After an accident with a food delivery driver, discuss your options with a legal professional. At John Foy & Associates, we help injured clients throughout Columbus. You might be entitled to full compensation. But you must act quickly. There is limited time to build a case and take legal action.
Learn what to do next during a free consultation. We’ll go over your accident and legal options. You pay nothing unless we win. Call us at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online for your free consultation.
Do You Need a Lawyer After Your Accident?
If someone else caused the accident, you likely need a lawyer. You can probably recover money for your damages, and that often requires help from a lawyer.
When another driver hits your vehicle, they are responsible for the costs. The insurance company covering the car should pay.
Unfortunately, getting the compensation you deserve is rarely easy. You’ll likely need to fight to recover your costs. And that’s where a lawyer comes in.
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What a Lawyer Can Do for You
Our Columbus food delivery car accident lawyers are personal injury attorneys. We take on cases where someone’s carelessness has caused injuries.
After an accident involving a food delivery service like DoorDash, Uber Eats, or Grubhub, a lawyer can help. If you work with one of our lawyers, here’s what you can expect.
Understanding Your Rights
After a car accident you didn’t cause, you might be entitled to compensation. A personal injury claim helps you recover money for costs that were not your fault.
A lawyer can make sure you understand your legal rights. You’ll know where to start and what to expect.
Every case is different. Talking to a lawyer is the best way to get tailored advice about how to proceed. Otherwise, you could end up paying out of pocket for expenses you didn’t cause.
Investigating Your Case
Your lawyer will look at the details of your case. They’ll gather evidence to support your claim, which might include going to the accident scene and talking to witnesses.
Some attorneys perform investigations personally, while others use investigative teams.
Handling Insurance Companies
The food delivery driver or their employer might be liable for your damages. Either way, you will probably need to deal with an insurance company.
The insurance company will try to speak with you. But it’s best to wait until you have a lawyer.
Insurance companies look for ways to pay you less. Common tactics include:
- Offering a quick but low settlement amount
- Asking for a recorded statement (that might be used against you)
- Downplaying your injuries and other losses
Instead of worrying about how to respond, you can send the insurer to your lawyer. Your attorney will handle all communications for you.
Having a lawyer also protects your rights. You can make sure anything you say is filtered through a legal eye.
Sending the Demand Letter
Your lawyer will prepare a demand letter to send to the other party. The demand letter will outline:
- The details of what happened
- The damages you’ve suffered
- What you’re requesting as compensation
Before sending the letter, you must know your damages. Your lawyer can calculate every loss you have, including future treatment costs.
The insurance company will probably try to lowball you. If you accept any money, it will close your case.
Instead, your lawyer can begin negotiations. If negotiations are successful, you’ll receive a fair settlement offer.
If you cannot settle, your lawyer will prepare for trial. While most cases don’t go to trial, it is the right choice for some people.
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What if the Accident Was Minor?
Some accidents cause only minor injuries or vehicle damage. If your collision was minor, you might wonder if you need a lawyer.
The answer is usually “yes.” Even small damages can become more costly than you realize. Accident injuries that seemed insignificant can get more painful and worsen with time.
After your accident, consider talking to an experienced lawyer. Even if you don’t hire them, a lawyer can outline your legal options.
How Much Do Lawyers Charge for Food Delivery Accidents?
Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee. Although every firm is different, the standard typically starts at 33% of what you win. Here’s how it works:
- What you pay depends on the outcome of your case.
- If the lawyer wins you a settlement or court award, they get a percentage of that as their fee.
- If the lawyer doesn’t win you money, you pay nothing.
Contingency fees ensure the lawyer has your best interest in mind. They only get paid if they win for you.
More complicated cases can have higher fees. For example, a lawyer might charge slightly more if your case goes to trial. However, you’re also likely to win more money if you succeed in court.
During the consultation, ask about the lawyer’s fees. A trusted firm will be upfront about its fee structure.
For a free legal consultation with a food delivery car accidents lawyer serving Columbus, call 404-400-4000
Damages You Can Recover from an Accident
If your accident wasn’t your fault, you have rights. You can seek recovery for damages like:
Treatment costs vary depending on your injuries.
You might need:
- Tests and exams
- Prescription medications
- Surgeries or other procedures
- Physical therapy or rehabilitation
The at-fault party should cover your treatment costs. If the accident hadn’t happened, you would be dealing with these expenses. And we all know medical bills add up quickly.
You can claim any income you’ve missed because of your injuries. That includes bonuses or raises you probably would have earned.
Even minor crashes can seriously damage a car. You might think you have little damage, only to realize that you need costly repairs. Some accidents result in totaled vehicles that need replacement.
Pain and Suffering
The emotional effects of an accident can last years. Your pain and suffering damages are about what the collision has taken from you.
Pain and suffering might include:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Anxiety or depression
These losses do not have a dollar value like medical bills or lost wages. Your lawyer will need to calculate the value of pain and suffering for your claim.
If you have emotional “injuries” from your accident, talk to a lawyer immediately. You will probably need help fighting for everything you deserve.
Talk to a Columbus Food Delivery Car Accident Lawyer for Free
Get the legal help you deserve after your accident. Call John Foy & Associates for a free, no-obligation consultation. Call us at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online for your free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.