Amazon Delivery Service Partner Program
Under the Delivery Service Partner (DSP) program through Amazon, individuals can start their own business by delivering Amazon parcels. DSP is essential in promptly delivering Amazon packages, crucial to the company’s daily operations. However, Amazon has reportedly used the Delivery Service Partner program to avoid liability in accident cases arising from the mistakes of DSP drivers.
Liability in Accident Cases Involving Amazon DSP Vehicles
Amazon has been found to argue that the company is not liable for independent contractors. In contrast, the company manages delivery service drivers’ operations, training, and start-ups and provides logistics experience, processes, technology, and on-demand support. Delivery service drivers are reportedly monitored daily through telematic devices installed in vehicles, smartphone apps, and cameras. However, Amazon has reportedly continued to deny responsibility for its independent contractors.
Accident cases involving delivery and transportation vehicles for Amazon are often challenging. This is due to the company doing everything it can to dispute liability and avoid paying claims. As such, Amazon may use Flex driver, DSP, ASP, and other programs to use as a shield from liability. Plaintiff’s attorneys throughout the country have been litigating cases where Amazon has claimed that the company is not responsible for bodily injury or death caused by said independent contractors.
One particular case is set for trial in March of 2024. The plaintiff’s counsel filed a lawsuit against the Amazon DSP and Amazon, where the plaintiff was allegedly hit by one of the company delivery vans at their residence. The complaint has alleged that the other side wantonly and negligently allowed the van to collide with the plaintiff in their front yard. The case alleges that the incident occurred while the delivery driver operated the vehicle within the scope of their employment with Amazon Delivery Service Partner and Amazon.
Importance of Hiring a Lawyer for an Amazon Delivery Service Partner Accident Case
Independent contractors for Amazon often have insurance. In most cases, there are commercial policies available. However, that may not be enough when an individual is seriously injured or killed due to the negligence of a DSP driver. As such, a claimant needs to hold the company accountable for economic and non-economic damages to ensure they are fully compensated for the losses they caused by Amazon contractors.
It is essential to have a California personal injury attorney who is familiar with the litigation strategy used by companies such as Amazon in an accident case involving a driver transporting and delivering parcels. This is particularly the case regardless of the type of vehicle the motorist was operating at the time of the incident. This may include a Flex driver, sprinter van, box truck, big rig, etc.
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At AutoAccident.com, our legal team uses our knowledge, skills, and resources to analyze, independently investigate, and prepare every aspect of claims for those we represent in Amazon delivery vehicle accident cases. This includes visiting the crash scene, conducting an in-depth investigation, interviewing witnesses, gathering onboard video records, collecting GPS data, preserving physical evidence, requesting police reports, and viewing the photos of the damaged vehicles. We work with expert witnesses who can adequately calculate and determine total expected damages in cases.
Our California personal injury attorneys work to negotiate a favorable settlement agreement throughout the legal process and are fully prepared to take cases to court if necessary. We can review your potential case in a free consultation and operate on contingency. This means that clients do not pay us anything until we have successfully resolved their case. Our dedicated legal team has assisted injured parties and surviving family members to obtain full compensation after devastating accidents since 1982. Learn more about us and the services we offer in the video below.
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If you were injured or lost a loved one in a car accident caused by an Amazon delivery vehicle driver, you need a law firm with experience in California personal injury law to hold Amazon and contractors accountable for their carelessness or negligence. When you need a Sacramento personal injury lawyer, contact our law office to discuss your potential case in detail and receive free, friendly advice at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400. You can rest assured that your case is in good hands as we have the knowledge, resources, and track record of successful verdicts and settlements.
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