Amazon trucks can cause serious injuries because the trucks are large and heavy. Immediately after you have an accident with one of these vehicles, you must start acting due to short claim deadlines and the urgency of gathering evidence.
The sooner you start gathering evidence the better because it can dissipate over time. Here is what you should do to start the process.
At the scene
If you are relatively okay, check your passengers, take pictures of the scene, get the Amazon driver’s information, get information from witnesses who stopped, allow EMS to check you out and tell the police officers what happened. After you leave the scene, go to your doctor as soon as possible to document any injuries.
Look for potential injuries
As mentioned, the size and weight of Amazon trucks can leave you facing serious injuries. It can even kill your passengers. However, you might also have less serious injuries, such as:
- Bumps and bruises
- Road rash
- Eye injuries
- Deafness or other ear injuries
- Head, neck and shoulder injuries
- Brain injuries
Other things that you might encounter but that may not be on a crash report include broken bones, sprains, torn muscles, internal injuries and lost limbs.
You must notify the Amazon insurance company if you experience this type of accident. However, it is important to remember that you may have to fight them. They are a business looking to make a profit. Every claim means less profit for them. That means they will try to settle with you for less than you deserve. One of the most common tricks they use is to try to get your side of the accident. Do not fall for this because they will try to twist it so you were the at-fault driver.