Uber Eats Accidents

Thanks to Uber Eats, more consumers get to enjoy many of the fantastic food choices that Philadelphia has to offer without leaving home or the office. Even fast food consumers can now get their meals delivered by Uber Eats drivers. The problem is that the increase in food delivery drivers has caused an increase in auto accidents. If you have been involved in an accident with an Uber Eats driver, it is highly recommended that you contact an experienced Philadelphia Uber Eats accident lawyer to help you potentially get compensated for your losses.

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We Always Pursue Maximum Compensation

At Wapner Newman, our Uber Eats accident lawyers know how to get the compensation payouts that truly cover the losses their clients have suffered. You can count on us to never accept an offer of compensation that does not adequately address your needs. Thousands of clients have relied on us to fight for the funds they deserve, and so can you.

When you choose Wapner Newman to represent you, you get a firm with:

  • Decades of experience fighting for Philadelphians’ right to compensation
  • Multiple millions of dollars collected for injury victims
  • Complimentary initial case reviews
  • 24/7 availability.

Let Wapner Newman sort out the details and get you a worthy compensation payout by holding the right parties accountable for every penny they owe.

To speak with an Uber Eats accident lawyer about getting justice for your losses, call Wapner Newman at (215) 569-0900. You pay nothing for your first consultation, and you pay nothing if we don’t win. Give us a call today!

Uber Eats Accidents in Philadelphia

Many of the Uber Eats accidents that occur in the city are caused by driver negligence. The company’s drivers do not receive any special training but are required to manage various retail and delivery duties while on the road. Sometimes, some drivers simply do not handle their tasks safely.

Driving While Distracted

Driving while distracted is sometimes as dangerous as driving while under the influence. Looking away from the road to tend to an order or to secure food costs too much time. By the time the driver looks up, it can be too late.

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol

Uber Eats drivers can accept orders whenever they want. Unfortunately, some log into the app after having had too much to drink. Other intoxicants may also come into play, including marijuana, prescription medication, and illegal drugs.


Uber Eats drivers make more money the more deliveries they take, which tempts many of them to speed. The sad result is often injury and sometimes death.

Driving While Fatigued or Drowsy

There are many rules for commercial drivers relating to hours of service. Yet Uber Eats drivers and drivers of other delivery services are not bound by these rules. There is, however, a feature that logs drivers out for eight hours after 12 hours of being online within a 24-hour period.

Many Uber Eats drivers work other jobs on the days they drive for Uber Eats. Hence, it is possible for a driver to become seriously fatigued if driving after a long shift at a different job.

Compensation for Philadelphia Uber Eats Accidents

In the end, most Uber Eats compensation cases revolve around insurance policies.

Personal Injury Protection Insurance

For medical care and treatment, Uber Eats accident victims look to their personal injury protection (PIP) insurance coverage, which is the case for most injured motorists. Some pedestrians, however, do not have PIP insurance, in which case they may be covered by a spouse’s or a parent’s PIP coverage. If not, the injured party may file a claim for medical coverage against the Uber Eat driver’s insurance company.

PIP also covers 80% of your lost wages up to your policy limits and provides limited compensation for household expenses, such as yard work services.

Uber Eats Insurance Coverage

Uber Eats provides its drivers with fairly decent insurance coverage. It can be used to address losses not covered by PIP, such as:

  • Full compensation for lost wages
  • Medical bills beyond policy limits
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life.

However, these damages may not be available if you opt for limited tort insurance. With limited tort insurance, you are barred from filing a claim against another driver’s insurance company. PIP is your only option. However, the following exceptions to this rule may apply to Uber Eats drivers:

  • Serious Injury: If you suffer a serious, life-changing injury, you can sue for full damages.
  • Drunk Driving: If the Uber Eats driver is convicted of DUI or chooses accelerated rehabilitative disposition (ARD), you can sue.
  • Out-of-State Vehicle:  If the Uber Eats driver is operating an out-of-state vehicle, you can pursue full damages.

Keep in mind that the “serious injury exception” requires that the injury be life-changing, such as an amputation, a severe burn injury, or a spinal cord injury.

Uber Eats covers its drivers when they are actively logged into the work app and awaiting orders. The liability policy covers two separate situations with differing coverage amounts:

  • Logged in Waiting: $50,000/$100,000 bodily injury per victim/per incident; $25,000 property damage
  • Driving to and From a Delivery: $1,000,000.

Suing Uber Eats

In some cases, accident victims have valid claims against Uber Eats. For example, if Uber Eats failed to screen a driver properly during the contracting process, the company could be held liable for various damages.

When you meet for a free consultation, your Uber Eats accident lawyer will identify all parties that are potentially liable for your losses.

Are you looking for compensation after an accident caused by an Uber Eats driver? Call (215) 569-0900 and speak with one of our Uber Eats accident lawyers today. We fight to get our clients the justice they deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve got answers to the top questions about Uber Eats accidents and compensation. Feel free to call our office for more answers to your questions.

What is the statute of limitations for seeking compensation for an Uber Eats accident?

Pennsylvania law gives you two years to seek compensation for an Uber Eats accident. Minors who are injured have within two years of their 18th birthday to take legal action. In the event of a fatality, the statute of limitations for wrongful death is two years for both adult and minor victims.

Do I need an Uber Eats accident lawyer to represent me?

If you are hurt in an accident caused by an Uber Eats driver, it is strongly recommended that you allow an experienced Philadelphia Uber Eats accident attorney to represent you in your claim. The strategies and skills your Uber Eats accident lawyer employs will significantly increase your likelihood of receiving a just compensation payout.

Can I afford an Uber Eats accident lawyer?

Yes. Uber Eats accident lawyers’ fees come from the compensation they win for their clients. No out-of-pocket money is necessary. If we don’t win your case, you owe us nothing.

How long does it take to resolve an Uber Eats accident claim?

Uncomplicated claims can be resolved within a matter of a few months. Cases with complicated issues, such as issues with evidence or liability, can take significantly longer. Regardless of the circumstances, Wapner Newman’s Philadelphia Uber Eats lawyers work diligently to bring our clients’ cases to as swift a resolution as possible.

How much compensation can I get for my Uber Eats accident claim?

An Uber Eats lawyer from our team can give you an idea of the value of your claim after a free consultation. Generally speaking, how much you can potentially receive depends on many factors, such as:

  • Insurance coverage
  • Injury severity
  • Evidence strength.

The skill and experience of your Uber Eats accident lawyer also play a role in how much compensation you win.

Should I have full tort or limited tort insurance?

It depends on your specific needs. Limited tort costs less monthly, but leaves you significantly limited in the damages you can recover in an accident against an Uber Eats driver.

Still need more answers? Feel free to call us and ask your questions directly to one of our Uber Eats accident lawyers.

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Compensation as Justice

Uber Eats and other delivery services are raking in the big bucks. Let an Uber Eats accident lawyer from our team have a look at your case and learn how much compensation you may be entitled to.

If you have been injured by an Uber Eats driver, don’t settle for less than you deserve. Wapner Newman can help you hold the liable parties accountable for full damages. Call (215) 569-0900 and get a free consultation and review of your case by an Uber Eats accident attorney in Philadelphia.