In a nutshell, a Postmates lawsuit is an out-of-town delivery company lawsuit. If you live in Seattle, Washington, you may have heard of this service delivery company. It delivers grocery shopping bags to residents of apartments and condominiums throughout Seattle, and it pays the expenses for those who use their services.
According to the Postmates website, this is a perfect example of a good thing going bad. A delivery person named Gabrielle showed up at her apartment complex with a giant Postmates bag. She was going to deliver something to a friend of her sister’s, but she never got there. When the delivery guy showed up at her apartment later, she didn’t want to pay for the damages. That’s when the Postmates guy learned that Gabrielle was a delivery person, and not a home owner. So, he dropped her off to her friend’s house, and the employee lost everything.
Gabrielle was upset because her friend’s dog died from the effects of too much dog food. So, she took the guy to court and won. The Postmates guy had to pay her damages, along with the other things that were damaged during the delivery. She was also able to get more money than she would have if she had simply rented some packaging tape, or even placed the bags of food in the garbage. But the damages weren’t the only damages that she was able to get; she was also able to get back the things that she was supposed to be delivery of to her home.
This story is just one of many that are told by people who have experienced Postmates lawsuits. If you live in Seattle, you should definitely talk to an attorney. They will be able to tell you whether or not you have a case. However, before you discuss your options with an attorney, you should find out whether or not the delivery model is legal. Check with the attorney general in your state, because they may have a good idea whether or not you should sue the company for their negligence.
Once you decide that you do have a case, you can contact the attorney general for help. Even if they decide that you don’t have a case, there is still a chance that they can prevent the company from shipping anymore. Depending on how they act, it might not even be worth it to ship anymore. It may cost a lot to ship stuff with labels anyway, and this is probably something that they don’t want to have to deal with.
Unfortunately, since this all depends on what the management thinks the best option is, it can be hard to determine. Sometimes, the best thing to do is to just give them the runaround. Ask the attorney general for their opinion, and tell them exactly what you think about the situation. Tell them that you think that the person that ordered the food acted reasonably and that it wasn’t worth suing the company over. If the postmaster organization agrees with your assessment, you may proceed with filing your lawsuit. But they will need to provide you with proof that what you’re saying is correct and that they are liable for what happened.