The use of ridesharing is becoming much more common than that of a traditional taxi cab service. The use of mobile apps, such as Uber or Lyft, for securing rides is very popular. Ridesharing is a great way to save money on transportation expenses, however, like any motor vehicle, there are frequent serious accidents involving rideshare vehicles. Additionally, the question of liability is often disputed and complicated.
If you have been injured in an accident with a rideshare driver, contact the Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart to speak with a Kentucky rideshare accident lawyer as soon as possible. We will guide you through your claim from start to finish. Call us at (888) 782-9090 or contact us online and we can begin with a free case evaluation.
Common injuries after a Rideshare car accident include:
Seek prompt medical attention following a rideshare accident and get checked out by a doctor. Even if you don’t have pain right away you may begin to experience symptoms several days after.
The most common types of ridesharing accidents are situations where:
When an accident is caused by the negligence of someone else you may be entitled to compensation for loss of work, injuries, pain and suffering, and medical treatment.
The major difference between a typical car accident and a rideshare accident is the issue of liability. Rideshare drivers are required to have personal insurance coverage for driving when off-duty. This is in addition to the corporate insurance policy, which goes into effect when the Uber or Lyft app is turned on to accept rides.
Uber hires its drivers as independent contractors rather than employees, allowing the company to limit their insurance liability coverage to very specific circumstances. The following circumstances are important when rideshare companies are determining if their insurance company is responsible for compensating injured parties:
These circumstances will factor into the insurer for the ridesharing company’s decision on whether to pay out an accident claim or attempt to get the driver to shoulder the responsibility.
Rideshare accident injury claims can be incredibly complex. Our team will have the resources to determine which parties should be liable for the collision. After reviewing the facts of the case, an attorney will develop a legal strategy in order to prove your claim, as ridesharing companies will fight to shield themselves from liability. A Kentucky rideshare accident lawyer will have the required talent and skills to see that you are fully compensated for your injuries.
Contact the Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart after being injured in a ridesharing accident. We will do everything that is necessary to win your case. Call us at (888) 782-9090 and speak to our experienced auto accident lawyers in a free initial consultation. We are proudly serving Bowling Green, Glasgow, and Greenville Kentucky.