Amazon Truck Accidents in Nevada
As the largest online retailer in the United States, Amazon delivers millions of packages every day. But with that many packages landing at doorsteps and delivery lockers on a daily basis, Amazon truck accidents in Nevada are bound to happen.
And Trucking Injury Law Group is here for when those crashes occur.
For a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation, call or contact us online.
Trucking Injury Law Group—Attorneys Who Care
Serving clients nationwide, Trucking Injury Law Group is a multi-state law group that handles truck accidents—and nothing else. We are experts in complex trucking industry claims and litigation. With a proven track record of success, we pride ourselves on providing unparalleled legal representation to accident victims.
In Trucking Injury Law Group, you’ll find a legal representative who:
- Is knowledgeable in all local, state, and federal regulations that apply to your case.
- Can correctly value your damages and losses to determine the true value of your claim.
- Isn’t afraid to stand up to the insurance company and negotiate for the fullest possible settlement.
- Will elevate your claim to court if the insurance company refuses to pay maximum compensation.
- Will answer any and all questions you may have, explaining everything in the clearest way possible.
- Will handle everything related to your legal claim or lawsuit so that you can focus on what matters most—resting and getting better.
We start every attorney-client relationship with a completely free case evaluation. This meeting is about more than just determining if you have the legal standing to file a claim, it’s also about finding out whether we’re the right fit for you.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an Amazon truck or delivery van collision in Nevada, we invite you to contact our law group by phone or online. We’ll match you with an experienced and compassionate attorney who is best suited to handle the needs of your case.
Amazon Accident and Injury Statistics
Time and time again, Amazon has prioritized fast and cheap delivery over safety. This is dangerous not only for its workers, delivery drivers, and customers but also for the motorists who share the road with its delivery trucks and vans.
Let’s take a closer look at Amazon’s history of accident and injury statistics:
- In 2021, 20% of Amazon delivery drivers suffered work-related injuries.
- Amazon executives refused to implement mandatory drug testing for its drivers in 2015.
- From 2015 to 2019, delivery drivers carrying Amazon packages caused at least 60 injury accidents and 10 deaths (although the actual numbers are likely higher).
- New AI monitoring inside delivery vans has been linked to dangerous driving behaviors.
Behind every delivery truck or van carrying Amazon packages is a trail of unsafe business practices and a disregard for safety fueled by prioritizing profits over all else.
Delivery Drivers and Unrealistic Quotas—a Deadly Combination
Truck drivers are notoriously overworked and underpaid, expected to travel long distances for relatively low pay. While this is an industry-wide problem, the issue is amplified for truckers and delivery drivers who work transporting Amazon packages.
Delivery drivers are often expected to deliver hundreds of packages in a single day and are penalized for everything from taking lunch breaks to enjoying a sip of coffee. And meeting delivery quotas isn’t rewarded. Instead, drivers are faced with higher (and more unrealistic) quotas when they push themselves to the brink to meet their delivery requirements.
Extreme working conditions paired with low pay are a dangerous combination, and they make the people behind the wheels of these massive vehicles a real and constant threat to everyone’s safety.
Drivers who are stressed, tired, or overworked are more likely to make serious errors behind the wheel, such as:
- Running red lights
- Missing stop signs
- Merging or changing lanes without looking
- Forgetting to use their blinker
- Following too closely (tailgating)
- Cutting other vehicles off
- Ignoring the right of way
- Stopping in crosswalks
It’s important to note that drivers still have a duty of care to drive responsibly, no matter the circumstances. A poor employment situation is no excuse to handle their vehicles in a way that is dangerous or unsafe.
The Most Common Types of Amazon Truck Collisions
As truck accident attorneys, it’s our job to be familiar with the different formations that truck crashes can take. Some of the most common types of Amazon truck and delivery van collisions are:
- Rear-end collisions
- Head-on collisions
- Sideswipe accidents
- T-bone (broadside) collisions
- Wide-turn (squeeze play) accidents
- Jackknife accidents
Don’t see your exact crash type listed above? Get in touch anyway; our legal team has the background and expertise needed to handle a wide range of truck accident types.
Amazon Warehouses and Fulfillment Centers in Nevada
Nevada is currently home to thirteen different Amazon operations facilities located in Las Vegas, Henderson, and Reno. This includes a 145,000-square-foot warehouse, a major “last-mile” fulfillment center found in the Valley. Packages that leave this facility are on the last leg of their journey to customers.
Routes heavily trafficked by Amazon delivery trucks include:
- The Las Vegas Beltway (County Road 215)
- S. Route 95
- S. Route 50
- S. Route 395
These delivery trucks and vans aren’t isolated to interstates and highways, though. Any time that you get behind the wheel, whether you’re driving to work, dropping kids off at school, or heading to the grocery store, there’s a chance that you’ll encounter an Amazon vehicle.
Amazon employs approximately 21,000 people statewide—about 654 people per every 100,000 residents.
