As food delivery has become an integral part of the service economy, the number of delivery vehicles on the road has expanded. With more delivery vehicles on the road, you may face an increased risk of being in an accident with a food delivery vehicle in the Atlanta area. If you or your loved one were injured or your loved one passed away because of a collision with a food delivery vehicle, then you may be able to secure compensation.
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Food Delivery Drivers Are Not Heavily Vetted
The qualifications for becoming a food delivery driver are not as stringent as they might be for other professional drivers. For example, a DoorDash applicant must only have the following to qualify as a driver:
- A driver’s license
- Basic insurance
- A clean driving record
Some of the notable requirements that DoorDash and other food delivery services do not generally require are special driver training or any significant period of driving experience. This means that the fleet of food delivery drivers may vary greatly in:
- Driving skill
- Driving experience
- Fitness to be driving
Food delivery drivers may face many distractions during the course of their work. They generally have to navigate their vehicle to locations which they are not familiar with and may receive numerous delivery-related notifications as they deliver food. These realities can be particularly dangerous for drivers who are not experienced behind the wheel.
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Possible Causes of Your Food Delivery Car Accident
Experience aside, food delivery drivers face the same challenges that other drivers on the roads of Atlanta do. It is their responsibility to respond appropriately to those challenges and do what is necessary to avoid causing an accident.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) lists drivers as the cause of approximately 94% of accidents. If a food delivery driver is responsible for causing your accident, then your lawyer will aim to determine exactly why they collided with you.
One or more of the following accident risk factors may have contributed to your accident.
Drivers for services like Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Postmates must be able to use their driver apps in a way that is safe. Any time they glance at or interact with their driver app while the vehicle is moving is distracted driving, and these app-related distractions may have been a factor in your accident.
Food delivery drivers can also suffer from the same distractions as other drivers. These include:
- Viewing or posting on social media
- Text messaging
- Making phone calls
- Talking with passengers in their vehicle in a distracting manner
- Eating food or drinking a beverage
Hands Free Georgia Law (HB673) makes it illegal to engage in several distracting behaviors while driving. Beyond breaking the law, distracted driving by a food delivery driver may have caused injury to you, injury to your loved one, or the loss of your loved one’s life.
Aggressive or Careless Driving
Drivers who speed, run traffic signals, make dangerous turns, or tailgate are driving aggressively. Drivers who fail to stay in their lane may qualify as careless. Other forms of dangerous driving could also be careless or aggressive and may have contributed to your accident with a food delivery driver.
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Insurance Might Cover the Losses from Your Accident
Food delivery services generally provide insurance coverage for their drivers. A lawyer will review the specifics of your accident and the insurance policy of all involved parties and pursue compensation through insurance if it is appropriate.
Uber maintains $1 million for liability coverage while the driver is fulfilling an active delivery. Other coverage amounts may apply when the driver is not actively participating in a delivery but is designated as “available” for new orders.
Auto insurance provided by food delivery services may be enough to pay for your accident-related losses. However, you may find that this is not the case.
A lawyer will manage any insurance claim that you choose to bring. They will respond to any circumstances that could prevent you from receiving the insurance compensation that you deserve.
If an insurance claim does not result in the compensation that you are seeking, then a lawyer may complete a lawsuit for you or your loved one.
Your Lawyer Will Target Compensation for Your Losses
Whether they file an insurance claim or a lawsuit, your lawyer will target compensation that covers your accident-related losses. Some of the losses that your lawyer may consider when seeking compensation are:
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Any damage that your vehicle has sustained
- The cost of your medical care
- Income that you cannot earn because of your injuries
- Funeral costs and other losses that come from a wrongful death
The decisions you make just after an accident can have serious financial implications, and a lawyer will help you act appropriately after your food delivery car accident.
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An insurance claim or lawsuit may represent the opportunity for you to cover your financial losses. An Atlanta food delivery car accident lawyer will take care of your legal needs or insurance claim while protecting your rights.
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