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BEING INVOLVED IN AN AMAZON TRUCK ACCIDENT

Amazon Truck Accident Lawyers

On July 4th, 2021 an Amazon driver in Southern California was arrested on suspicion of DUI after two hit-and-run crashes. After hitting a pole, the Amazon driver proceeded to enter a nearby neighborhood and slam into a parked car. Officers rushed to the scene and spotted the van nearby. The driver was arrested and had drug paraphernalia and potentially alcohol within the vehicle.

For many households during the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon Prime has been a lifesaver for everyday household items and food. With more and more orders every day and the growing demand from Amazon, more and more delivery drivers are on the road. Just like thousands of accidents per year involving semi-trucks, Amazon truck drivers have caused many accidents with injuries being severe.

 

According to The Information, between 2018 and 2021, Amazon drivers were involved with at least 53 serious crashes, which caused at least 14 deaths and 60 serious injuries including multiple amputations. 

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Contacting 911 & Exchanging Information After an Amazon Truck Accident

Once you are safe, contact law enforcement immediately to document the scene and accident. The officers will be able to assess injuries, damages, and immediately create an accident report. Make sure to exchange information with the driver including the driver’s name and contact information, the license plate of the Amazon truck, and the insurance information used by the Amazon delivery vehicle. 

Choosing the Right Amazon Truck Accident Lawyer

Being involved in an Amazon truck collision can be scary, painful, and life-altering. If you find yourself in the hospital, Amazon will do anything and everything to put the blame on you. Burnes Libman is a nationally recognized and awarded law firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Our firm has a history of winning multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts across a variety of truck accident cases, including a $15.6 million and $12.9 million dollar settlement. Our law firm is responsible for founding the Center for Trucking Safety, a forum where advocates collaborate the improve motor carrier and transportation safety through litigation and legislation.

 

At larger law firms, your call may not be returned for over a week. You also can be shuffled from lawyer to lawyer, with no rationale or reasoning. The Burnes Libman promise is to fight for you every step of the way.

Frequent Causes of Amazon Truck Accidents

In over thirty years of handling trucking cases, we see a clear and present danger on our roadways. Routinely, Amazon trucks dangerously carry loads, they're accidents waiting to happen. Most are clearly avoidable.

 

Unfortunately, despite their ability to cause major damage to you or other drivers and pedestrians, there are a variety of unsafe practices that can and have led to Amazon trucking accidents across the United States, including:

  • Driver inattentiveness

  • Truck drivers driving under the influence

  • Overloaded or mishandled cargo

  • Speeding

  • Accidents at intersections

  • Left-hand-turn collisions

  • Failure to yield the right of way

  • Disobeying traffic signals

  • Trucking rollovers

  • Poor road conditions

  • Poor maintenance on the vehicle

  • Failure to signal a left or right turn

These experiences have helped us recover millions of dollars in settlements in Amazon truck accidents for our clients. Legislation to come as close as we can through written rules, and litigation to punish those who do not exercise due care.

Examples of Burnes Libman Truck Accident Settlements

Have you been involved in an Amazon truck accident in the Midwest or United States? Let us represent you and together, we’ll get you the compensation you deserve. We treat every case with the expectation of going to trial.

 

Below you will find some of our truck accident settlements:

 $15,600,000 - Trucking Accident Wrongful Death
 Wrongful death of a 6-year-old child and traumatic amputation of the lower leg of father due to tractor-trailer due to unsafe trailer selection, loading configuration, and driver speed causing highway rollover crash. Lawsuit filed in Northwest Indiana. Read the full story here.

$12,890,000 - Trucking Accident Wrongful Death
  Wrongful death of a 50-year-old woman killed by a truck driver operating a tractor-trailer after hours. Lawsuit filed in Elkhart County, Indiana. Read the full story here.

$3,500,000 - Trucking Accident Wrongful Death 
Traumatic brain injury to 20-year-old motorcyclist resulting from truck driver making u-turn midblock. 

$2,000,000 - Trucking Accident Wrongful Death
Wrongful Death of 52-year-old woman due to truck driver disobeying stop sign.

$1,800,000 - Trucking Accident Wrongful Death
A 64-year-old female pedestrian struck by a medical van making a right turn on red causing traumatic brain injury requiring craniotomy.

$1,800,000 - Vehicle Personal Injury
A 64-year-old female pedestrian struck by a medical van making a right turn on red causing traumatic brain injury requiring craniotomy.
  

When to See a Lawyer and Pursue Litigation

If you have been involved in an incident with an Amazon truck, you need to find a lawyer as soon as possible. Amazon does not have your best interests in mind, which is why it’s so important to start the claims process as quickly and early as possible. It is difficult to determine liability at the beginning stages, and Burnes Libman is there to help you determine if litigation is a possibility with our free consultation.

If you or a loved one have been injured in an Amazon trucking accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost earnings or wages, pain, and suffering, disability, or disfigurement. As each case is different and subject to a specific time limit (or statute of limitations), it is important to consult with a reputable and experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

To contact Burnes Libman for your free case evaluation, call (312) 726-6500 or fill out our Get In Touch form below.

Contact Burnes Libman: Chicago’s Best Amazon Truck Accident Lawyers

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