Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have made getting around about as easy as it can be. You don’t have to worry about navigating through traffic, parking, or finding your destination, and it’s all at the tap of an app. Unfortunately, however, rideshare accidents are on the rise, and they are often quite serious. If you’ve been injured in a rideshare accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, a dedicated rideshare accident attorney in Doral can help defend your legal rights – in pursuit of the compensation to which you may be entitled.
There are a variety of factors related to all those rideshare drivers out there that make getting around on our roadways riskier, including:
Any one of these factors can contribute to dangerous rideshare accidents.
Because the rideshare driver responsible for the accident that leaves you injured is not actually employed by the rideshare company, he or she is also not insured by the company in the way you might expect. In fact, these massive companies are exceptionally adept at minimizing their exposure to liability. Generally, if the at-fault rideshare driver has a passenger or is on the way to pick one up, the rideshare company’s insurance coverage is activated. If, on the other hand, the at-fault rideshare driver is on the app waiting for a passenger when the accident in question takes place, the rideshare company’s insurance coverage will likely only be activated at the point that the driver’s personal coverage is exhausted. If the at-fault rideshare driver has toggled off the app at the time of the accident, that driver’s own coverage is wholly responsible.
It’s important to take a moment to consider the insurance company involved (whether it’s the rideshare company’s coverage, the driver’s own policy, or a combination of the two). All insurance companies are in the business of generating revenue and bolstering profits, which universally translates to minimizing settlement offers. Be on the lookout for all of the following insurance tactics:
Your rideshare claim is unique to the situation at hand, but there are some basic steps you can take to protect your claim from the outset:
Protecting your claim can go a long way toward helping to ensure that you receive just compensation.
Rideshare accidents are often quite serious and rideshare claims can be just as complicated. If another motorist’s negligence leaves you injured in a rideshare accident, make the call to 1-800-388-CEDA today. We provide comprehensive medical services that can help you on the road toward recovery and, if you request that we do so, we can also recommend a practiced Doral rideshare accident attorney. Having an experienced rideshare accident attorney on your side can significantly increase your ability to bring a successful claim. We’re here to help, so please don’t hesitate to call us at 388CEDA today.
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