Amazon Van Accidents
When you have been in an accident with a motor vehicle you may be left wondering where to turn next. While all crashes have their own difficulties, an accident involving an Amazon vehicle can lead to unforeseen complications.
Amazon delivery vans can be spotted on roadways all across Colorado, and their drivers should be held to the same standard as any other driver on the road. Our Amazon van accident lawyers in Colorado can be of assistance if one of these vehicles caused your crash. The team at Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC is ready to file your claim and help you seek fair compensation.Dealing With the Intricacies of Amazon Van Accidents
Initially, you may look to file a claim in the same manner you would for any other motor vehicle crash. However, accidents involving Amazon delivery vehicles can be complex and generally cannot be approached the same way as other accidents.
These factors are unique to accidents with Amazon delivery trucks:Involvement of Third-Party Companies
Amazon uses third-party companies and drivers to deliver many of their packages. Because of this, Amazon may try to deny liability for the accident, claiming that the driver or third-party company is not its employee.
However, the accident could be covered by a commercial insurance policy as long as the driver was on duty for Amazon at the time of the crash.Complicated Liability
Determining liability may seem easy if the Amazon driver is at fault. However, there are other factors to consider. Potentially liable parties include Amazon’s insurance company, the driver of the vehicle, or the third-party shipping company hired by Amazon to deliver its packages.
Additionally, an Amazon van may be on the road in one of several different capacities. We can help you understand how liability works if an Amazon Prime, Amazon Flex, or Amazon semi-truck caused your crash.Higher Insurance Policy Limits
If Amazon’s insurance policy is liable for your crash, you may be in for another unique difference in these types of cases: higher liability insurance limits.
As is often the case with commercial vehicle drivers, the company carries a higher corporate insurance policy to cover their drivers in the event that they cause a crash. This means that you could seek a higher amount of compensation if you’re facing serious injuries and suffering—up to the limits of the policy.How Our Lawyers Can Help
When you work with our Amazon van accident lawyer in Colorado, the burden of determining the liable party isn’t on you. If you choose to file a claim directly with Amazon, you may not realize that you’re receiving a low settlement offer. Handling your own case can be especially challenging for those who have never had to deal with the company before.
Amazon has resources that you as an individual may find intimidating. However, we have the resources, experience, and capabilities to take on Amazon and help you receive proper compensation following your accident.Recovering Damages
After you have been in an accident, you should keep detailed records of your medical bills, out-of-pocket costs, and missed paychecks. This will help us to put together your case and determine the compensation you should receive for your damages.
Some damages that you may be entitled to recover include:
- Medical bills
- Lost income and reduced earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Psychological trauma
Damages can be economic or non-economic by nature. Economic damages are worth a fixed amount, while non-economic damages may be harder to place a monetary value on. Despite not having a defined monetary value, you can get compensation for the hardships they have caused you. We will help you determine how much they are worth.Results We’ve Achieved for Our Past Clients
We have helped clients across Colorado receive settlements and awards. Some of our recent successes are below.
- $1,500,000 settlement following a car crash
- $1,330,000 settlement following a truck crash
- $1,000,000 settlement following a car crash
- $896,000 verdict following a car crash
- $750,000 settlement following a car crash
We’ll work hard to get the best possible results for you.Adhering to the Statute of Limitations
In the state of Colorado, the statute of limitations for filing a claim is three years. This means that in order to recover damages, you must file a claim in this amount of time. Failing to do so could result in the inability to receive financial compensation.Satisfied Clients Are Our Top Priority
Our clients are our top priority—and it shows in everything we do. We do not and never will represent insurance companies. We represent you.
Below, see what just a few of our satisfied clients have to say about their experience with our team:
- “A driver trying to get away from the police ran a red light and broadsided my car. My injuries affected me physically, emotionally and organizationally. Hiring Steve Cook allowed me to focus on healing while ALL the legal issues were effectively handled by his firm. Steve's patience, honesty, determination, competence and experienced evaluation of my case resulted in a great settlement without having to go to trial. Thank you.” - Shirley
- “Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC gave my case 100% of their effort, expertise and knowledge toward a fair and just resolution. More than that; my attorney got to know ME as a person, communicated directly with me regularly, and made sure I was involved in my case. Exceptional Experience!” - Amy
After your accident, it is important to:
- File a police report
- Obtain the other party’s insurance information
- Take photos of the accident scene
- Obtain contact information for any witnesses
- Get medical care promptly
You should file an accident report and call the insurance company to notify them of your crash, but keep this communication brief. It is important that you do not admit fault on this call. Admitting fault could lead to the insurance company trying to reach a lesser settlement. Just explain what happened in the accident.
Then, seek treatment for your injuries. It is important to do so for your health and for your injury case. Having a clear record of medical treatment immediately after the crash will help link your accident to any injuries.Call Us for a Free Consultation Today
Life following an accident can be difficult, and it can be made even harder if you’ve been in an accident involving a major delivery company like Amazon. While it may feel like recovering damages is impossible, the truth is that you could receive a fair recovery for your challenges after an Amazon van accident.
If you’ve been in an accident with an Amazon van in Colorado, let the lawyers of Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC help you. Don’t try to take on Amazon yourself. Call us at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation, and let us begin the process of getting you compensated today.