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Nevada COVID-19 Stay at Home Order May Increase Delivery Driver Traffic Collisions

As restaurants in Las Vegas, Nevada, and throughout the country are forced to close to dine-in traffic in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many food services have transitioned to a carry-out and delivery only model that allows their businesses to continue operating during this difficult time.

Restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, and even third-party services are counting on the versatility of pick-up and delivery options to not only save their businesses but to provide essential services to our communities.

With more delivery drivers entering the workforce to supplement their incomes and fulfill the need, the greater the chance of collisions occurring when negligence is a factor when operating their vehicles.

What Are the Most Common Types of Delivery Drivers on Our Nevada Streets?

Businesses are responding to the fluid COVID-19 needs of our communities, whether it is delivering a single meal or provisioning their household with groceries and goods to last for weeks.

Because of the consistently evolving nature of the pandemic, our communities are becoming more reliant on all types of delivery drivers to get the items they need while remaining quarantined.

Ongoing Nevada delivery services include:

  • Grocery stores
  • Door Dash
  • Postmates
  • Grub Hub
  • Uber Eats
  • Pizza chains
  • Private company employees delivering food and/or healthcare items

No matter the type of delivery driver, the State of Nevada requires each person to carry the minimum insurance collision coverage mandated by law.

That includes coverage of:

  • $25,000 for each person’s bodily injury
  • $50,000 for the complete bodily injury sustained in the collision
  • $20,000 for the property damage that occurs during the crash

If the delivery driver’s personal insurance coverage does not meet our client’s complete injury expenses our Las Vegas vehicle collision attorneys can pursue the company who hired the negligent driver for the balance of the damages.

Most delivery services carry up to $1 million in insurance coverage that can be pursued after the delivery driver’s insurance coverage falls short of our client’s injury needs.

What Are My Legal Options If I Have Been Injured By A Delivery Driver in Nevada?

While delivery drivers are a real asset to our residents by providing meals, groceries, and household goods to our quarantined residents in Clark County and beyond, it does not exempt these individuals from operating their vehicles safely on our roadways.

When negligence plays a role in your collision, contact the local authorities to ensure a police report is filed, seek medical care right away for your injuries, and contact our Nevada personal injury lawyers immediately to discuss your case.

At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, our vehicle collision attorneys will determine who is liable for the collision that caused your injuries, and develop the best legal strategy available to pursue the proper insurance company for your injuries and other damages.

While COVID-19 has changed the way most companies operate, our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith are available to discuss your claim 24/7 via telephone, text message, email, or video conference, so you do not have to leave the safety of your home to gain access to the legal representation you deserve.

Contact our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers today to schedule a free consultation in your preferred format and allow us to evaluate your claim remotely. Our personal injury law office is fully operational, and each of our attorneys is here to help ensure your case is evaluated to pursue the best financial recovery available for your unique circumstances.

 

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