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How an attorney can help after an accident with an Amazon truck

By February 14, 2024No Comments

We’ve all been there – driving home after a long day of work on a cold, dark, foggy winter night. You’re tired, and everyone else on the road is probably tired, too.

You sense a vehicle coming up behind you, gaining on you. When you check your rearview mirror, you can tell it’s a massive semi-truck, and you’re heart starts to quicken.

The Pacific Northwest has been experiencing winter road conditions, and that truck is going much faster than the speed limit. One wrong move, and that 40,000-pound missile can spin out of control and due irreparable damage to you and your entire family. You could be left with catastrophic injuries… or worse.

Unfortunately, this terrifying reality could be in the cards for anyone on the roads this winter and throughout the year, especially in the Pacific Northwest.

And because companies like Amazon demand long hours and high rates of delivery from their third-party drivers, there’s a good chance that these types of horrific accidents will occur.

At The Gilbert Law Firm, our accident attorneys in Spokane, Washington have come face-to-face with tragedy – not only in our careers, but in our personal lives, as well. We know that nothing about these wrecks is trivial. And that’s why we fight so hard to hold companies like Amazon and their drivers accountable.

The road to recovery may be a long one – but there is always hope. And we would love to help you get there.

Can Amazon be held responsible for my truck accident with an Amazon driver?

After such a devastating accident, you might wonder whether Amazon can be held accountable for your truck accident and resulting injuries. Is the company itself liable for its individual drivers’ actions?

While Amazon and other companies may claim they aren’t liable for accidents when their drivers make mistakes, that is not the case. There are certainly some reasons they could be responsible for your accident and injuries.

First of all, Amazon and other companies often put high pressure on their drivers, which enables them to drive dangerously.

For example, the pressure may cause drivers to:

  • Drive while fatigued
  • Drive over the speed limit
  • Drive with faulty equipment
  • Drive while distracted
  • Drive a poorly maintained vehicle

What’s more, Amazon has even been accused of informing drivers of the wrong speed limit, sending text reminders to prompt drivers to drive faster, and mandating unrealistic delivery schedules that compromise safety.

In situations like this, it is clear that Amazon should be held responsible for their actions.

Examples of Negligence in Washington Amazon Truck Accidents

There are steps you can take if you were injured in a truck accident.

In Washington, you can sue a company for negligence if they failed to exercise “reasonable care,” which resulted in your injury or loss. You may also be able to sue the insurance company.

Here are some examples of the negligence commonly found in trucking crash cases:

  • Trucking company negligence (i.e. negligent hiring)
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Failure to comply with trucking regulations
  • Driving more hours than is allowed and/or safe
  • Failure to conduct routine maintenance on the truck
  • Overloading the truck or failing to secure cargo

What can I do after my Pacific Northwest Amazon truck accident?

If you are injured in a delivery truck crash, or even lost a loved one thanks to an Amazon truck accident, you might feel like there’s no way to win. However, you don’t have to feel like you don’t have any options.

These are the steps you should take after an accident with an Amazon delivery driver:

  • Call 911
  • Get the Amazon driver’s information
  • Take pictures of the accident and get contact information from witnesses
  • Seek medical attention
  • Contact a Pacific Northwest attorney who is willing to fight for you

The Importance of an Experienced Amazon Truck Accident Lawyer

Clearly, these cases can be complex. But they are not without hope.

At The Gilbert Law Firm, we have a track record of fighting with the big dogs and getting compensation for our injured clients – including against Amazon and their drivers – which can include damages due to medical bills, lost future earning potential and wages, pain, suffering, and more.

Despite any and every obstacle that an Amazon case may throw our way, we are ready to go bat to fight for our clients because they deserve recovery, and they deserve justice.

And we have the experience, the resources, and the drive to deliver the best effort for our clients.

Contact our experienced Pacific Northwest attorneys at Gilbert Law Firm today

Amazon may be tough, but we are tougher. You need a truck accident lawyer who knows the ins and outs of the field, and who won’t be intimidated by big corporations. We’re not afraid to go to bat for you against big companies, because we know they need to be held accountable for people like you.

If you were involved in a car accident with an Amazon truck in Spokane, WA or the Pacific Northwest, you have Gilbert Law Firm in your corner. Contact us today to schedule your free, confidential consultation.

Disclaimer: The blog published by the Gilbert Law Firm marketing team for informational purposes only and is not considered legal advice or a substitute for legal advice. There is no attorney-client relationship between the reader and the blog publisher. Readers are urged to consult their own legal counsel on any specific legal questions concerning a specific situation.

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