Were you or someone you love struck by a Grubhub driver? Are you a driver for Grubhub that was in an accident while driving for Grubhub? If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, you very well may be eligible for damages. Food delivery companies like Grubhub offer convenience for consumers and opportunity for drivers. Yet, when accidents occur, when someone’s negligence and/or recklessness causes you injury, something must be done. Belal Hamideh, Grubhub accident lawyer, can help you to recover the compensation you deserve. Schedule a free case evaluation today. Hablamos Espanol.
Is There Grubhub Insurance?
According to Grubhub, “Grubhub has, for the benefit of California drivers, occupational accident insurance to cover medical expenses and lost income resulting from injuries suffered while the driver is making deliveries.”
Careful readers will note that is for “occupational accident insurance” and not “liability insurance.” This is because Grubhub, unlike the similar companies such as UberEats, DoorDash, Postmates, and the like, doesn’t offer their own insurance.
No driver is covered by Grubhub while driving for Grubhub. So, if you are driving for Grubhub and are in an accident, you are on your own. You are 100% liable for any and all damages.
Any Grubhub accident case can become complex in a hurry. Most likely, the other driver is liable for your injuries. But, in some particular cases, it may be possible to sue as well. When you schedule your free case evaluation with Belal, he can go over your case in its entirety, determining any and all who are liable for your injuries and then quickly bring a case against them. That way, you can recover maximum damages for everything that you’ve been through.
What Should I Do if I’m in a Grubhub Accident?
If you’re struck by someone driving for Grubhub, do what you can to get to safety. That may mean getting out of the road, it could mean moving away from another hazard, or doing something else to remove yourself from harm’s way.
Check yourself and others for injuries to the extent that you are able to do so safely.
Call the authorities. If your accident results in minor injuries, it may not seem like it’s necessary to call 911, but you should. Even if you can’t see any injuries, getting medical attention is crucial, as injuries may reveal themselves to be worse over time. The police will file a police report which, in time, can prove to be very beneficial to your case.
Document evidence to the extent that you can do so safely. If there are witnesses, talk to them, get their information. Take pictures of damage to the vehicles, any injuries, damage to the environment, and so forth. Skid marks can be cleaned, downed trees removed, building damage fixed, and so forth – documentation on site can help your case tremendously.
Exchange information with the other driver. Name, license, insurance, etc. Do so in a polite, cordial tone without saying anything that could even be misinterpreted as you apologizing or saying “sorry.”
Contact us for a free case evaluation once you have done everything above. We can take it from there.
What Should I Do if I’m a Grubhub Driver and in an Accident?
Essentially, you should do everything that’s mentioned above. Just as if you were any other driver in an accident, we can bring a case against any and all liable for your accident. With recent legislation in California, it could be difficult to bring a case against Grubhub. That said, we will do everything in our power to make sure that you not only receive all of the compensation you deserve, but you receive all of the compensation you deserve from all parties liable for your accident.
What Damages Can I Claim for a Grubhub Accident?
In California, you can recover what are called “economic” and “noneconomic” damages after having been in a car accident. “Economic” damages can pay for expenses that you amass because of the accident. That includes doctor’s visits, transportation to and from the doctor, rehabilitation for any injuries from the accident, medications, and so forth.
Noneconomic damages, on the other hand, are compensation for what you’ve had to go through because of the accident, such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, the diminishment of your quality of life, etc.
When we sit down with you for your free case evaluation, we’ll let you know exactly what damages you can claim. Then, we’ll work tirelessly to make sure that you get exactly what you should.
How Long Do I Have to File for a Grubhub Accident?
The simple answer is that you don’t have as long as you might think. Here in the state of California, you have up to two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. If you don’t do that, it’s entirely possible that you won’t be eligible for any compensation.
That said, the number could be even less than that, depending on many different factors (such as who hit you, etc.) As such, you’re better off filing sooner as opposed to later. That way, we can get started on your case earlier (while the other side is almost inevitably not waiting around to begin).
Experienced Lawyer for Grubhub Accidents in California
Grubhub accidents, like any vehicular accident, can be devastating. When you’ve been in one, it’s entirely probable that you may not want to reach out to an attorney, focusing instead on your recovery. However, that’s not recommended. We can take your case, thus representing you as aggressively as possible.
Moreover, Belal Hamideh and the team here work on contingency. That means that you don’t have to pay us unless we win. We win 99% of the time, and, even then, your settlement pays for us, you don’t have to pay out of pocket.
To schedule a free case evaluation with Belal, message us through our site or call.