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Delivery Driver Accidents in New York | What You Should Know

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If you sustained injuries at a delivery driver’s hands, please read on, then contact an experienced New York City and Westchester County Uber accident lawyer to learn what you should know about delivery driver accidents in New York.

Can you sue for delivery driver accidents in New York?

In most cases where a food delivery driver causes an accident, you can directly sue the individual driver. Popular food delivery services, i.e. Postmates, DoorDash and UberEats, hire their employees as independent contractors. Many delivery services require each driver to have their own auto insurance policy. If they hit someone, then the driver’s insurance will cover the damages. You may also sue the delivery company directly. To do so, you will need to prove that the driver was carrying out duties related to his or her employment at the time of the accident. If he or she was making a delivery when he or she injured you, then you probably have a strong case. If the driver was on his or her way home, even if they were driving a work vehicle, you probably do not have a strong case.

What delivery driver accidents injuries can you sue for in New York?

The list of applicable injuries is long and varied. Nonetheless, some of the most common are as follows:

  • Bruises and contusions
  • Whiplash
  • Neck and back issues
  • Concussions
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding

If you have received injuries due to a delivery driver’s negligence, you should reach out to a skilled New York City and Westchester County personal injury attorney to discuss your next steps.

How can a Westchester County personal injury attorney help you?

First and foremost, your qualified legal representative will work to uncover and present vital evidence, in the form of medical records, police reports, witness statements, photos and videos related to the accident, et cetera, in court. He or she will do their utmost to keep you from having to set foot in a courtroom, but will be ever ready should that prove unavoidable. Aside from helping you select the right venue, a seasoned legal professional will pursue the full range of damages against the defendant or defendants, including medical care and treatment, lost wages and other expenses related to your accident. He or she will know that you can’t sue for pain, suffering or emotional damage stemming from the loss of a loved one. Although rarely granted, your lawyer will also fight for punitive damages in an effort to prevent the defendants from acting so irresponsibly ever again. Let us fight for you. Please give us a call today.

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