When big corporations try to save money by hiring poorly trained and inexperienced drivers, people get hurt. Driving a delivery truck requires experience, patience, and the right kind of training.
Sadly, large companies don’t always hire enough qualified drivers to get the job done safely. And greed even causes some corporations to argue that they’re not responsible when someone is injured by one of the drivers they send out across the country to deliver their products.
If you were harmed in an accident caused by a careless delivery driver, contact the Dallas auto accident lawyers at The Lenahan Law Firm right away. We’ll file a claim to help you get the money you need to pay your medical bills. At The Lenahan Law Firm, we know how to take on the big corporations and win.
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There’s been skyrocketing demand for home delivery in the last few years. Many companies have responded by dramatically expanding their fleets of drivers. But in their haste to make more money, they don’t always take the time to adequately screen and train new drivers.
To meet the high demand for home deliveries, many companies put increased pressure on their drivers. It’s been reported that Amazon drivers are working 14-hours days without bathroom breaks to meet their work quotas.
When drivers are put under greater pressure to perform more work in less time, it increases their chances of making a hazardous mistake. You and your family have to share the roads with these overworked drivers, and that puts everyone at risk.
Unsafe business practices engaged in by the large delivery companies include:
- Evaluating drivers based on the number of deliveries they complete
- Hiring employees with poor driving records
- Inadequate employee oversight
- Hiring drivers with little or no experience
- Lack of training for new drivers
Trucks and delivery vans are much larger than ordinary passenger vehicles. They have large blind spots, making them more difficult to operate. When a driver who’s rushing to meet their work quotas crashes into a bicycle, pedestrian, or a family-sized sedan, injuries suffered by the victim can be catastrophic or even fatal. Consequences resulting from these accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Bone fractures
- Burn injuries
- Loss of limb
- Internal organ damage
- Wrongful death
It takes an experienced law firm with substantial resources to take on a large corporation. The Lenahan Law Firm is fully prepared to go toe to toe with the big insurance companies that represent nationwide delivery companies.
Under Texas law, anyone who contributes to an accident can be held accountable for the resulting damages. If you were harmed by a negligent driver working for FedEx, UPS, or another large company, our award-winning trial attorneys will investigate the accident and file a claim on your behalf. And we’re always ready to go to court if they refuse to offer you a reasonable settlement.
Recovering a settlement for an accident caused by an Amazon driver requires a high level of legal expertise. That’s because Amazon uses deceptive practices to shield themselves from liability.
Amazon claims their drivers are subcontractors who aren’t working directly for the company. But there’s clear evidence that these drivers do indeed work for the Amazon, including:
- Amazon’s name is right on the trucks.
- Drivers wear Amazon branded uniforms.
- Amazon recruits the drivers.
- Amazon trains drivers at their own facilities.
- Routes are selected using the Amazon algorithm.
- Drivers are required to use the Amazon app.
- Amazon tracks everything the drivers do.
- Amazon monitors drivers on video.
- When drivers don’t go fast enough, Amazon texts warnings to their bosses.
At The Lenahan Law Firm, we aren’t afraid of anybody. Our team fights to protect people harmed by greedy corporations because it’s the right thing to do.
Call (214) 295-1008 to learn more today. We always work on a contingency basis. That means you won’t owe us anything unless we win your case.