Could I Claim Against An Amazon Delivery Driver?
Motorists have a responsibility to ensure that their actions on the road do not put others at harm. If you are injured by the careless actions of a driver, you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation. This is a guide that will explain whether your potential claim against an Amazon delivery driver for an injury in a road traffic accident could be justified.
It will explain how road traffic accident claims work and how liability for an accident is assessed. It will explain the instances in which you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation, and show you how compensation can be calculated and valued. This guide will also give you information about how to potentially get in touch with a solicitor to help you, at no initial cost to you.
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As per the Road Traffic Act 1988, all road users owe a duty of care to each other. The duty in this situation means that anyone using the road has a responsibility to make sure their actions do not put you at harm. You in turn owe this same duty to them.
Whether as a pedestrian, motorist or cyclist, your actions have to be in line with the rules of the road. You can be found liable for an injury, if it is caused by negligence, including actions that go against The Highway Code.
If you were injured by a driver’s negligence, you could make a personal injury claim against them.
If this happened to you and you have evidence that you were injured by an Amazon delivery driver’s negligent driving, then why not speak to one of our advisers?
An accident by a delivery driver could be caused by:
- An Unsafe vehicle: The delivery driver or the company that provides the vehicle to them, has a responsibility to ensure that the vehicle in use is safe and fit for use on the road. They can be found liable for an injury caused by an unsafe vehicle.
- Fatigue: Drivers should avoid using the roads if they’re fatigued or on medication that causes drowsiness. If a delivery driver injures you because of reckless driving caused by fatigue, you could be eligible to make a claim against them.
- Unsafe driver: Companies can hire self-employed or agency drivers as delivery drivers. In these instances, the companies may not have provided direct monitoring or training, and are not always able to guarantee that the driver is safe. This can lead to unsafe drivers being hired as delivery drivers and causing you injury.
These are examples of negligent actions that you could make a claim for. If you have evidence of a valid claim against an Amazon delivery driver, why not reach out today?
One common type of road traffic injury is a whiplash injury. A whiplash injury is caused by a sudden movement to a person’s head. it often results in a period of neck pain and stiffness.
Other types of injuries you could suffer in a road traffic accident include:
If you were injured by a driver’s negligence, please reach out to one of our advisers to discuss if you are eligible to make a claim for compensation.
You could potentially be eligible to make a claim against an Amazon delivery driver if you can prove that your injury was caused by their negligent actions. Evidence is an important part of making a claim.
A personal injury solicitor can help you collect supporting evidence for your claim. This can often come in the form of:
- CCTV (or similar recordings)
- Dashcam Footage
- Witnesses: The contact details of witnesses to the accident
- Police reports
- Medical Records
Medical evidence of the injury is important. Your medical records from a hospital or GP can act as evidence. What’s more, a solicitor can help arrange an independent medical assessment to provide a report for use in your claim.
If you are looking to make a claim against an Amazon delivery driver, then please reach out to one of our advisers to discuss the evidence you have ready for your potential claim.
Changes To Road Traffic Accident Claims
If you suffered a whiplash injury, it will now be assessed against a tariff. If your injuries are valued at £5,000 or less, and you were a driver or passenger aged 18 or over, your claim for whiplash compensation could be made through the portal.
You could make a claim for compensation to address the injury and the effect it has had on your life.
For the pain and distress of the injury, you can seek an amount known as general damages.
We have included a table of injuries below, along with potential awards for them. They do not accurately reflect what you will be awarded in your claim, but the figures come from the publication commonly used by legal professionals when assessing compensation awards: the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). We’ve taken figures from the JCG produced in April 2022.
|Moderate Head Injury: (i)||Injuries seriously harming a person's mental ability||£150,110 to £219,070|
|Moderate Head Injury: (iii)||Injuries harming a person's memory and concentration||£43,060 to £90,720|
|Minor Head Injury||Injuries causing continuous headaches||£2,210 to £12,770|
|Severe Neck Injury: (ii)||Serious fracture heavily affecting neck mobility||£65,740 to
|Severe Neck Injury: (iii)||Continuing pain from soft tissue damage||£45,470 to
|Severe Back Injury: (i)||Spinal cord damage causing serious pain and disability||£91,090 to £160,980|
|Severe Back Injury: (iii)||Persistent pain from a soft tissue injury||£38,780 to £69,730|
|Moderate Back Injury: (ii)||Muscle injury causing persistent pain||£12,510 to £27,760|
|Serious Leg Injuries: (ii)||Injuries causing permanent mobility problems||£54,830 to £87,890|
|Serious Leg Injuries: (iii)||Severe open fractures||£39,200 to £54,830|
For the financial effect the injury has had on you, you can seek an amount known as special damages. Any financial losses or costs you have spent because of your injury could be claimed back in compensation.
This can include:
- Loss of income
- Alternate travel arrangements
- Costs towards the repair of your car
Please speak to one of our advisers if you are looking for an estimate of compensation.
A No Win No Fee claim, is a claim made with the help of a solicitor on a No Win No Fee basis.
This means their payment will depend on the outcome of your claim. There is no upfront solicitor’s fee and there are no ongoing solicitor fees. If your claim is successful, you would pay them a success fee, which is a percentage of your compensation, that you would both agree to beforehand. The payment has a legal cap and can only be made if your claim is successful.
To see if a No Win No Fee solicitor could help you, please reach out to one of our advisers now by:
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Other resources that could be helpful include:
GOV: Guide to statutory sick pay
GOV: Guide to requesting CCTV footage of yourself
NHS: Guide to whiplash conditions
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Written by Charles
Edited by Victorine