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What To Do After An Accident With An Amazon Delivery Truck In Texas


Being in a collision with an Amazon delivery truck can be stressful and confusing. This guide will help you understand what to do after an accident with an Amazon truck in Texas. We’ll cover the laws, avoiding mistakes, working with an Amazon delivery truck accident lawyer, what damages you can claim, and frequently asked questions.


Call us at 972-682-9700 for a comprehensive legal consultation, or visit Oberg Law to learn how we can help you get the justice and compensation you’re entitled to. Take the first step today – we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Texas Laws About Amazon Truck Accidents


There are a few essential Texas laws that apply to collisions involving Amazon trucks and other commercial vehicles:


  • Report the Accident: You must report any accident that caused a personal injury or significant property damage to the police.

  • Statute of Limitations: In most cases, you must file a personal injury claim in Texas two years from the accident date.

  • Comparative Negligence: If you were partially at fault, you can still seek damages, but your percentage of fault will reduce your compensation. For example, if you were 30% at fault, your damages may be reduced by 30%.


Common Mistakes To Avoid In Amazon Truck Accident Claims


Here are some critical mistakes that could ruin your claim after an Amazon truck accident:


  • Not Gathering Evidence: Take photos of the accident scene, damage, injuries, etc. Get witness contacts and Amazon truck driver information. Solid evidence is critical.

  • Accepting an Early Settlement:Motorist insurance offers may seem reasonable but only cover some damages. Consult a lawyer before settling.

  • Delaying Medical Care: Get checked out after any accident, even if you feel fine. Some injuries take days or weeks to appear.

  • No Legal Help: The injury claims process is tricky, especially with a massive company like Amazon. Consider hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer.


Should I Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer?


An experienced personal injury lawyer can help in several key ways:


  • Evaluate your case and damages

  • Handle negotiations with insurance companies

  • Represent you in court if necessary

  • Access professionals like accident reconstructionists

  • Cover fees until/unless you win


Good Texas personal injury lawyers also communicate clearly and fight aggressively because they understand Texas laws. They can make the process much smoother.

What Types Of Damages Can I Claim?


If Amazon’s truck driver caused the accident, you may be able to claim:


  • Medical expenses: Any costs related to accident injuries like hospital bills, appointments, physical therapy, medications, etc.

  • Lost income: Any salary/wages you missed due to recovering from accident injuries.

  • Property damage: Repairs or value of any property damaged in the crash.

  • Pain and suffering: Compensation for trauma from injuries (e.g., PTSD).

  • Loss of enjoyment: Damages relating to how accident injuries have affected your life.

  • Punitive damages: Extra damages to punish the defendant’s negligence (rare).


Your lawyer can give guidance on damages to seek. Keep good records of all accident-related costs and losses.


Frequently Asked Questions About Amazon Truck Accident Claims


  1. What Should I Do At The Accident Scene?

First, make sure you and anyone else involved are safe. Call 911 if there are injuries—exchange information with the Amazon driver. Take photos and gather witness details. Report it to the police. Seek any needed medical care.


  1. Is There A Deadline To File My Claim?

In most cases, you must file a claim in Texas two years from the accident date. But consult a lawyer ASAP; cases take significant time to build.


  1. Can I Still Get Compensation If I Was Partly At Fault?

Yes, Texas allows you to receive reduced compensation based on your percentage of fault as long as you were less than 51% at fault.


  1. What Damages Can I Seek?

Potential damages can include medical bills, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and, in rare cases, punitive damages.


  1. Why Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer?

An experienced lawyer knows Texas laws and can effectively negotiate, investigate your case, work with professionals, cover legal fees until/unless you win, and take legal action if needed.

6. How Do I Prove The Amazon Truck Drive was at Fault for My Injuries?

To prove an Amazon truck driver caused your crash and injuries, your attorney will thoroughly investigate by obtaining the police accident report, witness statements, photos and videos from the scene, the truck’s black box data, Amazon’s records on the driver’s training and history, and more. In complex cases, your lawyer may work with expert witnesses like accident reconstruction specialists to show how the trucker’s negligence caused the wreck. Proving fault is essential for holding Amazon accountable and recovering the compensation you need and deserve


Finding a Personal Injury Claim


Getting into any motor vehicle accident is scary, and collisions with huge delivery trucks like Amazon’s can be severe. While the aftermath can be complex, understanding Texas laws, avoiding common mistakes, documenting details, working with professionals like personal injury lawyers and medical professionals, and asking questions will help you take the most innovative actions after an Amazon truck accident.


This guide should provide a helpful starting point for making informed decisions if you or a loved one gets injured in an Amazon truck crash in Texas. Reach out today to discuss your situation in a no-obligation consultation.  Call us at 972-682-9700 or visit Oberg Law to schedule your consultation today. Let us take the burden off your shoulders so you can focus on healin.



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