Delivery partners, in general, have to enter a variety of premises to be able to perform their job. Whether they are entering restaurants, grocery stores, or customer properties to complete pick-ups and drop-offs. In most cases, pick-ups and drop-offs are simple; however, in some cases, a number of incidents can occur – resulting in injuries to delivery drivers. DoorDash delivery workers could suffer slip and fall accidents, dog bites, falling object incidents, and other incidents while in stores, restaurants, supermarkets, and customer homes.
Are you a DoorDash delivery driver that suffered a personal injury accident while you were completing a delivery? If so, you might have many questions about your rights after being injured in an accident. Depending on the details surrounding the incident and the harm that you suffered, you might have grounds to sue – you might even have grounds to recover monetary compensation for the harm that you suffered.
If you would like to learn more about your right to file a premise liability lawsuit for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered while picking up or dropping off a DoorDash order, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our law firm at your earliest convenience.
Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling all sorts of claims. Our lawyers are experienced in all types of incidents, including but not limited to slip and falls, trip and falls, dog bites, and falling objects, for example. Regardless of the specific harm that you suffered, you can be certain that the experts at our firm are ready to provide you with the representation that you need to hold the liable party accountable for the harm that you suffered. If you are ready to explore the option of filing a personal injury lawsuit against the party or entity liable for the harm that you suffered, do not hesitate to contact our law firm today.
Types of Incidents
DoorDash delivery workers are – unfortunately – often at risk while simply trying to do their jobs. Consider some of the accidents that unsuspecting delivery drivers could experience:
- Slip and fall accidents: hazards on floors and walkways, such as wet floors, spilled products, slippery surfaces, leaks, and other hazards could cause delivery drivers to slip while on the premises of stores, restaurants, supermarkets, and customer homes. If drivers slip, they can also fall and suffer injuries.
- Trip and fall accidents: hazards on floors and walkways, including but not limited to misplaced mats, torn carpeting, exposed wiring, missing tiles, uneven walkways, and broken concrete, for instance, can cause delivery driver to trip and fall while on the premises of customer homes, supermarkets, restaurants, and stores. This could result in significant injuries.
- Falling object incidents: elevated hazards, such as heavy products on shelves, items hanging on walls, and items hanging on the ceiling (like fans or lights), can suddenly fall onto unsuspecting drivers who are simply walking by or standing by waiting to pick up or drop off their orders.
- Dog bites: dogs, some of the most common pets, often represent a significant hazard to delivery drivers. Usually, delivery drivers encounter dogs when dropping off orders at customer homes. Customers can fail to mention that there is a dog on the property, fail to restrain the dog, or simply disregard any aggressions, resulting in dog bites to delivery drivers.
These incidents could result in a number of injuries. Slip, trip, and fall accidents could result in broken bones, sprains/strains, head injuries, brain injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, hip injuries, pelvic fractures, and knee injuries, for example. Falling objects could also result in some of these injuries, in addition to crushing injuries; incidents stemming from falling objects are often devastating because the initial impact of the falling object is typically on the head. Incidents involving dogs often result in bites; dog bites can cause nerve damage, ligament damage, muscle damage, permanent scarring, and limited mobility, for example.
Regardless of the specific incident and the injuries suffered, DoorDash delivery drivers should explore the possibility of pursuing personal injury claims against the party or entity liable for the incident. If you suffered an incident while picking up or dropping off a DoorDash order, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm at your earliest convenience.
In general, liability depends on the specific type of incident suffered. In dog bites, for example, dog owners can be liable for the harm that victims suffer under some circumstances. In California, strict liability applies to dog bites. This means that dog owners are strictly liable for the harm caused by their dogs, regardless of whether they were unaware of any previous behavior exhibited by the dog. Dog owners cannot claim that they were unaware of a dog’s vicious behavior or that they took enough care to prevent the dog from biting someone. As long as the victim was bitten while either in a public place or lawfully in a private area, the dog owner will be liable for the harm suffered.
