There’s no question that the convenience offered by rideshare companies, such as Uber and Lyft, has made a huge impact on the transportation world. In the past five years, these two companies have grown significantly. Today, they are used to taking people in and around Boston to work, school, shop, the bar, and many other places.
While all this is great, do you know what happens if you are involved in an accident while riding in an Uber or Lift? What about if you are driving for one of these companies when an accident occurs?
In these situations, finding and hiring a rideshare accident attorney for help with your case is best.
Some of the most common types of damages you can recover after a Boston rideshare car accident include:
When you hire an attorney to help with your claim, they will ensure that all possible damages for your accident are compensated. You will likely be able to recover compensation from handling expenses like medical costs, vehicle repairs, and all other accident-caused costs. Also, receiving a settlement will help you to find closure (in many situations) after any traumatic situation.
When you call our legal firm, you will find that our team can help with the following:
We are here to help individuals in the Boston area who have been injured in a rideshare accident. Our legal team has the resources and expertise to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible for your claim.
In any car accident case, there are two main ways for you to pursue compensation for your damages and injuries. One is to file an insurance claim, the other option is to file a personal injury lawsuit.
If you cannot receive a fair amount of compensation from the insurance settlement, it’s a good idea to pursue damages by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Again, this can be complicated and require extensive evidence to prove your injuries and damages. Because of this, we recommend getting in touch with our legal team for assistance.
If you try to handle the personal injury claim alone, you will likely find that you are confused and even stonewalled by the insurance provider. In many cases, this is because there are countless Lyft and Uber accident claims. This means it isn’t hard for yours to be ignored. You can keep this from happening by hiring an attorney and having someone protect your rights and best interests.
These types of claims are complex. That’s because they require investigation by an experienced rideshare accident attorney in Boston. They will determine what insurance company should be pursued.
In this situation, will it be the commercial auto insurance policy or the driver’s personal auto insurance responsible for paying the claim? The questions and issues that occur in this situation can be confusing and may require extensive legal evaluation and analysis to determine.
Our legal team has years of experience representing clients in these situations and a positive track record of success.
What should you do after a rideshare accident?
After a rideshare accident, you need to report it to the authorities right away. First responders will come to the scene and at this time, be sure to receive medical attention to check for potential injuries. Ask everyone involved, including the driver of your vehicle, for their contact information and talk to any witnesses at the scene. You can also collect evidence, such as photos of your injuries, damage to the vehicles, and anything else that may help you if you file a lawsuit.
How are rideshare accidents unique from other car accidents?
Popular rideshare companies are like taxi services in the U.S. The rideshare companies do not own or operate the vehicles. The drivers work under the company’s name, and while on duty, the rideshare company provides insurance coverage. While this is the case, it’s necessary to have evidence to show liability to receive compensation for the accident.
Who will be liable if you are injured in a rideshare accident?
Liability in rideshare accidents varies depending on the situation. Sometimes, the other driver is at-fault and therefore liable. However, if your driver is at-fault for the accident, the rideshare company’s insurance policy or the driver’s personal auto insurance policy will pay your damages.