Have You Been Injured in a Rideshare Accident?
What is a Rideshare Accident?
A rideshare accident refers to a collision or incident involving a vehicle that is used for transportation through a ridesharing service, such as Uber or Lyft. These accidents can occur when a rideshare driver is transporting passengers, traveling to pick up a passenger, or even when the vehicle is idle and waiting for a ride request. Rideshare accidents can involve multiple parties, including the rideshare driver, passengers, other motorists, cyclists, or pedestrians.
In rideshare accident cases, determining liability can be complex. The rideshare company, driver, other motorists, or even vehicle manufacturers could potentially share responsibility for the accident. Insurance coverage can also be a factor, as rideshare drivers typically have a different insurance policy while actively engaged in ridesharing compared to personal use.
At MacCloskey Kesler & Associates, our experienced team of attorneys specializes in handling rideshare accident cases. We understand the unique aspects of these incidents, including the specific regulations and insurance policies that apply to ridesharing services. We conduct a thorough investigation to determine liability, gathering evidence such as accident reports, witness statements, and available video footage.
Our goal is to ensure that all responsible parties are held accountable for their actions, and that victims of rideshare accidents receive the compensation they are entitled to. We strive to protect your rights and advocate for your best interests throughout the legal process. With our knowledge and experience in rideshare accident claims, we are prepared to navigate the complexities of your case and work towards a favorable outcome.
Why Are Rideshare Accidents so Confusing?
Liability Determination: One of the primary reasons rideshare accidents can be confusing is the complexity of determining liability. Multiple parties may share responsibility, including the rideshare driver, other motorists, rideshare companies, or even vehicle manufacturers. Figuring out who is at fault and to what extent can require a thorough investigation.
Insurance Coverage: Rideshare drivers typically have different insurance coverage depending on their activity status at the time of the accident. Insurance policies may vary between personal use, waiting for a ride request, and actively transporting passengers. Understanding the specific insurance coverage and how it applies in a rideshare accident can be challenging.
Rideshare Company Involvement: Rideshare companies have their own policies and procedures for handling accidents involving their drivers. Navigating the involvement of the rideshare company in the claims process can add an additional layer of complexity.
Gathering Evidence: Gathering evidence in rideshare accidents can be more complicated than in regular car accidents. It may involve obtaining records from the rideshare company, accessing driver and passenger information, and obtaining video footage from the rideshare app or surrounding surveillance cameras.
State and Local Regulations: Rideshare regulations vary across different jurisdictions, which can further complicate matters. Understanding the specific laws and regulations applicable to rideshare accidents in a particular area requires expertise and knowledge of the legal landscape.
Rideshare Accident Attorneys
If you have been involved in a rideshare accident, it is crucial to seek legal assistance promptly. Contact MacCloskey Kesler & Associates today for a confidential consultation. Our dedicated team is here to guide you through the legal process, answer your questions, and provide the skilled representation you need to pursue a successful claim and recover the compensation you deserve.
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