When you’re the victim of a rideshare accident, you’re likely to feel a range of emotions. Fear, confusion, and anger are all very normal reactions to this type of accident. Additionally, you may wonder what your next steps should be following the accident. One of the most important decisions you can make directly after you’re involved in an accident is whether or not you want to have legal representation should you choose to file a personal injury claim. Have you been injured in a rideshare accident? You may be entitled to compensation.
The Fresno personal injury attorneys of OnderLaw are skilled and experienced in rideshare accidents and other types of personal injury cases. With our expertise on your side, you’re sure to feel relief as we work hard at a solution for you following your accident. Our team is results-driven, and over the two decades our firm has been active, we’ve secured impressive amounts of compensation for our clients.
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Following an accident, it is crucial that you contact an attorney immediately. If you delay in seeking legal counsel, you may lose out on compensation payable to you. A lawyer can help you keep track of court deadlines, such as the statute of limitations, speak with your medical providers, retrieve medical documents and other evidence necessary to your particular case to file a successful personal injury claim.
Additionally, it’s important for you to have the expertise of a skilled and experienced lawyer on your side for the best possible results in your case. That’s why we recommend that you choose a trusted law firm that has proven experience in handling personal injury cases of all types, including rideshare accidents.
Having a lawyer on your side can be a huge factor in whether or not you’re able to recover sufficient compensation for the injuries you sustained as a result of the accident. Reach out to a trusted legal team today. Call OnderLaw.
The partners at OnderLaw are recognized by some of the most prestigious law organizations in the nation. We are proud to say that our firm and many of our partners have been recognized by organizations such as Super Lawyers, Litigator Awards, and National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers. The attorneys at OnderLaw rank among the top 100 lawyers in the nation, so it’s easy to understand why many people choose OnderLaw to handle their personal injury cases.
Since our founding in 2002 by James G. Onder, we’ve recovered over 3.5 billion in compensation on behalf of our clients, and we’re not stopping there. Every day, our partners work tirelessly for our clients to obtain the full amount of money owed to them as a result of the injuries they’ve sustained in accidents of all types. We’re passionate about getting justice for those who have been injured or disabled in personal injury cases in the state of California and beyond.
Rideshare accidents don’t necessarily happen only to the occupants of the rideshare vehicle. These accidents may affect the rideshare driver, their passengers, or the driver or passengers of another vehicle. Rideshare accidents can cause severe injury, disability, and even death. The most common types of rideshare accidents we see include:
There are many injuries possible when you’re involved in a rideshare accident. The most common types of injuries sustained in these accidents include:
As the victim of a rideshare accident, you may be wondering what—if any—compensation is available to you. The compensation you’ll be eligible to recover will depend upon the severity of your injuries, the duration of the recovery period, and possibly the liability limits of the insurance policies of the at-fault parties involved. You may be eligible for money to cover medical expenses, personal property damage you incurred from the accident, and maybe even pain and suffering.
If you’re the passenger of a rideshare vehicle and the driver of the rideshare vehicle is at fault for your accident, their personal insurance policy—with a special provision to provide coverage while active as a rideshare driver—will cover the payment of your damages. However, it’s important to know that most rideshare drivers’ personal insurance policies don’t contain the special provision needed to compensate you for the personal injuries and property damages you’ve sustained as a result of the accident. When the rideshare driver doesn’t have the right personal insurance policy or their personal insurance policy is exhausted, Lyft and Uber carry third-party insurance policies that will pay up to $1 million in personal injuries and property damage sustained in an accident that is the fault of the driver of the rideshare vehicle.
If you’re the passenger of a rideshare vehicle and the other driver is at fault for your accident, you would seek to recover damages from the other driver’s personal insurance policy. If the at-fault driver doesn’t have insurance, Lyft and Uber have uninsured/underinsured (UM/UIM) insurance coverage that will cover up to $1 million in personal injuries or property damage in the event that the other, at-fault driver is unknown, doesn’t have insurance, or doesn’t have the adequate amount of insurance to cover your damages.
If you’re the driver of another vehicle and you’re hit by a rideshare vehicle, their personal insurance policy—with the special provision— will kick in to pay for your damages. In the event that the driver of the rideshare vehicle doesn’t possess the adequate insurance to cover your damages, Lyft and Uber offer liability insurance to their drivers, which will come into play when the driver’s insurance carrier denies your personal injury claim. However, the amount payable to you is subject to a few considerations:
There are some steps you can take following your accident that will help you should you choose to file a personal injury claim later on. Some things you can do immediately after a rideshare accident include:
If you’ve been hurt in a rideshare accident, contact an experienced Fresno rideshare accident lawyer at OnderLaw today. Call us to schedule a free consultation.