Our young client was extracted from her vehicle and taken for immediate surgery. The semi-truck driver testified that the accident was to due to our client’s distraction. We proved this testimony false by reconstructing a 16-camera video surveillance from the scene of the accident.

Skilled Indianapolis Amazon Truck Accident Lawyer

With all the packages being ordered online and the rush to deliver them quickly, it’s no wonder that truck accidents involving Amazon have been increasing. Amazon drivers are under extreme deadlines to deliver large packages and are more apt to cut corners and make mistakes as they speed, make turns too quickly, or try to beat a light. Resulting accidents may leave victims facing long, painful recoveries and mounting medical bills while they are unable to work.

If you or a loved one has been injured or someone has died in an accident with an Amazon truck, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses through insurance or a personal injury lawsuit. However, commercial truck lawsuits are complicated due to the federal and state laws involved. Amazon and its insurers have a team of lawyers who aim to deny benefits and fight your lawsuit. To get the settlement you deserve, it helps to have an experienced truck accident lawyer to go up against them.

The Indiana Amazon truck lawyers at Stephenson Rife are fully prepared to deal with the complex laws and multiple parties and insurers involved with Amazon and other commercial vehicle accidents. We have the knowledge and resources to build a strong case to win a favorable verdict or settlement. We can take the burden off you by handling all legal hurdles, negotiations with insurance companies and their attorneys, and legal hurdles involved with getting you the settlement you deserve.

We Won a $48.5 Million Truck Accident Case Settlement

To win this $48.5 million truck accident case, we took more than 60 depositions in five different states. Because of Stephenson’s tireless advocacy, the defendants settled the case for $48.5 million shortly before the trial was to commence.

Let us fight for you as well. We provide a free consultation to discuss the details of your accident and determine the best way to move forward. Call for your free, no-obligation case evaluation today at (317)-680-2350.

What to Do if an Amazon Truck Hits My Car

Take Action if You’re Hit by an Amazon Truck

Amazon trucks are larger and heavier than passenger cars, so they can cause serious damage in an accident. After a crash, the steps you take will directly affect your case. If you are physically able to, take the following actions:

  • Call 911, get a police response, and request a police report.
  • Take photos or videos to document the crash and damage to both vehicles.
  • Obtain medical treatment and follow your doctor’s orders. You may think you are not hurt, but some serious injuries are difficult to spot right after the accident.
  • Document your injuries and treatments you have received and how your injuries affect your life, your ability to work, and your relationships.
  • Get legal help as soon as possible. Your attorney’s guidance will help protect your rights and keep you from making costly mistakes.

Will I Need to Go to Court for My Amazon Truck Accident Case?

It depends. Most personal injury cases, including Amazon truck accidents, are typically resolved through out-of-court settlements. Generally, your case will only proceed to court if the at-fault party’s insurance company does not offer satisfactory compensation for your injuries or if there is a significant dispute regarding liability for the accident. Although a trial is not always necessary, our attorneys prepare each case as though it may go to trial, ensuring our clients have maximum leverage during settlement negotiations.

What if I Am Partially at Fault in an Indiana Amazon Truck Collision?

Indiana operates under a comparative fault system, allowing you to pursue compensation from insurance companies even if you bear some responsibility for an accident. Being partially at fault for the collision doesn’t automatically bar you from seeking damages to cover medical expenses and other costs. In Indiana, the legal standard dictates that if your share of fault is 50% or less, you can still recover damages proportionate to your degree of negligence. This principle applies when the negligence of the truck driver outweighs your own.

How a Lawyer for Amazon Truck Accidents Can Help

Amazon Has Lawyers — You Should Too

The Stephenson Rife truck accident attorneys have extensive experience and know how to deal with and handle companies like Amazon, its insurers, and their lawyers. To fight for a fair settlement, we will:

  • Meet with you to hear your version of what happened and determine if you have a valid lawsuit and what it should be worth.
  • Investigate your case by examining the crash scene, interviewing eyewitnesses and first responders, and acquiring essential records.
  • Gather evidence such as photos and videos from traffic cameras, police, ambulance, doctor, phone and hospital records, and Amazon records.
  • Hire experts to testify on your behalf, including accident reconstruction experts and life experts who can testify as to the extent and costs of your injuries, likely future care, and the physical and emotional effects of the accident.
  • Negotiate with insurance companies for a fair settlement.
  • Build your case and prepare it for trial if necessary.

