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Understanding Fatal Amazon Truck Accidents and Legal Recourse

By March 5, 2024April 4th, 2024No Comments

In the fast-paced world of e-commerce, Amazon’s delivery trucks are a familiar sight on our roads. But when these vehicles are involved in accidents, the consequences can be severe, or even fatal, leaving individuals and their families to pick up the pieces of their new reality.

In this blog, we unravel the complexities surrounding Amazon truck accidents and shed light on the legal recourse available to those affected through personal injury firms like Gilbert Law Firm in Spokane, Washington. Whether you or a loved one have been involved in an Amazon truck accident, we will help you understand your rights so you are empowered with the knowledge needed to navigate the aftermath of Amazon truck accidents.

Amazon’s Growth and Its Effect on Driving Operations

Amazon’s gross profit for the twelve months ending September 30, 2023 was $256.202B, an 18.52% increase year-over-year.

One way Amazon continues to experience rapid growth by capitalizing on its customer base is through its Prime and shipping programs offering next-day or same-day delivery. The compromise for speedy delivery is an increased risk of crashes causing injuries and damages to other drivers and pedestrians. 

Amazon drivers trying to make timely deliveries sometimes engage in dangerous or even reckless driving habits that can lead to accidents. This is a well-known problem for Amazon and is published in its deadly truck accident record.

Is Amazon the Only Company Experiencing Deadly Wrecks?

No, Amazon is not the only major freight hauling and delivery company out there that has experienced deadly wrecks. In fact, it is quite likely that a serious truck accident is occurring while you are reading this. According to research compiled by Forbes, statistics show that:

  • In 2021, a total of 523,796 large truck accidents occurred across the United States. A year prior there were 415,444 incidents.
  • 101,000 truck crashes caused injury over that year with 4,444 causing fatalities. 
  • Semi-trailer trucks are most likely to be involved in a fatal accident.

Truck accident settlement amounts are impacted by a variety of different factors that determine the total extent of losses. Factors taken into consideration when determining a truck accident settlement amount include the following:

Amazon, like FedEx and many other freight carriers, can only move freight in volume by engaging contractors such as owner-operators, commercial carriers, and brokers/carriers. This process spreads the responsibility for safe operations beyond that of Amazon – but it does not relieve Amazon of its own responsibility to ensure that its freight is being handled by safe businesses and drivers.  

Gilbert Law Firm knows how to engage these companies and group them together to hold each of them responsible independently and collectively to provide maximum benefit for Gilbert Law Firm clients.  

Filing a Lawsuit Against Amazon for a Deadly Truck Accident in Spokane, Washington

Trucks hauling Amazon freight are involved in crashes in Washington in alarming numbers.  If you or a loved one have been injured in a crash, or if you have lost a loved one as a result of a negligent driver hauling Amazon freight, you can sue Amazon. But you will need an experienced law firm to stand up to Amazon and force them to take responsibility.  Gilbert Law Firm has a proven track record of managing these cases. 

CallGilbert Law Firm in Spokane, Washington

Whether you have sustained injuries or have lost a loved one as a result of the negligent operation of an Amazon truck driver, Gilbert Law Firm can support you and will help you navigate the process of pursuing a claim for damages or seeking compensation from Amazon and those accountable.

If you or a loved one have been severely injured in a crash involving an Amazon truck, call the experienced truck accident lawyers at Gilbert Law Firm at (509) 321-0750. 

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.

Identifying Responsible Parties in Washington Amazon Truck Crashes

Gilbert Law Firm is well-versed in holding trucking companies, truck and delivery drivers, and brokers liable for their negligence in truck crash cases. The lawyers at Gilbert Law Firm are not going to let Amazon out of a case without a good fight. If for some reason Amazon does manage to escape responsibility, the case is not over.

The attorneys at Gilbert Law Firm will continue to fight to recover monetary damages from:

  • The trucker who was driving the truck hauling Amazon freight;
  • The company that brokered the load;
  • The leasing company that leased the truck;
  • The manufacturer of the truck or trailer; and
  • Any other party that may have had any hand in the negligence that causes you and your family harm.

What To Do If You, a Family Member, Or a Friend Are Injured In a Crash in Washington With a Truck Hauling Amazon Freight

First, take care of any medical treatment needs. Second – call the experienced truck crash lawyers at the Gilbert Law Firm.  

After a crash, you may get phone calls from solicitors working for any number of attorneys trying to get you to sign up with their firms. When this happens, know that this type of direct solicitation is unethical and violates rules of professional conduct for lawyers in most states.  Beyond this, calling a family member of someone who was just killed in a crash, or injured by a negligent driver, is wrong on many levels. Gilbert Law Firm attorneys do NOT directly solicit clients.

There are some things you can do to help the Gilbert Law Firm initiate and litigate your case:

  • If you are able, gather as much information at the scene as you can, such as:
    • names and contact information of witnesses;
    • photographs/video of the scene;
  • Call Gilbert Law Firm as soon as you can to get us involved in protecting your rights and pursuing the claims. 

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