Stockton, CA asked in Personal Injury for California

Q: Severe Injury caused by Door Dashers actions, what options do I have since injury will affect me forever

August 4th 2020, I ordered pizza from Little Caesers, who uses Door Dash for their deliveries. When the food arrived, the delivery person spread my order of 1 lg. pizza, crazy bread, and 2 sodas directly in front of my screen door, preventing me from being able to open the screen more than approx. 18". I asked the delivery person if they could move the food so that I'm able to open my screen so I can get out to get my food, to which they refused. I had to squeeze out of the approx. 18" opening I was able to open, as well as having to step over the food and down an additional step. While doing this, I ended up falling off the side of my steps, breaking my right foot and shattered my left wrist. The delivery driver just smirked and got in their car and left. I had to have surgery to get a plate about 8 screws and some bone grafts, and may never regain full use again and I am left handed. I informed Door Dash of the issue (took 2 weeks and hung up on 9 times)-"not their prob." They said

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: MORE INFO NEEDED

CONTACT A LOCAL PI LAWYER IN YOUR COMMUNITY. WRITE OUT A DETAILED SUMMARY OF THE FACTS.

WAS THERE ANOTHER DOOR TO THE HOUSE? IF SO WHY DIDN'T YOU USE IT?

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
Answered
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You should talk to an attorney. Did you have any cameras going like Ring? Did anyone witness the whole event? Did you get the name of the driver? Sounds like a hard case but you should sit down with a personal injury attorney to explore your options.

William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You will have to contact some PI attorneys to discuss you potential claims. PI attorneys work on contingency fees and the initial consultation is free. Hopefully, you took photos of the scene of the incident while things were still in disarray. That is not necessary, but it would be helpful.

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