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DoorDash Delivery Accidents

Houston DoorDash Delivery Accident Attorneys

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DoorDash is a food and product delivery service operating in hundreds of major cities across the U.S. Founded in the Bay Area in 2013, DoorDash relies on drivers, who are independent contractors,1 to pick up and deliver customers’ orders. While this business model offers some advantages and freedoms to drivers, it can also come with some significant drawbacks and complications – especially when DoorDash drivers (“dashers”) are involved in accidents.

At the Amaro Law Firm, our attorneys know the types of complications that can arise with DoorDash delivery accident claims – and how these difficulties can trip up victims’ claims for recovery.

That is why we are driven to provide victims with exceptional advocacy as we help them navigate the challenges of the claim and recovery process.

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Background: Insurance Requirements & Coverage for Dashers

Similar to delivery services like GrubHub and Instacart, DoorDash has a list of requirements2 that prospective dashers must meet in order to deliver for and earn money with this company. Among these requirements is having personal auto insurance coverage, which must comply with the state-set minimums.3

DoorDash considers this to be dashers’ primary coverage.

Whenever dashers are “on an active delivery” – meaning they are transporting the goods to be delivered, they are also covered by DoorDash’s commercial insurance policy.4 This policy, provided through the James River Insurance Company (JRIC):

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Dashers’ Insurance Gap

Despite the coverages from a personal auto insurance policy and the DoorDash commercial auto insurance policy, dashers may fall into an insurance gap in some situations. Specifically, a coverage gap can arise whenever dashers are driving for the company but they are not carry goods for a delivery.

During these periods:

In the event a dasher is at-fault for a crash during a gap period, accident victims can face an uphill battle when filing claims and dealing with insurance companies.

After a DoorDash Delivery Accident: How a Lawyer Can Help

A lawyer at the Amaro Law Firm can be incredibly helpful in the aftermath of DoorDash delivery accidents, assisting victims in:

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A Houston car accident attorney at the Amaro Law Firm is ready to help you set a DoorDash delivery accident claim up for success.

Call (877) 892-2797, text (281) 612-8024 or email our firm for a FREE consultation and important answers about your recovery options.

Experienced, tireless and strategic, the attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm are skilled at helping accident victims navigate the complexities of the claims process. While we realize that serious injuries and permanent losses may never be erased by monetary compensation, we also know that these recoveries can be pivotal to rebuilding lives.

The Amaro Law Firm’s record of success in car accident cases has earned us glowing testimonials from former clients and 5-star ratings on Google and Facebook.


1: Complete Text of the DoorDash independent contractor agreement
2: More on the dasher requirements
3: More on the minimum auto insurance required by Texas law & the new requirements set by Texas House Bill 1733
4: More on DoorDash’s commercial coverage for dashers

DoorDash delivery accidents can be difficult to recover from, including when filing a claim. The Amaro Law Firm can help victims navigate the unique challenges of these claims.

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