Food Delivery Service Accidents & Car Sharing Accidents

Food Delivery Service Accidents & Car Sharing Accidents

Uber Eats, DoorDash & Other Gig Delivery Drivers Accidents

Drivers who deliver food have become increasingly commonplace, especially since the pandemic. Since most companies like Uber Eats, DoorDash, Postmates and others hire their drivers as independent contractors, the ability to pursue a claim for the injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages you suffered as a result of the carelessness of the food delivery driver can be complicated.

While the accident itself may be clear cut – the delivery driver was at fault and you suffered injuries as a result, finding appropriate coverage can be problematic.

Under the circumstances, it’s important to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable Uber Eats accident lawyer or DoorDash accident attorney to help assess your claim and who may be responsible for it.

Given the potential complexity, it is important to:

  • Let us know if the other driver was working at the time;
  • Gather as much information about the accident, the driver, the scene, etc. as possible; and
  • Take photos and note of anything that indicates whom the driver was delivering for, whether the driver was in the process of making a food delivery or if the driver was en route to pick up a delivery.

The latter details are important since the different food delivery service companies provide their drivers with different protections. Uber Eats provides coverage similar to the coverage it provides its Uber drivers; that is, up to $1 million in liability coverage for accidents that occur while making a delivery or en route to pick up a delivery, but more limited coverage when the driver is just available or waiting for a delivery request.

Dashers by contrast must carry their own primary insurance with minimum limits that DoorDash supplements when the driver is on an actual delivery (which covers the time from when the delivery request was accepted until the order is marked delivered). Another factor is that many personal automobile policies now specifically exclude coverage for accidents that happen if the insured was using his car to make deliveries, though they may be able to obtain special coverage for delivery work.

Given the complexities of accidents involving food delivery drivers, it is important to contact an experienced Uber Eats or DoorDash delivery accident attorney promptly after the accident. Let us put our experience and diligence to work to protect you and uncover the information needed to help you recover from the injuries and other damages you sustained in an accident with a food service delivery driver.

TURO & Getaround Car Accidents

Car-sharing has arrived in Florida. Much like AirBnB which connects people with extra bedrooms, homes, and places to stay, there are now car-sharing services.

These peer-to-peer car-sharing businesses connect private vehicle owners looking to make some extra cash with prospective renters in need of a vehicle. Turo and getaround are two of the car-sharing options in Florida.

For those involved in an accident involving a Turo car or a getaway vehicle, it is important to contact one of Luhrsen Goldberg’s knowledgeable Turo car accident attorneys or getaway accident lawyers right away.

We’ll put our years of personal injury and car accident legal knowledge to work for you together with our experience handling car-sharing accident injury cases. As with many of these new alternative modes of transportation, an understanding of the applicable insurance coverages is critical. While both companies operate similarly the insurance coverages differ.

Let us put our experience to work to help protect you and get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries and other damages.