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I Was Hit by a GrubHub Driver. What Are My Rights?

GrubHub: A Global Presence

Founded in 2004 in Chicago, GrubHub has more than 22.6 million active users worldwide and has become a household name in many parts of the United States. For some, GrubHub’s app delivery service is a beloved convenience of contemporary American life, but its rise has been met with a slew of accidents caused by negligent delivery drivers. If you were involved in an accident caused by a GrubHub driver’s negligence, you have a legal right to pursue compensation if any harm was caused to you, your loved ones, or your property.

App Delivery Drivers Are Prone to Accidents

Unfortunately, app drivers — no matter the app — are prone to accidents because of the nature of their work; these drivers often drive in unfamiliar areas, rush to deliver food promptly, and can easily be distracted by trying to navigate the app itself. Moreover, they could be driving while fatigued as they might be picking up extra hours after a tiring day at another job.

Does GrubHub Insure Its Drivers?

While some apps provide liability insurance for their drivers, GrubHub does not. GrubHub only requires drivers to have their own auto insurance when they apply, and many people are unaware that some policies simply do not cover accidents that occur while driving for an app-based delivery service. In some cases, drivers will need to select insurance coverage tailored specifically for delivery services, such as a commercial auto policy.

Taking Legal Action Against a Negligent GrubHub Driver

If you are injured in an accident caused by a negligent GrubHub driver, their insurance company could deny your claim whether they have the appropriate policy or not. This could create a difficult situation in which a lot of time is devoted to figuring out who can and should be held responsible for your injuries. Remember: You have a right to seek legal compensation for any damages done to you, so you should not be pushed to the side by the responsible party.

However, insurance agents are professionals at minimizing and denying claims, and they will try to sideline your claim more often than not. It is recommended to speak to an attorney as soon after an accident as possible — especially before you speak to an insurance company. An attorney can help you determine the best course of action to hold the appropriate party accountable.

What Injuries Are Eligible for a Claim?

Injuries caused by GrubHub drivers that are eligible for a claim are no different from qualifying injuries caused by regular drivers. Therefore, if you sustained spinal cord or brain injuries, broken or fractured bones, whiplash, damage to your internal organs, lacerations, burns, amputation, or disfigurement because of a GrubHub driver’s negligence, you could qualify to file a claim.

You could recover compensation for damages including the following if your legal claim is successful:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Punitive damages
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Property damage

If your loved one was the victim of an untimely death because of an accident, a wrongful death claim would be more appropriate to pursue. These claimants could be recompensed for funeral or burial expenses, loss of consortium, companionship, or guidance, among others.

Bandas Law Firm Is Skilled at Holding Negligent Parties Accountable

When app delivery drivers are involved, accident claims can become even more complex than motor vehicle accident cases already are. Sadly, negligent drivers and their insurance companies are unlikely to admit fault and happily pay damages, no matter if they are clearly responsible for the accident. Bandas Law Firm knows how to fight against these negligent parties. We will effectively challenge them when they attempt to deny liability and stand by your side every step of the way.

Contact Bandas Law Firm online to discuss your case with one of our attorneys.