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Your Guide to Rideshare Accidents: Whose Liable?

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

Ridesharing services have changed the way we live our lives. Ordering a car ride to any given location is only minutes away after the tap of a few buttons. 

 

Not only have these services made our lives easier, but also safer. 

 

Those without cars now have an option for getting around outside of public transit, and fewer people are drinking and driving. 

 

Despite these benefits, no service is perfect, including Uber and Lyft. 

 

Something people do not talk about often, and some aren’t aware of, are ridesharing accidents. 

 

These types of car accidents don’t happen all of the time, but they still occur. And when people find themselves in this type of auto accident, it’s often confusing. 

 

Who is liable? 

How do injuries and medical bills paid for? 

 

These are just some of the questions we get here at A to Z Injury Law.

 

If you were recently involved in a ridesharing accident, our team is here to help.

 

Fighting for financial and medical compensation is no easy feat when it comes to battling it out with Uber or Lyft. 

 

The way these companies operate is unique compared to the average auto accident. Figuring out who is liable and who to take to court is confusing. But that’s what we are here for. 

 

Our team can navigate the ridesharing accident lawsuit with you. Below, we have more information for you to learn about ridesharing accidents.

How Do Ridesharing Accidents Impact Victims?

There are different types of ridesharing accidents. One type is being a rider and being in the vehicle during the accident. The other type is being a pedestrian, bicyclist, or another motorist. 

 

Depending on which situation you were in will depend on how our attorneys proceed with building your case. However, all scenarios can cause damages ranging from minor to extensive. 

 

Consistent with standard auto accidents, victims of ridesharing accidents potentially face physical injuries, both externally and internally. 

 

These injuries may require medical attention and thus tons of medical bills. These hospital or doctor bills, along with other medical bills, such as prescriptions and treatments, can be expensive. 

 

Financial strain can occur, and the victim can find themselves stressed out, unable to pay the bills.

 

Victims may also find themselves dealing with mental distress and trauma from the accident. Victims involved in more severe accidents often experience these instances and sometimes develop conditions such as PTSD and anxiety. This anguish is something that should also get considered in the lawsuit process, and this is what we help you with.

How Can Victims Seek Justice?

Regardless of if the accident was life-threatening or caused a broken bone, victims should seek justice. However, seeking justice in ridesharing cases is no walk in the park. That is why we stress seeking out an attorney with ample experience. 

 

Here at A to Z Injury Law, one of our specialties is ridesharing accidents. 

 

This type of legal field is relatively new as ridesharing apps and services have not been around until recently. But, with our auto accident experience and legal expertise, we can get you justice.

 

With legal representation, you can also expect to get some compensation for your injuries, mental distress, and damaged property. 

 

Whether you were in the Uber or Lyft, got hit directly by the car, or got hit while in your vehicle, justice is possible. Regardless of the scenario, we can fight for you. After the accident, reach out to our team to get a free case consultation.

 

A to Z Injury Law is Here to Fight For You

Deciding whether to pursue an auto accident case is a big decision, especially ridesharing accidents. However, if you are hesitant because of the complicated nature of these lawsuits, don’t be. 

 

Our team at A to Z Injury Law https://www.atozinjurylaw.com is here to navigate all of this for you. All you have to do is focus on recovering from the accident while we build your case for you. If you are unsure if your case and situation are worth pursuing, let our team tell you our expert opinion. 

 

Get a  free case evaluation at (305) 889-7964. During this evaluation, we can tell you what the best decision is.

Here’s What You Should Do After a Rideshare Accident

Friday, February 5th, 2021

We’ve all either used a rideshare company or we know people who use them often. This convenient and affordable method of transportation has become an extremely popular choice for many people throughout the world. With that in mind, it’s no secret that getting into car accidents while using a rideshare app aren’t uncommon. Many people have found themselves involved in a car accident while using a rideshare app.  After getting over the shock and dismay of being in a rideshare accident, you are usually left with unanswered questions. 

What should you do first? 

Who should you contact? 

Is the rideshare company at fault, the driver, or both? 

Being involved in a rideshare accident, while riding with companies like Uber or Lyft is very similar to any other vehicular accident. Many rideshare companies have insurance policies that make it difficult for riders to be compensated for injuries and damages. As a result, you will need a good attorney to recover full compensation.  Though there will many things you’ll need to take care of, one of the most important steps to take is to find a rideshare injury attorney in Miami, like the attorneys at A to Z Injury Law. We’ve worked with many car accident cases that involve rideshare companies and we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Keep reading to learn more about how we can help and the steps you need to take after a car accident in Miami.

Check for Injuries 

If you’ve been involved in an accident with a rideshare driver, whether you were the rideshare passenger or another driver, the first few steps are like any other car accident. First, make sure you and no one else is injured. Even if you do not appear to be injured, still seek medical attention, as severe symptoms may be delayed or unapparent. At the very least, stop by an urgent care center to make sure you don’t have any underlying injuries. 

Call 911

You should always call the police to notify them of a car accident, even if the accident was minor. Additionally, the police report will provide valuable information to help you and your attorney build a case against the rideshare company. 

A police report will also help your rideshare attorney piece together any of the missing pieces from the accident. The truth is, you may not remember everything, so having a police report on hand to provide clarity in areas you may not be able to will help you develop a more solid case.

Collect Information

Be in a car accident is overwhelming, but it’s important to stay calm and gather as much information as you can. Important details to collect are: 

  • Names and phone numbers of everyone involved 
  • Rideshare driver’s license plate 
  • Insurance information from rideshare driver
  • Pictures of the accident

Everything that you gather during the accident will be useful information for your rideshare injury attorney in Miami. When your attorney performs his or her own investigation to build a case against the negligent rideshare driver, they can use that information, along with the police report to help build a solid case. 

Contact Rideshare Company

Contact the rideshare company and inform them that you have been in an accident with one of their drivers. A formal record will be helpful if you plan on filing an injury claim to seek compensation from the rideshare company’s insurance policy. If you don’t have a formal record of the accident, the rideshare company can, and most likely will fight your claim or lawsuit. 

Contact Your Insurance Company 

After the accident, you’ll need to contact your insurance company as soon as possible. Provide a full report of the accident and injuries you incurred and try to give them as many details as possible. The more information you have to help show that you were involved in an accident. Any expenses you have to cover as a result of the accident may be covered but it’s best to speak directly with your insurance company and/or a public adjuster to see what your policy covers.

After the Accident 

Most rideshare companies have a liability coverage policy to help you cover medical expenses and financial damage. However, determining who is to blame (rideshare company or driver) can get complicated. Many rideshare companies will try to put the blame on the driver. Because these drivers are independent contractors – not employees – driving their own vehicles, the rideshare company will use this to get out of covering your losses. But if the driver is uninsured or under-insured or is an Uber driver who had the app turned on during the accident, then you can go after the rideshare company. 

Contact A to Z Injury Law 

If you need a rideshare injury attorney in Miami, contact the attorneys at A to Z Injury Law. Leading Miami attorney, Erik Alvarez has recovered millions for his clients, and he will fight the rideshare insurance companies to make sure you are fully compensated.  Give us a call today at (305)889-7056 or contact us (https://www.atozinjurylaw.com/contact-us) to see how we can help you!

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