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Published on Aug 6, 2021 at 10:00 am in Rideshare Accidents.
Rideshare drivers can be involved in accidents for many different reasons. If you suffered injuries in a crash and think the driver – or someone else – was at fault, speak with a California rideshare accident lawyer.
We trust rideshare drivers with the responsibility of getting us safely from one place to another, and generally, they do. Uber’s most recent Safety Report shows that reported accidents or violence cases are fairly low, relative to other commercial driver services.
However, rideshare drivers are human and just as prone to suffering human error or negligence as anyone else. What can lead to these errors, and how can California rideshare accident lawyers help you overcome them? Keep reading to find out.
Rideshare drivers can be subject to the mishaps that any other driver could be subject to. Some common causes that result in car crashes include:
Any one of the above factors could lead to serious, injurious, and potentially deadly vehicle crashes and all of them constitute examples of negligence.
You might notice that two of those bullet points (unsafe road conditions & mechanical error) wouldn’t necessarily be the fault of your rideshare driver. Even then, you could still have a viable liability and lawsuit case to pursue after your rideshare accident; negligent road workers could still be named as liable parties in a personal injury lawsuit, as could negligent auto manufacturers or mechanics.
But regardless of what caused it, what should you do in the immediate aftermath of an accident involving your rideshare vehicle, beyond calling up a California rideshare accident lawyer?
After an accident involving your Uber or any other rideshare car you ordered, both you and your driver should attempt to:
After the dust has settled and you’ve recovered from your injuries, you should consider negotiating with the other party’s insurer to reach a fair monetary settlement, whether that other party is the rideshare driver or another third party.
But what if you fail to attain a satisfactory settlement? What then?
Do you have any questions about rideshare accident cases and how you can find the most accountability and justice out of it possible? We can get you answers, and potentially, the winning settlement you deserve.
Contact our California rideshare accident lawyers to learn more and arrange a free consultation. We have locations in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, and San Diego.