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Call Us First If an Amazon Delivery Driver Hits You

Amazon delivery services are among the most widely used in Virginia. At nearly any hour, you can expect to see an Amazon delivery van, truck, or other vehicle on the roads, either going to a destination or returning to one of the corporation’s many warehouses and distribution centers in Springfield, Clear Brook, Suffolk, and more. With so many Amazon delivery vehicles in use at all hours, the risk of an accident being caused by an exhausted or distracted Amazon delivery driver is constant.

When deciding to file an Amazon delivery accident claim in Virginia, choosing to hire Kalfus & Nachman PC should be your first move. With offices in Norfolk, Newport News, and Roanoke, we make it convenient to work with a highly experienced and dedicated team of dozens of injury attorneys. We bring more than four decades of practice experience to the table, so defendants know they can’t try any clever tactics when responding to your claim. For your pursuit of justice and fair compensation after an Amazon delivery accident, make us your first choice in legal counsel.

Why should you hire the Amazon delivery accident lawyers of Kalfus & Nachman?

  • We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients.
  • We have a successful track record of fighting big corporations and insurance companies.
  • We have been helping the wrongfully injured in Virginia since 1979.
  • We are a full-service firm, so your case is never passed around or overlooked.

Find out more about starting a compensation claim. Call our attorneys at (855) 880-8163 at any time.

Amazon’s Delivery Network in Virginia

Amazon's significant presence in Virginia allows the company to easily service the Mid-Atlantic region and Washington D.C. With more than 20 distribution, sortation, and delivery centers scattered throughout the state, including reportedly upgraded facilities in Virginia Beach and others in Sterling and Chester, Amazon is constantly rolling out vehicles of various makes to support its rapid supply chain process. This vast infrastructure includes not only delivery vans but also larger vehicles for interstate transport, contributing to the high number of Amazon vehicles on Virginia's roads. As a direct result of the busy delivery network built by Amazon in Virginia, this increased vehicle presence has led to an uptick in Amazon delivery accidents.

Causes of Amazon Delivery Accidents

Amazon delivery accidents often occur due to a variety of factors, many of which stem from oversights or errors by the delivery drivers themselves. The fast-paced nature of Amazon's delivery operations can sometimes lead to situations where drivers are under immense pressure to meet tight deadlines. This, coupled with the extensive hours on the road, can inadvertently result in poor judgment or inattention, leading to traffic collisions. It's important to note that these circumstances do not excuse the occurrence of accidents, but rather highlight areas where both the drivers and the corporation could improve to ensure safer delivery practices.

Five types of negligence that can contribute to Amazon delivery accidents include:

  1. Driver fatigue: Drivers working long hours without enough rest breaks can suffer from fatigue, impairing their ability to respond quickly and effectively on the road.
  2. Distracted driving: Driver distraction often results from using mobile devices for navigation or communication, eating, or adjusting the radio or music app.
  3. Speeding: To meet delivery deadlines, drivers may exceed speed limits, reducing their control over the vehicle and increasing the risk of accidents.
  4. Inadequate vehicle maintenance: If Amazon's fleet is not properly maintained, mechanical failures can occur. This responsibility falls on the corporation to ensure all vehicles, especially company-branded vehicles, are roadworthy before allowing them to be used on public roads.
  5. Inadequate training: If drivers are not properly trained to handle the specific challenges of delivery driving, including navigating busy city streets and handling large vehicles, they are more likely to be involved in an accident.

Legal Responsibility in Amazon Delivery Accidents

Who caused your Amazon delivery accident in Virginia? What were they doing wrong to cause the crash? The answers to these questions will determine legal responsibility or liability for your injuries and losses.

