Beasley Allen has filed a lawsuit against Amazon on behalf of a client seriously injured in a central Alabama crash.
In August 2023, our client’s vehicle was hit by an Amazon Delivery Service Program vehicle on Hwy. 14 in Elmore County. As a direct result, the client suffered and continues to suffer permanent injuries from the crash.
The lawsuit alleges, in part, that Amazon negligently entrusted, supervised, monitored and controlled the truck company and the driver through its delivery service program.
Amazon contracts with outside companies to complete deliveries on its behalf, but a recent investigation by The Wall Street Journal revealed that Amazon regularly contracts with unreasonably dangerous trucking companies. The study further revealed that, “Amazon contractors with problematic scores were twice as likely as other contractors to have a crash while working for the company.”
“Our client was permanently injured due to negligence in hiring and contracting with unsafe trucking companies,” Beasley Allen Principal Attorney Mike Crow said. “This dangerous practice of hiring unsafe drivers has led to numerous deaths since Amazon began the program in 2015. We intend to seek justice for our client and hold Amazon accountable for their actions.”
The lawsuit seeks compensation for our client’s injuries, related losses and punitive damages against the defendants.
It is a reminder that companies are responsible for prioritizing safety and holding their contractors to high standards. Beasley Allen will continue to push for safer roadways and work to ensure safe roads for the public.