Rideshare Accidents

If you've been in a rideshare accident, you deserve the partnership of a skilled legal representative to help you navigate the complexities of insurance claims and potential litigation.

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Overview of Rideshare Accidents

Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft have become integral to urban transportation, offering convenient, on-demand mobility. However, the surge in their use has led to a corresponding increase in accidents involving these vehicles.

Rideshare accidents can occur in various scenarios, including collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians, or fixed objects. The complexity of liability in such accidents—whether the rideshare driver, the company, or another party is at fault—demands careful legal scrutiny. Additionally, issues such as whether the rideshare app was active and whether the driver was logged into the system awaiting a ride request can significantly influence the outcome of a case.

Scooter and e-bike rideshare liability

Scooter rideshares, which include electric bikes and scooters, have introduced a new layer of complexity to urban traffic ecosystems. These vehicles often share pathways with pedestrians and larger vehicles, creating a high-risk environment for collisions. Accidents involving scooter rideshares can result in severe injuries due to the exposed nature of the scooter and the general lack of protective barriers between the rider and the road, or other external factors. The legal landscape for these incidents is continually evolving as municipalities struggle to implement regulations that keep pace with the rapid growth of this mode of transport.

How a lawyer helps after A Rideshare Accident

Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys can provide you with the following benefits:

  • Legal Knowledge about Rideshare Accidents
  • Negotiating Skills
  • Focus and Dedication 
  • Commitment to Compensation 
  • Motivation to Proceed with Your Claim
  • Free Consultation

Determining Liability After A Rideshare Accident

Determining liability after a rideshare accident requires understanding a web of relationships—between the driver, the rideshare company, and other involved parties. Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys specializes in navigating these relationships and pursuing justice for those injured in rideshare accidents and insists our clients receive the compensation necessary to cover medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.

We offer a simple, free, 24/7 phone call for case evaluation, providing victims with the immediate support and guidance they need after their accident.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our FAQ to get the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about rideshare accidents.

Who is liable in a rideshare accident involving Uber or Lyft?

Liability in rideshare accidents can be complex, as it may involve the rideshare driver, the company (Uber or Lyft), or another driver. Factors such as the rideshare driver’s status (whether they were logged into the app and carrying a passenger or waiting for a ride request) play a significant role in determining liability. It’s essential to consult with a legal expert who understands the specific nuances of rideshare laws.

Can I receive compensation if I’m injured while using a scooter or bike share service?

es, you may be eligible for compensation if you’re injured while using a scooter or bike share service. Compensation can cover medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Liability may involve the service provider, another vehicle’s driver, or even city maintenance depending on the accident’s cause. Legal guidance is advisable to navigate these claims effectively.

What are the insurance implications of a rideshare accident?

Rideshare companies typically have insurance policies that provide coverage depending on the driver’s status at the time of the accident. Understanding the coverage—whether it’s the driver’s personal insurance, the rideshare company’s insurance, or a third-party’s insurance—requires detailed examination of the incident and the policies in force.

How long do I have to file a claim after a rideshare accident?

The timeframe for filing a claim, known as the statute of limitations, varies by state. Generally, you have one to three years from the date of the accident to initiate a claim. Missing this deadline can forfeit your right to seek compensation, so it’s advisable to consult with an attorney soon after your accident to ensure your claim is filed timely.

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