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Who Is Liable for Postmates Accident?

Published: February 16, 2022
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on February 16, 2022

Car Accident With Postmates 

Food delivery has come a long way, and anyone can have food delivered to their door from nearly any restaurant with one touch of their phone. Food app delivery companies, such as Postmates, hire contracted drivers to deliver food from a large assortment of restaurants to customers at all times of the day. 

As this gig industry continues to grow, more and more drivers are hitting the road. Unfortunately, this means an increase in auto collisions. However, understanding how these accidents are handled can be a daunting task. By hiring a Postmates accident lawyer with experience in food delivery accident injury lawsuits, injured victims can take the guesswork out while ensuring they are awarded the maximum compensation for their losses. 

Who Is Responsible for a Postmates Accident? 

Postmates launched in 2011, meaning it is a fairly new company, and not many are aware of their regulations. Like other food delivery services, they restrict their coverage to when the drivers are logged in to an order. If the Postmates driver is at fault for the accident, victims may recover compensation for their losses. 

What Are the Common Causes of Postmates Accidents?

Most food delivery drivers try to take as many orders as possible in a day to make the most profit possible. This causes drivers to rush and make poor driving decisions, like traveling at excessive speeds or frequently changing lanes. This negligent driving increases the risk of car accidents. Other causes of Postmates accidents include:

  • Turnіng асrоѕѕ oncoming traffic
  • Turnіng without a signal
  • Runnіng stop signs аnd red lіghtѕ
  • Failing to yield
  • Failing tо adhere tо right оf way lаwѕ
  • Driving while undеr the influence 
  • Using the phone whіlе drіvіng 
  • Drіvіng whіlе tired

Does Postmates Cover Car Accidents?

Victims injured due to a Postmates accident can sue if negligence is a factor. For instance, they hired a driver despite having a history of reckless driving. However, the company provides coverage for injuries or property damage of third parties in the event of accidents at the fault of their drivers.

How Much Is a Postmates Settlement Worth?

Settlements will often vary depending on the circumstances of the accident. A fender bender will pay out less than a more severe accident. Each state may have a statute of limitations that regulates how long a victim has to file a claim. An experienced Postmates accident injury lawyer can explain to a victim their legal options to ensure they receive the maximum compensation. 

Filing a Postmates Accident Injury Lawsuit 

Pursuing compensation against Postmates can be stressful. Our team of Postmates accident lawyers keeps up with the ever-changing app-based businesses laws and regulations. If you have been injured in an auto accident involving a Postmates driver, contact Legal Herald today to be directed to an experienced injury lawyer. 

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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: 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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