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Our Experienced Tennessee Injury Lawyers Provide Skilled Counsel for DoorDash Food Delivery Accident Cases

Tennessee DoorDash Delivery Accident Lawyers

Have you or a loved one been involved in a delivery accident while using DoorDash in Tennessee? Your rights and wellbeing are important, and our team of skilled attorneys is here to help.

Don’t let the complexities of the legal system deter you from seeking the compensation you’re entitled to. Our experienced Tennessee DoorDash delivery accident attorneys understand your challenges and are dedicated to advocating for your rights. Together, we can hold responsible parties accountable and work towards securing the compensation you need for medical bills, lost wages, and more.

Reach out to the personal injury lawyers at Weir & Kestner today to learn more about how we can use our experience and knowledge to your advantage. Call our office at 615-220-4180 to schedule your free consultation.

What to Do After a DoorDash Accident

What you do in the minutes, hours, and days following a car crash significantly impacts the outcome of a future insurance claim or lawsuit. Regardless of whether you were injured in an accident caused by a negligent Dasher or while delivering food for an app, these steps help protect your right to a fair recovery.

  • Call 911. Report crashes involving serious injuries or substantial property damage to law enforcement.
  • Get medical attention. If first responders on the scene don’t examine you, see a doctor as soon as possible, even if you don’t seem to be seriously hurt. Not all crash-related injuries are immediately apparent.
  • Document essential evidence. Take photos or video of visible injuries, property damage, relevant road or weather conditions, and anything else of note. Also, ask for contact information from witnesses.
  • Exchange contact and insurance information. You and the other motorist need each others’ details. Remain calm and polite, and avoid apologizing or placing blame for the accident.
  • Consult an attorney. Discuss your rights and options with an experienced injury lawyer before talking to insurers, signing documents, or accepting settlement offers.
  • Contact your insurer. Report the accident to your auto insurance company, but decline to provide a statement unless your lawyer advises you to do so.

Our Personal Injury Law Firm Represents Clients Across Tennessee

At the Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers, our DoorDash accident attorneys represent clients throughout Tennessee.

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Offering wide-ranging menu options and exceptional convenience, DoorDash and other food delivery apps have exploded in popularity in recent years, both in the Volunteer State and across the country. However, if you were hurt in a crash caused by—or while working as—a food delivery driver, determining who’s responsible for covering your injuries and losses can be difficult.

The experienced legal counsel at Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers can help DoorDash car accident victims understand their legal rights and options, and fight for the financial recovery they deserve. As former defense attorneys for insurance companies, we know how insurers assess, value, and handle these cases and put that experience and insight to work for our clients. If you’re in need of skilled DoorDash food delivery accident lawyers, we’re ready to assist you. 

Here’s what you should know about these complex claims, including what our team can do to help you win your case and lose your stress.

Common Causes of Food Delivery Crashes

App-based food delivery services don’t explicitly encourage their drivers to break the rules of the road. However, when drivers know they can make more money by completing deliveries as quickly as possible, this might be a powerful incentive for them to speed or drive less carefully. Additionally, many DoorDash drivers use a navigation app to aid deliveries which, if not used responsibly, acts as a dangerous distraction. 

Of course, food delivery drivers aren’t the only ones susceptible to speeding and distraction. Other motorists are just as likely to engage in these risky behind-the-wheel behaviors.

Determining Who's Responsible for Food Delivery Crash Injuries and Damages Can Be Challenging

Who Can Be Held Liable For the Costs of a Car Accident?

Tennessee follows a fault-based system for car accidents. This means the individual or company who caused the crash—or their insurer—is responsible for the resulting injuries and damages. Dashers and other food delivery drivers hurt in accidents they didn’t cause can bring an insurance claim or lawsuit against the at-fault individual or entity to pursue compensation. 

Additionally, Dashers injured in crashes that occur during an active delivery may be entitled to medical expenses up to $1 million, disability payments of up to $500 per week, and survivors’ benefits up to $150,000 under the app’s Occupational Accident Policy, regardless of liability. 

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However, if a negligent DoorDash driver caused the crash, determining whose insurance policy pays for damages is more complicated. The company requires Dashers to have personal car insurance coverage and process claims against their own policies first. Once the driver exhausts their insurance, DoorDash has $1,000,000 in supplemental liability insurance that kicks in to cover remaining bodily injury and property damage—but only if the accident occurred during an active delivery.

Experienced DoorDash Food Delivery Accident Lawyers Help You Fight for the Damages You Deserve

The insurance claims and litigation processes in DoorDash car crash cases can be confusing for everyone involved. Fortunately, if you were hurt in a food delivery accident you didn’t cause, you don’t have to go it alone. Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers can handle your claim from start to finish, investigating all options for recovery and maximizing the value of your case.

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Contact Tennessee Food Delivery Accident Lawyers Joe Weir and Tony Kestner

If you were injured in a DoorDash crash, it’s vital to speak with an experienced food delivery accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office at 615-220-4180 to schedule your free consultation. Not ready to talk, but want to learn more about our legal rights and options? Request a complimentary download of our guide, Car Accidents: 7 Steps to Compensation.


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