Dallas Delivery Driver Accident Lawyers
The demand for faster and immediate deliveries from consumers and businesses has led to a rise in third-party delivery apps. With the tap of a screen, users of Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Instacart can easily access hundreds of restaurants and stores in their area. Unfortunately, this convenience comes at a price. More and more delivery drivers are taking to our roads and may drive while distracted, speed, or otherwise drive negligently.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a delivery driver, you may be able to recover compensation through a personal injury claim. At the Lenahan Law Firm, our team can sit down with you in a free consultation, listen to what happened to you, and prepare a plan to get you the compensation you need to heal. Claims against third-party delivery services are complicated and require the skill of an experienced Dallas delivery driver accident lawyer. Call us today at (214) 295-1008 to learn more in a free case evaluation.
Delivery companies like Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Instacart pride themselves on offering fast, affordable delivery services for local restaurants, grocery stores, and other businesses. Through smart phone apps, these companies can request local drivers to pick up deliveries at restaurants or stores and drop them off at users’ homes. Drivers are typically paid by the delivery, how far they need to travel, the size of the order, and the number of orders they complete in rush periods.
The issue with this system is the pressure to rush. Drivers who are paid by each delivery are motivated to rush through each delivery to get to the next one. Drivers can queue up new orders so that there is little downtime between orders, meaning they are constantly rushing between residential communities and businesses. The peak hours for these services are in the evening when drivers are more likely to become fatigued and are driving in low-light conditions, increasing the likelihood of a collision.
There is no excuse for causing a car accident, especially not delivery food or groceries. Drivers should know their limits and obey the law at all times. When they put a delivery over safety, it puts everyone on the road in danger.
Negligent actions that often lead to delivery accidents in Dallas include:
- Speeding, especially in parking lots and residential areas
- Reckless turns at intersections, parking lot exits, and business roads
- Becoming distracted by delivery apps and GPS notifications
- Fatigued driving from working in the evening
- Idle driving, where the driver is cruising around in between orders
Following a delivery driver accident, it is important to speak to an attorney about how to proceed with an injury claim. While all drivers in Texas must have minimum liability insurance, some delivery companies provide liability coverage when a driver is on the job. UberEats, DoorDash, and GrubHub require drivers to have minimum insurance coverage in their state and will only offer coverage after an accident exceeds the driver’s policy.
After a delivery driver accident, you will need to first file a claim with the driver’s insurance. If the driver’s policy does not fully cover the cost of the accident, then you can file a claim with the delivery company.
In both claims, having an experienced attorney at your side can make a world of difference. Insurance companies are not in the business of being charitable and will try to fight your claim to avoid paying out the full costs of an accident. They may argue that your injuries were minor or that you do not need long-term care. In either case, our legal team at the Lenahan Law Firm can advocate for full and proper compensation on your behalf.
Taking on a big insurance company is no easy feat. You will have to collect evidence to support your claim, avoid admitting fault during settlement negotiations or conversations with an adjuster, and know when you are being low-balled – all while recovering from your injuries. Rather than go through the claims process on your own, let our team at the Lenahan Law Firm offer you a helping hand.
If you or someone you love was injured by a delivery driver, do not hesitate to reach out to our Dallas auto accident attorneys at the Lenahan Law Firm. We limit our practice to cases involving serious injuries or disabilities to ensure our clients get the time and attention they need. We will lay out all of your options in a free consultation and follow your marching orders to get you compensation from the party who wronged you. To get started on your claim, call us at (214) 295-1008.
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