People who live in any of the Central Valley cities like Hanford, Visalia, or Merced don’t usually mind a leisurely drive in the country, but sometimes after a long workday, it’s nice to come home and let someone else cook.
Uber Eats is one of many grill-to-door food delivery services that let people put their feet up and have dinner delivered.
The only downside is to those who are out on the busy streets, the more delivery drivers there are, the more risk of an auto accident.
When Does Uber Eats Insurance Cover my Injuries?
First, there must be some negligence on the part of the Uber Eats driver. In California, before you can get compensation from another driver, you have to prove that the driver was at fault in the accident. Then the law allows you to collect for your injuries and other financial losses.
Under Uber Eats policies, once the driver is logged onto the Uber Eats contractor app, then Uber’s driver insurance will cover any damages caused by their driver. This provides $50,000 per accident for bodily injury, $100,000 for each accident, and $25,000 for property applies.
However, Uber will pay up to $1 million in damages for anyone injured by an Uber Eats driver once any of these apply:
- The Uber Eats driver has accepted a delivery from the driver app, or
- The driver is on the way to get the food, or
- The driver is delivering the food.
If the driver hasn’t logged onto the app yet or has logged off for the night, then the driver’s personal auto insurance will cover any damages.
Common Uber Eats Injuries in the Central Valley
Some of the homes in the Central Valley are spread out a bit farther than in the big cities like Los Angeles or San Francisco. This sometimes gets the drivers in a bit of a hurry to make their deliveries. Also, app-based delivery drivers like Uber Eats drivers rely on their phone or GPS navigator to get their delivery assignments and for directions. This can cause a distraction that can increase the risk of an auto accident.
Because of this, Central Valley trauma centers have seen some common injuries that come from Uber Eats and other delivery driver accidents. Some of these are:
- Head Injuries like TBI and Concussions
- Broken Ribs/Collarbones
- Blunt Force Trauma
- Nerve Damage
- Organ Damage
- Airbag Injuries
If you’ve been injured by an Uber Eats driver, don’t rely on the insurance company or Uber to take care of you. Instead, talk to an attorney who knows about Uber’s responsibility to victims of their delivery driver’s negligence. Get someone on your side who will help you battle Uber and their lawyers.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Today
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.