Pizza Delivery Car Accident
Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Elite Team of Lawyers and Paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for People Injured in Car Accidents Involving Pizza Delivery Cars in Buffalo, New York.
Since 1927, when Fioravanti Santora first started selling pizza out of his ice cream shop, Buffalo, New York has arguably become America’s pizza capital. Pizza is one of those foods that almost everyone craves, and ordering pizza for delivery is extremely popular. Whether you prefer Domino’s, Pizza Hut, or more authentic Buffalo-style pizza such as La Nova, all you have to do is make a brief phone call or even place your order online, and your pizza will arrive soon after. With pizza delivery drivers often in a hurry to get hot pizzas to hungry customers anxiously awaiting, they can make poor driving decisions. As a result, pizza delivery drivers are more likely to cause severe car crashes. Undeniably, pizza delivery can be a tough occupation, but it is not just delivery drivers who are placed in danger, other motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians on the road are all potential victims.
The attorney you select to represent you can play a significant role in the amount of compensation you receive. If you, or a loved one, were injured in a pizza delivery car accident, trust Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of delivery car accident lawyers in Buffalo, New York to provide you with elite representation and peace of mind during this difficult time. Although determining liability in a crash caused by a negligent pizza delivery driver can be a complication issue, we are determined, disciplined and dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for those suffering personal injuries throughout New York State. Victims of car accidents may be eligible for monetary compensation for their medical treatment, lost wages and other damages through a personal injury lawsuit.
Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as an Elite Lawyer of America and a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, has battled to obtain over $150 Million in verdicts and settlements for people who were seriously injured in Buffalo, New York and beyond. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of highly experienced and top rated Buffalo, New York negligent delivery driver crash attorneys will strive to obtain the best result possible for victims of delivery driver car accidents. Our honorable commitment to exceeding your expectations and delivering an excellent outcome is what sets us apart from the competition. Call us today at (716) 839-3939 to find out how we can help you!Pizza Delivery Drivers Have a Higher Risk of Crashing
Pizza delivery drivers have a higher likelihood of causing accidents for a number of different reasons including:
- A lack of driving experience: Many pizza delivery drivers are young and inexperienced behind the wheel. Drivers might not receive proper training on how to safely perform their job. Novice drivers are more likely to make miscalculations, such as speeding or driving impulsively.
- Driving more miles: Generally, the more miles driven, the greater the chances of being involved in an accident. Pizza delivery drivers often drive a considerable amount, sometimes in hazardous weather conditions, on unfamiliar roads, and at night.
- Under pressure to make quick deliveries: Pizzerias often place enormous pressure on their drivers to make fast deliveries, especially during weekends and special events. Domino’s Pizza used to even promise pizza deliveries within 30 minutes. Customers often tip drivers for making prompt deliveries and more deliveries per shift means more income. Additionally, late delivery of a much-desired pizza could cause customers to complain and not give a tip. Drivers reliant on tips may be incentivized to speed, tailgate, run red lights and not yield the right-of-way.
- Distracted driving: When driving in unfamiliar parts of town, delivery drivers may use a GPS or a phone navigation app. Further, drivers may get bored of driving around and try to make time go faster by talking on a smartphone.
- Driving fatigued: Spending hours on end behind the wheel can get tiring, especially when making late night deliveries. Also, the constant stress of making fast deliveries can lead to feeling overworked and fatigued.
- Parking anywhere: Often delivery drivers cannot find parking spots and instead create makeshift spots, which can be particularly hazardous to passing vehicles and pedestrians.
When you take all of these factors into consideration, it is not surprising that pizza delivery drivers are more likely to drive negligently and cause accidents.
If you, or a loved one, suffered a serious injury in a car accident caused by a pizza delivery driver’s negligence, contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated team of delivery car accident lawyers in Buffalo, New York at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. for a free consultation. Our team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at (716) 839-3939, or by filling out the online consultation form.Steps to Take Following a Pizza Delivery Car Accident
If you were involved in an accident with a pizza delivery car, it is important to determine if there are any injuries. Your top priority after any collision should be your health and safety. Even if your injuries seem relatively minor, you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Going to the emergency room or urgent care will help document any injuries suffered as a result of the accident.
It is extremely important for you to call the police immediately, regardless of how trivial the accident may appear. The police report will record details relating to the accident and generally set forth who is at fault.
Take pictures of the crash site. The photos should display the vehicles still in the same position after the crash and where the vehicles were in relation to each other. Take photos of any additional evidence, such as skid marks and your injuries. Pictures can assist drivers when there is a disagreement about the cause of the accident. After taking pictures, move your car to a safe location.
Make certain to exchange both contact and insurance information with the delivery driver. This includes writing down both the name and the address on their driver’s license and all of the information on their auto insurance card. Furthermore, inquire about which pizzeria the driver was delivering for and any company-owned policies.
Talk to all potential witnesses and get their names, phone numbers and addresses.
Attempting to handle a pizza delivery driver accident claim on your own may be difficult. In order to be eligible for No-Fault insurance benefits, you must submit a No-Fault Application within 30 days of an accident. In addition, under New York State law, a claim arising from negligence causing personal injury must be filed within 3 years of the accident. Strict time deadlines like these can often be missed by people who are not experienced with car accidents, and can prevent them from receiving the benefits and compensation that they are entitled to. Do not let this happen to you! Contact Jed Dietrich, Esq., an experienced Buffalo, New York car accident attorney, as soon as possible at (716) 839-3939.
If you were injured in a pizza delivery car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, call highly experienced, aggressive, tenacious and hardworking Buffalo, New York pizza delivery driver accident attorneys, Jed Dietrich, Esq., for the help that you need! The Dietrich Law Firm P.C., recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at (716) 839-3939. Call us today!Who is Liable in a Pizza Delivery Collision?
Compared to a typical car accident, pizza delivery car crashes are often more complicated because they can involve several different parties. If a pizza delivery driver causes a collision while they are on the job, the pizzeria may be found vicariously liable for its delivery driver’s negligence during the scope of their employment.
As employers, restaurants and pizzerias should be held responsible for ensuring that all drivers receive sufficient training on driving safely. With an increased demand for delivery drivers, some restaurants and pizzerias may hire drivers with bad driving records or substance abuse problems. In cases where employers fail to fulfill their duties to train and hire safe, competent drivers, they may be held liable for injuries caused by their drivers.
If the driver was driving for a delivery service, such as Uber Eats, you may be eligible for compensation from their liability insurance policy. Additionally, many popular pizzerias are franchisees. While proving liability against the franchising company may be difficult, some franchisers have control over delivery operations and/or hiring practices.
If you were hurt in an accident caused by a pizza delivery car, contact Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as a Best Lawyer of America, so that he can battle for the compensation that you deserve for the injuries that you sustained. Schedule your free consultation today by calling (716) 839-3939. Our team of dedicated and determined Buffalo, New York pizza delivery driver accident attorneys will investigate your accident and identify all parties that may be liable to you. Call us today!
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