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Amazon’s Dangerous Trucking Policies

By Grant Law Office on April 15, 2023

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Atlanta residents love the ability to order goods on Amazon, and see the items appear on the doorstep, typically within a day or two. While the convenience of the service is undeniable, the fast delivery times offered by Amazon comes with significant risks. Residents can rarely venture to the streets, roads, and highways in Atlanta without seeing several Amazon vehicles, including huge commercial trucks. Amazon manages its ultra-fast delivery service with a process that includes moving large quantities of popular goods to warehouse locations, transported by semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and tractor-trailers.

The drivers operating the commercial trucks for Amazon often feel extreme pressure to deliver on time and keep the goods flowing to customers at a rapid rate. Truck drivers for the company may violate Hours of Service regulations, or operate a truck unsafely, leading to serious or deadly collisions, leaving innocent drivers and passengers suffering severe, catastrophic, or fatal injuries. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with an Amazon vehicle, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. One thing is definite – you need an attorney to guide you through the complex process of filing a claim or lawsuit in these complex injury cases.

How does Amazon manage to deliver goods so fast?

The logistics behind the Amazon fast delivery process is extremely complex, involving a supply chain stretching across the globe, with goods transported by ship, commercial truck, and then to smaller Amazon vans, or through other delivery services. This process is a pressure cooker for drivers, who understand the critical need to transport and deliver goods within a very restrictive timeframe – posing risks for others who are sharing the roadways and highways in and around Atlanta.

Who will be held accountable for the losses after an Amazon truck accident?

After an accident with a truck transporting Amazon goods, the party(ies) responsible must be held accountable for serious injuries, or the tragic loss of a loved one after being fatally injured. To determine liability, an in-depth review of all evidence in the case is step one. The evidence will include eyewitness testimony, police reports, black box data, the condition of the vehicles, video images, and other evidence.

The insurance company representing the trucking firm and driver can vary, based on the circumstances surrounding the accident. An Amazon “Flex” driver is covered by Amazon Flex Insurance – which is only available while the driver is on the clock. If not, the driver’s personal insurance comes into play. Under Amazon’s insurance, up to one million in damages may be available – but the first step is to evaluate the situation to determine whether the driver causing the accident was engaged in serving Amazon at the moment of the crash. At Grant Law Office in Atlanta, Amazon truck accident cases are litigated by Attorney Wayne Grant and Attorney Kimberly W. Grant, a husband and wife legal team you can trust to be professional, honest, strategic, and to zealously protect your rights and interests.

What is the value of a lawsuit or claim in an Amazon truck accident?

To calculate the value of a claim, medical reports must be evaluated, and medical experts consulted regarding whether the injured individual will recover fully, partially, or may face a lifetime of challenges with permanent impairments. The full scope of the losses suffered by the injured individual, or a family who has lost a loved one, requires the assistance of professionals in medical, financial, and life quality. These calculations are of utmost importance, as the amount offered in a settlement from the trucking company may be far lower than what could be recovered with the help of an experienced truck accident attorney.

For assistance with an Amazon truck accident case involving injuries or death, connect with the Atlanta delivery truck accident attorneys at Grant Law Firm today at (404) 995-3955 for a free case consultation.

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