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Las Vegas Food Delivery Accident Lawyer

Las Vegas is home to hundreds of famous restaurants and culinary hot spots, and with the popularization of food delivery apps and services, many are given the chance to have these delicious meals delivered right to the comfort of their home. Although these services benefit the customers, delivery drivers are often left with the pressure of picking up and dropping off orders on time and securely. As a result, many food delivery drivers are tempted to speed and ignore traffic laws for the sake of quality delivery service and tips.

As these acts of negligence are committed, the chances of getting into food delivery accidents rises with every negligent act. A 2023 traffic report from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has reported that 19,407 traffic accidents have occurred and 11,324 have been injured as a result of the accident.

So if you have been involved in an accident involving a food delivery driver or while delivering food and have suffered injuries, then you may be eligible for financial compensation. At West Coast Trial Lawyers, we have a dedicated team of experienced personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas who are available 24/7 to assist you throughout the entire legal process.

We have recovered over $1.6 billion in financial compensation to our clients who have sustained catastrophic injuries and high medical bills. With years of experience handling delivery driver accident cases under our belts, we are confident that we will get you the maximum compensation that you deserve for your losses. 

We run on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that you pay no fees until you win. To schedule a FREE case consultation, you can get in touch with us by calling (702) 800-2934 or by filling out our quick online contact form.

Defining Food Delivery Services

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The job title ‘food delivery’ is no longer limited to restaurants and pizza chains with a small army of drivers, but instead the title encompasses everyone from college students to parents who are looking to supplement their income by becoming an independent contractor for app-based delivery services. 

As app-based delivery services such as Uber Eats, Grubhub, Doordash, and Postmates have become more popular ever since the Covid-19 pandemic, food delivery has become a staple of convenience for millions of consumers across the country. 

Rideshare companies like Uber even revealed in a 2022 Q4 financial report, that they have 5.4 million drivers and couriers making 131 million monthly trips. With that in mind, there is no denying that there are a substantial amount of delivery drivers out there to deliver all of your to-go orders. 

Even grocery delivery services such as Instacart and Shipt are adding their fair share of delivery drivers by offering their users a convenient way of acquiring groceries. With such an influx of delivery drivers on the road, there is without a doubt that the number of delivery driver accidents have also risen.

Are Food Delivery Drivers Employees or Independent Contractors?

According to section 616B.603 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, an app-based delivery driver is deemed as an independent contractor, however, every contract delivery driver in Nevada must apply for a business license in order to deliver for companies like Uber, Doordash, and Grubhub. Aside from that one requirement, independent contract drivers in Las Vegas can operate normally as any other app-based driver in any other state.

Types of Accidents Involving Food Delivery Drivers

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Considering how there are around 40 million tourists who visit Las Vegas every year, every app based driver in the city must use their own vehicle in order to deliver food and other goods in a timely manner. With the pressure to deliver orders in a city with dense traffic, the possibility of becoming involved in an accident is more likely than you think.

According to a crash analysis report conducted by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, the majority of Las Vegas traffic accidents have been pinpointed towards heavily congested areas of interest such as tourist hotspots and busy intersections. If you have been involved in any of the following accidents due to someone’s negligence then it is important to seek an accident lawyer to recover damages.

Who Is Liable in a Food Delivery Accident?

An accident involving a delivery driver is not that different from any other accident one may encounter. Whether you have been involved in a car accident or a pedestrian accident, the one who caused the incident would be held liable for all damages no matter the circumstance.

Liability can be determined by a number of factors depending on the complexity and nature of the accident, however, section 41.1395 of the Nevada Revised Statutes state that accident victims are able to financially recover from a case as long as they are not more at fault for the accident than the defendants.

If a delivery driver was responsible for an accident then the victim would be able to recover financially for their medical expenses or other damages either through the driver’s insurance company or in some circumstances, the company who hired the driver would pay for the damages through an affiliated insurance company.

How Much Compensation Can I Receive for a Delivery Driver Accident in Las Vegas?

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The overall value of a delivery driver accident case will be dependent on the nature of the incident as well as the severity of the damages. For instance, accidents involving a traumatic brain injury or a wrongful death can earn the victims anywhere towards the six to seven figure range due to the permanent life changing impact it has.

Meanwhile, personal injury claims with minor injuries and significant property damage can be worth anywhere between the five to six figure range, however, the majority of these claims can be covered through the negligent driver’s insurance coverage or the delivery company’s affiliated insurance plan.

Need a Food Delivery Accident Lawyer? We Are Here To Help

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If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries due to a food delivery accident, you may be able to sue to recover your damages. As a food delivery service accident can potentially leave you with long-lasting injuries, it is important to hire a skilled personal injury lawyer who makes sure all of your legal needs are met.

Should you choose to pursue legal action, our trusted and experienced accident lawyers at West Coast Trial Lawyers are readily available to help with your personal injury claim. We are a reputable personal injury law firm that has recovered over $1.6 billion in financial compensation for our clients and we will continue to do our duty to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve.

Our team of attorneys are well versed in Nevada law and they handle each case with care and integrity to ensure our clients get the best possible financial compensation. To schedule a FREE consultation, we welcome you to reach out to our 24/7 legal team by calling us at (702) 800-2934 or by completing our easy online contact form.

Most Frequently Asked Questions About Las Vegas Food Delivery Accidents

Does It Matter What the Delivery Driver Was Delivering at the Time of the Accident?

Whether delivery drivers were delivering food or alcohol in the vehicle is irrelevant. The main things that matter are the severity of the incident and the liability of the case, because depending on who caused the accident, you or the driver can be liable for damages.

Can I Sue the Delivery Driver for My Injuries and Financial Recovery?

If the delivery driver was the negligent party that caused the collision and/or injury, then they can be held liable for your damages. Delivery drivers are just as responsible for their actions like any other driver in Las Vegas. 

However, you won’t need to file a lawsuit if you have been involved in a minor traffic accident, because these can be typically resolved by trading insurance information and letting the insurance company pay for the damages.

What Happens If a Delivery Driver Crashes Into My Vehicle?

If a negligent driver has crashed into your vehicle, it is important to call the local authorities and file a police report so all of the details of the incident are in writing. If you or the parties involved are injured in an accident then it is important to seek medical attention immediately.

Should you wish to seek legal representation, then you must gather as much details and proof of the incident to leverage your claim to a liable party. Once you have gathered all of the necessary details then you can further discuss your claim to a personal injury attorney.

Who Is Responsible for My Injuries After a Collision With a Delivery Driver?

Typically, the responsibility of a collision will be dependent on who caused the accident in question. Section 41.1395 of the Nevada Revised Statutes determines liability by whoever is at majority fault of an incident. For example, if the delivery driver was 75% responsible for the collision and another driver was 25% responsible then the delivery driver would be responsible for all inflicted injuries. 

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