RIDESHARE ACCIDENTS VS. REGULAR CAR ACCIDENTS
RIDESHARE ACCIDENT CLAIMS
Ridesharing is a common way for many people to get around town these days. While it may be a convenience, being involved in a rideshare accident can be an inconvenience — especially if you’ve sustained a severe injury as a result. When it comes to rideshare accidents and personal injury claims, they can be more complicated than a regular car accident. Here’s what you need to know:
TYPES OF RIDESHARE ACCIDENTS
Someone can be injured in any one of the following types of ridesharing accidents:
- As a passenger in a rideshare car.
- As a driver or passenger riding in another vehicle that has been hit by a rideshare car.
- As a pedestrian, bicyclist, or motorcyclist that has been hit by a rideshare car.
WHY RIDESHARE ACCIDENTS ARE MORE COMPLICATED
It can be tricky to determine who will pay for your injuries after a rideshare accident. While your rideshare driver may have been at fault, it can be challenging to recover damages if the driver only has a personal auto insurance policy. The reason why this can be a problem is that personal auto insurance policies do not cover drivers that are operating their vehicles in a commercial setting, such as carrying passengers for Uber or Lyft.
While rideshare drivers are instructed to rely on the company’s liability insurance when they are on duty, unfortunately, not all drivers will file claims because they fear losing their job.
No matter what type of rideshare accident you’ve been involved in, it’s essential to protect yourself by pursuing a claim.
WHEN TO CONTACT A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
Rideshare accident personal injury claims are involved. Having an experienced Los Angeles rideshare accident attorney assist you with your claim can make all the difference when it comes to reaching a favorable decision. If you’ve been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, you have your recovery to worry about. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.