If you live in Atlanta, you may notice that FedEx, UPS, and DHL no longer deliver your Amazon.com orders. Amazon now uses contract drivers to deliver its packages. Amazon’s delivery service partners (DSPs) employ some of those contract drivers. Other Amazon delivery drivers are self-employed “Flex” drivers. Those “Flex” drivers deliver Amazon packages on a “gig” basis to supplement their income. Many “Flex” drivers also gig for Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing services. If an Amazon delivery driver injured you, you should contact an Atlanta Amazon delivery accident lawyer.
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Amazon delivery accident drivers must carry at least $1,000,000 insurance coverage. However, that coverage is only available if the Amazon delivery driver was “on duty” when they injured you. If the driver was on a break or running a personal errand when they caused the wreck, you can only file a claim with the driver’s personal auto insurer.
Unfortunately, Georgia only requires drivers to carry $25,000 insurance coverage per person and $50,000 coverage per accident, no matter how many people are injured. Moreover, most drivers only purchase Georgia’s minimum auto coverage. Therefore, if the Amazon delivery driver wasn’t “on duty” at the time of the collision, you should assume that the driver only has $25,000/$50,000 coverage.
If you’re injured in an Atlanta car crash, the other driver may be delivering Amazon packages. If they’re driving an Amazon delivery van, it’s clear that the Amazon policy may cover your claim. However, Amazon Flex drivers typically use their personal vehicles to deliver packages. Most of those vehicles don’t display an Amazon logo. Thus, you should always ask the other driver for copies of all insurance policies that cover their vehicle.
Sometimes, the Amazon driver withholds Amazon’s insurance info because they fear that Amazon will punish them. If that happens, don’t worry. We won’t let Amazon off the hook.
For instance, once we sue the driver, we’ll demand that they admit they were “on duty” when they caused the wreck. They typically “come clean” at that point. If not, we’ll force Amazon to produce its delivery logs. Those logs prove they were “on duty.”
If you’re unsure whether the Amazon driver was “on duty” when they injured you, you should call an Atlanta Amazon delivery accident lawyer.
Many Amazon delivery drivers cause distracted driving accidents. You may wonder how you can prove they’re liable if they deny they were distracted.
Fortunately, many Amazon delivery vans are equipped with inward-facing cameras. Those inward-facing cameras may show that the driver’s eyes were off of the road. If an Amazon Flex driver injured you, their vehicle likely wasn’t equipped with an inward-facing camera. However, you can subpoena their cell phone records. Those records may demonstrate that they were using their mobile device when they caused the wreck.
If you were injured in an Atlanta Amazon delivery accident, we can help you. Our Atlanta car accident lawyers have won millions for crash victims. We’re glad to help you, as well. Just give us a call.