Get The Compensation You Deserve After A Crash With A Commercial Vehicle In California
Any type of motor vehicle accident requires prompt legal analysis to determine who is responsible for compensating people injured in the crash. If you are in a crash with a car driven by a private individual, you will typically bring a claim against that person and, if all goes well, be compensated by their auto insurance.
But what if the other vehicle in your accident is in use by a delivery driver, such as an Amazon, UPS, FedEx or DoorDash driver? Will the driver, their company or both be responsible? Such questions are increasingly important in today’s world, as more people than ever rely on delivery services. This also means that numerous drivers who may be employees or private contractors are on the road at any given time.
If you were in a collision with a commercial driver of any kind in the Los Angeles area, contact KRA Legal, PC, as soon as possible so we can help you solve the liability puzzle and get compensation coming to you without unnecessary delays.
Who Can Be Held Liable For Delivery Driver Accidents In California?
The answer could be simple, such as in the case of a FedEx driver who is using a FedEx truck. In that case, the company will be liable and possibly the driver, too. Or the answer might be complex, such as when a DoorDash or other delivery service driver is using their own vehicle, is not on the clock with the delivery company or is violating company policies in some way.
The sooner you have an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney on your case, the sooner the necessary investigation will be concluded and the more legal options you may have.
Can You Bring A Claim Against Amazon, UPS Or FedEx When One Of Their Drivers Strikes Your Car With Their Delivery Vehicle?
Possibly yes. Or, if the driver was using their own vehicle, you may need to sue that driver as well as, or in addition to, the delivery company.
If our attorneys take your case, we will look into questions about whether the company conducted a complete background check before hiring the driver or neglected to take a driver off the road despite a disturbing driving record.
What Should Your Next Steps Be?
As is the case with any traffic accident, you should:
- Call for help if someone has been hurt.
- Get prompt medical attention if you were hurt.
- Report the accident to your insurance company, but do not submit to questioning by a claims adjuster with your insurer or another insurer before getting legal advice.
- Gather eyewitness contact information, take pictures and find out where your crashed car will be towed, if applicable.
- Don’t share details about your accident on social media such as Instagram.
- Get legal advice as soon as possible.
At KRA Legal, PC, we are client-focused personal injury attorneys with a great deal of experience to draw on. We are known for being responsible as well as meticulous in our investigations.
Rely On Our California Personal Injury Lawyers
When you suddenly have medical bills to pay and practical problems to solve, the legal aspects of a motor vehicle accident can be hard to grapple with. Fortunately, you do not have to face these difficulties without support. If you work with us, you will discover that we truly care in addition to knowing how to approach your claim for compensation.