Who you can sue in a food delivery driver car accident depends on many factors. In most cases where a food delivery driver causes an accident, you directly can sue the individual driver. Popular food delivery services—such as Postmates, DoorDash, and Uber Eats—hire their employees as independent contractors. However, many companies also require their drivers to have some amount of car insurance to cover them in the event of a collision.
Certain apps and companies will also offer additional layers of coverage that may kick in depending on the severity of the accident. With so many details to factor after a food delivery accident, it can be tough to traverse the legal landscape on your own. Car insurance and food delivery companies often only have their own interests and bottom lines in mind. This can make negotiations and communications difficult for individuals, even if they feel they are owed compensation.
By getting in touch with one of our lawyers who focuses on these cases, you can rest assured that they will fight for your legal position. A lawyer can collect crucial pieces of evidence that can serve to establish the identity of all liable parties. Depending on the cause of your accident and the damages you suffer as a result, you could be entitled to recover financial compensation for a range of damages. A personal injury lawyer will work with you to help you file a claim and pursue any compensation that you could be entitled to receive.
What to Do After an Accident with a Food Delivery Driver
If a food delivery driver strikes your vehicle, it can be hard to stay calm and collect your thoughts. However, doing so can be the difference between a fair resolution and a disaster. If you are involved in an accident, you should always contact any emergency medical services that are needed. Quick action is necessary to save lives and prevent further harm. Reporting the incident to local law enforcement authorities is also needed to obtain full documentation. Next, you should always exchange contact information and insurance information with any other drivers that were involved in your incident. If possible and only if safe, photos of the damage to the cars and their immediate post-accident position in the roadway can be of value. A photo of the license plate of all other cars involved can also be extremely helpful. Letting your car insurance company know about the accident can also help you as you work to take legal action after an accident.
Finally, it is helpful to contact a lawyer who focuses on car accidents. Not only will a lawyer assist you by communicating with other parties related to your accident, but they will also keep you updated as they determine a value for your case. The legal process that follows a car accident with a driver delivering food can be confusing, and a lawyer can stand up for you and demand that your rights be protected and asserted the entire way.
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Contact a Car Accident Lawyer to Learn More About Your Legal Options
If you are looking to sue someone in a food delivery driver car accident, then you could be facing a storm of complex legal details. By contacting a personal injury attorney, you can relieve yourself of many of the duties that are needed to process a lawsuit after an accident. According to the statute of limitations presented in New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214, victims who suffer a personal injury in an accident have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit. In addition to the statute of limitations, claims and lawsuits are governed by other deadlines as well. By contacting a lawyer within the statute of limitations and other case-controlling deadlines, you give your legal team time to compile evidence (such as witness statements and dash-cam or surveillance video, which should be gathered as soon as possible,) and construct a case that represents your position in the most compelling manner. Without your proactive behavior, however, a lawyer will not be able to offer their assistance in your case. The sooner you contact us, the greater our opportunity to build the strongest case possible on your behalf.
A lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., will preserve and champion your rights after you are involved in an accident. Our team will fight tirelessly on your behalf as we communicate with other parties, identify liable parties, and determine a value for your case. Our lawyers can meet with you on Long Island, or elsewhere in New York. Our team can also assist clients in different languages. Call (516) 932-0400 today for a free consultation.