If You’re Injured in a Rideshare Accident
While no one is complaining about the convenience that rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have brought into our lives, rideshare accident claims can be more challenging. If you’ve been injured by a rideshare driver’s negligence, you should not put off consulting with an experienced Beverly Hills rideshare accident attorney.
The Rideshare Process
The primary distinction between negligence-based rideshare accidents and other car accidents is how insurance kicks in. If you are injured by another driver’s negligence in a car accident, you’ll seek compensation through the driver’s car insurance provider. If, however, the driver happens to be a rideshare driver, where they are in the rideshare process will determine which insurance policy or policies are responsible for covering your claim. Consider the following:
- If the rideshare driver has a passenger or is actively engaged in picking one up, the rideshare company’s own robust liability coverage is in play.
- If the rideshare driver does not have a passenger but is on the app waiting for one to be assigned, the driver’s own insurance provides primary coverage, but the rideshare company’s coverage will kick in at the point that the driver is exhausted.
- If the rideshare driver is no longer on the app at the time of the accident, it’s no longer a rideshare matter, and your claim will proceed in exactly the same way that it would in any other car accident.
Look to an Experienced Beverly Hills Rideshare Accident Attorney for the Help You Need
At Jalilvand Law in Beverly Hills, our driven rideshare accident attorneys will leave no legal stone unturned in their quest to protect your rights and obtain the compensation to which you are entitled. Because your recovery is paramount, don’t wait to contact or call us at 310.478.5800 for more information today.