People are starting to avoid Target and Walmart like the plague. The big crowds and stressful parking situations are frustrating. That’s why people are so quick to pull up the Amazon app to order things like shoes, cleaning supplies, and bedsheets. These things can be at any Turlock address within 24 hours or faster.
Amazon sends out a fleet of vans every morning to meet the demand, but those vans don’t have secret tunnels to your home. They have to use the same streets we do and that can make for some close calls on the roads. A distracted Amazon driver can be checking a computer and not notice a traffic light turning red. Mistakes of inattention like these can lead to a dangerous accident and injuries for other motorists.
If you are the victim in an accident with any Amazon vehicle, or you’re an Amazon driver not getting the support you need after an accident, it’s important to have someone looking out for your interests. A rideshare accident lawyer can investigate your collision and determine everyone who may be held accountable for your crash…including Amazon. Contact us for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case for an honest appraisal of your best options as you recover.
Amazon Insurance Coverage in Turlock Accidents
Amazon full-time employees are covered by liability insurance in an accident, but the problem is that not every amazon driver is a full-time employee. Some are contract workers who work for themselves. Other drivers may work for a local transportation company that assists Amazon.
If an Amazon driver causes a crash while on the clock, Amazon carries one million dollars in liability insurance for injured victims and the same in uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
The outlook for getting help with your hospital bills and missed time at work can change dramatically if a driver is only a contract worker. You may have to file a claim against the driver’s personal vehicle insurance policy. This may or may not earn you compensation. It depends on if the driver’s insurance covers him or her while they drive for a shipping company.
A driver may also be driving for a local contractor and the local company may or may not provide insurance for workers. You may be back to filing against the driver’s policy. And if none of these options are successful you might have to face filing a claim against your own uninsured/underinsured coverage.
Amazon Lawyer Strategies After an Accident
Like most transportation and shipping companies, Amazon tries to avoid liability in every accident if they can get away with it. They have a team of lawyers who handle these cases all week long. They will test you to see how much you know about your rights after an accident.
It’s standard procedure and if you don’t have extensive legal knowledge yourself or you don’t have an attorney of your own to balance the scales, you can end up with far less than you need to pay for the costs of your physical and financial recovery.
Some of the tricks of Amazon lawyers and insurance adjusters can include:
- Using your statements against you: Any statement you make about your accident to Amazon representatives could be turned against you to weaken your claim. You might tell an Amazon driver that you aren’t hurt and are okay after a collision. You may have injuries and pain that appear the next day, but later an opposing lawyer can point to your original statement and say that you made up an injury. They may also take your statements and twist them to make it sound like the accident was your fault.
- Lowball settlements: They may offer you a minimal settlement for your expensive hospital bills hoping you won’t know that you are entitled to much more. If they know you have a rideshare accident attorney on your side they likely won’t even bother to try this tactic.
- Delaying their response: It’s easy for Amazon insurance agents and lawyers to put your case on hold for weeks or months. They can put off a response to your claim to make you sweat it out as you try to heal. They hope you get so desperate to pay your bills that you’ll accept any amount in settlement.
- Denying a claim: Insurance agents can deny your claim even though they know you have a strong case against them. They hope you’ll just accept that they won’t pay you anything and that you’ll go away.
Contact a Turlock Amazon Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury and the crash involved an Amazon vehicle, contact us today for a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation. After you tell us what happened, we will discuss all of your legal options with you.
Whether you were hit by an Amazon driver, or you were hurt while driving for Amazon, call us today. Our goal is to help you get the maximum amount of compensation available to you for your injuries.