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What You Need To Know About Crashes Involving a Pizza Delivery Driver

Getting into an accident caused by a pizza delivery driver can prove to be a tricky situation. Delivery drivers, more often than not, are considered independent contractors. Although employers are responsible for the actions of their employees, they are not generally responsible for the actions of independent contractors – who are not considered to be employees.

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Pizza delivery companies, such as Pizza Hut and Domino’s, do not provide insurance coverage for their delivery drivers. Instead, they expect their drivers to have their own coverage. However, this is where it gets tricky. Most personal insurance carriers do not offer coverage if the collisions happened while the driver was using the car for business, such as delivering pizza. Moreover, some of these pizza delivery companies do not tell their delivery drivers that they need to have a commercial insurance policy in order to be covered during an accident while working.

Pizza Delivery Drivers Are at a Higher Risk of Causing Accidents

Delivery drivers, including pizza delivery drivers, are among a group of occupations with the highest fatality rate in the United States. Pizza delivery drivers are often in a rush and in a time constraint to deliver their pizzas within a specific amount of time. As such, this stress can cause them to drive erratically and unsafe, thus causing accidents.

Some common factors that increase the risk for a pizza delivery driver car crash include:

Lack of driving experience

Pressure to make fast deliveries

Spending an unusually long time on the road making deliveries, sometimes at night, on unfamiliar roads, and in hazardous weather conditions

What To Do After Pizza Delivery Accident

For the reasons discussed above, car crashes involving pizza delivery trucks can be complicated, especially those involving injuries. Dealing with delivery drivers and their alleged independent contractor status may be confusing. As such, you need to immediately hire an experienced Los Angeles accident attorney to help you get the compensation that you deserve. Your attorney will evaluate your situation and guide you through your claim or lawsuit.

Contact an Experienced Los Angeles Pizza Delivery Accident Attorney

If you or a loved has been injured in a vehicle accident involving a pizza delivery driver, you should discuss your legal options with an attorney as you may be entitled to compensation. The Los Angeles pizza delivery accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates advocate for their clients’ full financial recovery through hard work and an aggressive approach. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys, please call 949-727-9300.

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Samer Habbas is a California attorney with over 18 years of experience in personal injury law. Throughout his career, he has successfully recovered over $300 million for his clients, solidifying his reputation as a leading advocate in the field.

Samer swiftly gained recognition for his adept negotiation skills and unwavering dedication to his clients. His practice spans a wide range of personal injury cases, including car accidents, dog bites, funeral home abuse, premises liability, and wrongful death.

Samer is known for his compassionate approach and commitment to securing favorable outcomes for his clients. His expertise has earned him the trust and respect of both his clients and his peers within the legal community. He is also deeply invested in giving back to his community. He actively participates in pro bono work and volunteers his time to various charitable organizations. Samer is a champion for those who have been wronged, leveraging his extensive experience and expertise to make a meaningful difference in the lives of his clients and his community.