The Bronx, NY asked in Tax Law, Business Formation, Business Law and Car Accidents for New York

Q: Hi Is registering as an NY llc really protects you when you drive for doordash ???

If you planned to work for doordash and food delivery gigs in ny as an llc . What's better in terms of protection ?

1- To open an llc in an other state like Wyoming , do you need to regester it as a forirgn llc in ny and every other state you work as a dasher ?

2- if you registered a new llc in ny and then work for food delivery gigs like doordash in ny . Are you really protected? To what extent?

Thanks in advance for lawyers and for JUSTIA

1 Lawyer Answer
Jonathan R. Ratchik
Jonathan R. Ratchik
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Really depends from what you are seeking protection, e.g. personal injury liability, taxes, business debts, etc. Although an LLC will protect you from your business obligations, the mere existence of an LLC will not shield you from all personal liability in the event you injure someone in the course of delivering food for DoorDash (or some other food delivery company). What will likely happen is that the LLC will get sued and you will get sued individually. If you are really interested in protecting yourself from financial ruin in the event you injure someone in the course of employment, get liability insurance!

Here's an article I found online which you might find useful,

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