Grubhub Delivery Car Accident Lawyer

August 30, 2019
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By now most people have heard of Grubhub which is based in Chicago and was founded in 2004.

As of March 2019, Grubhub has become one of the biggest food delivery services with over 20 million people making over 400,000 orders per day.

Grubhub is now associated with over 125,000 restaurants and is available in over 2400 cities in the United States and London.

Grubhub is a great service for people that want to get food delivered to their house or job, or maybe you’ve been drinking and just can’t drive to get Taco Bell.

Another great value that Grubhub offers is delivering food from restaurants that traditionally didn’t offer delivery service, like fast food places.

If you were injured as a delivery driver for Grubhub or if you were just hit by a Grubhub driver, contact us today to see if we can help you.

Why Contact Law Offices of Daniel Kim

If you have been injured in a car accident that involved a Grubhub vehicle, you’ll want to call us ASAP for legal help.

Don’t wait for Grubhub or the insurance companies to take care of you, because there is a chance they won’t!

Daniel Kim and his legal team are very aggressive and experienced when it comes to dealing with Grubhub accidents.

After getting home from the hospital and you start getting calls from the insurance companies and you see the medical bills piling up, you’ll realize quickly that you need help.

Daniel Kim has over 1000 positive reviews on Yelp, Google and Facebook from past clients that have chosen to share their stories.

We offer a “no fee guarantee” that means if we don’t win your case then you won’t have to pay us any fees.

We are very good at what we do, and what we do is help injured accident victims.

You can contact us 7 days a week, 24 hours a day if you have questions.

Whatever you do, Don’t Wait to get help. Call us Today

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How Much is My Grubhub Settlement Worth

Every Grubhub accident is unique, and every accident in general will always result in different types of injuries.

There is no set amount that an injury victim will receive after being involved with a Grubhub accident.

Once you start trying to get money from the insurance company for your injuries and other things like your car repair bills, you’ll understand how difficult it can be to get treated fairly.

This is why you want to hire The Law Offices of Daniel Kim because we are not intimidated by the insurance companies and we know the games they play.

Some personal injury cases can take over 12 months to reach a settlement, and other times a claim might be settled in 9 months.

Some of the main factors that go into a settlement are-

property damage – what happened to your vehicle

pain and suffering – mental and physical pain etc.

lost wages – did you miss work and paychecks due to injuries

medical expenses – this is always a large part of a settlement

long-term injuries – if you are paralyzed for example

Common Causes For Grubhub Accidents

Grubhub drivers are often in a hurry to make their food delivery and move onto their next customer, the more deliveries they make then the more money they can make per hour.

Like any delivery job (UberEats, DoorDash), Grubhub drivers are in a rush and trying to get to their destinations as fast as possible.

Sometimes this sense of urgency can cause drivers to be careless or even reckless on the roads.

As we know driving around on the roads in Los Angeles or Orange County can be dangerous enough, but when you are in a hurry and drive aggressively it only makes it more dangerous.

Below is a partial list of reasons for accidents with Grubhub drivers –

  • Speeding – still a top cause of accidents in general
  • Distracted driving – texting, emails, doing make up, etc.
  • Running red lights – so unnecessary and totally avoidable
  • Running stop signs – totally illegal and a huge issue in residential streets
  • Driver fatigue – Grubhub drivers might be working too many hours
  • Road rage – plain stupid when people let their emotions erupt

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Common Injuries From Grubhub Accidents

No two car accidents are ever the same, but we do see a lot of the same injuries over and over from delivery type accidents that involve Postmates, DoorDash, and Grubhub.

There are so many variables that can determine what type of injuries a person will suffer, and how severe those injuries end up being.

So it does matter what type of vehicles are involved in the crash, for example a Grubhub driver in a Honda who hits a person on a motorcycle will probably be a very bad accident.

But a Grubhub driver who hits another person in a big Chevy Suburban is going to have much different results and injuries for all the parties involved.

Other factors play a part also like were you wearing a seatbelt, how fast were the vehicles going, what is the age and health of the people involved, etc. etc.

This is a list of the common injuries we’ve seen from Grubhub accidents –

  • Broken bones – arms and wrists, ankles
  • Head injury – accidents with a big impact or people not wearing a seatbelt
  • Amputation – someone losing a limb after a bad crash
  • Death – obviously the worst of the worse when there is a fatality
  • Burns – airbag activating can cause this
  • Concussion – very common injury
  • Whiplash – we see it often, especially in rear-end crashes
  • Cuts and bruises – from broken glass quite often

I’m a Grubhub Driver and I Got Into an Accident

If you drive for Grubhub as a part time or full-time contractor then there is always a chance you will be involved in a car accident.

We hear stories all the time where a Grubhub driver was driving safe and following all the traffic laws when they were hit by another driver.

If you were injured while driving for Grubhub then call us today for a FREE consultation and get answers to any questions you might have.

One thing that complicates life for a Grubhub driver is when there car is damaged in an accident.

Without a car it can be very difficult for a Grubhub driver to continue working and making a living.

Of course renting a car is a viable option, but not everybody has extra money sitting around to pay for the rental car (until you get your settlement which could take a long time.)

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I Was Hit By a Grubhub Driver What Should I do

If you were hit by a Grubhub driver and their negligence resulted in you being injured, then you will want to contact us today for a FREE consultation.

Do not let the insurance companies avoid their obligation by putting blame on you or just trying to avoid or deny your claim altogether.

Let our team of auto accident experts help you with the entire legal process, as it can be quite complicated and frustrating as time goes by.

Grubhub loves to push any liability to their drivers when an accident occurs, but certain factors can make Grubhub liable for its driver’s accidents.

Below is a list of things that can put Grubhub as liable if they failed to –

  1. Conduct a background check in the hiring process
  2. Verify a driver’s age and the validity of their license in the hiring process
  3. Dismiss a driver who is known to be dangerous (maybe bad driving record, etc.)

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Grubhub Driver Insurance Policy Requirements For Accidents

It is important to clearly understand how Grubhub works and how the personal auto insurance coverage is handled for their drivers.

It is a requirement that Grubhub’s drivers all have personal auto insurance coverage.

In addition, Grubhub requires that their drivers –

  1. Be at least 19 years old with over 2 years of driving experience
  2. Have a valid driver’s license
  3. Pass a background check

By having the drivers listed as independent contractors, it means that Grubhub doesn’t have the legal responsibility of providing auto insurance coverage for drivers.

Some drivers like this status because it allows them to work their own hours and have a flexible schedule.

How Does Grubhub Hire Drivers

Like most delivery services (UberEats, DoorDash, etc.) Grubhub has a pretty loose verification process that drivers must go through in order to get hired.

Of course the driver must have a reliable vehicle, but they also must have a valid driver’s license and pass a background check.

In addition, Grubhub drivers must carry car insurance as stipulated by the state of California.

Otherwise it’s pretty easy to get hired as a driver for Grubhub, but remember that Grubhub drivers are independent contractors and not actual employees, so when a Grubhub driver gets into a car accident the insurance and liability stuff can get complicated.

Call Daniel Kim today for a FREE consultation.

 

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