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Auto Accident Attorney to Sue GrubHub for Personal Injuries

Car accidents occur every day, and there is always a responsible driver or party to point to. In the majority of car accidents, two drivers are involved in a small collision, and they exchange insurance information. More often than not, there are no injuries, which means that each party can settle the matter with each other’s insurance agency. Insurance agencies that receive claims that are seeking reimbursement for property damage are much likelier to be approved than those that have accompanying physical harm. In other instances, physical harm resulting from a car accident necessitates further involvement from an insurance company; however, some places make it notoriously difficult for a victim to collect compensation. Businesses that have employees who drive for them, like Uber, Lyft, or Grubhub, are some of the frontrunners for these tendencies to not work to help victims of accidents with their respective drivers. At Normandie Law Firm, we make it a goal to hold Grubhub responsible for the actions of its drivers and to make sure the company is liable for any damages the driver causes while he is on the job. Our clients often call us with questions about situations involving delivery drivers from Grubhub; some of these questions include:

  • I was involved in an accident with a Grub Hub Delivery, what do I do?
  • What should I do if I was in an accident with a GrubHub delivery driver?
  • What are the steps to take after an accident with a GrubHub driver?

Grubhub Information
Grubhub is a company that rose to popularity in 2013 when it merged with Seamless. The goal of the company was t provide an alternative to paper menus and to capitalize on the perpetuity of the internet; users could view menus of hundreds of restaurants from around the United States and decide on what they want for pick up. Later, Grubhub added the ability to have drivers deliver food to customers; these drivers do not work for any one restaurant, but for Grubhub itself. The company has since dipped into the current economic model of having regular people pick up side work, much like Uber drivers do.

The issue with Grubhub’s relationship with its drivers is the same issue that every similar company faces: the problem of insurance. Many businesses view these employees as independent contractors; under the law, independent contractors, or third-party workers, are not employees of the company. Thus, the company is not responsible for any of the contractor’s actions. This tactic has been used by numerous companies, and some have faced legal action that demanded the specific workers be given the status of legal, full-time employees. Grubhub, however, has not faced that result like Uber and Lyft have. Grubhub does not provide insurance for its drivers; they are only expected to have their own auto insurance.

Grubhub’s delivery drivers are required to answer 75% of their calls for deliveries. The company states that most of the time spent while on shift consists of idle hours; that is, drivers aren’t working for most of their shifts. Drivers, on the other hand, have claimed that they often take concurrent jobs and must constantly be running around to complete orders.

As a result, this speedy delivery atmosphere that has been credited with causing many more car accidents due to negligence. Our law firm can sue Grubhub for the accident that caused you injuries; call a GrubHub delivery accident attorney for more information.

Why Filing a Claim is Difficult
If you have been struck by a Grubhub delivery driver, you are advised to seek out a GrubHub delivery accident attorney. Because Grubhub does not provide insurance for its customers, there is a chance that you may have to fight an uphill battle to receive compensation for any damages you sustained.

In many auto insurance contracts, the company claims that the insurance company is not responsible for any damages to the person or vehicle if those damages arose during commercial driving, or driving for money. Thus, a driver cannot collect insurance from a Grubhub deliveryman, and if the victim’s underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage does not help, the only other option may be to pursue legal action against Grubhub. A Grub Hub delivery driver accident lawyer can help you file a claim.

When you attempt to sue Grubhub for an accident that caused your injuries, you should be aware that Grubhub will likely deflect all responsibility and will claim that the actions of its contractors cannot be traced back to Grubhub, and they cannot be held liable. We will tirelessly work to negotiate with the company, but if all else fails, we will not hesitate to go to court. A precedent of similar cases has been set, and we will certainly use these other instances in your favor.

Common Car Accidents and Causes
Delivery drivers who are rushing from house to house to complete orders may drive more recklessly than others would on the road. This can lead to numerous car accidents of different varieties. For instance, the most common car crash is the rear end accident. This often happens because the delivery driver is not focused on the road and is looking down at his phone to confirm a new order or to follow GPS directions. He will likely not be able to stop in time, and thus, he will rear-end the vehicle in front of him.

An accident like a rear end crash may seem minor, but depending on the speed of the delivery driver, theRe may be drastic consequences. A victim can develop whiplash, suffer broken bones, get internal organ damage, and sustain a severe concussion – and that is only at medium speeds. At higher speeds, the chance of death increases tenfold, and a victim may be hurled through the windshield or crushed between the steering wheel and the door or seat.

A Grubhub delivery driver may also not observe the proper right of way laws while driving. He may cut people off or swerve in front of people to get to an exit. In these instances, the gut reaction of the wronged driver may be to swerve out of the way, which can lead to a car crash. He may not even be able to swerve at all, and a pile-up can happen. These Grubhub accidents often prove to be more severe than rear-end crashes, and it is not uncommon to see casualties occur from higher speed and right of way crashes.

Let an attorney at Normandie Law Firm help you file a Grubhub accident lawsuit to attempt to receive your fair compensation after a crash.

Types of Compensation
In filing a Grubhub delivery car accident lawsuit, you should be aware that you can earn certain types of compensation for your damages. If you have only suffered property damage, you may not need to retain a lawyer, but for any bodily injury, it is highly recommended that you enlist legal help.

You may be able to receive:

  • Medical expenses (surgery, ambulance fees, medication, hospitalization, physical therapy, and more) from both the past and future.
  • Lost wages due to missing work because of an injury or recovery from an injury; these wages can also reimbursed from both the past and the future.
  • Property damage, which includes any damage to your vehicle and belongings inside the car; a mechanic’s estimate, as well as receipts of what you owned and other costs of repairs, can help you earn a full recovery for these materials.
  • Pain and suffering, which are noneconomic damages that include fear, anxiety, emotional trauma, PTSD, psychological issues, and more.
  • Punitive damages, or damages that are handed out in instances of gross negligence or an intent to cause harm. These damages are often viewed as excessive by many courts, however; thus, only a skilled lawyer will be able to win them for you in a Grubhub delivery driver car accident lawsuit.

Normandie’s Role
Grubhub’s delivery system and stance on its drivers needs to change. Our attorneys are here to help you earn compensation from any accidents caused by these drivers, and we will strive to change the way Grubhub does business – with both its employees and its customers. Our law firm is filled with a team of attorneys who will aggressively fight for your fair compensation and we will tirelessly work toward bringing you a settlement you deserve.

Call us today for a free legal consultation. You can ask us any questions you like about the legal process and we will give you all the information you could want on Grubhub accident cases. Further, you can learn more about our zero fee guarantee that is given to all of our clients. We do not take any payment from clients throughout the litigation process; we only receive payment if we win your case, but those fees come from the settlement we earn for you. This ensures that your savings are left untouched.

Contact Normandie Law Firm today for more assistance from a Grubhub delivery accident attorney.

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