doordash accident

With the rise of delivery services and people wanting to have things brought to them rather than going out, it’s no surprise that DoorDash driver accidents have become increasingly common. For those that are on the road and out and about, however, getting into an accident with a DoorDash driver can be scary and confusing. 

This often leads to people wondering what happens if a DoorDash driver gets into an accident with them. What should they do? Who should they call? Who is responsible for the accident and the personal injury compensation? 

These are all understandable questions you might have. And we’re here to answer them for you. 

If you have further questions or concerns about a DoorDash driver accident after reading this article, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for assistance. At Sally Morin, we have years of experience helping those injured in San Francisco car accidents, including other drivers and pedestrians that are struck by DoorDash drivers. 

What Causes DoorDash Driver Accidents?

DoorDash accidents can happen for any number of reasons, the same way any other kind of car accident can happen. However, as the name DoorDash suggests, drivers are often expected to provide a speedy delivery service. As such, most DoorDash accidents happen because the driver was speeding and in a hurry, which means they weren’t being careful or paying attention.

However, DoorDash driver accidents can also happen because the driver was distracted while using their GPS to find the pickup or drop off location or because the DoorDash driver was tired from working a long shift and their driving got sloppy. 

Of course, other drivers can also be at fault for driving negligently, or the accident can happen as a result of bad weather or a lack of street signs or lighting to help the driver see where they were going. 

But in most cases, DoorDash driver accidents are usually the result of driver negligence. 

Who Do I File a Claim Against if I Am Involved in a DoorDash Driver Accident?

As DoorDash accidents become more common, we are starting to see a lot of lawsuits piling up against these delivery services. In Berkeley, CA, one family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against DoorDash and the DoorDash driver when their mother was struck and killed by the driver, who then drove away before the police were called. 

But what happens if a DoorDash driver gets in an accident? Who is responsible for the accident, the DoorDash driver or DoorDash as a company?

As DoorDash drivers use their own cars, they are required to carry their own liability insurance. In California, the minimum policy limits are:

  • $15,000 per person for bodily injury
  • $30,000 per accident for bodily injury
  • $5,000 per accident for property damage

If you get into an accident with a DoorDash driver, their insurance policy will cover your damages if they were at fault and were not actively on duty working for DoorDash. However, if the driver was on duty and actively working for DoorDash and they were responsible for the accident, then DoorDash’s insurance policy will kick in. 

DoorDash has a $1 million insurance policy that helps cover things like medical expenses and property damage. So if you get into an accident with a DoorDash driver when they are actively working, you can file a claim against DoorDash’s insurance instead. 

However, keep in mind that, like most large companies, DoorDash has a powerful legal team at its disposal to protect them. They will do whatever they can to get out of paying claims and accepting fault. 

In most cases, DoorDash will require the driver’s insurance policy to be expended first before the victim can seek additional compensation from DoorDash’s $1 million policy. 

What Happens if a DoorDash Driver Gets in an Accident With Me?

If a DoorDash driver gets into an accident with you, there are steps you should take to ensure your case goes as smoothly as possible. This includes:

  • Calling 911 to report the DoorDash driver accident
  • Taking photos or videos of the accident scene for evidence
  • Documenting your injuries
  • Seeking medical care for proof of injury 
  • Getting contact information from the driver
  • Calling your insurance company to get a claim started
  • Contacting a personal injury attorney to help you with your case

We Handle Your Accident Claim So You Can Focus On Your Life

Dealing with DoorDash driver accidents isn’t easy. Big delivery companies like these purposely make it hard to sue them for damages, but you do have a right to sue them if their driver was negligent and on duty when the accident happened. 

If you need help with your DoorDash driver accident claim, the team at Sally Morin can help. We care about the people of California and ensuring their rights are protected. We will do everything we can to reach the best possible outcome and help you recover a high-value settlement, whether it’s from the driver’s insurance or DoorDash’s $1 million policy. 

Call us at 877-380-8852 or contact us online today for a free case evaluation.

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