With so many people sheltering in place, it’s no surprise that the food delivery business is booming. Unfortunately, this is causing a huge rise in accidents involving delivery vehicles. If you’re involved in an accident with a DoorDash vehicle, it’s going to require a large amount of investigation and legal expertise to figure out who’s responsible for medical bills, lost earnings and other expenses. DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates, Uber, Lyft and other “gig economy” companies are trying very hard to avoid financial responsibility, with lawmakers forcing them to do more to protect workers and injured victims. As a result, the laws are constantly changing, making these challenging personal injury lawsuits. That’s why people injured in an accident with a DoorDash vehicle should contact the experienced DoorDash Accident Lawyers at Wittenstein & Wittenstein. Call 718-261-8114 for a free consultation phone or Zoom consultation. We don’t get paid unless we win!
Why You Need a Queens DoorDash Accident Lawyer
DoorDash does more for its employees than other delivery services such as Grubhub. The company provides it’s drivers with a commercial auto insurance policy with limits of up to one million dollars for bodily injury and property damage arising from DoorDash deliveries. This means that anybody injured in a DoorDash accident has the potential for a large amount of compensation, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be an easy case. There are many loopholes that the insurance company and attorneys for DoorDash will use to try to avoid paying on compensation, including claiming that the accident was not while delivering for DoorDash. That’s why you need to hire a Queens DoorDash accident lawyer that knows their tricks. Call 718-261-8114 for a free phone or Zoom consultation. We get you the highest amount of compensation for your injuries, and you don’t have to pay us a dime until we collect money for you.
What Types Of Injuries Are Sustained in DoorDash Accidents?
It’s important for food deliveries to arrive hot and on time. This isn’t always easy in congested areas, making DoorDash accidents quite common. The severity of the injuries is determined by many factors including:
- Rate of speed
- Whether occupants are restrained
- Points of Impact
- Weight of Vehicle
Injuries can range from minor to catastrophic and include:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Spine Injuries and Paralysis
- Fractures and Dislocations
- Lacerations and Scars
- Sprains and Strains
It’s important to seek appropriate medical treatment as soon as possible after any accident. It might not be possible to go to an Emergency Room unless you sustain catastrophic injuries, but this doesn’t mean you should avoid getting treatment. You can go home and contact an online Urgent Care to triage your situation and advise you of next steps. You can also call Wittenstein & Wittenstein, the DoorDash Lawyers that are monitoring treatment options for injured people during the Covid 19 Pandemic.
Can I Sue DoorDash If Their Driver Causes An Accident?
Yes. If you are a pedestrian involved in a DoorDash accident, you can sue DoorDash for personal injuries. In such a case DoorDash’s insurance company will be responsible for your medical bills, lost earnings and other first party benefits. If you are driving and hit by a DoorDash driver, you can sue DoorDash for personal injuries sustained as a result of the negligence or recklessness of their driver. It is also possible to make a wrongful death claim on behalf of a pedestrian or driver that is killed in a DoorDash accident. These accidents are complicated, so it’s important to contact Queens DoorDash accident attorneys that have handled many of these cases. Wittenstein & Wittenstein is the leading Queens DoorDash Accident Attorney, ready to help you with your case.
What Should I Do After A DoorDash Accident?
After a DoorDash accident, or any motor vehicle accident, it’s important to take precautions to protect both your health and your lawsuit. If you have not suffered a catastrophic injury which prevents mobility, these are the steps you should take:
- Call 911
- Take pictures and videos of the DoorDash vehicle, including the license plate, stickers of decals that show it’s a DoorDash vehicle and damage to the vehicle.
- Exchange information with the DoorDash driver
- Interview witnesses and collect their information
- Seek medical attention
- Seek legal assistance from Wittenstein & Wittenstein, the leading Queens DoorDash accident lawyers
What Should An Injured DoorDash Driver Do After An Accident?
If you’ve been injured by a negligent or reckless driver while delivering for DoorDash, you should preserve your rights to make a claim. You can make a case if you’re injured while you are driving, or hit by a car when you are on foot, or on a bike. Here’s what you need to do right away:
- Call 911
- Take a screenshot of your assignment and route
- Contact DoorDash to report the accident
- Take photos and videos of the scene
- Exchange information with others involved in the accident
- Interview witnesses and exchange information
- Call the leading Queens DoorDash accident attorneys, Wittenstein & Wittenstein for a free consultation at 718-261-8114.
DoorDash Accident Compensation
If you’ve been injured in a DoorDash crash, you can claim the following types of compensation:
- Medical Bills
- Lost Earnings (Present and Future)
- Property Damage
- Pain and Suffering
- Wrongful Death
- Loss of Consortium
- Punitive Damages
The Leading Queens DoorDash Accident Attorneys are Wittenstein & Wittenstein
We know everything there is to know about how to handle a DoorDash accident case. We can intake your case on the phone or with Zoom during the Covid 19 Pandemic. Please call us for a free consultation at 718-261-8114.