You can’t go anywhere in LA without seeing delivery vehicles scurrying about, taking a Big Mac from McDonald’s to a mechanic in Arlington Heights or some fried cauliflower tacos from Blasteran in Beverly Hills to a lunch meeting in the Financial District.
Not only are these convenient, but they’re also part of the fast-growing gig economy that uses an app to connect customers with products delivered to their doors. While this is great for the economy and for customers who have had it with fighting traffic for the day, it also puts a lot of extra traffic on the streets.
Delivery Drivers on the Streets of LA
At the Law Offices of Steers & Associates, we feel strongly that delivery drivers need to share the road with other drivers and operate their vehicle safely so people won’t be injured. When an accident does happen, we will help the victim get the compensation they entitled to due to the negligence of the delivery driver.
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Delivery Driver Accidents
One difficulty is that any car out there can be a delivery vehicle. Ride-share based app delivery services like Uber Eats and Instacart allow the driver to download their app, and once they are approved, start delivering. Some have a sticker on the back window or maybe on the bumper displaying the company name, but many don’t.
So when you get into an accident, the chances are that you might not know if the other driver was working at the time. Why is this important? Simply because if the driver has the minimum personal insurance coverage, then there might only be $15,000 in bodily injury available for your damages.
However, if the driver was on a delivery for one of the delivery companies, then the company itself is possibly on the hook for the damages. If you are injured because of the other driver’s negligence, find out if the driver was working for a company making a delivery.
Los Angeles Delivery Companies and Liability
There are several app-based delivery companies that operate in LA, and each one generally operates the same. If they get into an accident that’s their driver’s fault, then if the driver was actually in possession of the product being delivered, then the company is liable. All other times, the personal insurance for the driver will be used to pay for any damages.
There are some differences for each of the companies, but in all cases, it’s important to know if the driver was working for a delivery service, and if so, what stage of the delivery he or she was on.
Also, some delivery services do it the old fashioned way and the store or restaurant (mostly pizza places and delis) hire their own drivers to deliver. Some of the delivery services that you need to be on the lookout for are:
- Grubhub: App-based delivery and order.
- UberEats App-based delivery and order.
- DoorDash App-based delivery and order.
- Amazon Delivery Both app-based (Amazon Flex) and Amazon Logistics employee
- Pizza Delivery Both traditional company delivery and app-based delivery
- Postmates App-based delivery and order.
- Instacart App-based delivery and order.
Delivery Driver Accident Injuries
At the Law Offices of Steers & Associates, we know how important it is to listen to the victim and be mindful of the circumstances of their injuries. Each accident is different, and the needs of the victims are different. We have years of experience dealing with clients who have had all types of injuries, and we know how to tailor our strategy and focus on the particular needs of each client and their injury.
Some of the more common injuries we have dealt with over the years are:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Blunt Force Trauma
- Broken Collarbone
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Crushed Vertebrae
- Broken Arms/Legs
- Compound Fractures
- Whiplash and other Soft-Tissue Injuries
We know how difficult it is to deal with any of these injuries. We stand ready to help you get through this time and to deal with the compensation aspect of your accident so you can focus on what’s important: getting your life back.
Contact a Los Angeles Delivery Driver Accident Lawyer
The best thing to do when injured in an automobile accident is to talk to a Los Angeles Car Accident Attorney who understands the law and has experience getting injured victims the compensation they deserve.
Call the Law Offices of Steers & Associates at 800 824 5416 or click here to contact us online. We have attorneys with years of experience dealing with every type of motor vehicle accident, and we get results against the insurance companies and their highly-paid lawyers. Call us now to even the playing field and get the compensation you deserve.