Food delivery cars are a common sight now more than ever. Gone are the days of the occasional pizza delivery. People have been ordering in food from almost every restaurant these days, which means more food delivery cars traveling in Mableton and all over Georgia.
If you were in an accident with a food delivery car, you can pursue financial compensation so long as you were not at fault. Our lawyers will review your case for free and help you understand all of your legal options available to you. Call the law office of John Foy & Associates today at (404) 400-4000.
You Don’t Have a Long Time to File a Claim
After a car accident, you may wonder how long you have to file a claim to receive compensation. Under the Georgia code, you have just two years to file from the date of your accident. Don’t underestimate just how short this time can be, as many people have missed their deadline and thus lost their ability to obtain a settlement for their damages.
Building a strong case prior to filing takes time, and so does receiving proper medical treatment. We recommend that you contact the attorneys at John Foy & Associates as soon as you can after your food delivery car accident.
How Our Lawyers Will Help You Win a Settlement
Is obtaining legal aid worth it? The answer is a resounding yes. Our food delivery car accident lawyers can do many things for you on your behalf.
Aside from representing you during negotiation and trial, we can:
- Collect, store, organize, and maintain all critical evidence related to your accident, such as medical records, police reports, etc.
- Ensure that you get proper medical treatment and that all of it gets completed as much as possible.
- Provide legal advice and answers to all of your questions promptly.
- Handle all of your external communications with other parties.
- Consult with experts in various fields such as medicine or accident reconstruction to get supporting testimony.
- Talk with any witnesses and get their statements down on the record.
You won’t have to worry about the legal aspects of your accident. Let us handle them while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Who Is at Fault for a Food Delivery Car Accident?
Two principal parties can be at fault for a food delivery car accident.
The Negligent Food Delivery Car Driver
As expected, you can hold the driver of the food delivery car responsible for your damages if they were acting negligently on the road. For example, if they were drunk, high, driving recklessly, driving distracted, or blatantly ignoring set traffic rules, they failed to uphold their duty of care for others.
Because of this, you can pursue a claim against them and recover compensation from their insurance company. Our lawyers will seek to get you the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to.
The Food Delivery Company
Food delivery companies have a duty of care as well. They must perform essential background checks and ensure that their drivers are:
- Properly licensed
- Have no criminal history
- Have a good driving record
Failure to do so means that they were negligent in their hiring practices which directly put other people at risk. While it can be difficult, our lawyers will help you negotiate a fair settlement with the food delivery company.
Comparative Fault in Georgia
The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §51-12-33 outlines the state’s comparative fault laws. Essentially, you can’t be more than 50% responsible for your accident. If you are, then you can’t file a claim against the other driver. Any percentage that you are found responsible for will get deducted from your final settlement award.
It is best not to have any fault associated with you at all. This is why it is absolutely critical that you have a strong case and strong legal representation to absolve you of any guilt. You should always expect insurance companies and the defense to try and shift the majority of the blame onto your shoulders.
Fight Back Against Insurance Companies
At the end of the day, insurance companies are businesses. Their interests aren’t in helping you get a fair settlement. They simply want to give you the least amount of compensation possible and call it a day.
Insurance adjusters will try to convince you that hiring a lawyer isn’t worth it. That most law firms seek to exploit their clients and just make off with absurd amounts of legal fees. While this is true for certain untrustworthy and unethical firms, it isn’t with John Foy & Associates.
With more than two decades worth of legal experience, we have settled cases that have totaled over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients. We never charge any upfront or hidden fees whatsoever. In fact, if we can’t win you compensation, you owe us absolutely nothing.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Food Delivery Car Accident Lawyers Today
If you’re in Mableton and need legal assistance with your food delivery car accident case, please call us today to schedule an appointment. You can reach our law office at (404) 400-4000. We are available 24/7 and have translation services available.