DoorDash Delivery Accident Lawyers Houston, Texas
As communities begin to shutter restaurants and other resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, delivery services have begun hiring hundreds of drivers to satisfy the demand for self and mandated quarantined individuals and families everywhere.
At the Nava Law Group, P.C., our Houston Doordash accident attorneys know that with more and more delivery drivers on our Texas roadways, the more likely they are to be involved in accidents with other drivers.
The bigger question becomes, what happens if I am in a traffic accident with a Doordash delivery driver while he or she is working? Does the driver’s personal insurance coverage provide the financial recovery I will need? Is DoorDash responsible for the collision and my injuries?
These are all good questions, and our Houston personal injury attorneys have answers.
What Happens If I Am Involved in An Accident with a Delivery Driver in Houston?
The difference between a car accident with an individual and a traffic collision with a delivery driver is that the latter is working for another, well-insured party when the crash occurs.
That is true for many companies that employ delivery drivers, including:
- Grocery stores
- Grub Hub
- Pizza chains
- Private restaurants using employees to deliver food
- Uber Eats
When delivery drivers of all types are involved in accidents while on the clock and during their delivery routes, more than one person or party may be responsible if you are hurt.
What Happens If a DoorDash Driver Crashes into My Vehicle?
Like any other car accident, the protocol for holding a driver accountable for their negligence causing an accident is the same.
First, take down their driver’s license, registration, and insurance information.
Take pictures of the collision and contact the local authorities to ensure a police report is filed. Keep in mind, while our community’s resources are stretched thin due to the nationwide public health emergency, the operator may ask you and the other driver to settle the collision details on your own.
It is imperative to your case that a police report is filled out. Do not take no for an answer.
Next, seek medical care right away for your injuries. Again, physician resources may be strained during our current COVID-19 climate, but you will not be able to seek damages for your injuries if we cannot prove you have been hurt by the negligence of the delivery driver.
Finally, contact our Houston car accident lawyers at the Nava Law Group, P.C. to establish whether the driver, DoorDash or both can be held financially responsible for your crash and its injuries.
Can I Pursue the DoorDash Driver for My Injuries and Financial Recovery?
If a negligent DoorDash or other delivery driver crashed into you and caused your injuries, we can pursue their personal insurance coverage for your financial recovery.
Delivery drivers of all kinds must carry the minimum collision coverage required by the State of Texas. If that insurance coverage is not enough to cover your injury needs, we may pursue the company for the balance of the damages.
What Type of Insurance Coverage Does DoorDash Provide for Accident Victims?
It is simply not enough to pursue DoorDash or another delivery company if you are involved in a collision with one of their drivers. The driver must be actively working — delivering food, products, or other goods — when the collision occurs.
DoorDash — and most other delivery services, including Uber Eats — carry up to $1 million in insurance coverage that can be pursued when their driver’s personal insurance coverage has been exhausted.
Each delivery service has a different set of rules that are outlined in their driver contracts and public information. That is why it is important to contact a Houston DoorDash accident attorney who can outline those provisions based on how they pertain to your unique injury circumstances.
Call Our Houston, TX DoorDash Delivery Accident Lawyers for Your Free Consultation Today
If you have been involved in an accident with a DoorDash driver or another delivery person, contact our Harris County and Houston DoorDash accident lawyers at the Nava Law Group, P.C. today at (713) 218-2424 schedule a free consultation and learn more about the insurance coverage options that apply to your car accident claim today, so you can get the help you need to get your life back on track after an injury.