Uber Eats is a food delivery app that allows customers to order food from partnered restaurants that may not have delivery options. Uber drivers deliver the food for a small fee. With more food delivery drivers on the road, the potential for collisions increases. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in an Uber Eats accident, J&Y Law can help.
Your claim may involve Uber, the driver, or another motorist. Our capable Uber Eats accident attorney will sort through all the details and fight to protect your rights. We handle all injury claims on a contingency basis, so there is never a fee until we win compensation for you. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Causes of Uber Eats Accidents
Like most car crashes, Uber Eats accidents involve many factors. First, the delivery drivers need to make as many deliveries as possible to make money, sometimes causing drivers to speed, run stop signs and red lights, drive recklessly, or engage in other dangerous driving habits.
Also, delivery drivers use smartphones and GPS navigation to connect with customers and find their destinations, potentially leading to distracted driving. Some drivers may be fatigued from working long shifts or driving late at night; others might be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Both the negligent delivery driver and Uber may be liable in all these scenarios. On the other hand, another motorist may have caused or contributed to the accident.
Because of these complexities, it takes an experienced personal injury attorney to discover the cause of the Uber Eats accident and hold the responsible party accountable. That’s where J&Y Law comes in. We have the skills and resources to go up against big tech companies like Uber and the determination to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
Uber Eats Insurance
Uber Eats follows a similar insurance structure as Uber, based on the stage of delivery:
- Once a delivery driver accepts a delivery order, Uber’s insurance covers up to $1 million in coverage for injuries sustained by other drivers or pedestrians
- If the delivery driver is on the app but has not accepted a delivery request, Uber provides $50,000 in coverage per person up to a maximum of $100,000 per collision and $25,000 in property damage
If the delivery driver is off the clock, their liability insurance will be the primary source of coverage. Notably, California’s minimum liability coverage is $15,000 for bodily injury policy for each injured person and $30,000 maximum for all injuries, which might not cover all your damages.
In any case, insurance companies put profits before injury victims and attempt to deny valid claims. The Uber Eats accident attorneys at J&Y Law know how to level the playing field and will demand full payment of your claim. If the insurer fails to offer a reasonable settlement, we will take them to court.
Common Uber Eats Accident Injuries
In an Uber Eats accident, other motorists, occupants of other vehicles, and pedestrians can suffer all types of injuries, such as:
- Cuts and lacerations
- Broken bones
- Torn muscles
- Back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Loss of limb (amputations)
- Traumatic brain injury
Let our experienced personal injury attorneys help you recover damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.
How J&Y Law Can Help
Being injured in an Uber Eats accident can be overwhelming, but you can trust our attorney to handle all the details of your claim so you can focus on healing. We will:
- Investigate the accident site
- Obtain and review the police report
- Identify and interview witnesses, including the delivery driver
- Subpoena the driver’s app and GPS data
- Obtain safety data from Uber Eats
- Collect medical evidence to support your claim
- Negotiate with the insurance company and their attorneys
Many accident cases settle before trial, but we are always ready to litigate if necessary. Rest assured, we will fight to win you just compensation in or out of the courtroom.
Damages We Will Fight For
Our Uber Eats accident attorneys will work to help you obtain all the medical and financial resources you need. You may be entitled to economic and noneconomic damages, such as:
- Medical expenses
- Cost of rehabilitation
- Lost income – present and future
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Permanent disability/disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Attorney fees and court costs
If you have lost a loved one in an Uber Eats accident, our wrongful death attorneys can help you obtain compensation for final medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, and the loss of financial support and guidance your loved one would have provided. Money cannot replace a life, but you deserve solace and compensation to secure your financial future.
Contact Our Experienced Uber Eats Accident Attorney Today
Uber Eats has become a popular option for customers who prefer not to dine or carry out, but accidents are becoming increasingly common. If you have suffered injuries in an Uber Eats accident, turn to J&Y Law for aggressive representation and dependable service. Contact us today so we can start working on your claim.