Pizza Delivery Driver Accident Lawyers in Arizona
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Motor vehicle accidents can be extremely traumatizing events, as they may lead to hospitalization and prolonged injuries. Some of these accidents occur due to negligent food delivery drivers who are trying to make as many stops as possible. Their negligence may result in minor to severe injury to other individuals; were you one of them? If you have been injured, call our Arizona pizza delivery accident lawyers as soon as possible following your accident to discuss your potential case.
Our experienced, knowledgeable lawyers are available to our clients 24, 7. Further, we have the resources and knowledge necessary to fight on your behalf and to answer any questions you may have regarding your unique case.
Why do Pizza delivery motor vehicle accidents occur?
Pizza delivery accidents in Arizona may occur for various reasons; these accidents may be due to either driver negligence, poor driving conditions, or poorly maintained vehicles. No matter how your accident occurred, Zinda Law Group personal injury lawyers near you may be able to help; further, understanding how these accidents occur may help you to avoid these situations while you are on the road. Examples of how a motor vehicle accident may occur in Arizona are described in more detail, below:
A pizza delivery driver may be tempted to speed in order to get the greatest number of pizzas delivered in the shortest amount of time. Unfortunately, speeding is extremely dangerous and endangers everyone on the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration put forth a study showing that 9,478 people were killed in 2019 due to speeding-related accidents in the United States.
Speeding has also been shown to be involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities. While speeding, you not only increase fuel consumption and cost but you also have a greater potential for loss of vehicle control and a larger stopping distance. This results in increased endangerment not only for the driver, but also for all other individuals on the road.
A pizza delivery person may be distracted for many reasons while driving; for instance, they may be looking for an address on their phone or may be changing the radio after hours of driving. Distracted driving is extraordinarily dangerous and causes approximately 8 deaths each day in the United States; this equates to over 2,800 deaths each year. In 2018, an estimated 400,000 individuals were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Although anything that takes your attention away from driving can be considered a distraction, there are three main types of distracted driving:
Visual. This includes anything that takes your eyes off of the road, such as reading a text message or looking at a passenger.
Manual. Manual distractions include those that take your hands off the wheel, such as changing the radio or eating.
Cognitive. These are any distractions that take your mind off the act of driving. Cognitive distractions may include talking on a cellphone or daydreaming.
Distracted driving can be prevented, however. The CDC has put forth the following tips on avoiding distracted driving for drivers, passengers, and parents:
- Never multitask while behind the wheel of a car; if you have to adjust your mirrors or eat a sandwich, do so while pulled over in a safe place or before starting your commute.
- Use phone apps, such as cell control apps, to avoid using your cell phone while driving.
- If you see a driver eating, texting, or talking on the phone while driving, speak up and tell the driver to focus on the task of driving.
- Take control of the navigation, radio, or other tasks that may cause the driver to be distracted.
- Have a conversation with your teenage driver about the rules and responsibilities involved in driving.
- Understand your state’s laws on distracted driving, and talk to your child about the consequences of breaking those laws.
- Set an example by never using your cell phone, messing with the radio, or eating while behind the wheel.
Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is never a good idea. It is unlikely that a pizza delivery driver is drug or alcohol tested every time he or she gets behind the wheel of a car, so it is possible he or she may be under the influence. The CDC has estimated that approximately 29 people die each day due to an alcohol-impaired driver in the United States; this means almost one death every 50 minutes.
Further, more than 1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of narcotics or alcohol in the year 2016. For those drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of .08% or higher in 2016, nearly 27% were 25 years to 34 years old.
Although the effects of alcohol in your system may vary, the CDC has provided information showing the typical effects of drinking and the subsequent effects on driving. For instance:
BAC of .02%
This is approximately 2 alcoholic beverages and results in loss of judgement, relaxation, and an altered mood; the predictable effects on driving include a decline in visual functions and a decline in ability to multitask.
BAC of .08%
This equates to an average of 4 alcoholic drinks. Typical effects on the body includes poor muscle coordination and impaired judgement; drivers may also have impaired perception and reduced information processing capability.
BAC of .15%
With a BAC of .15%, you may have had 7 or more alcoholic drinks. Typical physical effects may include vomiting and major loss of balance; further, there may be substantial impairment in vehicle control and necessary visual processing.
Fortunately, the CDC has also put forth preventative measures for government entities to avoid death or injuries from impaired drivers:
- Actively enforce the existing .08% BAC laws.
- Use sobriety checkpoints.
- Require mandatory substance abuse assessment and treatment for DWI offenders.
- Raise the price of alcohol through an increase of taxes.
Never drink and drive, and if you believe your pizza delivery driver has been drinking, report the situation to your local law enforcement.
