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Did an Amazon Delivery Driver Hit Your Car?

Updated: Oct 31, 2022

With factors such as same-day delivery, drivers now have increased pressure to meet quotas and deadlines, which has caused a spike in delivery-related deaths and accidents in recent years.

If you have been injured in an accident with an Amazon, UPS, USPS, FedEx or other delivery truck or van, The Brad Hendricks Law Firm can help! Our knowledgeable Little Rock personal injury lawyers have experience in commercial vehicle crashes and have the resources to take them on. Contact us today!

Why are There so Many Delivery Truck Accidents?

Amazon still relies on UPS and USPS for many deliveries, as well as independent contractors’ drivers. Unlike regular commercial truck and van drivers who are required to take breaks due to strict federal time limits to avoid driving fatigue, Amazon drivers may not adhere to these requirements.

When drivers are fatigued and rushed, this leads to speeding, traffic violations, and overall reckless driving. Innocent drivers are left to suffer the consequences of the delivery driver’s actions and the delivery company’s lack of safety guidelines.

According to a ProPublica investigative report and BuzzFeed News’ dig into public records, since mid-2015:

  1. Amazon drivers have caused at least 10 deaths in delivery truck accidents

  2. There have been at least 60 delivery truck accidents reported

  3. Amazon has been named the defendant in at least 100 related lawsuits

How Can an Accident Attorney Help?

If you were involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, your injuries can range anywhere from whiplash to severe spine or brain trauma, which can be life-changing or even deadly. You deserve to be awarded fairly for the injuries you have suffered. A delivery van accident lawyer can help prove fault on the parties responsible and build a strong case that demonstrates why you deserve monetary damages.

Having the assistance of a knowledgeable accident lawyer increases your likelihood of being awarded a fair amount in settlement or lawsuit money. The Brad Hendricks Law Firm has the resources to know what is a fair settlement and will represent you in negotiations. We will not advise accepting an offer when we know we can get more from them, and we are prepared to go to court to do so.

Depending on the facts of your case, you may be entitled to compensation including:

  1. Medical bills

  2. Possible future medical expenses

  3. Lost wages or lost earning capacity

  4. Property damage

  5. Loss of companionship

  6. Pain and suffering

In all accident and injury claims, there are filing deadlines and other potential requirements that need to be met for your case. That is why it is extremely important to obtain an accident lawyer as soon as possible to guide you through the complexities.

Who is Responsible for Delivery Truck Accidents?

Amazon has come under scrutiny for denying liability, citing that the accidents are the responsibility of third parties and that the drivers are not their employees — even though Amazon has most of the control over the contracting firms’ driver operations.

At The Brad Hendricks Law Firm, we believe that all involved parties should be held responsible, especially giant corporations that take advantage of the little guys.

Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyers Little Rock

Let The Brad Hendricks Law Firm represent you in your fight against Amazon, UPS, USPS, FedEx or other delivery truck company. Our skilled personal injury attorneys provide expert representation to victims of car accidents involving commercial vehicles.

Call us at (501) 214-0998 or toll-free at (870) 330-0475, or contact us for a free case evaluation!

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