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National Rideshare Accident Lawyer

Rideshare services have become an incredibly helpful form of transportation, providing convenience and flexibility to millions. While it might be assumed that the rise of rideshare options like Uber and Lyft has led to a decrease in traffic accidents, this is not the case. Rideshare accidents contribute to an increase of 987 fatalities annually, and incur costs of approximately $9.48 billion. With billions of dollars spent annually on rideshare accidents, securing a skilled rideshare accident lawyer is crucial to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Us?

When you choose Senft Injury Advocates, you’re not just getting legal representation – you’re getting a dedicated partner committed to your well-being. With over 30 years of experience, our team of national rideshare accident lawyers understands how to navigate the complexities of rideshare accident cases, allowing you to focus on your recovery while we handle the legal challenges. We handle all aspects of your legal journey, from investigating the accident to negotiating with insurance companies and, if necessary, representing you in court. Even if you’re uncertain about the eligibility of your specific rideshare accident case for compensation, give us a quick call to consult your case for free.

Steps After A Rideshare Accident

If you’ve been involved in a rideshare accident, taking the right steps immediately afterward can significantly impact the outcome of any potential legal case.

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Ensure Health & Safety

Move to a safe location if you can. Moreover, assess yourself and others for injuries. Call 911 if medical attention is needed.  Even if you feel fine, some injuries may not be immediately apparent.

Report The Rideshare Accident

Contact law enforcement to file a report. Depending on the severity of injuries and property damage, your state may legally require you to report the accident.

Gather Information

Swap contact and insurance details with the other involved parties. Take photos of the accident scene, including all vehicles involved, damages, and any relevant road conditions or signs.

Consult A Rideshare Accident Lawyer

Before settling with insurance companies, consulting with a rideshare accident lawyer can help protect your rights and ensure fair compensation.

Frequently Asked Questions

The statute of limitations varies by state, typically ranging from one to three years from the date of the accident. It’s crucial to consult a rideshare accident attorney promptly to ensure your claim is filed within the legal time limits.

While it’s possible to file a rideshare accident claim independently, having a knowledgeable lawyer can greatly benefit your case. A lawyer will navigate the legal system, fight for your rights, and ensure you receive proper compensation.

For a rideshare accident case, hiring a lawyer from Senft Injury Advocates comes at no upfront cost to you. We operate on a contingency fee basis, which means our payment is contingent upon winning your case or securing a favorable settlement. Under this arrangement, you won’t have any initial expenses; our fees will be deducted as a percentage from the final compensation awarded to you. This method ensures that our interests are aligned with yours, as we are motivated to obtain the best possible outcome for your case. This fee structure also allows you access to legal representation without financial risk, making it easier to pursue justice and compensation for your injuries.

A rideshare accident lawyer can manage all legal aspects of your case, including gathering evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, determining liability, and representing you in court. Their expertise in federal and state laws is crucial for maximizing your compensation.

Rideshare accidents can occur due to a variety of reasons, like other types of vehicular accidents. Some common causes include:

  • Distracted Driving: This is one of the leading causes of rideshare accidents. This is especially prevalent with rideshare, due to drivers using their phone for GPS, communication with customers, and finding their next ride.
  • Driver Fatigue: Rideshare drivers often work long hours or odd shifts without sufficient breaks, leading to fatigue. Tired drivers have slower reaction times and are at a higher risk of causing accidents.
  • Speeding: Exceeding speed limits or driving too fast for road conditions is a prevalent issue among all drivers, including those driving for rideshare companies. Speeding reduces a driver’s ability to steer safely around curves or objects in the roadway, extends the distance necessary to stop a vehicle, and increases the distance a vehicle travels while the driver reacts to a situation.
  • Reckless Driving: This includes aggressive driving behaviors like improper lane changes, illegal turns, and not yielding the right of way. Such actions can be particularly dangerous in busy urban areas where rideshare services are frequently used.
  • Driving Under the Influence: Although strictly prohibited by law and rideshare company policies, there are instances where rideshare drivers may operate under the influence of alcohol or drugs, significantly impairing their ability to drive safely.

