The rising demand for delivery services when coupled with a prevalence of mobile food delivery apps such as Postmates, Doordash, and Uber Eats, has created an abundance of food delivery cars throughout the United States, all over New York State and right here on Long Island. This is in addition to delivery services available through Amazon, FedEx, and UPS. Accidents with these vehicles can bring some unique legal and financial concerns to the table.
If you or a loved one experienced an accident with a delivery car, then you may be eligible to recover financial compensation for your damages. A Long Island food delivery car accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., will preserve your rights as we investigate the details of your case and work to build the most compelling representation of your legal interests.
Our team will keep you updated on your case, identify liable parties, communicate with other parties involved in your case, gather evidence, determine a value for your case and tirelessly move your case forward with the goal of winning the greatest possible outcome for you. For a free consultation, reach out and connect with someone in our office today at (516) 932-0400.
Injuries in Food Delivery Car Accidents
Traumatic brain injury, disfigurement, burns, and broken bones are all common in car accidents. Neck and spinal cord injuries, such as whiplash, are also quite common in automobile accidents of all kinds. Even vehicle collisions that occur at low speeds have a high chance of causing whiplash. Depending on the severity of the injury, you could be facing substantial medical bills.
For example, whiplash injuries can be difficult to detect after an accident. As the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) points out, comprehensive imaging tests, such as MRIs, X-rays, and CT scans may be required to accurately assess the full scope of a whiplash injury after an automobile accident. The costs of these tests can add up quickly.
You should see a doctor if you were hurt in an accident. Even if you may be fearful about accruing large medical bills, your health is your top priority after experiencing any kind of automobile accident. In most motor vehicle accident cases in New York, No-Fault Insurance benefits will be available to cover these costs. Moreover, any medical records of your accident-related injuries can support a personal injury case for compensation. We will gladly consult with you about these concerns, at no charge, and if you choose to retain our services, we can guide you through the issues pertaining to payment for medical testing and treatment.
Contacting a lawyer can give you the chance to recover while they protect your rights and go after all forms of monetary compensation that you may be eligible to collect. A Long Island food delivery car accident lawyer from the office of Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., can meet with you on Long Island or elsewhere in the New York metropolitan area to discuss your case.
For a free consultation, call our office today at (516) 932-0400.
For a free legal consultation with a food delivery car accidents lawyer serving Long Island, call 516-932-0400
Taking Action After a Food Delivery Car Accident
The aftermath of an automobile accident is often a frustrating situation. For instance, you will need to determine whether the delivery driver or the company employing them is liable for your damages. In many cases, delivery drivers are contract workers, which can complicate the legal proceedings. It helps to follow some basic steps after an accident with a food delivery car.
Evidence in Your Collision Case
First of all, you should report the accident to local law enforcement authorities. It is best if the police report to the accident scene, ideally, if safe, before cars or trucks have been moved from their immediate post-collision positions in the roadway. You should also contact emergency medical services to assist anyone who suffered personal injuries in the accident.
After taking care of these crucial steps, it helps to take some photographs or videos of the accident scene, if you are able to do so safely. You should also exchange contact and insurance information with any other parties involved in the incident. We have heard so many times of at-fault drivers who stop, just long enough for the other driver(s) to believe that the at-fault driver is about to cooperate with exchanging information and when the injured driver turns their attention even briefly, the at-fault driver leaves the scene without exchanging information. For this reason, whenever possible, always try to take a photo of the other vehicle’s license plate first. These items will be important in building your case for damages and for having a source of recovery. Other types of evidence that your attorney may gather for your case include:
- Official records of the collision from law enforcement.
- Testimony from witnesses.
- Information from the food delivery service regarding the driver.
Contacting a lawyer after an accident will give them time to begin compiling these and other crucial pieces of evidence to identify and hold the liable party responsible. Your lawyer will also be able to handle any potentially sensitive conversations with other parties, including insurance companies and other attorneys, on your behalf.
Note the Statute of Limitations on New York Collision Cases
Problems with seeking compensation can arise if you fail to file a lawsuit within the amount of time that the statute of limitations permits. In New York, New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214 outlines these restrictions.
While it is not always necessary to commence a lawsuit, it is critically important to have that option available to fortify a pre-suit claim. If an insurance carrier knows an injured person is time-barred to start a lawsuit, they will deny a claim, realizing the injured party has no effective options. You have a limited time to file a lawsuit after an incident that results in a personal injury. In addition to the statute of limitations, claims and lawsuits have other deadlines that must be observed. Additionally, from a practical perspective, considerations pertaining to evidence, such as taking statements from witnesses before they may become hard to locate or capturing dash-cam surveillance video before it is erased, lost, or destroyed, are critically important. Contacting a lawyer promptly will give them a chance to build the strongest possible case on your behalf.
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Car accidents involving food delivery cars can leave victims feeling stressed and worried for many reasons. Personal injuries may inhibit your ability to return to life on your own terms after an accident. A potential mess of legal and financial struggles can join your physical complications to make your situation feel even harder to solve.
With a lawyer working on your side, you can invest your time and energy into getting back to normal after an accident with a food delivery car. A Long Island food delivery car accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., will both protect and assert your position after you experience an accident.
Our lawyers are dedicated advocates for victims of driver negligence, and we will fight tirelessly on your behalf. We will keep you updated as we communicate with all parties related to your case, identify liable parties, gather evidence, determine a value for your case and work passionately to win the compensation you need and the justice you deserve.
If needed, we can also offer our assistance in other languages. Connect with our office today by calling (516) 932-0400 for a free consultation.