Long Beach Food Delivery Accident Attorneys
Food delivery has become more popular than ever in recent years. Many restaurants register their businesses on delivery apps. Uber Eats, DoorDash, Postmates, and other food delivery vehicles can be seen everywhere.
More delivery vehicles leads to more traffic crashes. If you have been injured in a food delivery accident, your best chance of recovering fair compensation is to have an experienced Long Beach auto accident attorney handling your claim.
When a crash is caused by a food delivery driver, there may be a variety of contributing factors, for example:
- Driver inexperience: Many food delivery drivers are young, with less experience than older drivers. The less experience a driver has, the more likely he or she is to make critical errors.
- Pressure to make fast deliveries: Customers who order food through delivery companies typically want their order as soon as possible. Drivers are under pressure to deliver orders quickly, which may contribute to speeding, disregarding traffic signs or signals, and other serious traffic violations.
- Driver fatigue: Drivers for food delivery companies such as Uber Eats, Grubhub, and Postmates get paid by the delivery. This can lead to long hours behind the wheel and fatigued driving.
Liability for a food delivery crash can depend on whether the driver was working on a food delivery app and what the driver was doing at the time of the accident. If the driver was an employee of a food chain or restaurant, the employer may be liable for the crash. If an accident involving multiple vehicles was caused by a driver other than the food delivery driver, the at-fault driver may be liable. Our experienced Long Beach food delivery accident lawyer can investigate your accident and examine driver-company relationships to determine fault and liability.
Some food delivery companies provide some auto insurance for their drivers, but coverage depends on what the driver was doing at the time of the accident. For example:
- DoorDash provides up to $1 million in excess auto liability insurance for its drivers, but coverage only applies when the driver is on an active delivery. This time period is defined as beginning from the time the driver accepts a delivery request and continuing until the time the order is marked as delivered, unassigned, or canceled. At any other time, the driver’s personal auto insurance applies.
- Uber Eats carries third party liability insurance that only applies when the app is on, and the driver is available. If the driver is waiting for a delivery, this insurance covers $50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident for bodily injury, plus $25,000 for property damage. If the driver is driving to or from a delivery location, Uber Eats provides $1 million in combined third party liability insurance.
Damages in a Long Beach food delivery accident will depend on the nature and severity of your injuries. You may be entitled to claim compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost earnings, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and other losses. Our Long Beach personal injury attorney has the knowledge, skills, and resources to assess the full extent of your damages and to fight for the maximum compensation available under the law.
Call The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV at (562) 901-0840 or toll-free at (888) 454-5569 to get a dedicated legal advocate on your side after a serious food delivery accident. We offer a free initial consultation.