What to Do After a Car Accident with an Amazon Vehicle

More and more people are ordering their household items and goods online. Therefore, it is not unusual to see Amazon vehicles making their way around your city and neighborhood every day. Just like with any other accident involving cars and delivery vehicles, an accident with an amazon vehicle can lead to serious and life-threatening injuries. When this happens, you may be eligible to file a claim and obtain compensation for your damages. However, in order to do this, you must follow these seven steps:

1.     Dial 9-1-1 and inform law enforcement about your accident

The first step you must take after an accident with an Amazon vehicle is to dial 9-1-1 and inform law enforcement. Check on your passengers and the Amazon driver to make sure that there are no severe or life-threatening injuries. If there are, let the 9-1-1 operator know that you need an ambulance right away. Law enforcement officers will arrive at the scene of the accident and create a police report. They will ask you questions, which you should answer honestly. However, you should be careful not to say anything that would imply that you are at fault or did anything wrong.

2.     Exchange information with the Amazon driver

Next, you should exchange information with the Amazon driver. You want to make sure that you have the Amazon driver’s name, phone number, address, license plate number, and insurance company information. Do not forget to ask if the Amazon driver was on duty when the accident happened. If they were, both Amazon and the driver may be liable for your injuries and other losses.

3.     Take photos and videos of the accident scene

If you are physically able to do so, it is a good idea to take photos and videos of the accident scene. This includes the direction of your car and the Amazon vehicle, the damage to both vehicles, any markings or defects in the road, street signs, your injuries, nearby businesses, and anything else that you think could be important. If you see any witnesses close by and they agree to provide a statement about your accident, you should exchange contact information with them.

4.     Get medical treatment for your injuries

Even if you feel completely fine after your accident, it is crucial that you visit a hospital or your primary care doctor’s office. A doctor will perform a physical examination, order tests, and document your symptoms. Pursuing medical treatment will not only ensure that you have no hidden injuries and receive the proper care that you need, but it will also provide documentation of your injuries that you can use when filing a claim against the Amazon driver.

5.     Report the accident to your own insurance company

You should report the accident to your own insurance company as soon as possible. Although you might not be at fault, your insurance company needs to know that you were involved in an accident. It is recommended to keep this conversation as brief as possible.

6.     Hire a lawyer with Amazon accident experience

While there are many attorneys who help with car accidents, not every attorney has experience with accidents involving Amazon drivers. Therefore, when you are consulting with a lawyer, you should ensure that they have experience and knowledge about your type of accident. At Kwartler Manus, LLC, we have helped many clients receive compensation for their injuries due to accidents with Amazon vehicles. Our team knows and understands the complexities that these types of claims consist of, and we will gladly guide you through the entire process.

7.     File a claim and build a case

After you hire a lawyer, they will file a car accident claim on your behalf and begin building a strong case against the Amazon driver. They will help you collect evidence to support your claim, such as photos, video footage, medical reports, police reports, and more. In addition, your lawyer will handle all forms of communication with the insurance company. If the insurance company is not willing to cooperate or provide you with fair compensation, your attorney will likely suggest taking the case to trial.

Talk to an Amazon Vehicle Accident Attorney at Kwartler Manus Today

If you were injured in an accident with an Amazon driver, please do not hesitate to get in touch with an Amazon accident attorney from Kwartler Manus, LLC at your earliest convenience. We are dedicated to fighting for our Philadelphia and New Jersey clients who are injured due to the reckless and careless actions of a negligent delivery driver. Once we learn about the unique circumstances of your accident, we will go over the legal options that may be available to you. Contact us to schedule your free and confidential consultation today.

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