Rideshare mobile apps, such as Uber and Lyft, have become increasingly popular in West Palm Beach. They make it easy and inexpensive for people to get a ride somewhere locally in a timely manner.
However, what happens when you or a family member is involved in a rideshare accident in West Palm Beach? How do you get compensation for an injury as the passenger in a rideshare accident? These are common questions that people ask, because they don’t know which insurance company they’re supposed to seek compensation from. Do you file a claim with your driver’s insurance company or the other driver’s insurance company?
If this were a taxicab, then an injured passenger could just sue the taxi company if the cab driver were at fault. But things are not that simple when it involves accidents from rideshares like Uber and Lyft. The drivers who provide the rideshare services for these companies are not their employees. They’re hired as independent contractors, which means Uber and Lyft are not liable for accidents caused by their drivers.
At Louis Law Group, we can sort through all this confusion for you. We have Lyft or Uber accident lawyers in West Palm Beach that can study your rideshare accident case and determine which insurance company owes you compensation for your injuries.
Since you were merely the passenger in the accident, one thing is for sure. You are owed compensation by some party involved, whether it’s an insurance company or one of the drivers in the accident.
The rideshare accident lawyers at Louis Law Group have one objective, and that is to recover compensation for our clients who’ve been involved in a rideshare accident in West Palm Beach. We’ll examine your case carefully to determine which driver was negligent in the accident. This will involve looking at police reports, reviewing eyewitness testimony, viewing video surveillance, and so on.
Some examples of Uber or Lyft driver negligence include speeding, driver fatigue, running a red light, distraction, and all cases where traffic laws were disobeyed. If it wasn’t your driver who was negligent, then we’ll determine if the other driver of the accident was negligent.
After liability in the rideshare accident has been determined, the next step is to seek compensation by recovering damages from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. The severity of your injuries will determine how much compensation you can seek. The total cost of your medical bills, medical equipment, and rehabilitation are all huge factors. You may even seek compensation for lost wages and pain and suffering.
If the other driver was at fault rather than the rideshare driver, then you could possibly use the personal injury protection coverage you have with your own insurance provider to seek compensation. However, there are certain criteria which you must meet before you can receive PIP coverage in this situation. If you don’t have PIP coverage, then we’ll review the situation closely to find a way to get you compensation.
Since rideshare accident cases are complex, it takes a team of experienced rideshare accident lawyers to investigate your particular case and determine which party owes you compensation. Contact Louis Law Group today for more information.