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If you find yourself involved in a rideshare accident as a passenger in Uber or Lyft, navigating the complexities of liability can be challenging. Unlike regular car accidents, rideshare accidents involve the driver’s personal vehicle, adding layers to the insurance and liability process.

Understanding Rideshare Liability

In the event of a rideshare accident, liability is nuanced. While the driver’s personal vehicle is involved, Uber and Lyft provide insurance coverage when the driver has accepted a ride and is en route to the destination. Both companies offer insurance coverage of up to $1 million during this phase.
However, the coverage limits may vary depending on whether the driver has passengers, is on the way to pick up a passenger, or is running the app without passengers. If you were a passenger during the accident, the rideshare company’s insurance may cover up to $1 million, depending on the circumstances.

Common Causes of Rideshare Accidents

Rideshare accidents share some common causes, including:

  1. Inattentiveness while driving
  2. Inexperienced rideshare drivers
  3. Driver fatigue
  4. Speeding
  5. Improper passing
  6. Running stop signs

These causes are amplified in rideshare situations due to the drivers’ need to balance attention between the road, the app, and passenger comfort. Rideshare drivers, often part-time and seeking additional income, may also face fatigue, driven by the incentive to complete more trips in less time.

Common Injuries Resulting from Rideshare Accidents

Injuries from rideshare accidents can include:

  1. Whiplash
  2. Broken bones
  3. Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  4. Soft tissue injuries
  5. Chest injuries
  6. Internal injuries
  7. Sprains, strains, and muscle tears

Why Hire a Rideshare Accident Lawyer?

Navigating the aftermath of a rideshare accident can be stressful, and choosing the right lawyer is crucial. When seeking legal representation, consider the following:

  1. Experience and track record
  2. Specific expertise in rideshare accident cases
  3. Litigation versus settlement approach
  4. Success in obtaining fair compensation for clients
  5. Reputation in the legal community

Hiring a rideshare accident lawyer ensures a personalized approach, addressing the unique aspects of your case. With cases potentially lasting months or years, choosing a reputable and committed lawyer is essential.

Recovering Damages After a Rideshare Accident

A rideshare accident lawyer can help recover economic and non-economic damages, covering medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

If you’ve experienced serious damages in a rideshare accident, consulting a rideshare accident lawyer is vital. The best lawyer will help you navigate the complexities, assess your case, and work towards securing a healthy and comfortable future.

After a Rideshare Accident: What to Do

Taking the right steps after a rideshare accident is crucial:

  1. Report the accident through the app
  2. Move vehicles out of traffic if possible
  3. Wait for emergency services and undergo evaluation
  4. Do not leave the scene or touch evidence
  5. Document the accident with photos
  6. Exchange insurance information
  7. File a police report
  8. Avoid speaking to insurance agents without consulting a lawyer

Whether you can follow these steps as a passenger or ensure the involved drivers do, prompt reporting and documentation are key to future insurance claims.

Contact The Personal Injury Pros for Your Rideshare Accident

If you’ve been involved in a rideshare accident in our operating areas, don’t hesitate to contact The Personal Injury Pros. Our experienced rideshare accident lawyers are here to provide personalized and effective legal representation. Schedule a free consultation today to take the first step towards recovery.

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Insurance companies and the civil courts may award compensation to injury victims according to the unique specifications of each case. A lawyer from our personal injury law firm will assess your case and let you know if we believe you have grounds for a lawsuit. If so, we may be able to help you prove your case and achieve fair compensation.
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At The Personal Injury Pros, your injury lawyer will not cost you anything unless we are successful in obtaining a financial award. Our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis for all personal injury claims. We only charge our clients for our services if we win their claims, and only then out of the award won. You will pay your attorney directly out of your settlement or judgment award rather than out of your pocket.

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You do not have an endless amount of time in which to file a personal injury claim. Depending on where the injury occurred, if you have a lawsuit, you must file the correct paperwork by the state’s deadline where the event took place. The legal term for this deadline is the statute of limitations. Most states have a statute of limitations of two years for most personal injury claims, your attorney will consult with you on the timelines associated with your personal injury claim.


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