UberEats, DoorDash, and GrubHub have exploded onto the streets in recent months due to the Coronavirus pandemic. These delivery services offer food delivery from various restaurants, breweries, grocery stores, and fast food joints for a moderate fee—the restaurant generally pays 15 to 30 percent of the commission to the delivery app/driver, according to the New York Times. Food delivery, including UberEats, is growing fast. UberEats doubled its revenue to $1.3 billion in just three months during the period of social distancing, according to Fox News. But food delivery drivers, who earn more the faster they get from point A to point B so they can take on another delivery, are some of the worst drivers on the road. If you were injured in a UberEats or other rideshare food delivery collision, an attorney can help you sue the negligent party for compensation.
It can prove challenging to even find whether the driver was working for UberEats or not, as not all UberEats delivery vehicles are outfitted with an Uber sticker. More likely, the injuries you sustained probably rendered you incapable of coming to any conclusion about the driver’s occupation at the crash scene. An attorney will help investigate the collision, and find all liable parties involved, including Uber.
Of all the rideshare delivery companies, UberEats is most likely the “best” to get hit by. This is because UberEats has a $1 million bodily injury policy for victims run down by the UberEats driver, but this only applies if the driver is on the way to make a delivery. Otherwise, if you are injured by the driver in a collision, you must pursue their own auto insurance policy, which is most likely much lower than $1 million. Similarly, the driver has up to a $1 million insurance policy if they are injured in a collision, but only if they are currently on the way to make a delivery, or currently making a delivery.
Other delivery services like GrubHub, DoorDash, and Postmate do not provide insurance for their drivers. This means that if you get in a collision caused by one of these delivery drivers, you have to go through their personal insurance. All too often, these drivers are uninsured or underinsured. As such, you are left with few options for compensation, unless you have a large UM policy of your own.
Were you injured in a collision with an UberEats driver or another rideshare delivery vehicle? You deserve to be fully compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and other damages. To begin the claims process, call the San Jose personal injury attorneys at the Solution Now Law Firm today. You can schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers today.
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