Getting in an accident with an Amazon delivery driver might seem like an unlikely scenario, but these accidents are more common than you might think. In order to meet Amazon’s demand for speedy deliveries, some Amazon drivers tend to drive faster than they should. Unfortunately, this has led to an increase in crashes. Insurance Journal reported that Amazon Logistics faced more than 100 vehicle injury lawsuits in 2021.
Here is what you should do if you ever find yourself in an accident with an Amazon delivery driver.
Get medical help
After any motor vehicle accident, the most important thing is your well-being. If you are experiencing any signs of injury, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Otherwise, an untreated injury could turn into a long-term health problem. Also, prompt medical attention will help you document your injuries and provide a record of your condition.
If the accident was the Amazon delivery driver’s fault, you should seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages and so on. Amazon Flex (one of Amazon’s most popular delivery options) requires its drivers to carry personal liability insurance. Also, if you can prove that the driver was delivering for Amazon when the accident happened, Amazon Flex should compensate you through its own insurance policy.
Compensation may not be straightforward after an accident with an Amazon delivery driver, since many factors are likely at play. This is why it is important that you document the incident as thoroughly as you can through photographs, witness testimonies and other means. If you can build a strong enough case, the process should be smoother.