Grocery Delivery Car Accident Lawyer in Gainesville, VA
If you were injured in an accident with a grocery delivery driver, you may be interested in exploring your legal options. You may also be eligible to secure compensation for your losses but may not know how to proceed. A Gainesville grocery delivery car accident lawyer can provide clarity to your situation and assist with the financial recovery process.
Before speaking to the driver’s insurance company or accepting a settlement, you may want to first reach out to the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC for a free consultation. Our team can evaluate your case and let you know who can be held liable for your damages. Your first case review is performed at no cost, and there is no obligation to partner with our team.
Our Team Can Determine Fault and Liability for Your Damages
Accidents with grocery delivery drivers can be complicated because most of them are considered “independent contractors.” Independent contractors are explicitly and by law considered “non-employees.” By contracting their shoppers and deliverers, grocery delivery companies attempt to avoid liability for their drivers’ actions.
However, when you team up with the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, this is not something that you have to worry about. Your lawyer will evaluate the facts of your case and pursue compensation from the liable party. We understand that accidents with grocery delivery drivers can become confusing. Yet, with our team on your side, you can rest assured that we will assign fault and liability to the appropriate parties. You can reach out to our Virginia law firm today to learn more.
When Grocery Delivery Companies Are Liable
When grocery delivery companies knowingly contract individuals who pose a threat to others, the company can be liable for willfully exposing others to those dangers.
Consider the commonly used grocery delivery company Instacart, which screens their independent contractors before working with them. If Instacart is negligent in this screening process and, for example, contracts a driver who has a history of drunk driving, the organization could be held liable.
Types of Driver Negligence That Could Have Caused Your Accident
Your Gainesville grocery delivery car accident lawyer will evaluate your case from a variety of angles to determine how your collision occurred.
The other driver in your case may have:
- Driven under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Engaged in reckless driving practices
- Disregarded traffic signals and signs
- Operated a motor vehicle while suffering from medical conditions that impeded their driving abilities
- Failed to wear appropriate eyewear (if required by law)
- Driven without a valid driver’s license
Your accident may have been caused by other factors not included here. To learn more about your financial recovery options, call the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC.
Allow Our Legal Team to Work with the Insurance Company
Soon after an accident, you may be approached by the liable party’s insurance company. Because most grocery delivery companies do not consider their drivers to be employees, the individual who hit you may be personally liable for your accident. If that is the case, then your lawyer can take legal action accordingly.
Be careful about talking to the insurance adjuster. Anything you say to them can be used against you later in settlement negotiations or at trial if your case proceeds to that point. The insurance adjuster may also manipulate you into sharing information that could harm your case.
You Should Be Careful About Accepting a Settlement Offer
Our founding partner, Jim Parrish, used to represent insurance companies. He understands the lengths that some organizations will go to deny claimants compensation.
If the insurance company offers you a settlement, you should keep the following items in mind:
- You may not yet know the full extent of your injuries. As a result, you may not have a clear idea of your prognosis, potential medical expenses, or the length of your expected recovery period.
- You may be owed much more than you are being offered. For this reason, it is always beneficial to get a second opinion. A Gainesville grocery delivery car accident lawyer can evaluate your case and determine what an appropriate settlement looks like.
- The personal insurance policy held by the driver who hit you may not be sufficient to cover all of your economic and non-economic damages.
When you work with our law firm, we have your best interests in mind. You can call us today to learn more.
Recovering Compensation After a Car Accident
Your damages will be calculated based on the cost of your economic and non-economic damages. In some cases, punitive damages (or those that punish a negligent party) are also possible, although those cases are rare.
Per the American Bar Association, you may be eligible to recover the following:
Economic damages are those that compensate a victim for the financial suffering they have endured as a result of their accident. These damages include compensation for past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, and any other financial losses that have occurred.
Non-economic damages, on the other hand, compensate victims for their “pain and suffering” and inconvenience. To calculate this loss, your lawyer may take into account the length of your recovery period, the severity of your injuries, and your quality of life.
Call the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC to Learn More
You deserve a Gainesville grocery delivery car accident lawyer who will fight for the compensation you need. Our team will do just that. If you want a team that will advocate for the justice you deserve, call the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC today for a free consultation.