Could I Claim Against An Amazon Driver?

If you are involved in a road traffic accident with an Amazon driver you may ask ‘could I claim against an Amazon driver?’ In this guide, we explore road traffic accidents and who may be eligible to make a personal injury claim following one. 

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Could I Claim Against An Amazon Driver?

In this guide, we examine your rights following a road traffic accident. explaining who owes a duty of care on the roads. It isn’t just other drivers at risk in road traffic accidents. You could experience injuries as a pedestrian, cyclist or motorbike user. We explore injuries that could happen should you be involved in a road traffic accident as well. In addition, we look at examples of evidence that could support a claim. 

You need to begin your claim within the time limit. We discuss this time limit and what exceptions apply. 

If you decide to claim, you might want to know what your payout could be. We can’t provide an exact figure. However, we explore examples of what you could claim under general damages. In addition, we look at special damages and what costs you could recover. 

We discuss the advantages of having a solicitor if you decide to claim. We look at what a No Win No Fee arrangement can mean for your potential claim. 

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  1. Causes Of Road Traffic Accidents
  2. Types Of Road Traffic Accident Injuries
  3. What Evidence Do I Need To Make A Road Traffic Accident Claim?
  4. How Much Time Do I Have To Start A Potential Claim Against An Amazon Driver?
  5. Check How Much You Could Claim
  6. Could I Use A No Win No Fee Solicitor For A Poetntial Claim Against An Amazon Driver?

Causes Of Road Traffic Accidents  

Under the Highway Code and the Road Traffic Act 1988 road users owe each other a duty of care. This means they should act in a way that prevents injury risks to themselves and others. Everyone using the roads, including delivery drivers must adhere to the Highway Code. 

Drivers should adapt how they drive for snow and ice in the winter, for example, when surfaces are slippery and visibility is reduced. This could mean driving slower with headlights on. 

Other road conditions that drivers have no control over, such as mud on the road, should also be considered by road users. Pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists as well should consider road and visibility conditions and make appropriate adjustments in order to prevent road traffic accidents from occurring. 

However, some road traffic accidents are caused because of negligence, this is when the duty of care that road users owe each other is breached. This could mean drivers have not been paying due care and attention or driving in a careless manner.

A personal injury claim for a road traffic accident is valid when it can be proven that another road user breached their duty of care and this has led to you suffering an injury that was avoidable.

To find out more about the eligibility criteria for a claim against an Amazon driver, contact our advisors to discuss the circumstances of your accident.

Traffic Accident Statistics

Reported road casualties in Great Britain during 2020 statistics are collected by the Department for Transport. 

These include:

  • 4,265 seriously injured pedestrians
  • 4,215 seriously injured cyclists.
  • 4,429 seriously injured motorcycle users. 

Types Of Road Traffic Accident Injuries

Injuries in road traffic accidents can range from minor sprains and strains to life-threatening injuries and even further. 

Examples of injuries could include:

  • An arm injury from breaking a fall if run over as a pedestrian 
  • Knee injury if your legs are pressed between the vehicle and another object, for example, or a hip injury from a similar situation. 
  • A brain injury or brain damage if your head is impacted in a road crash. 
  • Leg injury if you are knocked from your bicycle by a moving vehicle. 

You may even be uninjured physically, but have a psychological injury by itself from the accident, such as anxiety.

To have any questions answered regarding a claim against an Amazon driver please call our helpline and an advisor can provide a free assessment.

What Evidence Do I Need To Make A Road Traffic Accident Claim?

You must have evidence in order to prove what you are claiming. However, before you even consider gathering together any proof it is vital that you have sought medical advice for any injuries you have suffered. Minor injuries such as a small bump on the head may turn out to be much more serious than you think. 

  • You may need to report the road accident – especially to your insurance. 
  • Seek medical attention. 
  • Take photographs of the scene. 
  • Request footage, including dashcam or CCTV. 
  • Appeal for witnesses. 
  • Seek legal advice. 

