, and make sure that each of our clients get the proper dedication that they deserve.
Schedule a Free Strategy Session
If you or a loved one were catastrophically injured in an Amazon delivery truck accident, schedule a free strategy session today. We will help you determine whether or not you need a lawyer, and what the next steps in your case are.
At Tittle & Perlmuter, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing until we settle your case.