Campbell Delivery Driver Accident Lawyer
Years ago, getting dinner delivered was a special event. It was mainly reserved for pizza nights and other occasions. Nowadays, the average person can have everything delivered. Meal delivery services such as GrubHub, Postmates, Uber Eats and DoorDash make dinner delivery a regular occurrence, and grocery delivery services like Amazon and Instacart have expanded delivery to other everyday items. The rise of delivery services has also contributed to increased volumes of traffic on the road, especially in metropolitan areas. Hurried or distracted delivery drivers can make a mistake, leading to an accident. When delivery drivers negligently cause a crash, both the driver and their employer may be held responsible for any injuries they cause.
Equally likely is that the delivery driver will get into an accident that is somebody else’s fault. Sadly, many delivery drivers wind up mistreated on top of having to deal with severe injuries from the crash. Delivery drivers may feel threatened or intimidated by the other driver or their insurer. They might have limited English skills or be relying on their delivery job to provide for their family. Solution Now Law Firm stands up for injured delivery drivers and makes sure they are treated fairly.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a delivery driver or by a delivery driver in Campbell, the dedicated and effective delivery driver accident lawyers at Solution Now Law Firm are ready to hear your case. We will investigate the matter on your behalf, building your case and your strongest arguments for maximum recovery. We have years of experience going toe-to-toe with the biggest insurance providers, corporations, and any other parties who may be held liable for your injuries. At Solution Now Law Firm, our first priority is the well-being of our clients, and we fight to ensure they get the compensation they deserve.
Who is Liable After a Delivery Driver Accident?
If you are hit by a negligent delivery driver, you might have the right to bring a claim against the driver individually as well as against the company that employs them. Companies such as FedEx and UPS use full-time drivers, and they are legally required to maintain certain levels of insurance. When their delivery drivers act negligently in the course of performing their duties, the company is legally responsible under a legal doctrine known as “respondeat superior” or “vicarious liability.” Large companies typically have better insurance and more disposable income than do individual drivers, strengthening your chances for a full recovery.
Not all delivery companies employ drivers full-time. Companies like Postmates and Uber retain drivers as independent contractors. That does not, however, absolve them of liability: If a person is in the process of completing a delivery in the course of their employment, then they are a representative for their company. The company could be held legally responsible for the accident. Many delivery companies provide insurance policies for their independent contractor drivers for just this reason. Postmates, for example, carries $1,000,000 excess coverage on drivers. Their policy is similar to the ones that Uber and Lyft maintain for their rideshare and delivery drivers.
If you are the delivery driver who is hurt in the crash, the at-fault driver’s insurance should ultimately be responsible for your damages, but getting there can be a challenge. Depending on whether you work full-time for a major employer like UPS or FedEx or in the gig economy, you may have a harder or easier time going through your personal auto policy or your employer’s and letting them sort it out with the other driver.
Some delivery services will help you with property damage and bodily injury insurance. For example, Lyft Essential Deliveries drivers have contingent collision coverage that applies regardless of fault to pay for your vehicle repair or replacement, subject to a $2,500 deductible. You have to maintain collision coverage on your personal auto policy for this coverage to apply. As for bodily injury, if you’ve accepted a delivery or have accepted a delivery request and are transporting goods, you’re covered with uninsured (UM) or underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage. Solution Now Law Firm regularly represents delivery drivers and can help you sort out the best way to get your medical bills paid and recover other compensation after a crash.
Dedicated Service to Campbell Accident Victims
The knowledgeable and experienced delivery driver accident attorneys at Solution Now Law Firm have a deep understanding of personal injury law. We know the questions to ask and the facts to unearth in order to not only prove that a delivery driver was legally at fault in an accident but also to demonstrate that their employer was liable for damages caused in the crash. We know how to build the strongest case for recovery and how to ensure that you can recover the maximum amount of compensation available. Contact our talented and effective delivery driver accident team to set up a free strategy session.
Reach Out to a Professional and Dedicated Campbell Delivery Accident Lawyer
Solution Now Law Firm is here to help if you or someone you love has been injured by a delivery driver in Campbell, Saratoga, Cupertino, Los Gatos, or across the Bay Area. We pride ourselves on our personal service to our clients. We will speak with you personally, investigate the facts of your case, build evidence and arguments unique to your claim, and do our best to fight for the monetary damages you are owed. Our seasoned delivery driver accident legal team will be with you from day one to ensure you get the advice and representation you need. Please call us at 408-256-2871 or reach out via email to arrange a free case evaluation.