A solicitor specialising in road traffic accident claims could make the process seem easier. Your solicitor, for example, could contact any witnesses to your accident and request statements. They could also help gather evidence. 

Free legal advice is available 24/7 from our advisors. Eligible claims could be passed onto our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors. 

How Much Time Do I Have To Start A Potential Claim Against An Amazon Driver?

Under the Limitation Act 1980, you will typically be given three years to begin a claim. This is either after the accident itself, or after the injuries become apparent. There are certain exceptions to the time limit, however.  

These include:

  • Injuries that occurred prior to your 18th birthday. A litigation friend could start a claim on your behalf. If, however, a claim was not started on your behalf, you have three years from the day you turn 18 to begin a claim. 
  • If your mental capacity is impacted by the accident the time limit is frozen. Your claim could be started by a litigation friend, however. If you regain a capacity, you will have three years afterwards in which to start your claim. 

To have any questions answered regarding a claim against an Amazon driver please call our helpline and an advisor can provide a free assessment.

Check How Much You Could Claim

Your claim could be made up of two heads. These are general damages and special damages. We explore what could be covered by each in further detail below. 

Further understanding of your injuries could be required as part of the claiming process, so you might be invited to attend an independent medical assessment. This is to understand your injuries and what impact they could have on your life and future. 

General Damages

Compensation for our physical injuries and any related mental injuries comes under general damages. To help assign value to your injuries, legal professionals will use the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). Inside this document is a list of injuries with their potential compensation bracket. 

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Injury Potential Compensation Notes
Brain damage – Moderate (c) (i) £150,110 to £219,070 Significant epilepsy risk, personality change, intellectual deficit with an impact on speech and senses from moderate brain damage.
Injuries to pelvis and hips – Severe (a) (i) £78,400 to £130,930 Substantial residual disabilities from severe and extensive pelvis fractures.
Severe leg injuries – very serious (b) (ii) £54,830 to £87,890 Permanent mobility problems from very serious leg injuries.
Back injuries – Severe (a) (iii) £38,780 to £69,730 Chronic conditions due to a severe back injury such as disc lesions or fractures.
Knee injuries – Severe (a) (iii) £26,190 to £43,460 Continuous symptoms, such as movement limitations and pain from a severe knee injury.
Other arm injuries – Less severe (c) £19,200 to £39,170 Substantial recovery or expected recovery from significant disabilities due to a less severe arm injury.
Psychological damage – Moderately Severe (b) £19,070 to £54,830 Significant problems functioning in life from moderately severe psychological damage.
Facial disfigurement – Less severe (b) £17,960 to £48,420 Significant psychological reaction from substantial facial disfigurement due to less severe scarring.
Skeletal injuries (b) £14,900 to £23,950 Permanent facial deformity from multiple facial bone fractures.
Damage resulting from traumatic injury (a) (iii) £6,610 to £12,590 Traumatic injury, such as serious seat-belt pressure.

Special Damages

Under this head, you could recover costs associated with your injury if you provide evidence. Proof could take the form of receipts. If you purchase specialist makeup to conceal scars, for example, keep the receipts to recover the costs. It could also be payslips if you would like to recover your loss of earnings or loss of future earnings. 

For answers to your questions about a claim against an Amazon driver, get in touch with our advisors. 

Could I Use A No Win No Fee Solicitor For A Potential Claim Against An Amazon Driver?

A solicitor could help gather the evidence required to support a claim. High upfront solicitors fees have traditionally been associated with legal representation. Under a No Win No Fee arrangement, however, you will not pay an upfront solicitors fee. 

You could hear this called a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). It works by taking a success fee out of the awards of successful claims. A legal cap applies. If your claim is not successful, however, you will not pay a success fee. 

Our advisors can answer any questions. If a claim seems eligible it could be passed onto our panel of personal injury solicitors. 

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