With the ever-expanding ease of getting a ride, through Uber, Lyft, Car2Go, and other online apps, the chances of ending up in a car accident while in a rideshare vehicle goes up exponentially. While many of us know what to do when we’re the ones behind the wheel when an accident happens, what if you’re injured while riding in an Uber or Lyft?
In many ways, being in a car accident in which you’re the passenger of a rideshare, is similar to other auto accident cases. But the primary issue that an attorney will look at is the level of insurance coverage held by the person driving the car, as well as the insurance of the person responsible for the accident, if it’s someone other than your driver.
Another important consideration that an attorney will consider when handling a rideshare injury case is whether or not you were using a credit card to cover the cost of the ride. Certain credit cards provide additional coverage for travel.
Another potential scenario is if you were driving your own car and an Uber or Lyft driver hits you and is at fault. In that case, an attorney will have to get into the details of whether or not that driver was logged in to the Uber or Lyft app at the time of the accident. Was the driver taking a customer somewhere? Or, was the driver en route to pick someone up? Or was he or she waiting for a fair? All of these various scenarios could mean a different outcome for your case.
Not all car crashes are the same, no matter who is at fault. When the victim of a crash is having to deal with injuries, time off of work, and lost wages, it is the role of an experienced attorney to go to bat for the injured party and get the compensation needed. When the situation involves a complicating factor, such as one of the involved parties being a rideshare operator, there can be many more levels of coverage to investigate.
It’s important to know your rights, and find the right attorney to give your case the individual attention it deserves. The attorneys at McDivitt Law Firm work each day on behalf of its clients, to ensure this kind of personalized service. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your auto accident or injury case, be sure to contact McDivitt right away for absolutely no charge. The consultation is free, and we don’t get paid until we collect money for our clients.
McDivitt Law Firm only charges its clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that if we don’t collect any money for you, you will not have to pay any fee at all! In addition, McDivitt Law Firm will advance and pay any expenses necessary to handle your case – even through a jury trial, if necessary. Everybody has the opportunity to hire McDivitt Law Firm to get just compensation for their injuries, regardless if they can afford it.