Amazon Delivery Vehicle Accident Lawyers In Illinois
There are numerous different reasons why motor vehicle accidents may occur, and multiple different types of vehicles may be involved in a collision. In recent years, an increasing number of delivery drivers working for Amazon have been involved in dangerous accidents. Amazon delivery trucks are often larger than other vehicles, and they make frequent stops, potentially blocking traffic or obstructing the view of other drivers. When negligence by Amazon drivers leads to accidents that result in serious injuries and property damage, victims will sometimes struggle to receive financial compensation.
If you have been involved in a car accident with an Amazon delivery driver, you may be wondering about your legal options. In these situations, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Vito & Dollenmaier Law can provide you with the legal help and representation you need. We will investigate the accident to determine who was at fault and what damages you are entitled to receive. We will fight for your rights and help you pursue compensation from all available sources, including negotiating with Amazon’s insurance company or filing a lawsuit against Amazon or others who were responsible for your injuries. With our aggressive approach to these cases, we will fight to make sure you will have the financial resources you need to make a complete recovery.
Liability for Amazon Delivery Driver Accidents
Amazon has built its business model on being able to deliver items to people as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. People who order products through Amazon often expect to receive deliveries within a couple days. However, while Amazon prioritizes fast delivery, it also attempts to cut costs by requiring drivers to deliver large numbers of packages in a short period of time. This means that Amazon drivers must be in near-constant motion, with no room for error and little or no time for breaks.
The pressures that are placed on Amazon drivers can significantly increase the likelihood that they will be involved in accidents. In order to get to destinations as quickly as possible and make deliveries according to their set schedules, drivers may violate traffic laws or act unsafely while sharing the road with other vehicles, as well as pedestrians and bicycles. Drivers may exceed speed limits, disobey traffic signs or signals, pass other vehicles unsafely, make illegal turns, or engage in numerous other violations that may lead to accidents.
Distracted driving is also a serious concern for Amazon drivers. In order to complete deliveries as quickly as possible, drivers may feel pressure to multitask while behind the wheel. They may use GPS devices to find delivery locations, check their Amazon app for delivery instructions, or attempt to eat or drink while driving. These behaviors may affect a driver’s ability to notice and respond to conditions on the road, and they may be unable to avoid collisions.
Driver fatigue may also be a contributing factor in Amazon delivery accidents. As drivers work long hours in order to complete their routes while also exerting themselves physically as they make deliveries, they may become tired or drowsy. Fatigued driving can cause drivers to have slower reflexes, poorer judgment, and difficulty staying alert, all of which may lead to accidents.
Victims of Amazon delivery accidents may have difficulty determining their options for recovering compensation. Most Amazon drivers are independent contractors who do not work directly for Amazon, and this fact may be used by Amazon to attempt to avoid liability for an accident. Those who are injured in accidents with Amazon drivers can, with the help of an attorney from Vito & Dollenmaier Law, determine the best options for receiving compensation, including filing insurance claims or pursuing a lawsuit against Amazon or anyone else who was responsible.
Contact Our Palatine Amazon Driver Accident Lawyers
If you have been involved in an accident with an Amazon delivery driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The attorneys at Vito & Dollenmaier Law can help you understand your rights and options, and we will aggressively pursue the full amount of damages you are owed. To schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable car accident lawyers, call us today at 224-539-8821 or contact us online.