If you have been in a car accident with a delivery driver, you may be wondering who is considered liable. Is it the driver or the delivery company? In most cases, the delivery company is liable. However, there are some exceptions. In this blog post, we'll discuss who is liable in an accident with a delivery driver and what you can do to protect yourself if you're involved in such an accident.
The Delivery Driver
Many elements contribute to a driver being held liable, such as speeding, driving recklessly, or even being an independent contractor. In addition, if the driver was delivering a package at the time of the accident, they may be held responsible for any damage to the package. Their personal insurance should cover any damages caused by the accident if they are found at fault.
The Delivery Company
Several factors would need to be considered in order to determine whether or not the delivery company would be held liable, such as whether or not the driver was acting within the scope of their employment and whether or not the company had been negligent in hiring or supervising the driver.
If the driver was in a vehicle that was leased or owned by the delivery company, then the employer will be held responsible for the accident if the driver was at fault.
Contact our San Jose Car Accident Attorney
At Law Offices of Braid Pezzaglia, we deliver the best results to our clients in need. We believe that negligent drivers or companies should be held liable for their actions. We will do our best to get you the compensation you deserve.
We can help if you or a loved one were injured in a car accident with a delivery driver. Contact our offices today at (408) 650-8955 or request a consultation online here.