Miami Amazon Prime Truck Accident Attorneys
Helping You Fight for the Full Compensation You Need
Large truck accidents tend to result in severe bodily injuries and significant physical, emotional, and financial hardships. Recovering compensation after a crash can be difficult, but this is especially true when the truck involved was an Amazon Prime delivery vehicle. There are many complicating factors present in these types of cases, making it critically important that you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who knows how to handle Amazon Prime truck accident claims.
At Fischer Redavid PLLC, we have successfully represented victims of all types of motor vehicle accidents, including collisions involving Amazon Prime trucks, Amazon Flex drivers, and other delivery vehicles. Our attorneys have extensive legal knowledge and skill, as well as the resources needed to aggressively pursue these complex cases. If you were involved in an accident with an Amazon delivery vehicle, reach out to our firm today to learn how we can help.
Who Is Responsible for an Amazon Delivery Truck Accident?
Determining who is responsible for causing the accident is different from identifying who is legally responsible, or liable, for your accident-related damages. In fact, proving liability in a large truck accident is one of the most complex issues involved in these types of cases. When the truck was an Amazon delivery vehicle, the matter becomes even more complicated.
These types of accidents have many possible causes, including but not limited to:
- Driver distraction, error, or negligence
- Hours-of-service violations and fatigued driving
- Traffic violations, such as speeding
- Sudden stops, turns, and other dangerous maneuvers
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Unrealistic delivery quotas or schedules
- Negligent hiring practices by truck driver employers
- Lack of adequate truck driver training or supervision
- Poor truck maintenance
- Improperly loaded or overloaded trucks
- Truck and/or roadway defects
Our attorneys work with accident reconstructionists and other experts to identify how the crash occurred and, importantly, who was to blame. We then use this evidence to identify who is liable for your damages, whether that’s the truck driver, the manufacturer of a defective truck part, or another third party.
It is important to note that nearly all Amazon Prime delivery drivers are classified as independent contractors, not employees. As such, Amazon is not generally considered liable for truck drivers’ conduct, as it would be if it had an employer-employee relationship with these drivers. Because of this, it is very difficult—though not impossible—to bring truck accident lawsuits against Amazon. Instead, you may need to work with your attorney to identify who is legally responsible for your damages.
Does PIP Cover Amazon Truck Accidents?
Under Florida’s no-fault car insurance system, your personal injury protection (PIP) does cover accidents involving large trucks and commercial vehicles (with some exceptions). However, PIP coverage is limited. It does not cover the full cost of your medical bills or lost wages, and it does not compensate you for any noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, or lost earning ability.
In most cases, truck accident victims—including those injured in collisions with Amazon Prime delivery trucks—must go outside the no-fault system to seek full compensation for their accident-related damages. This allows them to bring third-party injury lawsuits against liable parties.
To go outside the no-fault system, you must prove that your injury meets the “serious injury” threshold, meaning it resulted in at least one of the following:
- Permanent injury or likely permanent injury
- Permanent and significant impairment
- Permanent and significant disfigurement and/or scarring
Injuries resulting in death also meet the state’s serious injury threshold. This means that if your loved one died due to an Amazon Prime truck accident, you can go outside the no-fault system and bring a wrongful death claim directly against the liable party.
Common Injuries Associated with Amazon Prime Truck Accidents
Due to their immense size and weight, large semi-trucks and 18-wheelers, including Amazon Prime trucks, tend to cause massive amounts of damage when they collide with other, smaller passenger vehicles. Occupants of these smaller vehicles often sustain catastrophic injuries, as well as a whole host of physical, emotional, and financial challenges associated with those injuries.
Some of the most common types of injuries resulting from Amazon Prime truck accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
- Severe bone fractures
- Serious burn injuries
- Internal injuries and organ damage
- Facial injuries
- Traumatic amputation
- Back, neck, shoulder, and head injuries
These injuries generally meet the state’s “serious injury” threshold, meaning most victims are able to go outside Florida’s no-fault insurance system and seek compensation for all their damages, including both economic and noneconomic losses.
Proving Liability in Your Amazon Prime Truck Accident Case
Proving liability is one of the most challenging elements of your Amazon Prime truck accident case. Unlike many other large truck accidents, the company for which the driver is transporting goods—in this case, Amazon—is typically not liable, as Amazon classifies its drivers as independent contractors. That being said, it may still be possible to bring a lawsuit against Amazon or another liable third party.
It is critical that you work with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who can help you navigate the many complexities involved in your claim. At Fischer Redavid PLLC, we conduct exhaustive independent investigations into Amazon Prime truck accidents to determine what happened and who is responsible for your damages. We have the resources to build powerful cases on behalf of our clients, and we utilize cutting-edge technology to persuasively present arguments before judges and juries.
How the Team at Fischer Redavid PLLC Can Help
As your legal team, we will be there for you every step of the way. We know that this is a very difficult time for you and your family; we want to help you navigate the legal process so that you can focus on healing and moving forward with your life.
When you trust your case to our team, you can expect to receive personal attention, compassionate support, and dedicated, one-on-one guidance throughout the entire legal process. Our Miami Amazon Prime truck accident lawyers offer empathetic counsel and aggressive advocacy, both in and out of court.
We are ready to handle every aspect of your case. We do not collect any legal fees until we secure a settlement or verdict on your behalf, and our multilingual staff can assist you in English, Spanish, or Creole.