Typically, there will be one or two defendants named in an Amazon delivery accident claim:

  • Amazon delivery driver: If the driver is acting as an independent contractor or subcontractor for Amazon, they could be held most liable for an accident if it is determined that their actions or negligence directly caused it. However, being an independent contractor doesn't automatically absolve Amazon of responsibility, especially if it can be proven that the company failed to provide adequate training or enforce safety standards.
  • Amazon corporation: Under the legal rule of respondeat superior, an employer can be held liable for the actions of its employees during the course of their employment. Therefore, if an Amazon delivery driver is an employee of Amazon and causes a crash while on duty, the corporation could be found liable. This liability extends to ensuring that all vehicles in the fleet are properly maintained and safe for use, and that all drivers, whether employees or contractors, are adequately trained for the job. Furthermore, if it's proven that Amazon's business practices encouraged unsafe behaviors (like speeding to meet tight delivery deadlines), the corporation could also bear significant or full liability.

Filing an Amazon Delivery Accident Claim

When you let Kalfus & Nachman PC handle your Amazon delivery accident case, we can help with:

  • Case evaluation: We can conduct a thorough review of your case, studying the details of the accident and identifying potential liability. Our assessment will provide you with a clear understanding of where you stand legally.
  • Evidence collection: Our team works diligently to gather all necessary evidence, such as accident reports, medical records, witness testimonies, and Amazon safety or incident reports, to build a strong case on your behalf.
  • Insurance negotiations: We handle negotiations with insurance companies, using our extensive experience and knowledge to steer conversations to your benefit.
  • Legal representation: Should your case proceed to court, we will stand by your side, offering professional representation and advocating for your rights throughout the process. We aren’t afraid of any defendant in court, not even a corporation as large as Amazon.

Bringing certain documents to our firm can help us more easily investigate and build your case. Helpful documents can include a copy of the police report from the accident, photographs of the scene and any property damage or injuries, medical records documenting your injuries and treatment, receipts for related expenses, and any correspondence with insurance companies. Additionally, it's helpful to bring any witness statements or contact information if available.

Remember: Virginia's statute of limitations for personal injury cases is generally two years from the date of the accident. This means you have a two-year window to file a lawsuit against Amazon, so it's important to consult with an Amazon delivery accident attorney from our firm as soon as possible.

Damages Available in Amazon Delivery Accident Claims

At Kalfus & Nachman PC, we believe in fighting vigorously for our clients. We understand the immense physical, emotional, and financial toll that an Amazon delivery accident can take on your life, and we are committed to ensuring you receive every penny you're owed. We don't believe in shortcuts or pressuring our clients into accepting inadequate settlements. Instead, we work tirelessly to build a strong case, advocating for your rights, and seeking the maximum compensation available, whether that can be achieved through settlement negotiations or courtroom litigation.

Economic damages that could be available in your Amazon delivery accident claim are:

  • Medical expenses: You could be owed full medical expenses, such as costs for hospital stays, doctor visits, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation therapy, and any future medical care you may need due to your injuries.
  • Lost wages: If you've been unable to work due to your injuries, you can seek compensation for the income you've lost, as well as any loss in earning capacity if your ability to work in the future has been affected.
  • Property damage: If your vehicle or other property was damaged in the accident, you can claim the cost of repairs or replacement.

Non-economic damages that may be available are:

  • Pain and suffering: This type of damage refers to the physical pain and emotional distress you've experienced as a result of the accident and your injuries.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life: If your injuries have caused you to miss out on enjoying certain aspects of life, such as hobbies or recreational activities, you may be compensated for this loss.
  • Emotional distress: Serious accidents can lead to significant psychological trauma, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

Workers’ Compensation for Injured Amazon Delivery Drivers

Our skilled attorneys understand the intricacies of workers' compensation laws and can guide you through the entire process if you are an Amazon delivery driver who was hurt in an accident. Regardless of fault, you could be owed benefits that provide medical treatments, wage replacement, and any necessary rehabilitation. The workers’ comp process is complicated, so you should only start it with our guidance.

Begin Your Case – Start by Calling Us Today

Don't wait another day to seek the justice and compensation you deserve. At Kalfus & Nachman PC, our Virginia Amazon delivery accident lawyers are ready to help guide you through your claim from start to finish. Reach out and talk to us to learn about our commitment to standing by your side and up to a megacorporation like Amazon for you.

Contact us online or dial (855) 880-8163 to request a no-cost consultation about your case.

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