We will be there for you throughout the process, handling all legal requirements, from filing pretrial motions to discovery, presenting evidence, making closing arguments, and filing an appeal. Call to get started today at (317) 680-2350.

Should I Hire an Attorney for My Indianapolis Amazon Truck Accident Case?

It’s highly recommended to hire an experienced personal injury attorney if you’ve been involved in an Amazon truck accident in Indianapolis. An attorney can help you navigate the legal process, negotiate with insurance companies, and work to maximize your compensation while protecting your rights.

How to Prove Negligence

As in any truck accident case, it is necessary to prove the defendants were negligent and at fault to win your Amazon case. To prove this legally, our attorneys must show the existence of the following elements:

  • Duty – The defendant owed you a duty of care not to cause harm.
  • Breach – The defendant breached that duty by acting or failing to act.
  • Cause – This action or failure to act caused a crash and your injuries.
  • Damages – You suffered damages, monetary or otherwise, as a result.

Depending on the circumstances, liable parties in addition to Amazon and the unsafe driver who hit you may include:

  • Other negligent drivers who may have been involved
  • Supervisors who failed to train and supervise drivers properly or failed to take action if a driver exhibited unsafe practices
  • The manufacturer of the truck or its equipment or parts, if these failed and caused the accident
  • The mechanic responsible for maintaining the truck
  • The government entity or road repair company responsible for maintaining the road if poor road conditions caused the crash.

Any or all of these parties may be found negligent and at fault for contributing to the accident, and our attorneys would look to identify all of them, as they all may have insurance and assets that can go toward a settlement award.

Damage Awards Our Amazon Truck Accident Lawyers May Win

In a successful Amazon lawsuit, our attorneys may win an award that covers your compensatory damages. In Indiana, this includes both your economic or financial losses and costs, which can be calculated, and your non-monetary damages that do not have a specific dollar value but negatively impact your life. These may include:

  • Medical and rehabilitative bills and equipment
  • Costs of continuing care
  • Lost wages and future earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish and emotional distress
  • Permanent disability
  • Disfigurement and permanent scarring
  • Loss of consortium and quality and enjoyment of life.

In some rare cases, punitive damages may also be awarded to punish negligent parties for willful negligence or especially egregious behavior, and to act as a deterrent for similar misconduct in the future.

The amounts of damages you may be awarded vary greatly, depending on the circumstances of the case. In general, if your injuries involve permanent damage and require long-term care, or if a death is involved, it may result in a higher settlement that could range from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars. The settlement may be higher if multiple parties are at fault and have insurance and assets.

Call Our Lawyers for Accidents With an Amazon Truck

Amazon truck accidents and other truck and delivery truck accidents require extensive investigation and experience, so contact our commercial trucking accident lawyers as soon as possible if an Amazon truck hits your car.

At Stephenson Rife, we pursue positive results, no matter what legal challenge your case involves. We provide caring, confident, and cost-effective service you can count on, which is why we are the law firm that other law firms consult.

Don’t delay; it takes time to investigate and build your case. There are time limits for filing, which is generally two years from the date of the accident for personal injury cases (Indiana code section 34-11-2-4 (1). Find out what we can do for you by calling (317) 593-4647 for your free consultation. We work on a contingency basis, which means there are no fees to you unless and until we win your case, so call us today.

Attorney Mike Stephenson

Attorney Mike Stephenson has 40 years of experience and is a trusted advisor to many individuals and companies. His current practice is dominated by civil litigation in state and federal courts. He focuses much of his time on handling catastrophic injuries caused by all types of accidents, including motor vehicle, trucking, workplace injuries, product liability, just to name a few. Mike is a proven advocate and trial attorney. He has served as lead trial counsel in more than 100 civil jury trials, and has handled litigation in 18 states. [ Attorney Bio ]