I was injured by an Amazon delivery truck
For many individuals, Amazon deliveries have been a lifesaver. The prompt, reliable services have helped many homes and businesses. Unfortunately, accidents happen, and many have occurred that involve Amazon delivery trucks, causing minor to severe injuries. If you were injured by an Amazon delivery truck, you may be eligible to receive monetary compensation for your financial and emotional losses. Contact us today for a consultation.
What To Do When Injured By An Amazon Delivery Truck
Seek Medical Help
This is the most important thing you need to do after you get injured by an Amazon delivery truck. If you can, find your way to the nearest hospital. If you are badly injured and won’t be able to get there yourself, call medical emergency services or get someone to do that for you. Even if you don’t have any visible injuries, it’s a good idea to see a medical professional to rule out internal injuries.
Gather Your Evidence
To prove your claim, you need to put forth evidence that supports your case. In almost all situations, you need to establish that the driver’s negligence caused the accident and your injuries. While a personal injury lawyer is adept at gathering evidence, there are steps you can take to help as well. Consider taking the following steps immediately after the accident:
- Report the accident to the police and obtain a copy of the police/accident report.
- Obtain contact information from witnesses to the accident so that your lawyer can speak with them.
- Take pictures of any visible injuries.
- Take pictures of any property damage.
- Take pictures of the overall scene of the accident.
- Obtain all medical records and record all expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident, including lost wages from missing work due to your injuries.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney
One of the most important steps is to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help you with your claim. They can answer any questions you have and walk you through the process. Hiring a lawyer will give you a much better chance of success than if you tried to pursue the claim alone. Make sure you don’t speak to any insurance companies or adjusters until you speak with your lawyer.
Who is Liable for Accidents Involving Amazon Delivery Trucks?
Several parties could be liable for the accident, including the driver or amazon. If the driver is a contractor and not an actual employee of Amazon, you will need to pursue a claim against the driver. The fact that they are driving a truck with an amazon logo on it does not necessarily mean Amazon can be held responsible. If the individual driving the truck is actually an employee of Amazon, you may be able to file a claim with the driver and/or Amazon. To file a successful claim against the driver, you will need to show that they were negligent and that their negligence caused the accident.
Statute of Limitations
If you are injured in an accident with an amazon delivery truck, you need to file your claim within a specific period of time or you won’t be entitled to any compensation. Typically, the statute of limitations in California is two years from the date of the accident and injuries. Make sure you contact a lawyer as soon as possible so you can get your claim started. Two years may sound like a long time, but the sooner you begin, the better. More evidence is likely to be available, and witnesses will remember the accident better if they are interviewed soon after it occurred.
If you were injured by an amazon delivery truck and need assistance, contact our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys today for a free consultation.