The increasing number of delivery trucks we see throughout our community have certainly brought with them a level of convenience for busy families. While companies like UPS and Amazon provide a convenient service to customers, accidents involving delivery trucks can and do happen. If you have been injured in an accident involving a delivery truck, here is what you need to know.
When you work with a personal injury attorney, we will work with you to determine liability. Liability is the legal responsibility for an accident or injury. If a delivery truck driver is responsible for causing the accident, the company the driver works for is also typically liable for any damages or injuries caused by its drivers while on the job. This means that the company (for example, UPS or Amazon) is included in your lawsuit.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim
If you are injured in an accident with a UPS or Amazon delivery truck, you may be able to file a personal injury claim to recover damages for your injuries. To file a personal injury claim, you must prove that the delivery driver was at fault for the accident and that you suffered damages. This may include medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Steps to Take After an Accident
After being injured an accident with a delivery truck, there are several important steps you should take. You will want to: call the police to report the accident, exchange contact and insurance information with the driver and witnesses, take photos of the accident scene and any damage to your vehicle, and seek medical attention.
Delivery Driver Insurance Coverage
Amazon and UPS provide insurance coverage for its delivery drivers, but the coverage may vary depending on the circumstances of the accident. For example, Amazon’s insurance coverage for delivery drivers typically includes liability coverage for bodily injury or property damage, as well as uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
Dealing with Amazon’s Legal Team
If you are injured in an accident with a delivery driver, you will likely need to deal with the UPS or Amazon legal team. These large corporations have a team of lawyers and insurance adjusters who are experienced in handling claims and may attempt to settle the case quickly and for a low amount. It is important to remember that the interests of these corporations’ legal team are often not aligned with your interests, and you should consider consulting with a personal injury lawyer to ensure your rights are protected.
Working with a Personal Injury Lawyer
Working with a personal injury lawyer can help you navigate the legal process and maximize your compensation. A personal injury lawyer can help you gather evidence, negotiate with the other side’s legal team, and ensure your rights are protected throughout the process. Additionally, a personal injury lawyer can help you understand the value of your claim and the types of damages that may be recoverable.
For more information on handling your legal claim or speaking with an experienced attorney, contact the Dennis Law Group today. Dennis Law Group at (888) 820-2889 for a free consultation.