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Who pays after a rideshare accident?

On Behalf of | Aug 13, 2020 | Car Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents |

On Behalf of | Aug 13, 2020 | Car Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents

Determining liability in a car accident can be complicated. Even when only two parties are involved, it can still take some time to get to the bottom of things. If one of the drivers worked for a rideshare company like Uber or Lyft during the accident, how can you know who to pursue compensation from for your injuries?

With the increase in popularity of ridesharing services, the rates of car accidents have also increased. Because rideshare accidents are more common than you think, you should know how a court might determine liability in such a situation.

Who is responsible?

Even when the at-fault party is the rideshare driver, they may not be the one who pays for your compensation. If the driver’s employer hired them while knowing that they were a liability to passengers or other drivers, they might be liable for the damages. A company may also be responsible for overlooking a driver’s liability, such as a record of DUIs or driving recklessly.

Establishing this knowledge is not easy, but it is possible. Personal injury attorneys know how to pursue necessary information for the best possible outcome in a rideshare claim. If the at-fault party of your accident is the rideshare driver, either the driver or their employer may be liable for your injuries.

You do not have to guess

Lawyers know how to build the best possible case against the correct party. If you are the victim of a rideshare accident, do not settle for the first offer you receive, as it may be less than what you deserve. Rely on an experienced personal injury attorney to protect your best interests in your claim.