Most people in the Owensboro area are familiar with the company Amazon. Many people have an Amazon subscription and order multiple things from the website every week. Amazon also has 14 fulfillment centers in Kentucky, including one in Owensboro. Although Amazon provides thousands of jobs for Kentucky residents, the increased traffic on our roads can lead to accidents with Amazon drivers.
Amazon has thousands of vehicles on the road every day making deliveries. These vehicles include:
- Amazon delivery vans
- Amazon semi-trucks
- Amazon flex drivers who are delivery drivers using their own personal vehicles
If a person has been injured in an accident with an Amazon delivery driver, the accident should be covered by a commercial insurance policy as long as the driver was on duty at the time of the crash.
Multiple parties can be held liable for the accident including:
- Third-party shipping company, like UPS or FedEx
- Individual driver
A legal professional who is skilled in personal injury can help their client understand what their options are when they are injured by an Amazon driver. Car accidents with Amazon can be complicated because Amazon hires so many independent contractors to deliver their merchandise. An attorney understands the process can be complicated and can be a fierce advocate for their client. Amazon and their third-party delivery companies can be difficult to work with but an attorney has the resources and experience to take them on. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages.