Pikesville, MD Amazon Delivery Vehicle Accident Lawyer

Millions of Amazon packages are delivered every day across the United States. Amazon and other warehouse delivery services provide incredible convenience to shoppers everywhere since it is less intrusive into daily activities to buy things online. However, with more and more Amazon vehicles on the road, there is a greater likelihood that any one of those vehicles will get into an accident. Amazon vehicles delivering packages are larger and heavier than most privately owned cars, so the injuries that can result from an Amazon delivery vehicle accident can be severe.

If you were in a crash involving an Amazon delivery vehicle around Pikesville, our lawyers can help. We are experienced attorneys ready to analyze your case and prepare the best lawsuit we can for you. It can be scary to go against a giant company like Amazon, but we are here for you every step of the way.

Call our Amazon delivery vehicle accident lawyers with Rice, Murtha & Psoras at (410) 694-7291 for a free initial case analysis.

Damages You Could Recover in a Pikesville, MD Amazon Delivery Vehicle Accident Lawsuit

In personal injury lawsuits, damages are meant to put the plaintiff back where they were before they were injured. The legal term for this is to “make the plaintiff whole” again. Since, in many circumstances, the plaintiff cannot literally be “made whole” by returning them to their pre-accident condition, financial compensation is used as a proxy.

You could recover damages for medical bills from hospital stays, physical therapy to recover from injuries, and other treatments. Going over your medical paperwork related to the accident with our lawyers can help to figure out an appropriate amount of damages to ask for in your Amazon delivery vehicle accident lawsuit.

Additionally, you can ask for damages based on your injuries that do not have a set monetary value. Things like pain or distress from getting hurt are hard to put value on. However, you can still argue for damages based on those things. For example, you could speak at trial detailing your experience of getting injured to the judge and jury in support of a claim for damages based on your pain and suffering.

Elements of a Pikesville, MD Amazon Delivery Vehicle Accident Lawsuit

When you sue a party for personal injuries, you need to prove that the defendant was negligent. In law, negligence has four “elements,” or parts, that need to be proven true to the judge and jury. Those elements are duty, breach, causation, and injury. If you fail to prove any one of those elements, you will not be able to recover damages from the defendant.


In law, a “duty” is an obligation somebody has to another person. The general idea is that people treat one another with the respect, carefulness, and prudence that a reasonable person would. Moreover, there are some explicit traffic laws that need to be followed; that is to say, following speed limits, stopping at red lights, and so on. These also create a legal duty.

Keep in mind that the “reasonable person” standard is stricter than you might initially assume. While a real-life reasonable person might speed under certain circumstances, the fictional legal “reasonable person” always upholds their duty of care and would never fail to check their blind spot or leave too short of a following distance between cars.


Breach means that the defendant did not uphold their duty of care to you. In other words, they did not act as a reasonable person should have under the circumstances. For example, in the context of an Amazon vehicle accident, you would need to prove that the driver of the vehicle did not follow traffic rules or otherwise did not act like a reasonable Amazon delivery driver.


Causation is often one of the most fought-over elements of any personal injury claim. You must prove that the defendant caused your injuries. Otherwise, they cannot be liable for them. For a defendant to be the cause of your injuries, you have to prove that they are what is called the “proximate cause” of your injuries.

In law, a proximate cause is the legal cause of the accident – the only cause that matters to the court. It is different from the “cause in fact,” which is anything that literally causes your injuries. For example, if a car rear-ends your vehicle and injures you, the fact that that car was built on the assembly line five years ago is a cause in fact, but it cannot be a legal cause. The fact that the driver was drunk, was following too closely, or was speeding would be the legal or proximate cause because it is close in time and space to the accident.

The causation element is one of the primary reasons that you cannot sue Amazon directly in an Amazon delivery vehicle accident lawsuit. Amazon uses independent delivery service companies to transport their packages. Personal injury law lets employers be held liable for the conduct of their employees, but since Amazon does not employ their delivery drivers, they are too detached from the accident to be held liable.


Injury is usually one of the simpler elements to prove in an Amazon delivery vehicle accident lawsuit. The reason you need to prove that you were injured is that if you were not injured, there is no reason to award you any damages. Common ways to prove injury are hospital bills, photos of your injuries, and other medical data pertaining to your accident. You might also discuss the effect the injuries have had on your life or the pain you experienced having your injuries treated.

Speak with Our Pikesville, MD Amazon Delivery Vehicle Accident Lawyers Today

Our Amazon delivery vehicle accident lawyers with Rice, Murtha & Psoras are ready to discuss your case at (410) 694-7291.