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If you have been hurt in an accident involving a rideshare company, you could be entitled to compensation from the company’s commercial insurance policy. Working with a rideshare car accident lawyer can help you determine who is at fault, the full value of damages caused, and your best options for seeking compensation.
Auger & Auger vigorously represents any injury victims hurt in accidents involving rideshare drivers. For over 26 years, we’ve been assisting personal injury clients in North and South Carolina. Whether you were a passenger, an occupant of another car, or a pedestrian, you deserve to have strong legal representation backing your claim.
We represent victims of accidents with companies like:
We help rideshare car accident victims stand up to big gig companies and get their fair chance at the compensation they need. Don’t assume the insurance company is looking out for your best interests — they aren’t! Work with a rideshare accident attorney who can help you determine the optimal legal strategy for seeking the maximum compensation available.
Call us today at (800) 559-5741 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation case review. You don’t pay fees unless we win, so there’s no risk to you!
Determining who is at fault in an accident can be difficult. Ridesharing services can make matters even murkier because commercial insurance policies are only available in certain situations.
To clear up who might be liable, it helps to look at two specific scenarios:
If you’re hurt while using Uber or Lyft, the person who pays for your damages depends upon who was at fault.
The rideshare driver is liable for all damages resulting from a collision they caused. If the driver is currently transporting a fare or was on their way to pick up a fare, then it’s highly likely that the rideshare company’s commercial insurance policy will apply.
If the driver was currently on a route, or if they did not have the app active, there’s a much smaller chance that commercial insurance will be available.
The fault may also be split between you and others involved in the collision, depending on the scenario. In situations of shared fault, your state may reduce the amount of coverage available according to each party’s portion of fault — or bar recovery action entirely.
Every rideshare accident case is different, but most share the same broad categories of damages.
Common damages might include:
Proving fault after a collision usually involves demonstrating negligence. To prove negligence, you have to establish that the driver had a duty of care that they violated, directly leading to an injury and resulting losses, or damages.
Proving a breach in the driver’s duty of care most often comes down to establishing whether they violated any laws or general safety expectations.
Common reasons a rideshare driver may be found to have breached their duty include:
Once a breach in the duty of care is demonstrated, the injury victim has to show that that breach directly caused their injury, resulting in damages. They can then work with their rideshare accident attorney to document their damages. Proof of damages most often takes the form of hospital discharge bills, along with documentation from medical professionals that states the injuries were caused by the wreck.
Always report the accident, and call for medical transport for any severe injuries.
Remain calm. Do not admit fault or apologize.
Exchange information with the driver.
Take photos of the wreckage and your injuries. Interview any eyewitnesses.
Seek prompt medical attention. Do not refuse an ambulance if EMS suggests transport.
Speak to experienced rideshare accident lawyers near you before you talk to insurers
Auger & Auger pledges to do everything it can to help rideshare collision victims recover financially and medically from their accident. We work tirelessly to gather evidence, prove fault, calculate every cent of damages, and fight with insurers that refuse to make a reasonable settlement offer.
If you have no other options, we will gladly go to court to represent your claim. We have successfully won cases through jury verdict, time, and time again.
Call us now if you’re hurt and need help. Don’t trust insurers — they and the rideshare company will do everything they can to reduce liability as much as possible. Speak with us instead during a free, no-obligation case evaluation when you call (800) 559-5741 or contact us online.