Amazon has been aggressively expanding into the delivery space for several years, a trend that became more prominent during the Covid-19 pandemic, as the company saw its sales and deliveries soar. With this surge in delivery traffic has come an increase in accidents involving Amazon delivery vehicles, resulting in pain, stress, and financial uncertainty for victims.
If you suffered injuries in an Amazon delivery truck crash that was not your fault, the attorneys at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., want to help you pursue the maximum compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free case review and learn more about your options from our Alabama Amazon delivery truck accident lawyers.
Common Causes of Amazon Delivery Truck Accidents in Alabama
Some of the most devastating Amazon delivery truck accidents in Alabama happen as a result of the following factors:
- Rushed delivery schedules, which often pressure drivers into speeding or making risky maneuvers
- Driver fatigue
- Inadequate driver training
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Distraction due to the use of GPS devices and mobile apps
- Careless driving
Whatever the cause, if your injuries resulted from another party’s negligence, you may be eligible for significant compensation after a crash involving an Amazon truck.
Legal Liability for Amazon Delivery Truck Accidents
While the Amazon delivery truck driver may be most directly responsible for causing the accident, they are not the only party who could be liable for your injuries. In fact, employers are almost always vicariously liable for the accidents their employees cause.
A complicating factor where Amazon is involved, though, is that the company sometimes attempts to sidestep this responsibility by subcontracting its delivery operations to local firms it calls “Delivery Service Partners,” or DSPs. Even though the Amazon and Prime logos are prominently displayed on these delivery vehicles, some are actually operated by a DSP, which is responsible for employing its own drivers and maintaining its own commercial vehicle liability insurance.
Amazon delivery truck accident cases are often complex, with complicated layers of liability to sort out. That’s why you should trust your case to our experienced lawyers who understand how to pursue the maximum compensation you could be entitled to.
Types of Injuries and Potential Compensation in an Amazon Accident
Victims of Amazon delivery truck accidents can suffer a range of injuries, including:
- Bone fractures
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Internal organ damage and bleeding
- Joint damage
- Back, neck, and shoulder injuries
- Disfiguring facial injuries
- Whiplash and other soft-tissue injuries
- Crushing injuries
Victims or their surviving family members may be entitled to compensation for losses related to the injuries sustained in a crash with an Amazon truck. Our experienced Amazon delivery truck accident attorneys are ready to assess your losses and fight for the maximum compensation you are due.
Filing a Lawsuit for Compensation in Amazon Delivery Truck Accident Cases
Filing a lawsuit for an Amazon delivery truck accident involves the following steps:
- Investigation – First, the accident will require a thorough independent investigation to determine who was really at fault. This investigation may involve reviewing accident reports, talking to witnesses, recovering evidence held by the Amazon DSP, and working with accident reconstruction experts.
- Insurance claim – Once your attorney establishes fault, we can file a claim against the liable parties’ insurance coverage. We can then negotiate for a fair settlement that covers your losses.
- Lawsuit – If the insurance company is unwilling to offer you a fair settlement, our Amazon delivery truck accident lawyers will be ready to file a complaint and serve it on the at-fault party, eventually proceeding to trial if necessary.
Statute of Limitations and Time Limits for Filing a Lawsuit
In Alabama, the legal deadline for personal injury cases, including Amazon delivery truck accidents, is two years from the accident date.
Missing this deadline will almost certainly result in losing your right to seek compensation.
While two years might seem like a long time, remember that building a strong case takes time. That’s why you should contact our Amazon delivery truck accident attorneys as soon as possible.
Working with an Experienced Alabama Amazon Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer
Having an experienced attorney on your side after an Amazon delivery truck accident could make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.
While some people might think they can handle the claims process alone, doing so could put your chances of recovering fair compensation at risk. Insurance companies often take advantage of unrepresented victims, using intimidation tactics and confusing legalese to pressure them into accepting far less than they deserve.
Don’t let them get away with it. You should instead work with an experienced Alabama delivery truck accident lawyer from Morris, King & Hodge, P.C.
While you rest and recover, we can:
- Investigate the accident to determine liability
- Calculate the financial cost of the harm you suffered
- Timely file all necessary paperwork and documents
- Communicate with insurance companies and their lawyers for you
- Negotiate for a fair settlement that compensates you for the full range of your losses
- Take your case to trial if the insurance company won’t agree to a reasonable settlement figure
Why Choose Morris, King & Hodge, P.C.?
At Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., we have been standing up for injured people in Alabama since 1966. The success we’ve had for our clients over the last half-century commands respect, both in and beyond North Alabama. Our work has earned us an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell as well as inclusion in the list of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association.
These accolades speak to the breadth and depth of the representation we provide our clients. We prepare each case as if it were going to trial, negotiating from a position of strength and standing ready to fight in court when necessary. We understand that every client is a person who needs our help, and we honor that by offering honest advice and open communication from the moment you walk through our doors.
So why choose us to handle your case? Because of the knowledge, dedication, respect, resources, experience, and compassion we are ready to put at your disposal.
Get Help from Our Alabama Amazon Truck Accident Lawyers Today
If you have suffered an injury in an Amazon delivery truck accident in Alabama, contact Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., as soon as possible. Your initial consultation is free. Because we operate on a contingency fee basis, you won’t pay us anything unless and until we win your case.