Bay Area Delivery & Rideshare Vehicle Accident Lawyers
Pursuing Compensation After a Crash Involving a Delivery or Rideshare Car or Truck
Accidents with delivery and rideshare vehicles, like Amazon, FedEx, Uber, Lyft, Uber Eats, or DoorDash, can be severe and have considerable adverse consequences. From medical costs to income loss and pain and suffering, you can sustain various damages that affect your life. If you have been involved in a crash due to a delivery or rideshare driver's negligence, you may be entitled to pursue financial recovery from the at-fault party, including from the company for which they were working at the time of the accident. The process — from filing your claim and gathering evidence of fault through negotiating your compensation — can be complicated and overwhelming, especially if you are dealing with recovering from serious injuries. To ensure that your claim is appropriately handled and that you ultimately pursue maximum financial compensation for your injuries from the responsible parties, you must retain an experienced personal injury attorney. They have the know-how to guide you through your case, helping you get back on your feet soon.
At Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook, we understand the complexities of delivery and rideshare vehicle accident cases in the Bay Area. We prioritize the needs of our clients and work diligently to seek favorable outcomes, fighting and prevailing against some of the world's largest and most powerful companies. Our team is focused on providing superior, trusted legal representation to assist accident victims through their cases. You can count on us to give answers tailored to your particular situation and guide you every step of the way.
To speak with one of our Bay Area delivery and rideshare vehicle accident attorneys, please call us at (925) 275-5592. Alternatively, you can contact us online, and we will respond promptly.
What Is Considered a Delivery or Rideshare Vehicle?
Delivery and rideshare trucks and cars can come in various shapes and sizes. They usually transport goods or passengers from one place to another – whether picking someone or something up or dropping them off. These vehicles include vans, trucks, or common passenger cars.
Examples of delivery and rideshare vehicles include those driven for:
- Uber Eats
Due to the increasing popularity of online shopping and ridesharing, it has become more and more common to see delivery and rideshare vehicles on the road. Unfortunately, this also means an increased chance of accidents involving a delivery or rideshare driver. While these companies have provided us all with greater convenience and efficiency in our daily lives, they must be held accountable when their workers' carelessness on the roads causes grave injuries or death.
No matter what vehicle type, an accident can result in injury or even death. Those harmed have a right to seek compensation from the liable party if the crash was caused by negligence. Speak to a delivery and rideshare vehicle accident lawyer in the Bay Area to learn about your options.
What Makes Delivery and Rideshare Vehicle Accidents Unique?
Beyond the sheer number of rideshare and delivery drivers on the road, these drivers can also present unique risks to other motorists. Delivery drivers, in particular, are under tight schedules that may require them to be under considerable time constraints, increasing the risk that the drivers will speed or violate other traffic laws in the hopes of meeting their deadlines. Additionally, delivery and rideshare drivers can be distracted more than the average motorist, keeping their eyes on their apps more than the road.
Another factor that makes these accidents unique is determining who is legally at fault for the accident. While it is obvious when an Amazon Prime van or FedEx truck is involved in an accident as to who may be responsible, it is not uncommon for delivery or rideshare drivers to initially deny that they were making a delivery or responding to a fare at the time of the accident, especially when many of these rides occur in their personal vehicles. Our attorneys at Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook have the legal experience and resources at our disposal to investigate these issues and hold the appropriate parties accountable.
Finding answers to the question of what a driver was doing at the time of the accident is critical, as it can greatly affect the injured party's ability to be fully compensated. Often drivers do not have adequate personal insurance coverage to compensate for serious injuries or death. If it can be proven that those drivers were working for Amazon, FedEx, Uber, etc., at the time of the accident, those companies have the insurance and assets to fully compensate the clients, even in the most serious accidents. Of course, ensuring that these companies pay fair and just compensation is a monumental legal battle our experienced attorneys at Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook have waged and prevailed on numerous times.
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If you were injured because of a delivery or rideshare driver's negligence, you must prove that they are at fault to recover compensation. Doing so requires gathering evidence and building a compelling legal case. Our team at Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook has the tools and experience to successfully handle these claims and seek financial compensation.
Discuss your case with a member of our team by calling (925) 275-5592 or submitting an online contact form today.