Uber & Lyft
Rideshares like Uber and Lyft have exploded in popularity over the past few years. Consumers have embraced this new business model by summoning cars with just a few taps on their smartphones and trusting those drivers to get them to their destinations safely. But while the ease and convenience of rideshare applications cannot be overstated, their safety should not be overestimated. Rideshare accidents happen, and when you wind up an injured rider, you may have a personal injury case on your hands.
Rideshare drivers are held to the same safety standards as everyone else on the road. If they fail to adhere to the rules and regulations surrounding the responsible handling of a motor vehicle, then they are open to prosecution under the law. Additionally, rideshare drivers are responsible for the safety of their rider under their agreement with rideshare applications. As a passenger, you will almost never be at fault for an automobile accident that takes place while you are in the car. Our first step in any rideshare accident case will be to determine who exactly was responsible for the rider’s injury following negligent behavior.
Taking on Insurance Companies
Both Uber and Lyft maintain insurance that is responsible for compensating injured passengers, but in some cases, the driver’s insurance may be involved as well. This can make it difficult for the injured driver to seek full compensation, and often results in settlement money being left on the table. With a Law Offices of Andrew Zeytuntsyan attorney by your side, we will ensure that every insurance company responsible for your compensation is offering you what you deserve.