On March 19, 2020, the Governor of California, Gavin Newsome, issued a statewide stay-at-home order, which will remain in place until further notice.
At Redkey Gordon, our experienced Stockton personal injury attorneys understand that during this unprecedented time, our California communities must do everything we can to comply with the stay-at-home mandate to ensure we are each taking proactive steps to stop the spread of COVID-19.
To do our part, our San Joaquin County remains fully operational in a remote capacity. That means our personal injury attorneys and staff are still available to review your case remotely by phone, email, or video conference, so you can get safe, effective and complete legal advice and representation without leaving your home.
Are Personal Injury Accidents Still Occurring During the California Stay-At-Home Order?
Schools have been canceled and most commuters are working from home, which has lessened the traffic flow throughout the state. The exception is an uptick in delivery driver traffic throughout the state.
Food, grocery, and other delivery personnel are working around the clock, seven days a week to meet the demand of quarantined residents throughout the state, while large truck traffic has increased to meet the needs of COVID-19 response professionals.
Unfortunately, in the limited time we are traveling by car to obtain necessities that cannot be delivered to our homes, negligence cannot be eliminated from our roadways due to the stay-at-home order.
Delivery drivers are providing a valuable service within our communities, but can still negligently operate their vehicles by speeding, driving while distracted, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
When their negligence leads to an accident with injuries, our car accident attorneys in Sutter Creek are prepared to evaluate your case remotely and pursue the driver or the delivery company for the financial recovery necessary for your injury needs.
What Type of Insurance Does a Delivery Driver Carry in California?
California laws outline the auto insurance requirements for all drivers, including delivery drivers.
The minimum insurance coverage for all drivers includes $15,000 per person and $30,000 per accident for bodily injury liability coverage, and $5,000 for property damage liability coverage.
If your personal injury requirements exceed the driver’s personal insurance coverage, our attorneys may pursue their employer for the balance of your financial recovery.
Popular delivery services — including Post Mates and Uber Eats — carry insurance policies for drivers who are actively working at the time of an accident, which is proven to be their fault.
This insurance coverage, which differs for each service but can include up to $1 million in insurance coverage for each accident, can be pursued in addition to the driver’s coverage, so you are not left paying your medical bills, lost wages, and additional expenses out of pocket.
35 Years of Combined Legal Experience Working For You During the COVID-19 Pandemic
At Redkey Gordon, our Amador County and Sutter Creek personal injury attorneys are committed to providing our communities with the legal representation they need during the COVID-19 pandemic, so they do not have to face the liable party who caused their injuries alone.
If you have been hurt in an accident, contact our Stockton personal injury attorneys at Redkey Gordon in California today by calling (209) 267-4589 to schedule a free consultation where we can discuss the best strategy for your case remotely, so you can safely focus on your complete recovery.