Amazon has transformed the way Americans shop, and part of their allure is their hassle-free purchase and quick delivery. The multi-billion dollar brand uses an ever-growing number of delivery drivers to transport their packages every day.
These drivers work under strict deadlines and they have to make a certain number of deliveries within that deadline. This means they are constantly working under great pressure to deliver on time. And it’s a known fact that when drivers are in a hurry, accidents are bound to occur at one point or another.
If you or your loved one were injured in an accident involving an Amazon delivery van, consider hiring a Texas personal injury lawyer to represent your case. Remember, Amazon is a giant with an army of highly-paid lawyers on their side – you’ll need an expert legal counsel of your own to win your personal injury claim.
Choose a Texas Personal Injury Lawyer Who can Determine All the At-Fault Parties to Maximize Your Compensation
Establishing fault in an Amazon delivery accident involving other drivers and/or pedestrians can be difficult. This is because most delivery drivers are not direct employees of Amazon, instead, they work for privately-owned contracted delivery services.
However, a Texas personal injury lawyer working on your behalf (the victim) can investigate the case and study legal rules that identify other at-fault parties that need to be included in the compensation claim or lawsuit.
The liability that goes further than just the driver in these cases could involve:
The Delivery Vehicle
It is possible that the improper maintenance of the delivery van led to the accident. In this case, the owner of the van can be held liable for the victim’s injuries and damages. Liability may also extend to the delivery company’s vehicle maintenance department or a 3rd party maintenance company that was responsible for ensuring all vehicles operate smoothly.
The Delivery Vehicle Driver
A lot of these accidents occur because the driver was sleep-deprived, drunk, or under the influence of drugs at the time of driving. In some cases, they could also be distracted while driving, due to using their smartphone.
The Loading Department
Employees must carefully load the vehicle to ensure it stays balanced at all times, otherwise the van won’t operate safely. This especially goes for areas that are experiencing harsh weather. Improperly loaded cargo can cause the driver to lose control of the van, resulting in rollover crashes.
The Vehicle Manufacturer
An experienced Texas personal injury lawyer working on your behalf may be able to establish that it was a defective tire, broken auto part, or other manufacturing defect that caused the accident responsible for severe injuries or fatalities.
Work with a Texas Personal Injury Lawyer Who Can Prove Negligence of Amazon & Drivers
Attorney Dana G. Kirk has over 40 years of experience in helping accident victims establish the other party’s negligence, making him one of the most successful personal injury lawyers. At Kirk Law Firm, PLLC, our legal team has the skills and resources to ensure your legal rights will be protected and that you will receive the maximum possible compensation for your losses.