The race to get hot food to any address around Spokane is a game played every day. Drivers with delivery services like GrubHub and Seamless are waiting on your requests and the second you hit the order button, the timer starts.
In the rush to bring restaurant food to anyone, anywhere in the city there can be a dangerous increased risk of accidents on local streets. Seamless drivers only add to the delivery traffic that takes to the roads. Those drivers are sometimes in a big hurry and distracted by their jobs.
Assistance for Victims of Seamless Driver Involved Accidents
A delivery driver can be paying attention to his or her phone and not looking out the front windshield. That inattention can lead to a dangerous collision that might leave you or anyone else who happens to be on the road badly hurt.
If you are the victim in an accident caused by a restaurant delivery driver contact the attorneys with Spokane’s CCD Law. Our team can determine who can be held accountable for your accident. The delivery driver can be forced to accept responsibility for your damages. The company they work for may also share in the liability. Let us find the best path to getting your physical, emotional, and financial hardships covered after an accident that wasn’t your fault.
Distracted Seamless And GrubHub Driver Dangers in Spokane
If you open up the Seamless and GrubHub apps you’ll see a lot of similarities. That’s because they are basically the same company. GrubHub owns Seamless. The problems when you take to the road with all of these drivers start right there. The distraction of working for multiple companies can be the first indicator that their employees may pose a hazard on the roads.
Grubhub drivers deliver Seamless orders. They are the same drivers. That can mean double the orders at times and double the stress of getting food where it needs to be. What’s more, many food delivery service workers drive for multiple companies. So a Grubhub/Seamless driver may also drive for UberEats or Postmates. It would be a lot to keep track of from behind a desk, but these employees must often handle all these orders on different apps from behind the wheel.
Combine that with the temptation to speed to made sure food is dropped off while it’s still warm. The temptation to stay on the clock for long hours to earn extra money is understandable, but the practice can lead to a drowsy worker at the wheel. All of these factors add up to a real possibility of a distracted driving accident resulting in serious damage to health and property.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Seamless Cover Drivers When They Cause an Accident?
Seamless and GrubHub drivers are not covered by their employer. Drivers are required to carry their own auto insurance in case of accidents. The problems arise when insurance companies find out their policyholders were working for a delivery service when an accident happened. Many insurance companies deny these claims. Seamless and GrubHub do their best to avoid liability in these incidents, but there are options to explore to force them to accept responsibility. An attorney working for you can investigate the company’s hiring process and system of background checks. The driver’s driving record may reveal that Seamless hired an unsafe driver or allowed a driver to operate an unsafe vehicle.
Can I file a claim using my uninsured/underinsured coverage?
If Seamless and its driver won’t cover your injuries in an accident they caused, you could be left only one option. Filing a claim with your own insurance under their uninsured/underinsured policy. Even though you’ll be dealing with your own insurance agent, you must still beware. That insurance company will still treat you like the enemy and seek to pay you as little as possible for your injuries. Having an attorney on your side can help you make sure they take your injuries and your claim seriously.
Do personal injury cases usually go to trial?
If you and your attorney get a settlement offer that you both feel is fair, you may accept it and avoid a civil trial. The attorneys with CCD Law in Spokane will always prepare a strong case on your behalf in case a civil trial is necessary to get fair compensation. A settlement is an outcome in personal injury lawsuits over 90% of the time. This means a trial is usually avoided.
Contact a Spokane Delivery Driver Accident Attorney
If an accident with a Seamless or GrubHub Driver leaves you with a painful injury, you’ll need to act quickly to make sure the driver and the company pay all the expenses in your recovery. If you face off against a nationwide delivery company you’ll need representation you can trust. We can make sure GrubHub’s or an Insurance Company’s lawyers and agents don’t take advantage of you and ignore your case.
Established in Spokane in 1948, Crary, Clark, Domanico, & Chuang, P.S. is committed to providing our clients with the absolute highest quality legal representation. If our Spokane Delivery Driver Accident Attorneys represent you for your accident case, you have our assurance that we will use our absolute best efforts to win your case. Contact us after any accident resulting in a serious injury for a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation. We will only offer you advice which is in your best interest.