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Recovering Damages from Fatal Amazon Truck Crashes

By February 27, 2024March 8th, 2024No Comments

As Amazon’s business continues to grow in the golden age of online shopping, the prevalence of seeing its fleet of trucks on the road is undeniable. 

However, behind the convenience of speedy delivery of packages to doorsteps across the country is a harsh reality – the drivers contracted to operate Amazon’s fleet of trucks have a track record of unsafe driving that has led to a higher proportion of fatal crashes than other companies. 

The aftermath of these tragedies leaves grieving families grappling with loss and devastation. This blog breaks down the history, legal landscape, and complexities surrounding liability in these fatal truck crashes and explains the paths available through firms like Gilbert Law Firm in Spokane, Washington for those seeking retribution and closure.

Amazon’s History with Fatal Truck Crashes and Unsafe Drivers

Because Amazon contracts with tens of thousands of transportation companies and brokers across the United States to move their freight, precise statistics detailing Amazon truck accidents are hard to find. However, The Wall Street Journal has reported that Amazon has routinely hired dangerous trucking companies, with deadly consequences. 

Ars Technica has reported that Amazon “hires unsafe trucking firms twice as often as peers”; has “contracts with more than 50,000 firms” for hauling freight; and has:

Contracted with dozens of companies classified as ‘conditional,’ similar to the Department of Transportation (DOT) placing them on probation. This label, similar to a black mark, often deters most companies from engaging in contracts with such companies. 

Amazon doesn’t seem to mind the black marks on the DOT company or driver history reports when they hire folks to deliver their freight, but at Gilbert Law Firm, we do mind!

Experienced Amazon Truck Accident Attorneys At Gilbert Law Firm in Washington.

Some factors that contribute to serious crashes involving trucks hauling for Amazon include:

  • Untrained drivers, 
  • Unqualified drivers,
  • Lack of oversight, 
  • Improperly secured loads, and 
  • Faulty equipment

Amazon may claim that it responds quickly to safety concerns – but this is a counterfeit assertion where drivers are being hired and allowed to haul freight under circumstances that violate state and federal regulations. 

Gilbert Law Firm has dealt with these counterfeit claims made by Amazon in response to deadly crashes and knows how to manage them. Despite typical denials, Amazon is, at some level, responsible for crashes involving drivers hauling its freight under the business label of one of these other companies or brokers.

Building an Amazon Truck Accident Case in Washington

Getting to the heart of a case against Amazon where there are multiple layers of contractors and brokers involved can be difficult.  

Amazon’s typical defense in these cases is to argue that the only connection they have to a horrific crash is the freight loaded on the truck that destroyed the lives of a family as a result of the negligence of an unsafe driver.  

It takes experienced, tenacious lawyers like those at The Gilbert Law Firm to peel back the layers of the onion and get to the core truth of Amazon’s involvement.  

Many claims come into play in these cases against Amazon. But it’s not just Amazon’s liability that Gilbert Law Firm pursues. Each of the carrier/broker companies, contracted shippers, and drivers have some level of responsibility – and each of these entities carries their own insurance – which equates to more coverage and higher recoveries to families represented by Gilbert Law Firm in Amazon crash cases. 

The Odds of Recovering Damages from a Deadly Amazon Truck Crash in Washington

Amazon is a giant corporation, and it will try to avoid taking responsibility for catastrophic injuries or deaths caused by a negligent driver hauling Amazon freight. The same stands true for the brokers and contractors who contract with Amazon to haul their freight – and the insurance companies who insure them.  

Gilbert Law Firm has a 100% recovery record in cases involving individuals hurt in Amazon truck accidents. This includes substantial multi-million dollar awards. 

These are powerful companies – but the law, in the hands of a good lawyer – makes them no different than the average Joe when it comes to responsibility for negligent actions.  

Gilbert Law Firm has several of these lawyers standing by waiting for the opportunity to crush Amazon and carriers, brokers, and contractors who haul Amazon freight and engage in dangerous activities that injure or kill innocent people. 

What should you do if your family is the victim of a deadly Amazon truck wreck?

First, take care of your family. Love each other. Grieve together.  

Second, call the experienced truck crash lawyers at the Gilbert Law Firm.  Gilbert Law Firm’s compassionate lawyers are experienced in managing death cases in many forms.  They can help with all of the unforeseen costs and confusing legal issues that arise from the unexpected loss of a loved one as a result of the negligence of a truck crash involving an Amazon freight hauler.  

Gilbert Law Firm Lawyers are also known for their experience in assisting with the grieving process and getting family members medical, and emotional help where needed. 

Contact a Truck Accident Attorney in Spokane, Washington

If you lose a loved one in a deadly Amazon truck crash, contact Gilbert Law Firm. Our dedicated team is here to help you and your family navigate your loss and the channels and avenues available for those seeking justice in the face of profound loss. 

Give us a call at (509) 321-0750. We will listen to you, help you through the tragedy, and hold Amazon and its contractors accountable.

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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