Rochester, New York, DoorDash Delivery Person Dog Bite Accident Injury Lawyers

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Renowned as a Best Lawyer of America, and His Select Team of Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Aggressively Litigate Claims to Demand the Finest Results for DoorDash Drivers Who were Gravely Wounded by Vicious Canines in Rochester, New York, Throughout Monroe County, and Beyond.

Rochester, New York DoorDash Delivery Person Dog Bite AccidentDoorDash is considered to be the fastest and most reliable online food-ordering delivery service. With more than 2 million couriers, referred to as “dashers,” the platform delivers food from restaurants and cafes. In a recent quarter alone, DoorDash processed almost 330 million orders. The platform’s workers are considered independent contractors and can accept any order of their choosing. However, they have no control over unrestrained and unsupervised dogs around their delivery sites. While dashers are handing food off to customers, it is not unheard of for malicious dogs to claw or bite them. For example, while attempting to deliver food, a dasher named Hayedeh Samedi was attacked by Elon Musk’s ex-wife’s dog. Like so many other delivery driver dog bite accidents, Samedi sustained serious and permanent injuries. She still suffers aches and pains that radiate throughout her entire body. Additionally, she incurred numerous non-economic damages, such as severe anxiety, permanent scarring, inconvenience, frustration, loss of enjoyment, and life-long disability.

To seek justice, Samedi has filed a lawsuit against the dog’s owner. According to court documents, she is asking for punitive damages and accusing Musk’s ex-wife of being aware of her canine’s propensity for viciousness. Suppose that you, or a loved one, were bit by a dog while delivering a DoorDash order. Regrettably, due to your status as an independent contractor, you will not be covered by workers’ compensation. Similar to Samadi’s case, pursuing a case against the irresponsible canine owner may be the only way to get back on your feet again. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s top rated attorneys would be honored to fight for you every step of the way. Our elite team will ensure that all of your economic and non-economic damages are recovered from the dog owner and his or her homeowner’s insurance policy.

With more than 23 years of litigating exclusively for victims of heartbreaking accidents, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has successfully negotiated and tried various dog bite and attack claims. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his seasoned squad of Rochester, New York litigators have fought over 100 cases to judgment and easily surpassed $175,000,000 in compensation for clients. Our leading legal team will litigate your dog bite accident by applying the same winning techniques that have generated optimum results time after time. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is available every day by calling 585-939-3939 or by filling out our online consultation form. Please, schedule your free consultation today to learn more about how we can help you.

Why Dog Bite Injuries Happen to DoorDash Delivery Persons

Rochester, New York DoorDash Delivery Person Dog Bite AccidentWhile archaeological evidence shows that dogs were first domesticated by humans over 30,000 years ago, many still have the drive and ability to hunt. Additionally, dogs are prone to having a pack mentality with other canines and family connections. When they sense someone unknown, pups are more likely to attack with little warning and without any provocation. When a dog feels threatened to protect its owners or territory, it might go into fight or flight mode and confront an unsuspecting dasher in his or her path. This often involves blocking drivers from completing their food deliveries and even safely returning to their vehicles. Some canines may enter into a prey drive, which typically involves stalking, chasing, biting to grab, and attacking to kill. When these predatory instincts combine with a dog’s strong emotions, such as fear of an approaching dasher, the animal may strike without so much as a bark. The following dogs have been bred particularly for hunting or herding and typically have the strongest prey drives:

  1. Boxers;
  2. Huskies;
  3. Hounds;
  4. Terriers;
  5. Retrievers;
  6. Spaniels;
  7. Terriers;
  8. Border collies;
  9. Australian Shepherds; and
  10. Pointers.



Important Advice for Dog Owners

Canine owners must help keep DoorDash delivery drivers safe. If your pup has a reputation for being aggressive and you allowed the dog to be in a situation where it could harm someone else, you can be held legally responsible. Simply posting a “beware of dog” sign falls short of reasonable care. Before ordering food on DoorDash, you should place your pet in a secure room with no open doors or windows. That way, when the dasher arrives, he or she can drop off your food without worrying about getting bit. If your dog still somehow manages to get loose and bites the delivery person, our veteran team recommends the following:

  1. Move the canine away from the victim and place it on a leash;
  2. If the dasher suffered severe injuries, call 911 immediately;
  3. Help the driver by gently washing out his or her wounds with soap and warm water;
  4. If the bite is bleeding, apply pressure to stop the blood;
  5. Cover up the gashes with sterile gauze or bandages;
  6. Call the veterinarian and request your dog’s vaccine and health records; and
  7. Contact your homeowners’ insurance provider.

DoorDash controls almost 60 percent of the market share related to food delivery services throughout the United States. Unfortunately, even when an owner uses reasonable care to keep their dog from hurting others, some delivery drivers are still forced to confront aggressive dogs. Please, do not allow your dog bite injuries to get the best of you. The sooner you call Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his highly experienced Rochester DoorDash dog injury attorneys, the faster we can get you the compensation that you deserve. Kindly contact us for your complimentary, no-obligation dog bite case evaluation. The Dietrich Legal Team’s battle-tested attorneys are available twenty-four-seven by dialing 585-939-3939 or filling out our online consultation form. With our new 140a Metro Park office location, we are honored to fight for injured dashers throughout Rochester, New York, Monroe County, and all surrounding areas.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 585-939-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Rochester, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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