Over the years, food delivery services like Uber Eats have become very popular – both for those looking to order food and for delivery drivers. Although those ordering the food have nothing to lose, those making the deliveries are often at risk of suffering harm while they are making their deliveries. This is because they are constantly entering private property to finish their deliveries.
Were you or a member of your family harmed in a slip and fall accident while making a food delivery for Uber Eats? If so, you might have many questions, like the following:
- Does Uber Eats cover slip and fall accidents for delivery drivers?
- Does Uber Eats insurance state anything about slip and fall accidents on private property?
- What are my legal options if I was injured in a slip and fall while making a delivery?
If you have any of these questions, it is important that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Although Uber Eats might not completely cover your slip and fall claim, you may have other options. To learn more about the options available to you, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately.
You can trust the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group to effectively handle your injury claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to sue and recover a fair amount of compensation for your injuries. If you would like to learn more about your right to pursue an injury claim, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm immediately. Our attorneys will not hesitate to provide you with the information that you need to pursue your claim and fight from your right to be compensated.
Examples of Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall accidents are among the most common types of personal injury accidents. These incidents can lead to significant injuries, including but not limited to some of the following:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Ligament injuries
- Nerve injuries
- Scrapes and bruises
- Hip injuries
- Pelvic injuries
Some of these injuries can lead to permanent harm while some can be fatal. Regardless of the harm that you suffered in a slip and fall accident while delivering for Uber Eats, you should explore your legal options.
Can You Sue Uber Eats?
If you suffered a slip and fall accident while working for Uber Eats, you might be interested in pursuing a claim against Uber Eats. However, Uber Eats will likely not be liable for the slip and fall accident whatsoever. Traditionally, even if an employer is not liable for the incident, employees could file workers’ compensation claims against their employers to at least recover some sort of compensation. However, this would not apply in an Uber Eats slip and fall incident. This is because Uber Eats delivery drivers are not employees. Does this mean that Uber Eats delivery driver can never file claims against Uber Eats? No – this is not the case. Uber Eats could be sued in cases of gross negligence.
Can You Sue the Property Owner?
If you were injured while picking up a food order at a restaurant or while dropping off the order with the customer, you could actually pursue a claim. Your right to file a claim will be based on the concept of premise liability, which establishes that all property owners owe their guests a duty of care. Property owners have a duty to keep their entire premises safe for guests. If they breach their duty of care by failing to identify and address the hazards present throughout their premises, property owners (whether they are the owners of restaurants or private residences) are putting guests at risk of suffering harm. When a slip and fall accident occurs that directly leads to harm, the property owner could be liable for the harm suffered, meaning that victims could sue. In other words, you could sue a property owner for the harm that you suffered on their premises while you were picking up or dropping off an Uber Eats order. To learn more about your right to sue, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately.
Can You Be Compensated?
Based on the details surrounding your slip and fall accident claim, you could be eligible to recover monetary compensation for the harm resulting from the incident. What could you recover? What type of compensation could you be eligible to receive? Based on the details surrounding your claim, you could be eligible to recover some of the following types of compensation:
- Medical expenses
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
- Punitive damages
- Legal expenses
Would you like to learn more about the type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive if your claim is successful? If so, you should seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately. Because the type and amount of compensation is strictly based on the details surrounding your claim, only an experienced attorney could help you better understand what you could receive. When you allow the experts at our firm to handle your claim, you can trust that our slip and fall injury lawyers will fight for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available for your injury claim. Do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm immediately to learn more about your right to recover a fair amount of compensation.
What Should You Do?
After any sort of slip and fall accident, there are a number of things that you should do to ensure that you can pursue a claim and fight for your rights. What should you do? Consider some of the recommendations listed below:
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- Take photos of your injuries (ensure that photos are timestamped)
- Take photos of the hazard that caused the incident
- Report the incident to the property owner
- Report the incident to Uber Eats
- Take a screenshot of your Uber Eats app showing that the incident occurred while you were on a delivery
- Speak to witnesses and collect their contact information
- Gather all relevant medical records as well as records of other losses
- Seek legal assistance with an Uber Eats slip and fall lawyer immediately
Did you suffer a slip and fall accident while you were making a delivery for Uber Eats? If so, you might have many questions about your right to pursue an injury claim. Can you sue Uber Eats? Can you sue the property owner? If you are interested in learning more about your right to take legal action for the slip and fall injuries that you sustained, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our experts immediately. The lawyers at Downtown L.A. Law Group are ready to evaluate your claim and guide you every step of the way towards a successful claim outcome. Our slip and fall attorneys will not rest until you are rightfully compensated for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered.
At our firm, we know that it can be difficult to access legal services; therefore, we offer free consultations and free second opinions. During our free legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. Our slip and fall lawyers will provide you with all the information that you need to pursue your claim. If you would like to benefit from our free legal services, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our experts immediately.
Our firm is based on a Zero-Fee guarantee, meaning that our clients will not be required to pay any upfront legal fees for our legal services. Our firm is also based on contingency; this means that our clients will not be required to pay anything until after reaching a positive claim outcome. If you do not win, you will not be responsible for paying any legal fees whatsoever.
If you are ready to discuss your claim with our experts, contact us today.