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    Major Concussion In A Rideshare Accident. Who Is Liable and How Do You Get Compensated?

    Published on Oct 14, 2021 at 9:02 pm in Rideshare Accidents, Rideshare Lawsuits.

    Concussions are a form of traumatic brain injury that can impact your life in many costly ways. This is a common injury in traffic crashes – whether you are a driver or a passenger. Impacts can cause you to hit your head or result in a jolt of your headstrong enough to damage your brain tissue. Anyone who suspects they have a major concussion should get immediate medical attention and follow their treatment plan. Often, this injury causes you to miss work, school, and other everyday activities. 

    If you believe you have a concussion from a rideshare accident, you should know your rights to possible compensation. Contact an attorney who handles rideshare crash claims today. 

    Who is Liable for Your Concussion?

    In California, the party or parties that caused an accident should be liable for the losses of any injured victims. Accidents involving rideshare vehicles can happen in different ways, and the party who might be liable for your concussion-related losses might include:

    • The rideshare driver – If a rideshare driver is negligent, they can be liable for your losses whether you were a rideshare passenger or an occupant of another vehicle that they crashed into.
    • The rideshare company – If you were a rideshare passenger and the rideshare driver was responsible for causing the crash (or the negligent rideshare driver had another active fare at the time they crashed into your car), the rideshare’s corporate insurance policy should also provide coverage
    • Another driver – The rideshare driver is not always the one to blame, as another driver on the road can hit the rideshare car where you are a passenger, and they would then be liable for your injuries and losses. 

    Determining who should be liable for your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses from your major concussion can be a complicated task. Speak with an attorney to determine all potentially liable parties. 

    How Do You Get Compensation?

    Just because someone else was at fault for your accident does not mean that you will automatically receive a check for all of your losses and trouble. Instead, you must take action to seek the compensation you deserve. This begins with filing the appropriate insurance claims against the rideshare driver, rideshare company, a third-party driver, or other liable parties. 

    The insurance process is challenging, as insurers want to pay injured claimants as little as possible to maximize their profits. It is beneficial to have legal representation by an attorney who regularly deals with rideshare insurance claims. 

    Speak with a California Rideshare Accident Lawyer Today

    If you suffered a major concussion in a crash with a rideshare vehicle, you should follow the doctor’s orders and make sure you are on the path to physical recovery. Then, allow our team at Ride App Law Group, LLP, to work on your financial recovery. Call 888-754-9023 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. We serve clients throughout the San Jose, San Diego, and Los Angeles areas, and we can help you.

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