Los Angeles Amazon Delivery Vehicle Accident Lawyer
Amazon.com is the world’s largest online retailer, currently employing around 400,000 drivers worldwide. Amazon delivers more than 3.5 million packages daily in the United States alone. With so many vehicles on the road, it is only a matter of time before an Amazon delivery driver accident occurs.
If you were recently injured in an accident involving an Amazon delivery vehicle in Los Angeles, the lawyers at Rose, Klein & Marias LLP understand what you are going through. You may be dealing with physical, emotional and financial losses from the crash while trying to seek fair compensation from Amazon’s insurance company. Our LA car accident attorneys are here to help.
Contact our Los Angeles Amazon delivery vehicle accident lawyer today to request a free case consultation. We will provide legal advice at no cost or obligation to hire our law firm. Call (213) 626-0571.
Why Choose Rose, Klein & Marias LLP?
- We have a long history of achieving outstanding case results for our clients. Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers have collected more than $5 billion in settlements and verdicts to help clients get their lives back.
- We have decades of legal experience. Our personal injury law firm has been representing accident victims in Los Angeles and throughout California since 1936.
- We operate on a contingency fee basis. This means you won’t pay your Amazon delivery vehicle accident lawyer unless we win your case.
Why Do Amazon Delivery Vehicle Accidents Occur?
Almost all motor vehicle accidents in Los Angeles are preventable. They occur when one or more parties are negligent, or fail to adhere to the required standards of care. Amazon delivery vehicle accidents are no different; they most often arise from a delivery driver or another party falling short of the duty of care.
Common causes of accidents involving Amazon delivery vehicles are:
- Driver errors
- Speeding or rushing deliveries
- Driving while distracted by apps or a GPS
- Violating traffic laws
- Driving drowsy or fatigued
- Running stop signs
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Reckless driving
- Following too closely
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Inadequately trained delivery drivers
- Van or truck breakdowns due to poor maintenance
- Defective auto parts, such as bad brakes
- Unsafe cargo loads
- Bad weather or road hazards
If one or more parties reasonably could have prevented the Amazon delivery vehicle accident from occurring, they could be held legally and financially responsible, or liable, for the crash under California’s fault-based insurance law. Under this rule, the injured victim must prove that the other party is accountable for the car accident to receive benefits from that party’s insurance company.
Who Pays for an Amazon Delivery Accident?
If an Amazon delivery driver was on-duty when he or she caused or significantly contributed to a car accident in Los Angeles, Amazon could be held vicariously responsible. The doctrine of vicarious liability makes employers responsible for the negligence of their employees while in the course and scope of their employment.
What can make these cases tricky is that Amazon classifies many of its drivers as independent contractors under its Amazon Flex program. Independent contractors do not fall under the doctrine of vicarious liability. However, Amazon can still be held responsible for accidents caused by Flex delivery drivers in many circumstances.
Amazon offers $1 million in supplemental insurance to cover their drivers. However, Amazon will exhaust the driver’s personal auto policy first. If you were hit by an off-duty Amazon delivery driver in Los Angeles, on the other hand, you may only have the right to sue the driver without the option of supplemental coverage from Amazon.
Financial Compensation Available
You may suffer significant physical injuries and financial losses as a victim of an Amazon delivery vehicle accident in California. Your family could be facing thousands of dollars in medical costs, for example, as well as expensive property repairs. A successful car accident claim could help you move forward by paying you for various economic and noneconomic losses.
Available compensation may include:
- Medical bills and health care costs
- Rehabilitation or physical therapy
- Lost wages, income and future capacity to earn
- Disability costs
- Property damage (vehicle or possessions)
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Emotional distress and psychological trauma
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful death damages, in a fatal car accident case
There is no such thing as an “average” car accident settlement in Los Angeles. Every case is unique. Values are based on the specific circumstances, such as the gravity of the victim’s injuries and the insurance coverage available. It is important to discuss the potential value of a case with an attorney before accepting an insurance settlement from Amazon or a third party so that you receive a fair amount.
What Is the Time Limit to File an Amazon Delivery Vehicle Accident Claim in Los Angeles?
You have no more than two years to bring a personal injury claim for an Amazon delivery vehicle accident in Los Angeles. Two years is the standard statute of limitations on all personal injury cases in California. However, if you are filing a claim for property damage only, the time limit is three years from the date of the crash. Other exceptions, such as the discovery rule, may also apply to your case and change the deadline. Contact an attorney right away to make sure you do not miss your time limit.
What to Do After an Amazon Delivery Accident in Los Angeles
If you are involved in a car accident with an Amazon van or truck, remain calm and pull your vehicle over in a safe location. Check yourself and others involved in the crash for injuries. Seek immediate medical attention, if necessary. Exchange information while you wait for the police to arrive, but do not admit fault or apologize to the delivery driver for the accident.
Before you leave, take photographs of the accident scene. Then, contact your car insurance company as soon as possible to report the crash. Follow your doctor’s treatment orders and obtain copies of your medical records, police report and crash-related bills. Then, before you accept a settlement from an insurance provider, contact our attorneys for a free consultation.
Contact Our Amazon Delivery Vehicle Accidents Lawyer Today
The team of attorneys at Rose, Klein & Marias LLP has been litigating Amazon delivery vehicle accidents since Amazon first began. We understand these cases and how to protect our clients’ rights and interests during the recovery process.
Contact our experienced attorneys in Los Angeles as soon as possible if you or a loved one has been injured in a crash involving an Amazon delivery driver. Call us at (213) 626-0571 or contact us online anytime to request a free case evaluation.