In today’s day and age, more and more of us choose to do our shopping online. While this is great and convenient for us, at times, it leaves delivery companies understaffed and overstocked, which often pushes delivery drivers to their limits. Unfortunately, this, among other factors, can lead to serious accidents occurring, and if you’ve been hurt in an accident caused by a delivery driver, you should consider speaking with an experienced Houston delivery driver accident lawyer as soon as you can. Contact The Gonzalez Law Group today.
Should I Hire a Houston Delivery Driver Accident Lawyer?
If you’ve been hurt by a negligent delivery driver, you should not proceed without a knowledgeable Houston auto accident lawyer on your side. There are various complexities associated with delivery driver accident claims that only an experienced attorney would know. We are prepared to fight for the full compensation to which you are entitled.
Oftentimes, accidents involving delivery drivers are more complex, as often, delivery drivers are considered independent contractors. We can only assign liability once we determine whether the delivery driver is an independent contractor or an employee of a company. Factors that differentiate between employees and independent delivery drivers are as follows:
- Whether the employer can determine work conduct or terminate drivers
- Whether the employer provides the driver with tools/resources
- How the employee is paid
- Whether the driver is on a set schedule or self-schedules
- Whether the employee can provide the same services to other companies
- The freedom to hire and fire helpers
If we determine that you were harmed by a delivery driver who is not an independent contractor, but an employee of a delivery company, you may be able to sue both the employee and the employee’s company. However, if you were hurt by an independent contractor, you most likely can only sue the driver for damages.
Documenting Your Accident & Filing Your Claim
After an accident with a delivery driver, you should call the police to the scene and seek medical treatment at once. You should also get witness contact information, get the delivery driver’s insurance information, take pictures of any damage caused by the accident, and receive a copy of the medical documentation pertaining to your injuries. Finally, you should speak with an experienced Houston delivery driver accident lawyer who can work to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim. As long as we can prove you were hurt as a direct result of a delivery driver’s negligence, you should recover the compensation you deserve.
Contact a Houston Delivery Driver Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been hurt at the hands of a negligent delivery driver, you need a competent legal team on your side. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place. Contact The Gonzalez Law Group today to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm.