Delivery is king at the present time. Whether it’s prepared food, groceries, or household items, everyone wants to receive what they want or need as quickly and efficiently as possible.
As a result, many accidents happen when drivers are making deliveries. A delivery person can be struck as a pedestrian by oncoming traffic or as a driver while en route. Additionally, delivery drivers can be at-fault parties in any number of scenarios – whether striking a pedestrian, driver/vehicle, or property.
So, what happens after a delivery driver accident occurs (whether for pizza, Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDash, Instacart, Amazon, or Postmates)?
Let’s look at what options delivery drivers have for filing a civil claim seeking financial compensation after an accident or injury on the job. We’ll also look at what to do if you’re struck and injured by a delivery driver. Finally, we’ll discuss how to file a claim with Dordulian Law Group to recover all applicable financial damages for your delivery driver accident injury.
A delivery driver accident can involve a number of different scenarios. Some of the most common types of delivery driver accidents include:
Delivery drivers often use the middle lane to stop and make deliveries. This can cause various types of traffic accidents as well as put the driver in danger when making a delivery as a pedestrian. But delivery drivers are also more likely to be involved in car accidents simply because of the amount of hours they spend on the roads and highways each day.
Additionally, delivery drivers can make common mistakes when rushing to make a food or product delivery. Whether they’re speeding, distracted, or drowsy from long shifts, delivery drivers are prone to being involved in automobile and pedestrian accidents.
Delivery driver insurance can vary depending on the company where you’re employed. Some standard insurance coverage policies for popular delivery companies include:
If an accident involving a serious injury occurs and exceeds the driver’s insurance policy limits, DoorDash’s company policy may cover the additional damages. But such a scenario only includes accidents where the delivery driver was on an active delivery (and DoorDash defines an active delivery as one “where the driver has goods in their vehicle to be delivered.“)
Postmates recently started offering drivers what’s known as an Occupational Accident Insurance benefit – covering some medical expenses and disability benefits in the event of an accident. If an accident occurs at any point between a Postmates driver accepting a food order and finally delivering it to its destination, drivers may be eligible for coverage for any injuries sustained in an accident.
That said, all Postmates drivers must still maintain their own insurance policies, and drivers waiting for a patron to assign a delivery are not covered by company insurance.
But the vast majority of pizza delivery drivers, particularly here in California, are expected to carry their own auto insurance policies. If you’re a pizza delivery driver who was injured in a collision, Dordulian Law Group’s (DLG) car accident experts can help you file a claim to secure maximum financial compensation.
After receiving medical attention (which is the absolute most important step after being involved in any type of car accident), it’s important to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer before making any statement to either the insurance company, at-fault party, or police.
If you were injured by a delivery driver, the facts of the case will dictate how DLG’s experienced attorneys will proceed. When you complete your free consultation, we’ll review all available options, discuss how much your case might be worth, and provide a legal strategy for moving forward with a valid claim.
Again, after first receiving medical attention, it’s important to not make any statement to either your company/employer, the insurance company, the police, or the at-fault party before first consulting with an experienced personal injury lawyer from DLG. We’ll review the facts of your case, launch a thorough investigation led by our in-house Chief Investigator (a retired LAPD Central Traffic Division Detective, Moses Castillo), and develop a legal strategy that’s both aggressive and precise for your valid claim.
The value of any motor vehicle or pedestrian accident depends largely on the facts of the case – such as the extent of liability, the severity of any injuries, etc. But whether your injury is severe or minor, the trusted attorneys at DLG will fight to help you recover maximum financial compensation.
At DLG, we’ll fight to recover all applicable damages after your delivery driver accident (whether as the driver or a private party). Some common damages that are recoverable after a delivery driver accident include:
After an accident with a DoorDash driver, it’s recommended that you contact the delivery company via telephone or directly through their app. Doing so immediately after an accident establishes a record of the incident. In addition, it’s recommended that you file a separate report with your local law enforcement agency. But that’s not all. You should contact an experienced, qualified, and proven car accident lawyer as soon as possible to file a DoorDash personal injury claim. This will allow you to pursue what is often much-needed financial compensation for things like hospital/medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma. On that note, it’s important to remember to always seek medical treatment immediately after a DoorDash driver accident. By waiting to get the medical care you need for your DoorDash car accident injuries, you not only jeopardize your health – you jeopardize the potential value of your personal injury civil claim.
