Amazon Truck Accidents

Our attorneys fight for maximum compensation

Amazon Freight is a full-truckload freight shipping service offered by Amazon. It delivers cargo throughout the United States. A truck accident involving an Amazon Freight tractor-trailer can leave people with life-changing injuries. However, recovering financial compensation can be a complicated process.

The truck accident attorneys at Fried Goldberg LLC understand the complexities of claims involving commercial motor vehicles. The majority of our practice is focused on trucking litigation. We are determined to hold negligent carriers accountable and help the injured recover maximum compensation.

For live statistics on the number of accidents and injuries associated with major carriers, see the interactive map on our Safety Statistics page.

Company snapshot

Amazon Freight has a network of more than 50,000 trailers and carriers that move cargo for shippers across the country. It also contracts with independent trucking companies through a program called Amazon Freight Partners.

What to do after an accident with an Amazon truck

There are some things you can do to protect yourself and your right to file a claim for compensation. For example:

  • Be sure to get medical attention – It can be dangerous to delay being examined by a doctor. Some injuries have delayed symptoms. A doctor can diagnose your injuries, begin treatment, and create documentation.
  • Collect information – Get the driver’s name and contact information. Do the same for any witnesses to the crash. Don’t discuss the accident or who may have been at fault.
  • Gather evidence – If you are able to do so, use your phone to take photos and video of the accident scene.
  • Avoid social media – Any photos or discussion of the accident you post could be used against you when you are seeking compensation.
  • Talk to a lawyer – It’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible.

Amazon Accidents FAQ

What types of damages can I recover after an Amazon truck accident?

A truck accident can have a devastating impact on your life. In addition to serious injuries, your car may have been totaled, and you may be left unable to work. In an accident caused by negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for the damages you suffered. This includes compensation for:

  • All medical expenses – current and future – related to your injuries
  • Lost wages while you can’t return to work
  • Loss of future wages if you will be unable to work at all
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

The losses suffered in an accident can quickly lead to financial stress. Recovering the compensation you deserve can help you focus on recovering from your injuries and moving forward.

What is the average settlement in a truck accident case against Amazon?

Each case is different, so there isn’t really an average settlement involving Amazon trucks. There are many factors that can affect the amount of compensation you are able to recover, either through a verdict or settlement. These factors include the type and severity of an injury, the amount of medical expenses and lost wages, and the strength of the evidence that proves negligence. An experienced attorney can give you an idea of what type of settlement you can realistically expect in your case.

Why do I need an Amazon truck accident lawyer?

Amazon is a very large company with deep resources and a team of attorneys fighting for their interests. The company and its insurance carriers aggressively fight claims for damages because they know there is a lot of money at stake. You need an attorney who knows how to handle complex truck accident cases and has a track record of results.

Our legal team investigates your accident to get the facts. This involves reviewing accident reports and medical records, and interviewing witnesses. We take action to gain access to hours of service (HOS) logs, maintenance records, employment records, and data from the truck’s electronic control module. We build a strong case and can handle all negotiations so you can focus on your recovery.

Schedule a free consultation today

If you were injured in a crash involving an Amazon truck, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. You may not know what to do next. You may not even be sure you have a case. We can discuss your accident, go over your legal options, and answer any questions you have during a free consultation. There’s no cost and no obligation.

If you are a plaintiff’s attorney working on a case involving Amazon, we are happy to discuss it with you and answer any questions.

Contact us today to speak to one of our attorneys.

How is fault determined after an Amazon truck accident?

Our legal team identifies all liable parties by conducting a thorough investigation. We examine factors such as the actions of the truck driver, trucking company policies, whether regulations were followed, maintenance records, potential manufacturing defects, and other relevant details. We may also consult an accident reconstruction expert or other specialist. In addition to Amazon, negligent parties could include the driver, the contractor, or the manufacturer of defective parts on the truck.

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What if the Amazon driver was an independent contractor?

If your accident involved an Amazon Freight Partner, the company may deny liability by claiming the driver was an independent contractor. That could mean you would have to seek compensation through the driver’s insurance company, or their employer’s insurance carrier. However, it depends on the circumstances of your case. Our firm has handled many cases involving independent contractors. We can guide you through the claims process and explain your options.

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How long does it take to settle an Amazon truck accident lawsuit?

It depends on many different factors. Cases that are more straightforward can sometimes be settled in a matter of months. But more complicated cases involving higher damages may take several months or even years to resolve. Sometimes, a case has to proceed to trial before it can be settled for an amount that meets your needs. Our firm is determined to help you recover maximum compensation, even if that means fighting for you in court.

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How long do I have to file a lawsuit after an Amazon truck accident?

The law sets a specific length of time in which you can take legal action, known as a statute of limitations. In Georgia, you have two years from the date of the crash to file a lawsuit. In some states, the timeline varies. But no matter where your accident happened, don’t wait to get legal advice. It’s important to start gathering evidence before it gets lost or destroyed. It can also take several months to investigate an accident to identify negligent parties.

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