How Blind Spots Cause Auto Accidents & Who’s at Fault
Posted in: Car Accidents
KNR Legal Blog
Online shopping giant Amazon employs thousands of drivers to deliver orders. With so many delivery drivers on Ohio roadways, Amazon-involved accidents occur more frequently than most think.
When hurt in an accident with an Amazon driver, you might not be sure what to do. Still, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and property damages. The experienced Ohio personal injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help find who’s liable and pursue everything you deserve.
Amazon announced in 2019 that it employed more than 800 delivery service partners worldwide who managed 75,000 drivers to deliver more than 3.3 billion packages. Those numbers probably grew in 2020, given the global pandemic, which increased your chance of an accident involving Amazon.
If your run-in with an Amazon driver was minor, a quick settlement might occur. But if you’ve sustained severe injuries and significant property damages, the insurance claim may take more time to resolve. In some cases, if no settlement is reached or fault is disputed, you could have to go to court.
Understand that some claims against an at-fault driver delivering for Amazon may not reach the company. Amazon routinely contracts out its delivery services. That means contractors and subcontractors typically deliver packages and are not employees of the giant online retailer.
Although Amazon provides drivers with a free insurance policy covering auto accident liability, it also requires drivers to have their own policies put into place. If there’s an accident, Amazon generally disclaims responsibility. Instead, the contract driver and its insurance carrier are on the hook.
No matter who we determine to pursue your payment, remember that you no longer must deal with any of the legal issues once KNR’s car accident lawyers are on the case. We handle all communication with the insurance companies and the negotiation of your settlement. You can concentrate on getting better and putting your life back together.
When you’ve been injured because of the negligence of an Amazon driver or other third party, you are entitled to damages. These damages can be “economic” and “non-economic.”
Economic damages can be calculated, such as:
More difficult to determine is damage that can’t be objectively calculated. These “non-economic” damages include:
After an accident with an Amazon driver, understanding who is liable and how to make a claim is essential. The skilled truck accident attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help. We’ve helped clients hurt in trucking accidents to receive full, fair compensation for all their injuries. Once we’re on board, we investigate the accident circumstances to determine liability issues, assess your damages, make your claim, and then fight for your compensation.
Call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW to discuss your accident. Your consultation is free, and you owe nothing unless we recover damages for you.