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    Reasons Why Food Delivery App Drivers Might Speed

    Published on Nov 12, 2021 at 11:12 am in Food Delivery, Rideshare Accidents.

    If you take a moment to look at the front and rear windshields of the many cars around you on the road, you might notice that quite a few of them have a sticker for a food delivery app in the window, whether through UberEats, DoorDash, or one of the many other competitors on the market. While these delivery services might provide the customers with speedy food deliveries at a low cost, it also results in a great many deadline-driven delivery drivers out on the road rushing around, potentially causing accidents. 

    If you have been in an accident with a food delivery app driver, you might be entitled to compensation. A ride app attorney from Ride App Law Group, LLP is here to answer any questions you might have on your case. 

    Drivers Might Speed to Make Quick Deliveries

    Looking back a decade or two, you might have seen quite a few commercials for pizza delivery companies on television advertising free pizza if it is not delivered within thirty minutes or less. While this promotion has since gone by the wayside, it increased customer expectations of food delivery times. Now, other food delivery services like UberEats have flooded the road with drivers delivering orders that are expected to arrive within a certain amount of time. 

    Food delivery apps do not guarantee a certain delivery time. However, when an order is placed, the app informs the customer of an estimated delivery time. This estimation involves many factors, including:

    • The usual time for the particular restaurant to have food ready for pickup
    • The travel time from the restaurant to the customer’s location 

    This time is meant to be an estimation, though many customers then expect the delivery to be made in that timeframe. If the delivery is “late,” it can result in low customer ratings. The lower a driver’s rating, the fewer customers might choose that delivery driver in the future. 

    In order to keep up orders, food delivery drivers often feel like they have to speed. This is especially true if the restaurant was running late or there were traffic or construction delays. In the effort to keep a rating as close to five stars as possible, drivers might speed and put others on the road at risk of accidents and injuries. 

    Connect with a Rideshare Food Delivery Accident Attorney Caused by Speeding

    Speeding drivers can cause accidents in many ways, and the impact of higher-speed crashes can be more severe. If you suffered injuries because a food delivery driver was speeding, you should speak with the legal team at The RideApp Attorneys as soon as possible. We handle complicated rideshare accident claims, and we know how to identify all sources of liability to collect the maximum compensation possible in each individual case. 

    After this type of crash, you want to protect your rights and financial future. Reach out to one of our attorneys in San Diego, Los Angeles, or San Jose to schedule a consultation to discuss your case today! 

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