DoorDash drivers, like all individuals sharing the roadways, have a duty of care to the other motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Accordingly, you absolutely have the right to sue a DoorDash driver (and potentially the delivery company directly) for a car accident injury that’s due to negligence. If you’ve suffered an injury due to a DoorDash driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to maximum financial compensation for things like pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical care costs. Furthermore, in the tragic instance where a DoorDash driver kills a loved one in a car accident, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit for damages.
Whether you were driving your car, operating your motorcycle, on a scooter, or simply walking as a pedestrian, if a DoorDash driver crashes into you through no fault of your own, you not only have the right to sue – you may be able to recover substantial financial compensation for any injuries or ensuing harm. The best way to ensure that you receive the maximum financial compensation you deserve is by contacting an experienced car accident or delivery driver accident lawyer immediately after the incident.
If you’re a DoorDash delivery driver who was involved in a car accident, you should immediately seek medical attention for any injuries. Moreover, you should file a claim with DoorDash directly – either through your employee app or by calling the company’s insurance carrier, Blue Star Claims, at 480-579-2405. Additionally, you can complete a claims form at www.bluestarclaims.com or by sending an email to DDintake@bluestarclaims.com. Before making a statement or admitting any fault in the accident, however, it’s recommended that you consult with a personal injury attorney. To learn more about what steps gig workers should take after an accident, visit our recent blog.
According to DoorDash’s occupational accident policy, drivers who suffer injuries while making a delivery with the company may be eligible for the following coverage (*Dashers do not need to sign up or enroll for occupational accident insurance in order to be covered, and there are no premiums, deductibles, or co-pays).
DoorDash car accident claims can vary in terms of overall worth. Depending on the severity of your injuries, your claim may of very high value. For example, cases with severe to catastrophic injuries may be worth hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars. If you’ve suffered a serious injury that required you to undergo substantial medical care, miss time from work, and endure pain and suffering, your case may be worth such an amount. The best way to determine the value of your DoorDash car accident injury claim is by contacting an experienced attorney for a free consultation.
DoorDash’s website confirms that if your injury occurred on or after June 27, 2019, you may file a claim using the following reporting options:
All coverages are subject to the policy terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions. If there is a conflict between the information shown here and the actual insurance policy, DoorDash states that the policy will govern. However, as indicated above, it’s recommended that you consult with a personal injury lawyer before admitting fault, making an official statement, or accepting any type of cash settlement offer for your DoorDash car accident injuries.
When you’re injured in a delivery driver accident, don’t settle for just any attorney to handle the important responsibility of fighting to recover maximum financial compensation for your claim. Choose California’s leading delivery driver accident lawyers led by former Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County, Sam Dordulian. With over 100 jury trial victories and a 98% success record, you can have peace of mind knowing that your delivery driver accident claim is in the best possible hands.
Unlike settlement mill firms that may be quick to accept a lowball of unfair offer, we prepare every case for trial. With Dordulian’s courtroom experience, you can be confident that we’ll fight to recover the maximum financial damages award you deserve.
DLG’s experience and proven results are why California delivery driver accident victims consistently choose DLG to handle their claims and help ensure justice is secured. DLG provides clients added advantages and benefits that can’t be found elsewhere:
Ready to file a claim and pursue justice through a financial damages award? Our expert attorneys are available online or by phone now.
DLG’s No Win/No Fee Guarantee means all delivery driver accident victims are able to secure the absolute best legal representation available without ever having to worry about upfront costs or out-of-pocket expenses. You don’t pay a penny until we successfully recover a maximum financial damages award for your delivery driver accident injury (whether you’re working for Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDash, Instacart, Amazon, Postmates, or another company).
If you’ve suffered any type of injury as a result of a delivery driver accident, you could be facing years of chronic pain and medical expenses. Accordingly, you need a skilled, trusted, and proven attorney like Sam Dordulian to help ensure you recover all applicable financial compensation needed to make a full recovery. Don’t settle for an inexperienced or unproven firm that could put your claim in jeopardy and leave you with mounting expenses like medical bills. Choose the experts at DLG who have the experience and proven results you deserve, allowing you to focus on what’s most important – your physical recovery and overall well-being – while we handle the stressful details and fight to recover you a maximum financial damages award.
For a delivery driver injury, the best call you can make is to the experienced lawyers at DLG.
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