Understanding these common causes is crucial for anyone involved in a rideshare accident, as it helps identify the liable parties and build a strong case for compensation. If you’re involved in such an accident, it’s advisable to consult with a national rideshare accident lawyer who can help navigate the complexities of your case and work towards securing the appropriate compensation for any damages or injuries.

Compensation in a rideshare accident case may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and punitive damages. The specific types of compensation depend on the details of your case and the jurisdiction.

Determining liability in a rideshare accident case requires a detailed investigation into the actions of various parties involved. In short, fault may be attributed to the driver, the company, third parties, and vehicle conditions. Compensation, on the other hand, is also influenced by the coverage of the driver as well as local laws and regulations. Here’s how liability is typically assessed:

  • Rideshare Driver: The primary investigation usually starts with the rideshare driver. Factors such as whether the driver was distracted, violating traffic laws, or driving under the influence are scrutinized.
  • Rideshare Company: Liability may extend to the rideshare company if it failed in its duty to ensure safe operation. This could include inadequate driver vetting, improper training, or failure to enforce safety regulations.
  • Other Motorists: Other drivers involved in the accident are also assessed for any negligent behavior that could have contributed to the accident, such as reckless driving or failure to observe traffic signals.
  • Vehicle Conditions: The mechanical state of the vehicles involved, especially the rideshare vehicle, is examined. Poor maintenance that could have contributed to the accident might shift some liability to those responsible for vehicle upkeep.
  • Insurance Companies: The roles of insurance providers come into play, particularly in how coverage is handled depending on the driver’s status at the time of the accident (whether logged into the app and engaged in a ride or not).
  • Local Laws and Regulations: Depending on local traffic laws and state regulations governing rideshare operations, liability might be influenced by specific legal standards applicable to the area where the accident occurred.

A skilled, national rideshare accident lawyer will conduct a comprehensive investigation, using evidence such as traffic camera footage, witness statements, vehicle data logs, and police reports to establish negligence and liability effectively. This process is crucial for determining who is at fault and pursuing the appropriate channels for compensation.

At Senft Injury Advocates, we handle a wide range of accidents involving all types of rideshare services. Our expertise extends to various rideshare models including:

  • Standard Rideshare Services: This includes popular platforms like Uber and Lyft, where we handle cases involving any form of vehicle collision, including rear-end and head-on collisions.
  • Pool/Shared Rides: Accidents occurring in shared or pool ride services, where multiple passengers share a ride to similar destinations.
  • Luxury Rideshare Services: Incidents involving higher-end rideshare options, which provide luxury vehicles for passenger transport.
  • Accessibility Services: Accidents related to rideshare services that cater specifically to passengers with disabilities.
  • Delivery and Errand Services: We also cover accidents involving delivery services such as Uber Eats, DoorDash, Amazon delivery services, and other similar platforms. These cases can involve collisions or other types of accidents while performing delivery duties.

Our firm is equipped to manage a variety of incidents within the ridesharing context, from minor fender-benders to serious multi-vehicle collisions. Whether you’re a passenger, a driver, or a third party affected by a rideshare vehicle’s operation, Senft Injury Advocates has the experience to handle your case effectively, ensuring comprehensive legal representation for all types of rideshare accidents.

What distinguishes Senft Injury Advocates is our unwavering commitment to every case, coupled with our extensive national experience and in-depth comprehension of rideshare accident laws. With offices, attorneys, and professionals strategically located across the country, we are uniquely positioned to provide exceptional support and insights tailored to your unique circumstances.

Our adept team of rideshare accident lawyers possesses a deep understanding of the laws in each state, ensuring that your case receives individualized attention and isn’t simply treated as another statistic. We stand as a pillar of support for victims, delivering compassionate assistance and steadfast advocacy to secure justice. Let us be your trusted ally in seeking the compensation you deserve.

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