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What To Do If In a DoorDash Auto Accident?

Published: February 15, 2022
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on February 15, 2022

Is DoorDash Liable For Auto Accidents?

Over the past few years, food delivery services, such as DoorDash, have allowed people to have hot food from any restaurant delivered right to their door. In addition, the services offer the freedom of self-employment to many drivers. These contracted drivers can take as many or as few orders making them their own boss. However, as with any position that involves driving, there is always the risk of auto accidents.

Anyone who has found themselves involved in an accident with a food service delivery vehicle may wonder who can be held liable for injuries sustained.
Regardless of if you were hit by a Doordasher or hit while driving for Doordash, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover compensation. Our team is here to explain your legal rights and when DoorDash can be held liable for auto accidents.

What Do I Do If I Were Hit By a DoorDash Driver?

The initial step would be to seek medical assistance if your injuries were severe. Call the police and file an official police report, as this will help in the future with the claim. As with any accident, documentation is always beneficial for a strong claim. This can be achieved by taking a series of pictures of the accident and scene of the accident, in addition to any injuries. Lastly, call and speak with an experienced food delivery accident lawyer. A free consultation with a lawyer experienced with accidents involving DoorDash will help you make the best decision on your legal actions to get the maximum compensation possible.

The attorney will analyze the details of the accident and look for any negligence. Too often, accidents happen due to distracted drivers. Many additional factors may come into play with a food delivery driver. One example is the driver rushing to take additional orders causing them to speed. Some of the most common reasons for accidents include:

  • Distracted Driving - texting, emailing, talking on the phone
  • Speeding
  • Unsafe Lane Changes
  • Road Hazards
  • Inclement Weather
  • Driving Under the Influence

What Do I Do If Hit While Driving For DoorDash?

A DoorDash driver that was hit by another vehicle might take legal actions against the other driver if they were at fault. DoorDash does offer insurance that may include their drivers, but it can be complicated. In order to fall under their insurance, the DoorDash driver must be in possession of the food. Injured drivers should always file a claim with the company to alert them of an incident. It is best to trust the experience of a food delivery accident lawyer if you find yourself ever in an accident while driving for DoorDash.

Can I Sue DoorDash For an Auto Accident?

Filing a claim against DoorDash, or any food delivery service can be complicated. An experienced lawyer will understand the legal process to get injured victims the compensation they deserve. They can analyze the details of the accident and look for proof of negligence or reckless driving. If the fault was on the food delivery driver, the legal team might try to find out if the driver was speeding to take more orders or distracted using the delivery app while driving. Reach out to Legal Herald to further explore your legal rights after an accident. 

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Darla Medina
About Darla Medina
Editor: Darla is a content writer with a focus on the legal field. She covers cases of sexual abuse, drunk driving, and preventable violent crime for the Legal Herald. Contact Darla: [email protected] This article was fact checked prior to publishing by this author to ensure compliance with our rigorous editorial standards. We will only use authoritative sources. Our values compel us to provide only trustworthy information. If you find an error, please contact us.
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