Turlock residents have a pretty good selection of restaurants to choose from around town. Whether it’s a creative burrito at La Mo Restaurant on East Main or up to Center Street for a snack at the Fails Donut Factory there are plenty of tasty options.
There’s also more than one way to get your grub on thanks to Grubhub. Their drivers will grab a meal for you at any eatery in Stanislaus County. It’s easier than driving yourself and perhaps safer too.
A Turlock Grubhub and Rideshare Accident Lawyer
The only hitch is that with each food order and delivery route, there’s another potentially very distracted driver getting out on the road and driving alongside other Turlock motorists. Those drivers partner with the Grubhub app but they may not be as focused on the road, and that can lead to accidents for themselves and you.
If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury and the crash involved a Grubhub vehicle, contact us today for a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation. After you tell us what happened, we will let you know all of your legal options.
Whether you were hit by a Grubhub driver, or hurt as a Grubhub driver, call us today. Our goal is to help you get the maximum amount of compensation available to you for your injuries.
Grubhub Insurance Coverage in Turlock Accidents
Grubhub drivers can feel like they’re running a small shipping company all by themselves sometimes. The food orders can come pouring in on their app. Each notification requires a decision on whether they will accept it or not. Are they too busy? Can they get to the restaurant in time? They must figure out the best routes to pick-up and drop-off meals all while making sure those bags arrive slightly warm at least.
You’ll notice that we haven’t mentioned the driving part yet. Grubhub drivers must do all of this while still trying to drive safely. Drivers may be exhausted from not getting any sleep the night before. They can even be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. These dangers can all factor into a devastating accident with another motorist.
When these drivers cause accidents you may be a bit surprised to know that Grubhub accepts zero responsibility. They don’t provide insurance to victims injured or even cover the damage to vehicles. After a collision, you might be facing a growing stack of medical bills in your mailbox with no way to pay them.
You may only have two options if you are unfortunate enough to get struck by a Grubhub driver:
- Grubhub Driver’s Insurance – Grubhub drivers are designated as contract workers and that means Grubhub can look the other way when employees get into accidents. Driver’s are required to carry their own vehicle insurance policies and that’s where you’ll have to start if you are injured in an accident. You’d file a claim on the driver’s policy. This can be pretty useless though because some insurance companies won’t cover accidents that take place when a driver is delivering for a rideshare or company like Grubhub.
- Your Insurance Coverage – You may be left having to file a claim against your own insurance company. You’d trigger the coverage on your uninsured motorist policy. This could provide you with money to pay for things like hospital bills and lost wages at work. It’s key to make sure your own insurance agent doesn’t take advantage of you. Just like dealing with someone else’s insurance, your own insurance may try to get you to accept less than you need for recovery. A rideshare accident attorney can work to make sure they don’t get away with making you an unfair offer.
An attorney working for your benefit may also provide one more option. It’s possible to dig up information that might force Grubhub to accept liability in your accident. A lawyer can investigate Grubhub’s employees further to see if there’s something a background check should have picked up. Should Grubhub have hired them at all? Grubhub’s own safety initiatives can also be questioned. How thoroughly do they check on driver safety practices and how much safety training do they offer? These are all potentially embarrassing flaws in the company that might make them help you in your time of need.
Contact a Turlock Rideshare Accident Lawyer
Grubhub is a national company and they will have a team of lawyers working on your case. After an accident, a representative of the team may contact you for a statement. Don’t fall for it, even if they act like they are only concerned with your wellbeing. They may be hoping to get a statement that weakens your case later. Speak to an attorney and let your representation do the talking for you.
If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury and the accident involved a Grubhub driver, contact us for a free and confidential consultation.