You have legal rights if you were hurt in an accident with a food delivery driver in Macon. At John Foy & Associates, we can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
Our Macon food delivery car accident lawyers know what it takes to win cases. We can help you recover money for your damages, starting with a free consultation. Contact us today to work with the “Strong Arm.” Call us at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started with your free consultation.
Should You Get a Lawyer After the Accident?
Working with a lawyer is always an option if you were not at fault.
All drivers have a duty of care in Georgia. If someone causes an accident, they are typically liable for the damages. But when the driver is an employee, a company might also be at fault.
Accidents with food delivery vehicles can be complicated. Contacting a lawyer ensures you know your rights and options.
Here are some signs you might need a lawyer.
You Were Not Fully at Fault
A car accident depends on the partial fault laws under OCGA §51-12-33.
If you were less than 50% at fault, you have a right to recover damages. The responsible party is liable for at least part of your injuries.
A lawyer can determine all of the fault in the accident. From there, they can help you build a strong personal injury claim for compensation.
You Have Injuries
Physical injuries usually entitle you to financial compensation.
Before you can file a personal injury claim, you must have injuries from an accident. However, your injuries are not always apparent. If you’re not sure about your options, talk to an experienced Macon food delivery car accident lawyer.
(Also, be sure to see a doctor as soon as possible. Consulting a doctor and lawyer after your accident helps protect your rights.)
The Details Are Complicated or Confusing
Even seemingly minor car accidents can be baffling for victims. If you have any questions or aren’t sure what to do, a lawyer can help.
Plus, most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee.
- You only pay a legal fee if your lawyer wins you money.
- There are no upfront costs.
- The fee is a percentage of what you win, not out of pocket.
Consulting a lawyer is virtually risk-free for you. You can ask questions and get advice on what to do next.
At John Foy & Associates, we always start with a free consultation. With 20-plus years of experience, we know what it takes to win cases. We’ve won over $1 billion in settlements and verdicts.
To get your free consultation, call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.
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Who Is Liable for a Food Delivery Accident
Food delivery services like DoorDash and UberEats are more popular than ever. But what happens if one of the drivers gets into an accident?
First, the driver’s employment status matters. Many delivery drivers are independent contractors these days. That means the driver is essentially self-employed.
In other cases, a driver could be an employee of a company.
Liability for your accident depends on these differences.
The Delivery Driver
If the driver is a contractor, they could be personally liable for any accident they cause. Contractors do not have the same protections as employees.
According to AutoInsurance.org, drivers are often responsible for finding their own insurance. Plus, regular auto insurance rarely covers food delivery crashes.
If the driver is at fault, you’ll probably need to pursue them for damages.
The Driver’s Employer
If the driver is an employee, their company is likely liable. The employer probably provides insurance to cover any accidents on the job.
You’ll likely need to file a claim with the company’s insurance company.
Some accidents happen because of faulty maintenance.
Delivery cars and trucks travel for many miles. If the maintenance is lacking or neglected, it can lead to an accident.
The mechanic or company that worked on the vehicle could be at fault.
A Manufacturing Company
Vehicle defects can also sometimes cause an accident. In fact, you might not even realize there was a defect until your lawyer investigates.
If a defective part at least partially caused the accident, a manufacturer could be liable.
Your lawyer can examine who was at fault for your accident. It’s not always obvious, so it’s best to speak with an experienced attorney before assuming anything.
How to Know You’re Getting a Good Settlement
A fair settlement should cover all of your accident damages. The right number looks different for each case.
Before you can know what’s fair, you’ll need to know your damages.
Our team will look at damages like:
If you suffered injuries, the costs might be high.
Even minor injuries can become costly. Over time, you could face expenses like:
- Doctor bills
- Physical therapy
- Prescription drug costs
- Future medical care
- Assistive medical equipment
Medical costs may be ongoing. You might also have injuries that worsen with time.
It’s best to see a doctor as soon as possible. If your symptoms worsen or change, schedule a follow-up appointment.
Document all of your injuries and medical costs. These will make up the most substantial part of your claim.
Accident injuries can affect your life in many ways, including your income.
You might be unable to work for weeks, months, or even years. Some injuries keep you from working as you could before.
Thankfully, your claim can include any lost wages you have. You shouldn’t have to pay for any loss of income because of the accident.
Pain and Suffering
Collisions can take an emotional toll along with financial losses. You can include damages for pain and suffering in your claim.
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Emotional distress
Pain and suffering damages are complicated to calculate. However, an experienced lawyer will know how to put a value on what you’ve suffered.
Overall, food delivery accidents can range from tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Some claims can be even higher. The best settlement for you depends on your accident details.
Learn what you deserve by speaking with one of our trusted lawyers today. At John Foy & Associates, every case is personal—and that includes yours.
Talk to Our Macon Food Delivery Car Accident Lawyers for Free
To get started with a free, no-risk consultation, call us at (404) 400-4000 today. You can also fill out one of our online contact forms.