In the vast majority of cases where a food delivery driver causes an accident, the victim can directly sue the individual driver. Popular food delivery services, i.e. Postmates, DoorDash and UberEats, hire their employees as independent contractors. Many delivery services require each driver to have their own auto insurance policy. If they hit someone, then the driver’s insurance will cover the damages. You may also sue the delivery company directly. To do so, you will need to prove that the driver was carrying out duties related to his or her employment at the time of the accident. If he or she was making a delivery when he or she injured you, then you probably have a strong case. If the driver was on his or her way home, even if they were driving a work vehicle, you probably do not have a strong case. If you were injured by a negligent delivery driver, please read on, then contact a skilled Miami auto accident lawyer to learn what you should know about delivery driver accidents in South Florida.
How might you be injured in delivery driver accidents in South Florida?
There are any number of ways you may sustain injuries, but the most common are as follows:
- Bruises and contusions
- Neck and back issues
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
Those injured by negligent delivery drivers should reach out to a skilled Miami-Dade County personal injury attorney to discuss their next steps.
How can a Miami-Dade County personal injury attorney help you?
A qualified legal professional knows that the statute of limitations is not your friend. While Florida statute grants you four years, starting from the date of your accident, to file a claim, you should know that with each passing day, your case becomes that much harder to prove in court. Furthermore, you can bet that the delivery driver and/or the company that employs him or her will avail themselves of the most aggressive legal team that they can afford. They will do everything they can to drag this process out and wear you down, hoping you will settle for little or nothing. A seasoned legal representative will not let that happen to you. He or she will help uncover and present compelling evidence, in the form of medical records, police reports, witness statements, photos and videos, proving you deserve compensation. If this can happen to you, it can happen to anyone. Do not let it. Please give us a call today.
Contact a Miami-Dade County, Florida Personal Injury Lawyer
If you’ve been seriously injured as a result of negligence, or your loved one lost his or her life due to the negligence of another, you need an aggressive legal team you can depend on. No matter the origin of the injury at hand, our firm has the resources to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim and win you the compensation you need. Contact us at Aigen Law Firm today to schedule your free case evaluation.