Amazon trucks are increasingly on our highways and roads as more residents in Virginia order online purchases from them. Unfortunately, this also increases the risk that you or a family member will suffer a devastating injury in a truck accident—sometimes in your own neighborhood. While you are entitled to compensation for your injuries if the driver were to blame for the wreck, it may be complicated to determine who is liable to compensate you.
Why Amazon Truck Drivers Cause Dangerous Collisions
The underlying cause of most Amazon delivery crashes is the same as for other truck accidents: trucker driving errors. This should not be a surprise because these delivery drivers must drive for long hours without a break and are under pressure to deliver their packages quickly. Common reasons for these wrecks include:
- Distracted driving, such as looking at a GPS, talking on a cell phone, and texting
- Drowsy driving
- Lack of training
- Lack of truck maintenance and repairs
- Improper loading of the cargo
- Weaving between lanes, tailgating, and other unsafe driving practices
Who Is Liable to Compensate You in an Amazon Delivery Truck Accident?
Determining who is responsible for compensating you for your injuries can be complicated in an Amazon delivery crash. This is because Amazon does not always use their own employees or trucks to deliver their packages. Amazon will often contract with another company to make their deliveries or a driver as an independent contractor.
If you want to obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries, you will need to figure out the cause of your truck accident and the correct liable party. You need the help of an experienced truck accident lawyer to determine the cause of your accident. Potentially liable parties could include one or more of the following:
- Truck driver
- Third-party delivery company
- Vehicle and parts manufacturer
- Truck maintenance facility
- Company who loaded the goods
- Other parties involved in the delivery chain
Were you or a family member injured in an Amazon delivery truck accident? Our knowledgeable truck accident lawyers are here to determine the cause of your collision and the at-fault parties responsible for compensating you. We will aggressively fight so that you receive all the damages that you are entitled to in your settlement. To get started, fill out our convenient online form to schedule your free consultation today.