Proving Negligence After an Amazon Delivery Vehicle Strikes You
A motor vehicle accident involving an Amazon delivery vehicle may have technically been the result of the driver’s negligence. They could have caused an accident if they were:
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving while drowsy
- Driving aggressively
- Ignoring traffic signals
Regardless, Amazon will likely be the target of your claim in these circumstances. That’s because Amazon has a responsibility to hire safe drivers. If an accident occurs because one of Amazon’s delivery drivers is careless, Amazon is technically the liable party.
It’s also possible for accidents to result from Amazon’s negligence even if a driver didn’t make an error. For example, Amazon may also be responsible for ensuring its fleet of vehicles is in good working order. You may thus consider Amazon liable if an accident occurs because of an avoidable vehicle malfunction.
That said, there are other parties who may actually be liable after a motor vehicle accident if it’s not immediately clear an Amazon driver caused the accident. For instance, maybe another driver or pedestrian engaged in a dangerous maneuver that forced the collision. Or, maybe the government agency responsible for maintaining safe roads ignored a hazardous condition.
In order to successfully file a claim or lawsuit against a negligent party after any type of motor vehicle accident, particularly one that occurs in a no-fault state, you need to provide sufficient evidence of negligence. This is one of several reasons to strongly consider meeting with an attorney after an accident with an Amazon delivery truck in Massachusetts.
At Swartz & Swartz, P.C., we will review your case for free. If we believe you have a valid case, we can assist you with the process of gathering evidence against Amazon. Be aware, even if your injuries aren’t severe enough to justify filing a third-party claim or lawsuit, an attorney can still help you pursue the compensation you may deserve from your own insurance. Get started today by contacting us online or calling us at (617) 742-1900 to request your free consultation.