Amazon has one of the largest delivery networks in America with many trucks and vans on the road. They’re vital for modern deliveries, but their drivers don’t always do their jobs with caution. A crash with an Amazon truck could leave you with serious injuries and property damage.
If you believe the accident wasn’t your fault and your insurance won’t cover your damages, find out if you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Talk with a Bronx truck accident lawyer from Morelli Law. You may be owed much more than your insurance will pay you.
Shouldn’t No-Fault Insurance Cover Everything?
New York uses a no-fault insurance system. This lets accident victims get compensation with no need to prove fault, but it has limitations. Your policy may not cover all of your damages, and it certainly won’t cover non-economic damages like pain and suffering.
However, if your injuries are serious enough, it’s possible to claim your PIP coverage and sue for the rest. A Bronx personal injury lawyer can determine whether your injuries meet New York’s serious injury standard, or if your damages are large enough to exceed your PIP coverage.
If we discover that your case is serious enough for a lawsuit, we can get to work proving the trucker or delivery driver was negligent and owes you compensation. Furthermore, since these drivers work for Amazon, you may be eligible to sue Amazon for damages as well.
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Why Would Amazon Be Liable?
A long-standing concept in law holds that when someone is working for an employer and the worker harms someone else, the employer can also be held liable for the accident. It’s called “respondeat superior.”
However, an employer may try to dodge this by saying that their employee is really an independent contractor. There are legal tests to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor, and we will force Amazon to prove the status of their worker.
If we can show the driver was an employee and that the driver of the truck was performing their job duties at the time of the crash, we can hold Amazon liable. This will make it much easier to get the full value of your case because we can claim damages from both the driver’s insurance and from Amazon’s insurers.
Other Ways Amazon Could Be Found Negligent
Employers are also responsible for properly training employees to do their tasks and to avoid hiring people that could be a danger in the position. This is why companies with drivers usually require background checks and driving checks for new employees.
If we can show that Amazon or one of its subsidiaries hired someone with a poor driving record or had them drive a vehicle they weren’t trained to use, that could also open up a claim of liability.
For larger vehicles, like 18-wheelers, improper cargo loading can also cause a crash. Cargo could spill out or create a top-heavy vehicle prone to tipping or rolling over. This is another reason that could make Amazon a target of a lawsuit.
What Damages Can I Claim in an Amazon Truck Accident Case?
You can claim all the damages you’re eligible to receive by law after any accident case. This does not change because of the type of accident. However, if Amazon is also liable, it can make it much easier to claim the full value of your damages without going to court.
The compensatory damages after a truck accident case are divided into economic and non-economic damages. Since you must meet New York’s serious injury standard to sue, the amounts you could receive could be substantial. You can claim damages like:
- Medical bills related to your accident
- Vehicle repair costs or replacement costs
- Lost wages and lost potential income
- Out-of-pocket expenses like transportation to specialists
- Pain and suffering and other non-economic damages
- Wrongful death damages in fatal truck accident cases
To claim these and other damages for you, our truck accident lawyers in the Bronx will investigate what happened and gather evidence to support your claim. Once we can prove negligence and damages, we will fight to get you the most money possible.
How Much Could I Expect From My Amazon Truck Accident?
There is no average settlement amount for an Amazon truck accident, but you should expect that Morelli Law will fight for as much as possible. Too many people accept lower settlements than they should because they don’t know how much their cases are worth.
Our investigators will look into what happened and seek evidence to maximize the value of your claim. You may be surprised at how much you could get, especially for non-economic damages. These do not have a firm dollar amount, but we know how to negotiate a high value for these.
The proof is in our results. We’ve collected billions of dollars for our clients and fought some of the largest companies in the country successfully. So go with the law firm with the experience you need to get the result you desire by reaching out to us today.
Hold Amazon Accountable With Us
Amazon has the funds to pay for the best insurance possible, but every insurer must obey the law. We’ll enforce it for you and make sure you get what you deserve after an Amazon truck accident in the Bronx. Call Morelli Law right away to get help after your accident.
All our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, so you will owe us nothing if you lose and owe us nothing until your case is settled or you win in court. Don’t wait any longer. Call us now for representation before the big insurers behind Amazon take control of your situation.