Driving in Poor Weather Conditions
Food delivery drivers may choose to drive in adverse weather conditions so they can deliver the food on time and to collect the most amount of tips. Poor weather conditions in Arizona include rain, fog, snow, wind, or dust storms. These conditions may make the pavement slick and could cause a driver to slide and hit another driver or pedestrian. If you are on the road and experience severe weather conditions, follow the tips below to avoid a car accident:
- Do not speed.
- Stay visible and turn on your headlights.
- Do not follow another vehicle too closely.
- Pull over if you feel unsafe.
Always drive safely and keep your speed reasonable, especially in adverse weather conditions.
Running Red Lights or Stop Signs
Always follow traffic signals, including stopping at red lights and stop signs. Not only is running a red light against the law, but it is also deadly. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, red light running has led to 846 deaths in 2019 alone; further, an estimated 143,000 people were injured due to red light crashes within the same year.
A pizza delivery driver may feel the need to run a red light if he or she is running late on a delivery. It has also been shown that red light runners tend to be male, younger, and have prior alcohol-impaired driving conditions; whether the perception that the typical pizza delivery driver meets these characteristics is true or not should never keep us from watching out for delivery drivers of all ages who may be in such a hurry that they choose to run the red light at an intersection we are about to enter. No matter how busy you are, never run a red light and always be aware of traffic signs.
The list above is not an all-expansive list of motor vehicle accident causes, so it is important to contact an experienced Arizona injury lawyer at Zinda Law Group if you have been injured. Our team has the ability to explore the details of your case and determine who is at-fault for the subsequent injuries and property damage. Contact our offices today to discuss how your accident occurred.
What injuries may result from a motor vehicle accident?
Pizza delivery accidents in Arizona may result in serious injury, mental anguish, or even death. No matter the extent of your injuries, an Arizona personal injury lawyer at Zinda Law Group may be able to help. We have helped countless individuals get the compensation they deserve for their injuries, and we can help you as well. Examples of injuries that may result from a motor vehicle accident involving food delivery personnel include:
- Broken, or fractured, bones
- Cutes, scrapes, and lacerations
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Dislocated joints
- Internal bleeding
Some injuries may occur from being thrown from the car, hitting your head on the steering wheel, being struck by glass or debris, and much more. Unfortunately, they may cost you a significant amount in medical bills on top of fees from a car mechanic’s shop. An Arizona injury attorney at Zinda Law Group can investigate to determine the at-fault party and then help you collect damages for your injuries.
How to get fair compensation from insurance companies
Insurance companies stay in business by the creation of profits and by focusing on their bottom line, not by offering fair compensation for your claim. If you have been injured by a food delivery driver, you will likely need to negotiate with one or more insurance companies in order to receive reimbursement for your medical bills and property damage, or for compensation for future costs related to the accident.
The insurance companies involved may claim they are not responsible for the payment of compensation from the actions of the pizza company’s employees. They may try and offer a low initial settlement amount in hopes you will not negotiate. At Zinda Law Group, we understand how the game is played, and we have ample experience in dealing with insurance companies.
In order to receive fair compensation from an insurance company, consider calling a personal injury lawyer at Zinda Law Group. We can help you with the important step of proving that the delivery driver is responsible for the accident. Next, we can fight for your legal rights if the insurance company contests any liability; further, we will negotiate on your behalf to get you the amount of compensation that you deserve after your Arizona motor vehicle accident.
Pizza delivery accidents in Arizona can be daunting and can cause serious injuries. You did not ask for nor deserve such stress. That is why we offer free consultations and are here to speak with you regarding your potential lawsuit.
Statute of limitations for personal injury cases in arizona
The statute of limitations is the legal time limit that you have to file a claim; it will vary from case to case and from state to state, so it is important to understand the time limit you must follow for your unique case. In Arizona, you have two years to file a personal injury case, such as for a pizza delivery accident. It is important to note that the time limit begins on the day of the accident; for instance, if you were injured on May 1, 2021, due to a negligent delivery driver, you have until May 1, 2023 to file your claim.
The statute of limitations is extraordinarily important, as you may be barred from receiving any kind of compensation if you do not file your case on time. Zinda Law Group Arizona pizza delivery accident lawyers know which limitations will apply to your case, and can help put your mind at ease by investigating your case and helping you file your claim on time.
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Victims of pizza delivery accidents in Arizona may suffer from serious injuries, such as fractured bones or spine injuries, resulting in extensive hospital bills, pharmaceutical costs, and therapy fees. If this is the case for you or someone in your family, you need an experienced Arizona personal injury lawyer to help fight for your legal rights and get you the compensation you need for injuries. Insurance companies will not offer you enough money to cover your medical expenses and mental anguish; that is why it is crucial to hire the right lawyer who is committed to fighting for you and negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf.
If you have suffered an injury due to a pizza delivery driver, contact an Arizona injury attorney at Zinda Law Group as soon as possible. Our experienced team is here to answer any questions you may have regarding your potential case. Contact our team as soon as possible at (800) 863-5312.
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