Determining liability in a rideshare car crash can be difficult. There are some cases where the driver is liable and in others the liability may not be as clear. The process of determining exactly who’s responsible will often require the help of an experienced litigation attorney. If you find yourself having injuries resulting from a ridesharing car accident it’s a great idea to contact a lawyer as soon as you possibly can.
Liability in any car crash is determined by negligence. If only one driver is negligent they are responsible for the injuries of the other driver and passengers. Proving fault in a rideshare crash is not as easy as it seems. If you’re involved in an Uber, Lyft, or similar car crash:
- The driver was legally obligated to avoid “foreseeable” injury to others (duty of care)
- The driver negligently violated their duty.
- Because of the driver’s actions, you sustained injuries.
Uber and Lyft drivers must display “reasonable care” when working. That means that they are required to obey the law, steer clear of avoidable obstacles, and keep an eye out for pedestrians. Uber and Lyft drivers have third-party liability coverage, this means they can cover up to $1 million worth of personal injuries and property damage per accident. When the driver’s coverage, which is a requirement of Uber and Lyft, is exhausted, third-party liability coverage handles the rest.
Rideshare companies also offer uninsured motorists coverage. This coverage pays for accidents when the driver is unknown. That’s most likely to occur in a situation like:
- A hit-and-run car accident
- accidents when the other driver is unknown or has insufficient insurance
- The driver doesn’t have enough car insurance to pay for your injuries
In most cases the at-fault driver’s insurance company pays for your damages, but there are exceptions. That’s especially true if multiple parties share liability. If you’re unsure who’s responsible the legal team at Guenard & Bozarth can assist you.
We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when insurance companies fail to offer full compensation. We help with serious injuries that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth, LLP. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of experience specializing in only representing injured people.. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit www.gblegal.com We would be honored to represent you!