How to Hold Amazon Liable for a Car Accident

New Jersey and Pennsylvania have thousands of Amazon delivery drivers driving around and delivering packages from sunup to sundown each day. As a result, there is more traffic and frequent stopping and going on the roadways, which may lead to accidents and injuries. If you suffer injuries in a car accident due to a negligent Amazon driver, you may be wondering how to hold Amazon liable. While this may be difficult to do, it is not impossible with an experienced, skilled, and knowledgeable Amazon accident attorney by your side.

Can Amazon be held liable for a car accident?

Amazon is known to send employees and contractors out to deliver its packages. Most of these employees have received written contracts and agreements explaining who will be liable for any accidents that occur while on the job. However, as an accident victim, it is crucial for you to quickly hire a lawyer and provide as many details as possible. Once you explain what type of Amazon vehicle and employee caused your accident, your lawyer will help you explore all potential options to holding Amazon and the driver liable.

While it is very possible to hold Amazon liable for a car accident, keep in mind that the company will likely put up a strong fight to avoid any responsibility. They may try to claim that the driver who hit you was an independent contractor. However, the lawyers at Kwartler Manus, LLC know how to find convincing evidence and build a strong argument showing that Amazon oversees all its drivers, including independent contractors, and the delivery process.

It is important to note that many Amazon drivers and contractors may lack insurance to cover your accident and injuries. In these cases, your only option may be to hold Amazon liable for the accident.

Can anyone other than Amazon and the Amazon driver be held liable for a car accident?

Car accidents involving an Amazon vehicle usually have multiple liable parties. Besides Amazon and the Amazon driver, a few other potential liable parties are:

  • The delivery vehicle owner, manufacturer, or auto mechanic: If the Amazon driver is using a rental vehicle or their own personal vehicle, there is a possibility that the accident could have occurred due to a defective part or a maintenance issue. If this is the case, the delivery vehicle owner, manufacturer, or auto mechanic may be liable for the accident.
  • The delivery driver employer: Amazon often uses third-party companies or businesses that subcontract their workers out. Therefore, if the Amazon driver is a contractor or works for a third-party company, their employer may be liable for the accident.

Examples of reasons to file a lawsuit against Amazon for a car accident

Being involved in an accident with an Amazon vehicle can be traumatic and devastating. Even if you were traveling at low speeds through a neighborhood when the crash happened, you may suffer severe and life-threatening injuries. Here are some examples of reasons to file a lawsuit against Amazon for a car accident:

  • You have broken or fractured bones.
  • You have a traumatic brain injury.
  • You have a back or spinal cord injury.
  • One of your passengers was injured or killed in the crash.
  • You have expensive medical bills due to the accident.
  • You are expected to be out of work and lose much needed income for a long period of time.
  • Your vehicle was seriously damaged or totaled because of the collision.
  • You have emotional or mental trauma due to the accident.

Car accident victims should not be required to pay for these losses themselves. Therefore, pursuing a lawsuit may be your best way to hold Amazon liable for the accident and receive the compensation you need to rebuild your life again.

How to hold Amazon liable for a car accident

There are a few different steps you must take to hold Amazon liable for your car accident, such as:

  • File a police report: Filing a police report shows that the accident with the Amazon driver occurred. This document also provides details from law enforcement about what happened before and during the accident.
  • Get medical treatment: By getting medical treatment, you will have medical records showing that you were treated for your injuries. These documents show that you were injured during the crash and are getting the necessary medical treatments to recover.
  • Collect evidence: Collecting evidence is critical to support your argument that Amazon is liable for a car accident. Some of the most valuable pieces of evidence you can collect are photos, videos, medical records, police reports, journal entries, auto mechanic reports, and more.
  • Reach out to witnesses: If a witness can provide a statement about your car accident, they may be able to increase your chances of holding Amazon liable. This backs up your statements and shows that what you said happened is factual.
  • Retain an Amazon accident attorney: Retaining an Amazon accident lawyer is one of the most important steps you can take to hold Amazon liable. They will inform you of your legal rights, communicate with Amazon’s legal team, and build a strong case to present to the judge and jury.

Amazon is known to make excuses to avoid legal responsibility when it comes to accidents involving delivery drivers. Therefore, if you have been involved in an accident and want to hold Amazon liable, you need to hire a strong and aggressive attorney from Kwartler Manus, LLC right away. These types of cases can be very complex and difficult. However, our team is ready to address the hurdles and challenges that arise, while you focus on healing and recovering from your injuries. Contact our firm to begin discussing your case at no cost today.

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