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Published on Feb 2, 2022 at 2:11 pm in Food Delivery.
Food delivery drivers often cause motor vehicle accidents by speeding and ignoring other traffic laws. Many food delivery drivers work for delivery companies to earn supplemental income. These drivers are often racing against time to deliver as many food orders in the least amount of time.
The consequence of this set of circumstances is that delivery drivers are incentivized to speed. Food delivery drivers want to maximize their income, so these drivers will often go through stop signs without stopping, run red lights, and take unprotected left turns.
Food delivery drivers also often have to deliver food orders on strict schedules. Due to these strict delivery time requirements, many drivers may engage in risky driving behavior that can cause motor vehicle accidents.
If you have been hurt in an accident caused by a food delivery driver, contact Ride App Law Group, LLP to schedule a free consultation during which we can discuss the facts of your case. Call our office at (619) 738-7961 to learn more about the legal services we offer. We can stand up to the insurance companies and demand the monetary compensation that you deserve.
Customers want to receive food orders quickly, and food delivery drivers want to deliver each order in as little time as possible. In addition, food delivery drivers typically would like to deliver one food order after another in quick succession. Unfortunately, delivery drivers may engage in negligent acts that cause motor vehicle accidents in which drivers and passengers suffer serious bodily injury.
Some of the specific ways that speeding can cause accidents include:
Unfortunately, in some cases, food delivery drivers are not only speeding but are also distracted. Distracted driving may involve texting, speaking on a mobile phone, and using a GPS application. Food delivery drivers often must consult GPS devices to find the shortest route to a particular destination. When food delivery drivers speed or are distracted, it can result in serious injuries.
Another reason why food delivery drivers may speed relates to specific closing times of restaurants. Some food delivery drivers try to pick up late-night orders before restaurants close their doors. If a food delivery driver is too far away from the restaurant, he or she may have to speed to arrive at the restaurant before it closes. Driving at excessive rates of speed late at night can make it more likely that a food delivery drive will cause a motor vehicle accident.
If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a food delivery driver, you should take photographs of the accident scene, exchange insurance information, and collect as many witness statements as possible. Once you are safe, you should contact an attorney.
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a food delivery driver, reach out to Ride App Law Group, LLP today to schedule a free consultation. Our personal injury attorneys will stand up to the insurance companies and demand the monetary compensation you deserve. Contact us online or call the office at (619) 738-7961 to learn more about the legal services we offer.