What about liability in the case of a slip and fall accident, a trip and fall accident, or a falling object accident for example? These types of accidents typically fall under premise liability. That is, property owners owe their visitors a duty of care. Property owners must ensure that their entire premises are free of any hazards that could potentially harm visitors. If property owners fail to maintain their property and contribute to an incident to individuals who are lawfully on the property (as to pick up or drop off a delivery), property owners could be liable for all the harm suffered.
If you would like to learn more about liability for DoorDash incidents, including dog bite incidents, slip/trip and fall incidents, and falling object incidents, for example, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at your law firm at your earliest convenience. The lawyers at our firm are ready to provide you with the legal assistance that you need to take legal action for the harm that you suffered.
You Can Sue and Recover Compensation
Depending on the details surrounding the incident that you suffered while you were completing a DoorDash delivery, you might have grounds to pursue a personal injury claim. If your claim reaches a successful outcome, you might also be eligible to recover monetary compensation for the harm that you suffered. How much compensation could you receive? What type of compensation could you be eligible to recover?
Some of the type of compensation that is often available for recovery includes the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
Regardless of the type and amount of compensation that you are eligible to receive, you can trust that the experts at our law firm are ready to aggressively fight for your right to be rightfully compensated. If you would like to learn more about the type and amount of compensation that you are eligible to receive, do not hesitate to contact our firm immediately. Our lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and help you recover the compensation that you deserve.
What Should You Do?
If you suffered an accident at a store, supermarket, restaurant, or customer home during a DoorDash delivery, there are a number of things that you should do. Consider the following points:
- Seek medical attention immediately (call emergency services if necessary)
- Take photos of any visible injuries
- Take photos of the hazard that caused your incident
- Take note of any surveillance cameras that might have captured the incident
- Make an incident report
- Contact DoorDash support to inform them of the incident (and that you will be unable to fulfil any other orders that might have been assigned to you)
- Take note of the names of managers or property owners
- Gather insurance information
- Speak to witnesses and collect their contact information
- Collect all documents related to the incident, including medical records and records relevant to lost income, for example
- Seek legal assistance immediately
For more information on what you should do after being involved in an incident while picking up or dropping off a DoorDash order, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our law firm immediately. Our DoorDash incident attorneys are ready to guide you every step of the way.
The Statute of Limitations
You must file your claim on time. All claims are subject to strict deadlines established by a statute of limitations. If claims are not filed within the time allowed by applicable statute of limitations, affected parties could lose their right to sue. In California, personal injury claims are typically subject to a two-year statute of limitations. This means that claimants only have two years to file their claims. In some cases, exceptions could apply, resulting in a tolled statute of limitations. To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the deadline that applies to your claim – and to ensure that you file your claim on time – do not hesitate to contact our experts at your earliest convenience.
Contact Our Law Firm Today
DoorDash drivers are often unaware of their rights if they are involved in accidents while they are picking up or dropping off a delivery. Depending on the details surrounding your incident, you might have the right to sue. To learn more about your right to sue after being involved in a DoorDash incident while picking up or dropping off an order, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm immediately. At Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers have many years of experience handling all sorts of claims – especially personal injury claims. Our lawyers are dedicated to providing all victims with the representation necessary to reach successful claim outcomes.
At Downtown L.A. Law Group, we offer free legal services, which include free consultations and free second opinions. These free legal services ensure that you and all other parties in need of legal assistance have access to our expertise. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our lawyers will be available to answer questions and address concerns, providing injured victims with the guidance necessary to start or continue a personal injury lawsuit. If you would like to benefit from our free legal services, do not hesitate to contact us today.
Our free legal services are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee. When you work with our firm, you will never have to worry about having to pay any upfront legal fees. Our firm is also based on a strict contingency structure, meaning that our clients will not be required to pay anything until after recovering compensation – if you do not win, you will not pay. Are you ready to discuss your claim with our experts and benefit from our free legal services? If so, do not hesitate to contact our firm today.