E-commerce has increased drastically in the past few years. Now companies can ship their products directly to consumers. A truck can carry anything ranging from clothes to electronics and may even include other products like furniture.
Though many companies offer shipping services, Amazon is by far the largest and most effective in the industry. Many products can be delivered directly to consumers’ homes, eliminating the need for store visits. This makes them an excellent option for customers who want to see every possible purchase option.
A lot of trucks are on the road, inevitably leading to an increase in accidents. Unfortunately, this often results in injuries, death, and property damage.
Truck accident injuries
There are many risks involved in driving trucks, and the possibility of a truck accident is high. There can be injuries that might lead to complications. Some of the most common injuries include brain damage, coma, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, neck injuries, spinal cord damage, knee injuries, fractures, sprains, dislocations, and broken bones.
After an accident, it’s essential to figure out who was at fault. A truck accident attorney can help determine this.
Truck accidents can leave victims facing severe injuries and high medical costs. Insurance companies may need you to prove that it was the other party’s fault to get compensation. The following entities may be liable for a truck accident.
Amazon Flex driver
Being reckless or negligent when driving makes drivers liable for damages. Some Amazon deliveries are time-sensitive, so drivers often feel pressured to complete as many deliveries as possible. As a result, Amazon Flex trucks are at a higher risk of an accident. Some actions may increase the risk of collision for Amazon Flex drivers, including driving while tired, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving carelessly, driving through a stop sign, running red lights, tailgating, speeding, and not signaling while turning.
If Amazon Flex drivers are driving for the company when an accident occurs, the company may be liable. You can prove that you were at work during the accident by taking a screenshot of your Amazon Flex app.
Amazon’s insurance does not cover accidents that occur while the delivery driver is off-duty. Hence, all those involved will have to rely on the coverage provided through their personal insurance providers.
Drivers must have an insurance policy and liability coverage to protect themselves. Amazon Flex’s insurance policy won’t offer any coverage to drivers without them.
If a truck gets hit by someone with inadequate insurance, no insurance, or flees the site of an accident, a driver can receive $1,000,000 for underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage.
Filing a claim after an Amazon Flex crash
It’s best to work with the local authorities when requesting information about your accident. The sooner they receive this information, the sooner they can begin their investigation. This will help them understand the nature of what happened and obtain all relevant information on the incident.
If you had a crash during delivery, let Amazon Flex know about the accident. Provide them with documentation detailing the circumstances of the incident. When informing Amazon Flex about the accident, you should share as much information as possible without admitting fault.
It will be in your best interest to consult with an experienced attorney at the earliest possible moment.
Contact Lionsgate Law Group Today
When you have an accident on the job, you may need to take time off of work and need a way to pay your bills. This can strain your finances and make getting anything done very difficult. A skilled attorney can help you understand what kind of compensation you may be owed after an accident and help you file the proper paperwork in order to get the maximum amount of money from the insurance company.
Do you need legal advice to start your claim against Amazon Flex? Our seasoned lawyers are ready to help. Lionsgate Law Group is a law firm providing legal advice to victims of Amazon Flex accidents in California. We have extensive experience dealing with such accidents and are ready to take on your case. Get in touch with us today to avoid losing out on potential compensation. Call 800-454-5299.