Uber Eats Driver Dies in Accident While Delivering Food

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What legal recourse do you have as a food delivery driver after an accident?


Food Delivery Driver Loses Control, Crashes Vehicle on the North Side

According to a KSAT News report, a man delivering for Uber Eats was killed in an accident on Loop 410 last night.

Police reported the incident occurred just before 10 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13th, on the eastbound access road of Loop 410 near Jones Maltsberger. When exiting the highway, the driver lost control of his car for unknown reasons, hitting a barrier and another vehicle before crashing through a gated parking lot. He was cut from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, and his passenger was taken to the hospital in unknown condition. No one in the other vehicle was injured. The cause of the crash is unclear.

Did You Know?

Roughly 1.5 million people are employed in traditional delivery jobs, with millions more working as independent contractors for on-demand delivery services.

Injured While Delivering for Uber Eats, Door Dash, or Favor in San Antonio

On-demand food delivery services exploded in popularity after the pandemic, with millions of people driving for Door Dash, Grub Hub, Uber Eats, and Favor full-time or as a profitable side gig.

These drivers are often not considered employees of these companies but are viewed as independent contractors. As such, they are not entitled to the traditional benefits other delivery drivers enjoy, though they face the same risks.

Types of Injuries Experienced by Food Delivery Drivers

Auto accidents aren’t the only way delivery drivers can be hurt. Other common injuries faced by delivery drivers in San Antonio include:

  • Dog Attacks
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Heat Stroke/Exposure

If you’re injured while working as a contractor for a company, you don’t have to have a lawyer to help you file a claim. You should be aware that the food delivery companies you are working for do have attorneys and often try to shield themselves from liability for any accidents or injuries you sustain while working. We can help you find out if you have a case against your employer for free at 800-862-1260.

Liability in Food Delivery Auto Accidents

Where compensation comes from after an auto accident while delivering food can be hard to determine. When you are considered “working,” varies from company to company. Some claim you have to have accepted a delivery; others only require that you are logged in on the app.

Depending on the circumstances of the accident, compensation can come from:

  • The company you are delivering for via their insurance policy,
  • Your insurance, if you caused the accident,
  • The other driver’s insurance policy, if you are not at fault,
  • The other driver’s company insurance if they were also driving for a company at the time of the accident.

Things can become further complicated if vehicle malfunction causes the accident. Drivers are expected to maintain the vehicles that they use for work, and companies may use this to further shield themselves from liability.

Work Injury Attorneys Serving San Antonio

Food delivery drivers deserve the same respect as traditional employees across San Antonio. If you were injured while delivering for Uber Eats, Door Dash, Favor, Grub Hub, or any other major company, you need an experienced attorney on your side.

Carabin Shaw has represented injured employees for 30 years, and we put our clients first. Contact us for a free case evaluation today at 800-862-1260. We look forward to serving you.

Contacting a Carabin Shaw attorney is free and does not obligate you to work with the firm.

¹KSAT News report

²Delivery Safety Resources TDI


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