Breaking Down the Causes of Crashes with Amazon Trucks and Delivery Vans
So what’s causing all these Amazon delivery truck and van crashes? There is no one-size-fits-all answer that we can give. Every accident is different and unique, and you’ll likely need the help of an experienced attorney to identify the negligent acts that caused your crash.
What we can do, however, is highlight the most common contributing factors to these types of crashes, which include both driver errors and mechanical failures.
Anyone who is behind the wheel of a large vehicle like an 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer, delivery truck, or delivery van has a duty of care to drive safely. This involves keeping to the posted speed limit, slowing down during periods of inclement weather or low visibility, and otherwise following the rules of the road.
Driver errors that violate that duty of care and can cause accidents include:
- Failing to slow down for slow-moving traffic or poor road conditions
- Talking on the phone (even with a hands-free device)
- Texting and driving
- Using social media
- Taking videos or pictures
- Eating meals or snacks
- Personal grooming
- Driving while tired or fatigued
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Drivers who are undertrained or unqualified tend to be more prone to making errors. However, it’s important to note that any truck driver can make a life-changing error.
Trucking companies, fleet owners, and independent drivers are responsible for maintaining delivery trucks and vans. These vehicles should be road-worthy and in good working order. Regular maintenance and inspections are key to identifying and addressing serious issues with vehicles.
Owners and operators who do not properly maintain their vehicles are putting you and everyone else at risk for accidents caused by mechanical failures, such as:
- Tire blowouts
- Transmission and engine failures
- Suspension or steering failure
- Brake failures
- Malfunctioning or broken lights
- Missing or malfunctioning windshield wipers
- Underride guard failures
- Coupling malfunctions
If you were injured or lost a loved one in an accident with an Amazon vehicle or driver, you have the right to hold all at-fault parties responsible for their actions. For help determining liability in your specific case, please contact our law group for a no-cost, no-obligation informational meeting.
Injuries and Death—The Aftermath of Serious Delivery Truck Accidents
Life after an accident is never easy. However, collisions between big trucks and smaller passenger vehicles are almost always serious. Injuries are generally much more severe and more likely to require emergency medical care or lead to death.
Some of the most common injuries associated with Amazon truck and van crashes in Nevada include:
- Broken bones
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries (SCIs)
- Back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Airbag injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Amputation (loss of limb)
The most severe injuries can also lead to death. If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one in what should have been a preventable accident, Trucking Injury Law Group can help you fight for justice.
Amazon Truck and Delivery Van Accident FAQs
Amazon trucks and delivery vans are some of the most easily recognizable commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) on the road today. But as widespread as these vehicles are, there are still many unanswered questions that people are left with.
While we are happy to answer any and all questions that you may have during your no-cost case consultation, our attorneys have also provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Amazon trucks, delivery drivers, and these types of collisions.
Are Amazon drivers considered to be employees?
The drivers behind the wheel of most Amazon delivery vehicles are not employees. Truck and delivery drivers are contracted through other businesses or are independent contractors through Amazon Flex.
This was a strategic business decision made with the intention of shielding Amazon from liability for motor vehicle accidents.
I was hit by an Amazon delivery driver—who’s responsible?
Liability for accidents involving trucks carrying Amazon packages is not always clear. Not only does Amazon shield itself from legal action through the use of contracted and independent contractor drivers, but it also relies on a complex logistics network that involves a number of other companies, shippers, and workers.
By the time that a package arrives at someone’s door, it has already passed through multiple responsible hands.
To ensure that everyone who played a role in your accident is held accountable for their negligent, reckless, or wrongful actions, we strongly recommend that you work closely with an experienced Nevada trucking accident lawyer.
Can I sue Amazon for a truck accident?
Yes, it may be possible to sue Amazon for injuries, financial damages, and other losses associated with an Amazon truck accident. However, liability is already complex for accidents involving the trucking industry. Add in the online giant that is Amazon, and things get that much more complicated.
Amazon has focused a significant amount of its time and energy on minimizing its legal responsibilities for accidents involving its delivery vehicles, contracted drivers, and Flex drivers.
This does not mean that you cannot recover compensation for your crash-related injuries and losses. To learn more about your legal rights, get in touch with our law group.
What compensation can I get for an Amazon delivery vehicle crash?
Compensation for truck accident injuries and losses is highly contingent upon factors that are unique to your case. However, in most claims, victims are entitled to both economic (financial) and non-economic (non-financial) damages for things like lost wages, medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, and more.
And if you’ve lost a loved one, you may also be entitled to compensation for funeral and burial expenses.
Standing Up for Victims of Amazon Truck Accidents in Nevada
There are many benefits to fast, reliable delivery from an online retailer. But these benefits have been accompanied by an ongoing and ever-present threat to the safety of our roads.
If you’ve been injured in an Amazon truck or delivery van crash in Nevada, you need help—and you need it sooner rather than later. Evidence disappears quickly in truck accident cases, and there’s a time limit called a statute of limitations that artificially limits the amount of time you have to recover compensation.
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to secure both compensation and a sense of justice. Give us a call or contact us online, and we’ll match you with an experienced attorney who is best suited to your case.