You can sue if an Amazon delivery driver hits your car. The process of filing a claim often contains many active components. Most people involved in accidents with Amazon delivery drivers are often confused by the role that Amazon takes after a collision. One of the most important factors to accidents of this kind reveals itself in the way Amazon hires its delivery drivers.
Like other large technology and commerce companies in the gig economy, Amazon has started to hire delivery drivers as independent contractors. Independent contractors are subject to different insurance considerations in the event of an accident. Depending on what caused the accident, you may have to file a claim against a delivery driver as an individual rather than against Amazon as a company.
This detail is just one of many that are likely to surface during the process of filing a claim after an accident with a driver delivering Amazon packages. If you try to represent your position alone, you may discover that the slew of legal considerations and policies may be too much to handle on your own. By contacting a lawyer, you give yourself a chance at a trained, experienced representation of your position.
A personal injury lawyer who focuses on these types of incidents will help you in many pivotal ways. Above all else, once a lawyer takes you on as a client, they will protect and assert your legal rights. This means that they will not allow you to be taken advantage of by car insurance companies and representatives from large corporations. A personal injury attorney will handle any conversations with other parties related to your car accident. They will tackle the negotiations process with a driver’s car insurance company. They will communicate with any eyewitnesses and expert witnesses including, when indicated, medical experts, economists, and other parties that may be related to the cause or outcome of your situation.
Delivery Vehicles Can Cause Serious Personal Injuries for Accident Victims
Large vans and trucks, which companies like Amazon use for their deliveries, are vulnerable to several unique risks on the roads. As the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) points out, there are many safety challenges that large trucks, vans, and other vehicles face. Amazon has switched to using large vans in some areas. These vehicles have a much greater size and weight than passenger vehicles. When Amazon delivery drivers cause an accident with a smaller vehicle, victims are far more likely to suffer life-changing personal injuries and even wrongful death. Suffering personal injuries in an accident may leave you with major medical expenses. A personal injury lawyer can negotiate for a settlement that may cover these costs and others.
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Contact a New York Personal Injury Attorney to Learn More
If you are stuck wondering if you can sue Amazon if a delivery driver hits your car, then it is likely that you are facing many dilemmas simultaneously. The legal process associated with car accidents of this magnitude often introduces enormous stress, especially if you are dealing with personal injuries and emotional trauma. A lawyer can help to take a great deal of the pressure off you as they fight to pursue a just outcome on your behalf.
In the state of New York, you have a limited amount of time to file a suit after an incident that causes you a personal injury, as outlined by the statute of limitations in New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214. In addition to the statute of limitations, claims and lawsuits have other technical, critical deadlines. Additionally, contacting a personal injury lawyer promptly after an accident is the wisest course of action because this allows the lawyer to begin the process of compiling evidence and building a case that advocates for your legal rights and interests. For example, collecting witness statements and dash-cam or surveillance video is most likely to be successful if done as soon as possible. Failing to act swiftly may leave you out of legal options. On the other hand, the sooner you contact us, the greater our opportunity to build the strongest case possible on your behalf.
A personal injury lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., will vigorously advance your position once we take you on as a client. We will keep you updated as we collect evidence, identify liable parties, potentially beyond those who may seem to obviously be at fault, communicate with other parties related to your case, and determine a value for your case. We can meet with you on Long Island or elsewhere in New York. Our team is also able to assist clients in different languages if necessary. Reach out and get in touch with a member of our office today for a free consultation by calling us at (516) 932-0400.