Accident Attorney for Uber Eats

Car accidents involving drivers for Door Dash, GrubHub, UberEats, Shipt and Postmates

Getting food and other essential items delivered to your home or office has been steadily gaining in popularity especially inside cities.  Now with the coronavirus pandemic and shelter in place, on demand delivery services have become an essential service themselves.  There are several main services in existence and many more that are being created to fill gaps in service.

Requirements vary from service to service on how they find, screen, and hire their contract delivery drivers as well as how they pay and maintain them.  If a car accident occurs with a driver that is in the process of delivering for one of these services, liability can become an issue.  Often, the process is very complicated and to get proper compensation, it is important that you retain a accident attorney for Uber Eats that is knowledgeable about this special situation.

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Problems Associated with On Demand Drivers

Although there is no denying that on demand delivery services are convenient and sometimes necessary, the explosive growth has caused some problems that add to the never-ending road and freeway congestion in Houston.

One of the main problems is the pressure that these delivery drivers must make delivers fast and on time.  When delivering food, the idea is to get the food to the destination before it gets cold.  This increased pressure may cause the driver to take more risks or drive recklessly.

A second issue is driving in unfamiliar areas.  On demand delivery drivers get paid on each delivery, so many expand their territory so that they can get more assignments.  When doing this they are driving in areas of town they are unfamiliar with.  Most Houstonians know that almost every area is full of road construction.  Changing traffic patterns as well as looking for road names and addresses can cause drivers to not pay attention to other drivers resulting in accidents.

The last main issue we will discuss is nighttime driving.  On demand delivery typically work when demand is high so they will work after dark when it is dinner time or when people want nighttime snacks.  Statistics show that 50% of fatal car accidents happen at night even though there is a steep decline in actual traffic.  Now with hundreds of on demand drivers on the road delivering or waiting for delivery assignments, there is an increase chance of serious car accidents.

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Who is liable in an accident involving an at fault On Demand Delivery Driver?

Most major services like Door Dash, GrubHub, UberEats and Postmates require that their drivers have personal auto insurance coverage.  This personal coverage is the primary coverage meaning that you will first be reimbursed by the driver’s insurance company.   A problem that could come into play is when the driver’s insurance policy denies the claim because the driver did not inform the insurance company that they were using their vehicle for employment purposes.  Many insurance companies now have an add-on for people using their vehicles for on demand delivery services.  Without this, you may not get compensated for the accident.

One of the big issues that have not been addressed is who can be held liable.  This is the main reason you need to hire a accident attorney for Uber Eats like Attorney Javier Marcos to help you with the case.  Since on demand drivers are essentially contract workers, insurance coverage beyond personal insurance varies among services.  Door Dash provides $1 million added coverage after the driver’s insurance is used.  On the flip side, Grub Hub, another big player in the services provides NO ADDITIONAL COVERAGE.  If you have been seriously injured in the accident, the delivery driver’s personal insurance may not be enough to cover damages and injuries.  The personal insurance may even DENY the claim since it was during employment.  This is a very complex issue where you can be left with no solutions unless a competent attorney can find a way to get you compensated for your loss.

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Why Should You Hire An Attorney for an Accident Involving an On Demand Delivery Driver?

Until legislation is passed to cover some of the gaps in this popular delivery model, it is important that you hire a personal injury attorney if you have been seriously injured in a car accident involving an on demand delivery service driver like GrubHub, Door Dash, Uber Eats, Postmates or Shipt.  Many have complex rules for accepting liability in car accidents.  The drivers personal insurance may have issues paying due to the driver not getting the right coverage and using the insurance while “at work.”  Many of these situations can result in no form of recovery or compensation if not pursued properly.  Since personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, you pay no fees unless we get you compensated for damages and injuries.  If you or a loved one has been injured in this kind of accident, give Attorney Javier Marcos a call.  He is an experienced car accident attorney and can give you great advice and help you through this accident and get your life back on track.

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Motorcycle Accident FAQs

How do I prove that I am not responsible for my motorcycle accident?

Answer: It seems that insurance companies love to blame motorcycle drivers for accidents by painting a picture of reckless commuters. It is very important if you are able to take photos of your motorcycle accident and the accident scene. Also take photos of your injuries and damage to your motorcycle. Next, get names and phone numbers of people that witnessed your motorcycle accident. The Insurance Information Institute reported 89,000 motorcyclist injuries in 2017 and 5,172 deaths. Motorcycle accidents can cause very serious injuries. It is important to properly document and retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney to help you navigate the legal pitfalls and get you the compensation you deserve.

How much money should I expect to get from a motorcycle accident I was in?

Answer: There are many variables that come into play when determining compensation and recovery. Some of them are extent of injuries, damages to your property, loss wages and any temporary or permanent disability you may have gotten. Motorcycle accidents are inherently more dangerous than accidents involving cars and trucks because the protection given to the motorcycle operator is very minimal. Your best action would be to retain a personal injury attorney with experience in motorcycle accidents. He or she will help you by gathering evidence, documenting medical services and other costs and maximizing your compensation to cover all your loss. It is very important that you do not settle with insurance companies until you speak to an attorney.

My motorcycle and I were run off the road by a car which drove off from the scene. Do I have a case through my uninsured motorist policy?

Answer: If an unidentified vehicle causes your accident or it was a hit and run vehicle, you can file a claim under your own uninsured motorist policy. If your injuries are significant you may want to talk to a personal injury attorney to see what your options are.