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Car Accidents With DoorDash and Uber Eats Drivers

If you were in an accident with a DoorDash or Uber Eats driver, contact us at Do Law Office today to get the help you need and the compensation you deserve.

Auto Accidents With Food Delivery Drivers

Food delivery services have become something people often rely on. You can order nearly anything with a few swipes on food delivery apps. In addition, during the COVID-19 crisis, these services helped many restaurants stay afloat. 

There are many food delivery companies. Uber Eats, DoorDash, Grub Hub, and Postmates are some of the most popular ones.

After a hard day at work, many often feel there’s nothing better than getting food delivered to their door. However, that puts delivery drivers under pressure. Sometimes they have to make many deliveries and drive hundreds of miles a week. Since the demand for food delivery increases, so does the number of delivery drivers on the roads. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2021, there was an increase in fatal work injuries from 2020. A significant increase is present in deaths for driver/sales workers and truck drivers. Data suggests that food delivery accidents may not be isolated incidents. 

But, more factors make this complicated. When an accident happens, many questions are raised. You may wonder whether the company or the driver is liable. Who is responsible for damages? If someone is injured, how to proceed with claiming compensation? Read on to learn answers to these and other questions. 

What Can You Do After an Accident With a Food Delivery Driver? 

Delivery drivers can easily get distracted. They could be on the cell phone managing the orders. Sometimes, they could be focused on GPS navigation instead on the road. Some of them choose not to take a break which can result in them being fatigued.

Whatever the cause of the accident, it can result in serious injuries and consequences. If you were in a car accident with a food delivery driver, there are certain steps you can take. 

  1. If you are not badly injured, take photos or videos of the accident scene. That way, you can document significant details. Some of them include vehicle damage and skid marks on the road. You can also photograph your injuries. 
  2. Look for witnesses of the crash. Make sure you get their contact information. 
  3. Get medical attention as soon as possible. It’s a good idea to do that even if you feel fine. Sometimes it can take a while to experience car accident symptoms
  4. Report the crash to Uber. 
  5. Don’t forget to keep your medical bills.

As in every accident, these steps can be useful to secure a financial recovery. Of course, hiring a food delivery accident attorney can be the most important step. 

Although these steps seem straightforward, these cases can get complicated quickly. It’s essential to determine specific facts of the accident. For example, whether the delivery driver was using the app during the crash should be determined. An Uber car accident lawyer in Atlanta will know more about your next move. 

How Does Insurance Coverage Works After a Food Delivery Accident?

As you may know, Georgia has certain minimum car insurance requirements. Drivers are required to have the following:

  • $25,000 of insurance coverage per person 

  • $50,000 per accident in bodily injury

If more than one individual is injured, the amount available to all parties is $50,000. Georgia law also requires drivers to have $25,000 per incident in property damage coverage.

However, drivers of a food delivery company are typically not covered by their personal auto insurance policies. The insurance coverage food delivery companies provide for their drivers varies. Some employ a delivery driver as an independent contractor.

What does that mean? Since they are not employees, the company is not responsible for them. They may not have insurance to cover your damages in case an accident happens.

Whose Auto Insurance Is Responsible for Food Delivery Services Accidents?


When it comes to car accidents, Georgia is a fault state. That means a claim can be pursued against the driver at-fault for the crash. If you can prove the other driver’s negligence, you can hold them liable for damages.

But what happens if you get into an accident with a delivery driver? Do these drivers have liability coverage?

Uber Eats has collision insurance and liability coverage. It covers its drivers while driving to pick up food or deliver an order. Their insurance coverage includes bodily injury and property damage for other drivers. Things get trickier when an Uber Eats driver is between deliveries but have the app open.

Door Dash does provide insurance. But it only kicks in once the DoorDash driver has food in the car. It doesn’t apply while driving to a restaurant. Postmates works similarly. From the moment a driver accepts delivery to the time of delivery, they are insured. This type of insurance coverage is referred to as occupational accident insurance.

However, Grub Hub drivers don’t have insurance coverage in case of an accident.

How Can an Attorney Help After a Crash With a Food Delivery Driver

Many people think they can sue the food delivery service company whose driver is involved in an accident. No matter how negligent that driver may have been, that is not always the case. 

If the delivery driver is on active delivery, there may be a way to get fair compensation. 

It gets complicated if you collide with a driver waiting for a delivery. The same applies when an Uber Eats driver is not using the app or when a Grub Hub driver hits you. They may have limited coverage, or they may be uninsured. 

You may have to file against your auto insurance company in case of a crash. Also, you could be able to collect your own uninsured or underinsured insurance policy.

In any case, you may benefit from hiring an attorney who can read a car accident report in Georgia. That can be a crucial part of your claim. Hiring someone to be your guide to Atlanta car accidents can make a difference. 

Car accident attorneys at the Do Law Office have helped many victims across Georgia get the compensation they deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation so we can determine if you have a case.

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