What Should You Do After An Accident Food App Delivery Driver?
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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans have relied heavily on food delivery services to eat the foods they enjoy from their favorite restaurants. Even before the pandemic, we relied on delivery services such as DoorDash, Postmates, Grubhub, Instacart, and others to make our lives easier. In addition to getting food delivered, many Americans use these services to earn extra money.
Delivery drivers make their money through volume, which means that the more stops they make, the more money they have in their pockets. The desire to make as many stops as possible encourages careless driving. Delivery drivers may speed, run stop signs, fails to yield, or make other risky driving decisions. Cutting corners while driving causes other drivers to be injured or killed.
Understanding the steps can be overwhelming if a delivery driver has injured you. A qualified personal accident lawyer can help you file a claim and a lawsuit. We have decades of experience assisting clients to recover from accidents at Oracle Law Firm.
5 Steps To Take After An Accident With A Delivery Driver
- Call 911
Get help as soon as possible after an accident. You will need to file a police report. The police report will become a part of the insurance company’s investigation.
Remain calm and get first responders to the scene. If you have passengers, look for any damages they may have. Report what you find to the 911 operators.
Remember that not all injuries are immediately apparent. You or your passengers may have a soft tissue injury like a sprain, strain, contusion, or concussion that may not become obvious for hours or days after the accident.
- Get Medical Attention
Even if your injuries seem minor, see a doctor. Do not prevent EMTs from checking your vitals or transporting you to the hospital.
First, treat acute injuries. EMTs may not take you to the hospital if your injuries aren’t severe. Insurance companies may deny your injuries if you refuse medical advice.
- File a Report
If drivers and passengers can talk to the officer, they will ask what happened. If the drivers and passengers are hospitalized, the police will come to the hospital to question you. In the meantime, officers will interview witnesses and pedestrians.
You must answer police and insurance questions honestly. Failure to report an accident and cooperate with the investigation may result in higher premiums or policy cancellation.
- Start Gathering Evidence
A. Photograph the accident scene, your injuries, and property damages.
B. Meet the other driver’s passengers, you’re not obligated to speak with the other driver’s passengers, but you should try.
C. Get witnesses’ contact info.
D. Get a copy of other driver’s license and insurance.
E. Listen to the other driver and passengers, even if they’re not talking to you. You should remember their attitude.
F. Track your medical records and bills.
- Contact Oracle Law Firm
Getting the medical care that you need after an accident can be difficult on your own. You may need the assistance of a skilled personal accident attorney to help protect your rights. We have successfully gotten our clients the money they need to recover. Call us on ((888)-547-1778) for a free consultation.