Cleveland Amazon Truck Accident Lawyers
Cleveland Lawyers That Get Results for Amazon Truck Accident Victims
Many of us rely on Amazon for their fast, reliable deliveries. If you have ever wondered how they are so often almost ahead of schedule, the fact is that it is not without cutting some corners on safety. To meet the tight deadlines they regularly face, Amazon drivers often have to engage in unsafe driving practices, including speeding or driving while fatigued. As a result, serious accidents involving these delivery trucks happen, leaving those involved with terrible injuries.
If you were injured in a Cleveland Amazon truck accident, George Mineff, Jr., Attorney at Law is here to provide the fierce representation you need. Founding attorney George Mineff, Jr. was named a 2023 Client Champion by Martindale-Hubbell for outstanding client service, and partner George Mineff III has been selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers twice, in 2021 and 2023.
Contact our Cleveland truck accident attorneys today at (216) 621-3930 to discuss the details of your case.
How Amazon Deliveries Put Others at Risk
Each Amazon driver delivers more than 300 packages every day. To meet Amazon’s demanding deadlines and avoid cancellations, drivers often feel pressured to forgo breaks. Numerous reports from current and former Amazon Delivery Service Partners (DSP) reveal a range of unsafe driving practices, including drivers who buckle seat belts behind their backs and run stop signs and yellow lights to meet quotas.
Amazon’s Policies Regarding Auto Accidents
Although employers are generally held liable for the damages caused by their employees, Amazon is in a unique situation. Most of Amazon’s drivers are independent contractors, so the company typically denies liability for accidents caused by these drivers. Despite this fact, drivers and victims have challenged their policies in court.
Not all Amazon drivers are independent contractors. For the Amazon Flex program, drivers use their own vehicles to carry out their job duties. If an Amazon Flex driver causes an accident while delivering packages, Amazon’s commercial auto insurance policy will cover it. Here is what you need to know about the coverage they provide:
- Up to $50,000 for the Amazon Flex driver’s vehicle
- Up to $1 million in general liability coverage for bodily injuries sustained by persons or property damage
Amazon Flex drivers must also have their own auto insurance, which would be applied if they caused an accident while driving for personal reasons.
Given the complexities involved in accident cases caused by Amazon truck drivers, hiring an experienced attorney who could pursue compensation on your behalf is essential. If successful, you could receive compensation for past and future medical costs, property damage, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, and pain and suffering. In Ohio, you have two years from the date of the injury to pursue a claim. If time runs out, you could lose the ability to receive the compensation you deserve.
Have an Experienced Cleveland Truck Accident Lawyer Handle Your Case
If you sustained serious injuries in an accident with an Amazon driver, George Mineff, Jr., Attorney at Law is here to help you get the justice you deserve. We are dedicated to providing exceptional legal counsel and support, and our outstanding Google and Avvo reviews can attest to our success.
Cleveland attorneys George Mineff, Jr. and George Mineff III will meticulously evaluate the circumstances of your truck accident and provide you with a custom-tailored case assessment. We are committed to achieving maximum compensation on your behalf so that you can focus on recovery.
Call (216) 621-3930 for a free consultation today. Let’s see how we can help.