The gig economy doesn’t stop at the border of the big cities like San Francisco or Los Angeles. It has spread to just about every town and community in the Central Valley. Known for its crops: grapes, cereal, wine grapes, fruit, to name a few, the Valley is dotted with small towns like Visalia and Tulare which are home to a big portion of the workforce of state’s agriculture business.
Today, these towns are also part of California’s gig economy both as consumers and workers. This is all made possible by app-based delivery businesses that both allow people to order food and other items and to join the delivery fleet.
Delivery Vehicles on the Roads
At Maison Law, we know how important delivery drivers are to our way of life, but we also know that these drivers have to share the roads with other motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, and they have a duty to operate safely so others don’t get injured.
When people do get injured, we stand ready to fight for you and stand up to the insurance companies to help you get justice and fair compensation.
The Old and the New
Traditional delivery services like pizza places or the neighborhood grocery store have been delivering food for years. We’ve become accustomed to the car zipping by with the pizza sign on its roof. Or the grocery store on the corner getting the week’s groceries to the kitchen counters in the neighborhood.
But today it’s all about the app. Download it and start ordering from just about any restaurant or grocery store in your town, all from your couch.
This is great! The problem is, sooner or later, we have to get back out on the streets, and now we have to navigate our way through all these delivery vehicles. Unfortunately, this means accidents and injuries, and depending on the company, hopefully, there will be enough coverage to help you get back what you lost.
Some of the delivery services that operate in the Central Valley are:
Delivery Driver Accident Liability
California law requires all motorists to have insurance so If you get hit by a delivery driver, the insurance will cover your injuries and financial losses. However, since California has the lowest bodily injury requirement at $15,000 bodily Injury/$30,000 total for each accident (tied with a few other states as the lowest) then it’s possible that there won’t be enough funds to cover your losses.
At Maison Law, we understand these laws, and we also know that each of these companies could be liable for the damages themselves depending on the circumstances. Don’t leave it to chance, don’t rely on the insurance adjuster who doesn’t know you and doesn’t work for you. Rather trust someone who knows the laws, understands how to work in the system and will stand with you to get the compensation the law says you deserve.
Delivery Driver Injuries
Many times when someone gets hurt in an accident, they wonder if their type of injury is going to be covered. Will they take my pain and physical difficulties seriously? Will my needs be met, or will I just get lost in the system?
At Maison Law, we’ve helped victims with all sorts of injuries get treatment, the rental car, the payments from missed days of work and any other compensation required by the law. We do understand what you’re going through, and we will stand with you if you get injured.
Some of the injuries that we’ve seen that often require focus and attention to the needs of the victim are:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Blunt Force Trauma
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Crushed Vertebrae
- Broken Bones
- Compound Fractures
If you’ve suffered any one of these injuries or were injured in any way by someone else’s negligence, you need to speak to an attorney right away. One that will listen to your side of the story and then fashion a strategy to help you get through the next stage without having to worry about the compensation, the insurance company or their lawyers.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer.
After an accident involving a serious injury in the Central Valley, contact attorney Martin Gasparian for a free consultation and case evaluation. Mr. Gasparian takes a hands-on approach to every case. He believes that every client should work directly with their lawyer, get honest advice and personalized attention to detail their case deserves.