Commercial vehicles must meet very high standards when it comes to driver safety, vehicle safety, and work hour limitations. Violations of these standards entitle truck accident victims to compensation in addition to medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) drafts the rules for commercial trucking across the United States. These rules regulate truck safety, driver health, drug and alcohol testing, and hours of service. When drivers or logistics companies violate these rules, there are extra penalties available called “exemplary” or “punitive” damages when these violations connect to an accident.
This amounts to higher compensation for injuries sustained in Amazon truck accidents. Moreover, drivers, delivery companies, and potentially even Amazon may be held liable. This compensation covers medical bills, reimburses you for missed paychecks, and pays you for the emotional anguish you experience.
Additionally, the wrongful death of a loved one may entitle you to substantial compensation for your loss. If you accept an immediate settlement from Amazon or an insurance company, it may not cover all of your needs. Oftentimes, insurance companies and shipping companies strive to avoid large payments.
Knowing the value of your case is difficult without a truck accident attorney, and the offers they make are often too low to cover your needs. If you were in an accident with a commercial truck or Amazon van, you need help.
With our Houston Amazon truck accident lawyers on your side, you have an advocate working to pursue the compensation you deserve. Moreover, you have someone to help you fight for your future.