Ylla|Gosney Attorneys at Law represents Oklahoma City victims injured in accidents caused by reckless Amazon drivers. We take on insurance providers and major corporations like Amazon to make sure our clients can afford the best medical care available. Our skilled Oklahoma City attorneys provide free case consultations to all victims. Contact us today to make sure you are aware of every benefit available to you and your family before Amazon tries to convince you that your suffering is worth nothing at all.
Amazon Dangers on Oklahoma City Streets
Amazon has several distribution centers across Oklahoma City and their blue delivery vans and loaded-down big rigs travel in and out all day. The vans rush through local neighborhoods along Lake Hefner Road and other communities all day.
Amazon drivers often face challenging deadlines and limited breaks. They can be tempted to speed through a residential area. They can even be drowsy after a long day and not focused on safe driving. Amazon workers are also prone to looking at cell phone screens and handheld computers, often to keep track of deliveries. This makes distracted driving accidents a big risk.
These examples of carelessness can cause devastating collisions with much smaller cars, SUVs, motorcycles, pedestrians, and cyclists. A loaded-down Amazon van can weigh 14,000 pounds or more and inflict massive damage and life-threatening injuries. Victims are right to wonder if Amazon stands behind its drivers and their victims.
Should I Call an Oklahoma City Lawyer After an Accident Involving Amazon?
Victims with serious injuries should trust their cases to a Ylla | Gosney Oklahoma City Truck Accident Lawyer. We take an aggressive approach to hold Amazon drivers and their employers fully responsible for the hardships that follow a major accident.
If your collision only involves property damage and/or some minor bumps and bruises, you might not require a lawyer’s help to get fair treatment. But when a more serious injury, like a broken bone or a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is involved, Amazon can be much less helpful.
You’ll need an experienced personal injury lawyer ready to fight back when Amazon tries to duck out of taking financial responsibility for a collision.
Who Is Responsible if an Amazon Driver Hits Me?
Amazon drivers are covered by their employer with truck insurance in case of accidents. This policy provides the victims of accidents involving Amazon trucks with up to one million dollars in coverage. However, that money isn’t given out automatically, and how much of that one million dollars you take home can vary greatly.
Amazon is a worldwide corporation that can afford teams of corporate lawyers. The higher the hospital bills go, the harder Amazon’s corporate lawyers will work to help their bosses avoid liability. They’ll try to prove that you were at fault for an accident. They may even try to have an Oklahoma City police accident report thrown out if it takes your side. They will also question how severe your injuries are so they can reduce your settlement check.
Your Ylla | Goseny representative is your safeguard against these and other sneaky insurance tactics. We disprove these unfair accusations and then work to maximize the portion of that one million dollars in compensation you take home.
Accidents Involving Amazon Contract Drivers
Amazon Flex delivery drivers usually work part-time and are considered contract workers, but they are still covered by the one-million-dollar policy. Unfortunately, if you are struck by other contractors who might help Amazon deliver packages, you might not be so lucky.
Local trucking and delivery drivers who help Amazon, often during busy seasons like Christmas, may not be covered by Amazon’s accident liability insurance. These alternate drivers should be covered by their own truck insurance, but these policies will likely cover much less than Amazon’s insurance.
You can receive a settlement check that still leaves doctor bills to be paid. Those leftover bills could have to be paid out of your savings. However, an Oklahoma City Amazon Accident Lawyer would seek support from every party possible for your benefit. That might mean still holding Amazon accountable for a contract driver’s mistake by shining a light on Amazon’s unsafe business practices and lack of accountability.
How Much Is My Amazon Accident Injury Claim Worth?
Your lawyer will need to hear every detail of your accident from you and then fully investigate before being able to provide an accurate estimate on your settlement money.
However, several factors will play a big role in how high an Amazon truck accident settlement check can go:
- The severity of your injury.
- How long your injury takes to heal.
- The cost of medical care to this point, and the cost of care expected to be required in the future.
- The estimated costs of lifelong care for victims who suffer permanent disabilities.
- The amount you should receive for the physical pain and emotional trauma endured.
- The totals on paychecks and benefits lost while victims have been unable to work.
- Totals on car damage.
- The negotiation skills of your attorney. Your Ylla | Gosney attorney has the experience at the negotiating table and in the courtroom to make sure you are treated fairly.
An accident involving a large, heavy Amazon truck always carries the potential to cause the tragic loss of life. Families who lose a loved one in a collision caused by a delivery driver would file a wrongful death claim. They’d seek money from Amazon to help pay for funeral costs and to pay off any remaining medical bills. Close relatives must also ask for financial help for the future when they’ll be without the income and guidance the deceased can no longer provide the family.
Your Ylla | Gosney attorney would be demanding these and other benefits for your family. We are not afraid to stand up to major corporations to secure what’s fair for our clients.
Contact an Oklahoma City Truck Accident Lawyer
We have an extensive background in safeguarding Oklahoma City accident victims. At Ylla|Gosney Attorneys At Law, we offer a free, no-obligation case consultation with a real Oklahoma City Truck Accident Lawyer.
There’s no pressure to file suit or even use our services if you decide to file a claim. We simply want you informed of everything you need to know before you speak to Amazon or their insurance representatives.
Keep in mind that you won’t need any upfront money to hire us if you feel we can help you earn more in your Amazon accident injury claim. We don’t accept payment unless we win your case. Then our fee comes out of the settlement you receive. We also adjust our fees to make sure you keep what you need to rebuild your life.