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Ridesharing Accident Lawyer

If you were involved in an auto accident with a rideshare driver, or you were a passenger in a rideshare vehicle that was involved in a collision, you must seek legal representation as soon as possible. At Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, our rideshare accident lawyers can investigate your accident and build a strong case that will hold the negligent driver liable for your damages. While you focus on your recovery, our legal team will handle every aspect of your case and ensure you recover the compensation you deserve.

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How Can a Rideshare Accident Attorney Help?

After a motor vehicle collision, a rideshare accident lawyer at Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers can help guide you throughout the legal process while handling every aspect of your claim as you focus on your recovery. 

During this challenging time, our legal team can help by:

Investigating the Accident

Your rideshare accident lawyer will collect evidence related to the accident, including:

  • Photos of your injuries, property damage, and the accident scene
  • Witness statements
  • Video Footage
  • Medical records
  • Medical bills
  • Vehicle repair estimates
  • Phone records
And more.

Accident Reconstruction

If necessary, your ridesharing accident lawyer may work with accident reconstruction experts to recreate the accident and determine liability.

Determine Applicable Insurance Coverage

If the accident occurred while the rideshare driver was logged into the app and engaged in rideshare activities, the rideshare company’s insurance coverage may apply.
If the rideshare company’s insurance coverage is insufficient, or if the accident occurred during the driver’s personal time, their personal auto insurance coverage may also come into play.

Review Medical Records

Your attorney will review your medical records to assess the extent of your injuries and the associated medical expenses.

Investigate Rideshare Driver's Activity

They will examine the rideshare driver’s activity logs from the app to determine their status at the time of the accident

Negotiate with Insurance Companies

Your attorney will negotiate with the insurance company to reach a fair settlement.

File a Lawsuit

If a fair settlement cannot be reached, the trial-tested rideshare accident attorneys at Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers will file a lawsuit and prepare your case for trial.

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How the Rideshare Driver’s Driving Phase Can Affect Liability

The different driving phases of rideshare drivers can impact liability, determining whether the rideshare driver’s insurance policy is active or the rideshare company’s insurance policy will be in effect. 

The different driving phases include:

Pre-Trip Phase

During this phase, the rideshare driver is not actively transporting passengers but may still be logged into the rideshare app awaiting ride requests.

Liability during this phase depends on whether the driver was distracted, speeding, or otherwise acting negligently before accepting a ride request.

En Route to Pick-Up Phase

Once a rideshare driver accepts a ride request, they are en route to pick up the passenger. During this phase, liability may arise from accidents caused by the driver’s negligence, such as running red lights, making illegal turns, or engaging in reckless driving behaviors.

Passenger Transportation Phase

The passenger transportation phase begins once the passenger is inside the vehicle and the driver is en route to the destination.

Liability during this phase may result from accidents caused by driver distraction, impairment, fatigue, or other negligent actions while actively transporting the passenger.

What Damages Can I Recover After a Ridesharing Collision?

The damages you’re entitled to will depend on the specific circumstances surrounding your claim. 

On average, auto accident victims can obtain compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Past and future medical bills
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of consortium
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Permanent disability
  • Scarring and disfigurement

What Are Common Rideshare Accident Injuries?

Common injuries resulting from rideshare accidents can vary in severity and may include:

  • Whiplash
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Concussion
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Internal injuries

What Are the Top Causes of Rideshare Accidents?

Common causes of rideshare accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigued driver
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Failure to yield
  • Inexperienced driver
  • Mechanical failures
  • Poor road conditions
  • Inclement weather conditions
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Road hazards
  • Traffic congestion

What Are Insurance Requirements for Rideshare Drivers in California?

In California, rideshare drivers are required to maintain auto insurance coverage that meets the state’s minimum liability requirements, which are as follows:

Bodily Injury Liability Coverage

Rideshare drivers must carry bodily injury liability coverage with minimum limits of $15,000 per person and $30,000 per accident.

Property Damage Liability Coverage

Rideshare drivers must also carry property damage liability coverage with a minimum limit of $5,000 per accident.

Contingent Liability Coverage

Additionally, rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft provide contingent liability coverage for their drivers while they are logged into the rideshare app but do not have a passenger or are on the way to pick up a passenger. 

This coverage typically includes:

$50,000 in Bodily Injury Coverage per person
$100,000 in Bodily Injury Coverage per accident
$30,000 in Property Damage Coverage per accident

Contact Us Today

If you were injured in an auto accident that was caused by a negligent driver, contact Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free legal consultation. Our rideshare accident lawyers have decades of experience fighting insurance companies for the compensation our clients deserve and can provide the dedicated and knowledgeable legal guidance and advice you need during this difficult time. Contact us today to schedule your free legal consultation. 

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