There’s no doubt that Amazon is of the 21st century’s greatest success stories. It is one of the “big five” American information technology firms, as well as a player in the grocery market with its Whole Foods supermarkets. Millions of people use Amazon’s home delivery service to buy everything from paper towels to furniture to bestselling novels. With this level of demand comes a need for an ever-increasing logistics infrastructure to process and fulfill customer orders all over the world. Amazon’s delivery vehicles are a common sight almost everywhere and range from cargo vans to large freight trucks. With a reputation for ruthless efficiency and tight timetables to keep, Amazon delivery drivers may be pushed to an extent where accidents become inevitable. If you’ve been involved in an Amazon delivery driver accident, Malloy Law wants to make sure you’re informed of your rights and options.
Amazon’s treatment of delivery drivers and other logistics personnel has long been a hotbed of controversy. In guaranteeing prompt and accurate delivery to their customers, the human component of the corporation is often deemphasized or disregarded entirely. Amazon and its defenders are quick to minimize these concerns and point out that employment with the company is voluntary. But there comes a point where the company’s practices represent a threat to public safety. Amazon Logistics was named as a defendant in 119 separate vehicle injury lawsuits in 2021. That’s four times as many as occurred in 2020.
Furthermore, Amazon has a long history of shielding itself from litigation. Since 2018 the company has used the Delivery Service Partner program to distribute the delivery workload. This means that if you are involved in an accident with an Amazon vehicle, it’s likely that they are actually employed by a smaller delivery company. Amazon will likely deny any and all responsibility for an accident, given that the negligent driver does not work for them.
However; none of this should intimidate you. Despite their immense wealth and exploitative practices, Amazon and its subsidiaries are by no means above the law. Personal injury law is designed to protect private citizens from precisely this kind of abuse.
If you have been involved in a car or truck accident of any kind, the first priority is your health and safety. Do not hesitate to seek medical attention if you suspect something is amiss. Once you’ve seen to your health there are a few steps you can take in the immediate aftermath of a crash.
Taking these steps will help ensure the strongest possible foundation for your post-accident insurance claim. It will also be invaluable to any personal injury litigation you may wish to pursue.
Even with the law and evidence on your side, pursuing a case against Amazon or one of its subsidiaries will likely be an uphill battle. Amazon employs dozens if not hundreds of attorneys to fight claims like yours. They may:
Facing this sort of pressure is overwhelming. But you don’t have to do it alone. Malloy Law Offices can face the strong-arm tactics of corporate legal teams head-on. We’ll fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.
Malloy Law Offices is home to DC, Maryland, and Virginia’s Amazon delivery driver accident specialists. Our firm prides itself on a culture of empathy for the injured and personalized representation for all our clients. We employ an experienced and diverse group of attorneys whose differing backgrounds allow us to adapt to the unique circumstances of each case. So contact us today to start seeking justice.