Hit by a Favor Driver
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If you find yourself hungry at home wanting a quick meal or just need something delivered from the grocery store, you may decide to reach out to Favor and have what you need delivered. Favor is known throughout Texas, serving approximately 50 cities across the state. But, although Favor may be quite popular in the state, that does not mean the company does not make mistakes. Favor drivers all across the state may cause injuries just like anyone else. If you have been injured by a member of Favor, it is important to remember that you have options.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a Favor driver, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a 100% free case evaluation with our Texas personal injury attorneys.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
While it is impossible to say that every case needs a lawyer, contacting a lawyer, in any case, may prove to be a smart choice. Personal injury cases may become quite complex and, over time, may become stressful and overwhelming. In this way, lawyers may prove incredibly beneficial. Lawyers must go through years of education to deal with a variety of cases.
When considering which lawyer to hire, one of the most important factors to consider is the experience of the lawyer. You need a lawyer who may put your best interests first and may help you reach your goal. You should also pick an attorney you may work with and whose personality and interest align with yours.
The experienced personal injury lawyers at Zinda Law Group may help you seek the compensation you may be entitled to. Our firm treats every case with the utmost respect, no matter the facts of the case. Zinda Law Group has the ability to help you build the strongest case.
What is Favor?
Favor Delivery is an on-demand delivery company that makes deliveries all across the state of Texas. Favor was founded in June 2013. Orders are placed either through its website or its mobile application, and then self-employed delivery drivers transport the goods from stores directly to customers. Favor makes deliveries in approximately 50 cities across Texas.
Common Favor Accidents
Accidents involving Favor drivers may lead to all sorts of injuries. These injuries may range in severity from minor injuries all the way to fatalities. Common accidents that occur with Favor are car accidents. Common injuries that occur in such accidents include:
- Back and neck injuries
- Brain injury
- Hand and wrist injuries
Steps to Take after an Accident with a Favor Driver
If you have been involved in an accident with a Favor driver, there are several steps you should consider taking. By taking such steps you may be protecting your legal interests further down the line. Although every case may be different and the steps that need to be taken may be different as well, below are some steps that are commonly taken across accidents.
1. Seek Medical Attention
No matter how minor your injuries may appear at the time, seeking medical attention immediately after an accident is certainly in your best interest. For example, in some cases injuries may be masked at first, only to become more and more apparent as time passes. The untrained eye may miss such injuries, while an experienced medical professional would be able to assess and treat these injuries.
Seeking medical attention may also prove beneficial should you decide to seek compensation. The medical reports prepared by doctors or expenses created at medical institutions may stand as evidence as to how much you should be owed. Be sure to keep a hold of such documents as they may prove beneficial further down the line.
2. Contact the Authorities
Once all parties have received the necessary medical attention they require, your next step should be to contact the authorities immediately. The police in most cases will likely prepare a police report. This report is an objective statement as to the events that occurred. A police report may prove to be incredibly beneficial if you decide to proceed to filing a claim and may serve as evidence to prove your claim. Be sure to reach out the police and get contact information so that you may reach out to them for a copy of the report if you do in fact decide to move forward with a legal claim.
3. Gather Evidence
Another incredibly important step to take after being injured in an accident is to take pictures. When taking pictures after an accident, the golden rule is generally to take as many pictures as possible. Take pictures of the scene of the accident, the area surrounding the scene, any injuries caused by the accident, and any damage to property caused by the accident. Photographs may serve as very compelling evidence as it is so hard to argue against what is in a picture.
You may also wish to gather evidence in the form of witness statements. These statements may serve as additional perspectives as to what happened and may be corroborating evidence. Regardless of whether or not you get statements from witnesses directly at the scene of the accident, you should certainly acquire any witness’s contact information as you may wish to reach out to them should you decide to file a legal claim.
4. Keep a Detailed Record
When gathering evidence, receiving medical attention, and getting repair receipts, it is important to keep a detailed record of this information. All such documents and information should be organized in a central location and should be readily available. By having such information at the ready you may support your claim at any time with the evidence it requires. If you have any questions as to the strength of your claim based on the evidence you have acquired, an attorney may be very useful.
5. Contact an Attorney
One of the smartest choices any victim may make after sustaining injuries or damage resulting from an accident is to seek the assistance of an attorney. An attorney may explain the options you may have as well as your chances of success should you decide to file a legal claim. An attorney may also help simplify the process and answer any questions you may have in an effort to prevent you from being overwhelmed by the complexity of personal injury cases. You should contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon after your accident as possible, so that they may get to work right away protecting your legal rights and preparing a claim for you to seek compensation.
Filing a Claim Against Favor
If you file a claim against a Favor delivery driver, you may need to show that you were harmed by the driver’s negligence. Such lawsuits are based around the four elements of negligence. The elements of negligence are:
- The defendant had a duty of care
- The defendant breached that duty of care
- The plaintiff was injured
- The defendant’s breach caused the injury
When filing a claim against Favor delivery drivers there are some important steps you may want to consider taking. Keep these steps in mind throughout the process as they may prove beneficial to your claim. These steps include:
Be sure to investigate the facts of your claim fully. This includes gathering evidence and prepare the proper documentation. Through a proper investigation, you are trying to determine the party at fault, and then bolster that claim with evidence.
Most personal injury claims are settled before trial. When initiating a personal injury claim it is likely that the other party may attempt to negotiate a settlement. When negotiating a settlement, it is important to have a number in mind that you are seeking in damages. For assistance with negotiation, consider reaching out to an experienced personal injury attorney.
3. Consulting an Attorney
Consulting an attorney when filing a claim against Favor is definitely one of the smartest choices you may make. When going up against a delivery company or its drivers, it is common for the other party to try and take advantage of you. Don’t let this be the case. Contact an attorney as soon as possible to make sure that you are on a level playing field every step of the way.
If you decide to move forward on your legal claim, it is important to be aware of the types of compensation you may be able to seek. It is also important to be aware of the fact that each state may have different laws that govern what areas of compensation may be sought by victims.
If you are confused by what compensation may be available to you, consider reaching out to an experienced personal injury attorney. An experienced personal injury attorney may give you a proper estimate as to the amount of damages you may be able to seek and may answer any questions you have regarding compensation and damages.
Common types of compensation in personal injury cases in Texas include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional pain
- Anxiety and stress
- Loss of companionship
Legal Time Limits
When considering whether or not to file a claim, it is important to be aware of the legal time limits that may apply to your claim. In Texas, these legal time limits are governed by the “statute of limitations.” The statute of limitations controls when claims must be brought by. Filing outside of the statute of limitations may prevent your case from ever being heard.
In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years. This means that you must file your personal injury lawsuit within two years of the actual date of the accident, or you may lose the ability to file. This is an important date to remember, so be sure to have everything ready before the date.
If you find yourself confused as to how the Texas statute of limitations applies to the specific facts of your case, consider reaching out to an experienced personal injury attorney. An experienced personal injury attorney may look over the facts of your case and give an accurate estimate as to how the statute of limitations applies. Be sure to consult your attorney if you feel at all confused at any point in the process.
OUR EXPERIENCED CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS MAY HELP
These types of incidents are usually very complex, as each accident may be treated differently based on their unique set of facts and circumstances. This is why it is essential to find a car accident attorney who has the experience necessary to handle your case.
If you have been injured in an accident with a Favor delivery driver, the personal injury attorneys of Zinda Law Group may fight tirelessly to help you seek compensation. Call us at 888-281-6991 for a free consultation about your case.
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