Every year, dozens of ride share passengers, like those of Uber or Lyft, end up in the hospital after serious collisions. Rideshare companies don’t vet their drivers like traditional taxicab service providers. This could increase the risk of negligence-related accidents.
After you sustain injuries in a rideshare collision, contact Hoxie Law. We can review your case and help you understand your potential right to file a lawsuit. The attorney that will hear your case has years of experience in the field of personal injury and car accident law with a great success rate. Trust us with your accident case and work with attorneys who care.
Hoxie Law has earned the respect of others in the legal profession through years of detailed legal representation and keeping close relationships with injured clients. We treat clients like our own friends and family members, doing all we can to secure justice for their injuries. People choose us because:
It’s important to feel confident in the injury attorney you choose. When you select a ride share accident attorney, choosing Hoxie Law means you can rest assure your lawyer is doing everything possible to win the case on your behalf.
All car collision cases can be complex and difficult to litigate, but rideshare companies are notorious for trying to escape liability and make the process for you to recover even more difficult. These companies don’t own the vehicles their application users are driving. You need to hire a rideshare lawyer to get fair compensation from your case. Otherwise, the corporation could take advantage of you.
Driver error is the number one cause of rideshare collisions. Distracted driving is a significant issue, as rideshare drivers must access and operate their cell phones while driving. They only have a few seconds to respond to a new rider request and must do so while driving the vehicle. The use of cell phones behind the wheel while driving for a rideshare application has been a subject of controversy. Other common causes of ride share collisions include driver inattention, breaking roadway rules, and third-party drivers.
Determining who is liable, or legally accountable, for your rideshare accident case can be difficult. As the passenger, you know you aren’t at fault. The liable party may be the individual driver, or the rideshare company itself. Both companies may not keep insurance coverage or coverage may be difficult to determine.
You could be eligible for recovery through the company’s insurance plan if the driver is at fault at using the application. If, however, an off-duty driver struck you as another driver or pedestrian, the individual driver could be liable for your damages if they separately cover themselves with commercial insurance. Determining whether the driver was “on the clock” could be difficult depending on the situation.
Your first communication should be with the rideshare company with which you are a passenger. Log into the app and follow the instructions for reporting an accident. The company should follow up with you shortly for more details. Your case may then pass to an insurance claims adjuster. Do not say yes to the first settlement offer. Instead, contact a lawyer to learn more about the true value of your case.