The independent food delivery service has hit critical mass. More so than ever there are countless delivery drivers on the road working as independent contractors. With so many delivery drivers on the road, there has been more accidents involving these drivers. Top delivery companies such as Doordash is one of the largest businesses in this vertical. Many of their drivers have been in car accidents, and the victims of these accidents are often unsure what they should do. For victims, it can be a very confusing landscape, but with the help of an experienced car accident attorney it is easy to navigate these accident cases and also maximize your settlement.
The Common Question of Car Accident Victims
One common question that victims of car accidents have is who should they seek compensation from? Victims often do not know if they should file a claim against the driver or against Doordash. In torts, attorneys are often taught to go after the one with the largest amount of money. This is known as the law of the ‘deep pockets’ which isn’t really a law but more the best way for a car accident attorney to pursue the largest settlements for their clients.
One good thing is that companies like Doordash demand that all of their drivers have a specific level of coverage. For victims, this means that the driver will have insurance coverage that has the possibility of taking care of any property or personal injury damage that the delivery driver might have caused. The bigger question becomes when do you pursue recourse against Doordash or any other huge delivery company and not just the driver?
When Do You Sue the Delivery Company?
The answer to this question is very much situational, it depends on the nature of the accident, if the driver was on a call or headed to a call, it depends if the driver was in a Doordash vehicle. The truth is that someone who isn’t well versed in the law shouldn’t make this decision on their own, but instead they should contact a well qualified car accident attorney who has experience fighting these kinds of cases. A qualified attorney will know what to do, and will take a microscopic look at your accident to determine who to pursue.
Step one is to immediately get a police report, this isn’t always needed but it does give a verified record of what happened. If you are injured, seek immediate medical attention. An experienced car accident attorney can assist in finding proper medical attention from medical professionals that are very familiar with treating car accident victims. Sometimes with car accidents you might not realize that you have an injury because collision injuries can take quite a while to manifest. Seeking a medical physical after any accident is a good practice. Contact a car accident attorney who will advocate on your behalf.
Finding the Right Car Accident Attorney
Finding the right attorney is not always the easiest thing because there are just so many of them. Almost every attorney will claim that they are the absolute best. The best way to determine if you are dealing with a quality attorney is by looking at their track record. Find out the settlement amounts they have won for clients. Take a look at their track record of dealing with cases that are specifically just like yours. Doing this quick homework is the best way to find the perfect attorney to represent you in your case. It is also something that is very easy to do, and all the best attorneys will quickly share this information with anyone who asks. At the Law Offices of David Kohm we have a number of experienced car accident attorneys who have dealt with Doordash and delivery driver accident cases.
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