Amazon Flex drivers are prone to possibly being a hazard on the road. This is true for many reasons. An Amazon Flex driver is a person who drives his or her own car, and uses it to be hired by Amazon to deliver packages. The idea from Amazon to hire these “Amazon Partners” is that the packages get to a warehouse near the person’s home quickly, but still need to be delivered fast to the door of the customer who ordered the package. Of course, there are a few other major delivery services, but they will charge Amazon huge fees, which makes it not worth it to use these other services (think UPS, etc.).
Anyone who passes the criteria for being an Amazon Flex driver can do this job. For that reason, Amazon Flex drivers are your standard every day person driving his or her own vehicle, and this may be a recipe for disaster. If the Amazon Flex driver is not a good driver to start with, then it will add onto the stress of having to meet a tight schedule to deliver packages to customers. Remember, these parcels are packed into the back of his or her car. It is here that you can see how easy it is going to be for an Amazon Flex driver to get into an accident with a pedestrian, at some time during the route. If you have had an accident with an Amazon Flex driver then you need to give our law office a call today.
Amazon Flex Drivers Are Constantly Seen Looking At Their Phone Apps While Driving
Amazon Flex drivers need to continuously review their phone apps while they are driving. This is a dangerous situation, because if their eyes are not on the road, they will certainly hit a pedestrian in a crosswalk. An Amazon Flex driver has to be reviewing the next stop, the directions, and even the traffic while driving to do the job. This makes for more hazardous driving on the part of the Amazon Flex drivers. They cannot look down at their phone app and drive carefully at the same time.
Pedestrians Have the Right of Way in a Crosswalk or Intersection
Although the pedestrians have the right of way in an intersection or crosswalk, if the driver is looking down at a phone app, the pedestrian is never going to be seen until it is too late. There are many ways that an Amazon Flex driver will be responsible for hitting and injuring a pedestrian in a crosswalk. The Amazon Flex driver may not pay attention to the weather conditions if the weather is:
- Severe winds
- Blowing soil or dirt
If the road surface is not ideal, there could also be a hazardous condition present when the roads are not well lit, there are obstructions in the vision of the driver including:
- Parked vehicles
- Sun blindness
- Frosted windows or windshield
The pedestrians have the right of way at an intersection or in the crosswalk. But if the driver is distracted by a phone, then that pedestrian has a high likelihood of being hit by the Amazon Flex driver at that time. If the Amazon Flex driver is not attentive to how he or she is driving, that is not something that you are responsible for in any way.
The driver of a car or vehicle is responsible for how the car is being handled. If it gets into an accident, it is the negligence of the driver who is at fault. Cars don’t hit people, people who are carelessly and recklessly driving their cars hit people. Call us today and we can help you get the recovery compensation that you need right now.
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