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Hit by a Food Delivery Driver in Phoenix

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on June 8, 2022

Food delivery services are on the rise in the United States, as it has become a convenient and stress-free option for busy individuals and families to cater their meals. Food delivery services work by people ordering food either through an app, online or via telephone, which is then picked up by a third party who collects the food from the restaurant and delivers it to your doorstep.

Food delivery services have become a crowd favorite in Arizona and due to the high demand for services, there are a large number of food delivery service vehicles on the road at any given time, leading to drivers often rushing to get hot food to hungry families on time.

As a result, an increase in the risk of there being crashes as a result of speeding delivery drivers and general negligence has meant there is a growing population of individuals and families who are sustaining injuries and economic losses as a result.

If you are wondering what the next best step is following an accident involving a food delivery vehicle that has caused personal injury, the Husband & Wife Law Team can be of assistance.

Why do food delivery vehicles get into accidents?

Food delivery cars are the same as other vehicles which drive on the road, so why is it that there is a growing number of accidents involving them?

There isn’t one singular reason as to why, however a combination of potential factors include speeding drivers wanting to maximize profit and deliver good service.

There is no denying that a distracted driver who is rushing from client to client is unlikely to be paying attention to all the road rules, pedestrians, and utilizing their defensive driving skills.

This means that people can end up making careless and sometimes fatal mistakes behind the wheel in pursuit of delivering the food in an efficient manner. This can cost the driver themselves, the delivery company, and the victims of a delivery vehicle accident.

What types of injuries might the victim sustain?

Depending on the type of crash, as in any motor vehicle injury, the victim can sustain bruising, broken bones, spinal cord injuries and brain injuries such as concussions or brain bleeds.

Other injuries can manifest in less obvious ways such as lack of cognitive function and stability, anxiety, trauma, and depression in severe cases.

Insurance liability issues

Because the food delivery driver is an employee of a company, it is important to consider how liability is determined with regard to insurance. Some companies have specific policies that insure their drivers against incidents such as these, while others may not.

If you have found yourself in this situation, it is worthwhile to read the insurance policy of the delivery company you ordered to see whether their insurance company will compensate you for your loss.

What parties can be held accountable if an injury occurred out of negligence?

Possible culpable parties include the delivery driver, the delivery service company, and in some cases the car manufacturer if the fault occurred due to a vehicle malfunction.

How will the firm assess the case to pursue full compensation which may be available?

A lawyer from the Husband & Wife Law team will need information from you detailing the incident, the subsequent costs, and proof of injury caused by the accident.

A lawyer will weigh up the facts of the case and inform you as to your options and the prospects of success.

Why is it important to have a skilled lawyer to assist you?

Lawyers are trained professionals who are expected to have a detailed understanding of the rules that govern our society. Sometimes, lawsuits can be an extremely complex and convoluted process. That means that having a skilled lawyer by your side to advise on specific legal matters and troubleshoot on your behalf is very important in a bid to achieve justice for you and your loved ones.

If you or your family members have been aggrieved as a result of a personal injury from a delivery driver or food delivery company, call the Husband & Wife Law Team on (602) 457-6222.

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