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Who Is Liable For Uber Eats Accidents?

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

Can Uber Eats Be Held Liable For a Car Accident? 

Food delivery services have recently been popping up all over, offering convenient service to those that want food delivered to them. Many restaurants would not otherwise be able to provide these services without the aid of the delivery services, such as Uber Eats. Another benefit to these food delivery services is the employment opportunities it offers. Contracted drivers have the freedom to take as many or as few orders each day.

However, with more drivers on the roads, means more possibilities of auto accidents. Auto accidents can be burdensome and confusing in general, but when they involve a third party, such as a food delivery app, it may be hard to understand who is liable. An injured motorist may have grounds to sue a delivery service like Uber Eats if they were involved in an auto accident. Our team of experienced food delivery accident attorneys has shared some of the legal rights available for those seeking compensation after an accident.

What Do I Do If In a Crash With an Uber Eats Driver?

Aside from getting any needed medical attention, file a police report. If possible, take pictures of the accident, including the accident scene, along with any visible injuries. It is encouraged to speak with an attorney experienced with Uber Eats auto accidents. Uber Eats can be held responsible for a victim’s injuries in some cases. An experienced attorney will look to see if negligence was a factor. If Uber Eats hired a driver with a bad driving record, they may be considered negligent. Furthermore, if the driver was at fault due to distracted driving, speeding, or other reckless driving, they could be held liable. Some common causes may include: 

  • Distracted driving - drivers that are inattentive and failing to focus on the road have a high probability of causing an accident.
  • Speeding - drivers often speed to make a delivery in time or pick up as many orders as possible to maximize their profits.
  • DUI driving - driving while under the influence of substances, like narcotics or alcohol, increases the risk of getting into an accident.
  • Fatigue - drivers will often drive for many hours to increase their profits for the day.
  • Poor vehicle maintenance - if car owners fail to maintain their vehicles, they can increase the risk of causing an accident while on the road.
  • Tailgating - if drivers follow other cars too closely in heavy traffic, it increases the risk of a rear-end collision.

What If I Was Hit While Driving For Uber Eats?

Food delivery drivers have an increased chance of being involved in auto accidents due to their extensive time on the road. They are susceptible to other drivers that may be distracted or impaired. When a delivery driver is hit by another vehicle, it is important to report the accident with Uber Eats. However, these claims can be complicated, and it is advised to have an experienced food delivery accident attorney on your side. While Uber Eats does insure their drivers, their claims process can be tricky as restrictions mandate that the food order must be inside the car at the time of the accident. An attorney will ensure injured delivery drivers get the compensation they deserve.

Uber Eats Auto Accident Attorney

Contacting Legal Herald can put victims injured in car accidents involving Uber Eats in touch with an experienced food delivery accident attorney. Having a team fight for the rights of the injured to make sure they get the maximum settlement to cover their expenses.

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