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Houston Amazon Driver Accidents Attorney

Harris County Amazon Delivery Driver Injuries Attorney

Lawyer for Injuries Caused by Amazon Drivers in Harris County

Amazon now is the world's biggest retailer, and has drivers delivering millions of packages everyday, however, their drivers may sometimes be careless when it comes to the personal safety of others around them. It is often their nature to rush to deliver as many packages as possible as quickly as they can. Requirements to adhere to a tight schedule can give delivery drivers little time to take the steps needed to avoid a car accident. Furthering the danger, some Amazon drivers receive very little training. Some are nonprofessional drivers using their own personal vehicles. The circumstances under which Amazon drivers operate can create the perfect recipe for a dangerous accident.

The Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec is skilled in helping those who have been injured by Amazon drivers recover financial compensation. If you are among the many who have suffered bodily injury due to the carelessness of an Amazon driver, our team may be able to obtain substantial compensation on your behalf. We understand the expenses and the financial losses that come with car accident injuries, and our goal is to ensure that these costs are made up for with an award or settlement.

Texas Attorney Explains the Causes of Amazon Driver Accidents

Amazon drivers have a duty to use reasonable care while delivering packages to avoid causing personal injury to others. When an Amazon driver neglects that duty and injures someone, the accident may have been caused by:

  • Scheduling issues - Amazon drivers must follow extraordinarily tight schedules. Drivers who are in a rush are prone to making careless mistakes like speeding, failing to check behind their vehicle before backing up, running red lights or stop signs, or even engaging in aggressive driving due to road rage.
  • New hires - Many Amazon drivers are independent contractors rather than employees. For employees and contractors alike, there is an unusually high turnover rate. Drivers who are new to package delivery and driving on unfamiliar routes may become lost or flustered, leading them to make critical errors.
  • Distraction - Inattentiveness to the road is common when a driver is looking at route information or delivery instructions. Individuals who drive for work are frequently prone to fatigue and cell phone use as well. This commonly leads to rear-end collisions and other types of dangerous car wrecks.

Sources of Compensation After an Amazon Driver Accident

You may have multiple potential sources of compensation after being injured by an Amazon driver; however, Amazon may not be one of them. If the driver who hit you was an independent contractor rather than an employee, Amazon may not be liable for the damages the driver caused. However, you may still be able to recover compensation from another source.

Amazon provides all of its independent contractors with a supplemental insurance policy, the Amazon Commercial Auto Insurance Policy, which may provide up to $100,000 of coverage for each accident caused by a delivery driver. Additionally, Amazon does require all of its drivers to carry personal car insurance. You may be able to receive compensation from the driver's insurance, just as you would if the driver had been on the road for any other reason.

Texas has a state law that may work in your favor as well. All drivers who drive for commercial services such as Amazon, Lyft, and GrubHub must carry an insurance policy with higher policy limits than the State of Texas requires for noncommercial drivers.

If you have been injured by an Amazon driver, the likelihood is that you are well-covered. However, it is wise to have an attorney to represent you throughout the process of filing insurance claims. Insurance companies are reluctant to pay out what a claim is truly worth, and an attorney can fight for you to receive the full amount you deserve.

Call a Harris County Amazon Driver Accidents Lawyer

At the Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec, we strive to win the highest possible amount of compensation for those who have been injured by Amazon delivery drivers. Our experienced Houston legal team will take on insurance companies with confidence after conducting a full investigation. Contact us at 281-643-2000 to receive a free consultation.

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