Americans don’t have to call a cab anymore when they need a ride. Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing services have made cost-effective alternative transportation available. However, ridesharing comes with cons as well as pros. Rideshare services are not subject to the same oversights as taxi companies, and accidents can and do happen.
Contact The Fang Law Firm as soon as possible after you have been injured in a ridesharing accident. Our Denver rideshare accident attorneys can tell you if you have a personal injury case and what damages you may be entitled to claim.
Recovering compensation for injuries suffered in a ridesharing accident can be complicated. If you were injured as a rideshare passenger or hit by a rideshare driver as a pedestrian or bicyclist, or while driving another vehicle, your case may involve several potentially liable parties with insurance companies that will fight to pay as little as possible for your damages. These parties may try to shift blame from one to the other.
Our experienced Denver car accident attorneys can investigate the accident, determine liability, and fight hard for your recovery. You may be entitled to claim damages including:
To use a ridesharing service, you need:
Using the app, enter your destination and a nearby driver will accept your request, pick you up in the driver’s own vehicle, and take you to your destination. Your credit card or PayPal account is automatically charged. The driver does not handle cash or credit cards.
Most ridesharing accidents are caused by driver error. Common causes of ridesharing accidents include:
Driver distraction can be a particular problem with rideshare drivers. They are frequently checking the app on their phones, operating a GPS system to navigate, and conversing with their passengers. These activities can cause accidents by diverting the driver’s visual, manual, and cognitive attention away from driving.
Someone else is responsible when a ridesharing passenger is injured. Determining the liability can be difficult, and hiring a Denver ridesharing accident lawyer can help maximize your case against responsible parties. Potentially liable parties may include:
At The Fang Law Firm, our Denver ridesharing accident attorneys are tough legal advocates for injured people. If you have been injured in a ridesharing accident, contact our firm today. We operate on a contingency-fee basis, which means you pay us no legal fees until we settle or win your case.