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Wingz claims to be a different kind of ridesharing company. Its emphasis is on familiarity. Wingz says that you can have your favorite drivers who you can hire directly. It also offers a traditional ridesharing platform.
Wingz’s tries to take advantage of some of the worries that customers have when getting into an Uber or Lyft. This rideshare company makes it seem like you are getting into the car with an old friend or even your father. Wingz specifically says that its transportation service is familiar and friendly and is as worry-free as riding with a good friend. This is clearly a different take on the ridesharing business, though accidents still occur. If you are injured, seek help from a San Diego Wingz accident lawyer right away.
In addition, Wingz also tells you that its drivers are subjected to health and safety training when they go out onto the road. What they tell their drivers is a different story. On the driver-facing part of their website, they tell potential drivers that they can be on the road making money after a background check, driving record check, and safety orientation. In other words, with the right car, drivers can be on the road almost instantly regardless of their level of experience. This is not the safety level that the company promises.
In the meantime, Wingz stands in the middle, profiting from each ride. Even though the company says that it ensures safety, it is little more than a middleman in a peer-to-peer marketplace, collecting a fee from each ride.
The drivers that Wingz hires add to the danger level on San Diego roads. The first and most obvious danger is that rideshare drivers are poorly trained and not equipped to transport passengers. Here are some additional dangers:
In reality, your friendly Wingz driver is not really a Wingz driver. They are an average person using their car to make extra money, using the Wingz app to connect with potential customers. This means that there is a very important difference between Wingz and the taxi companies that rideshares have put out of business.
When you are injured in a taxi accident, you have the option of suing the taxi company when insurance is not enough to cover the damages. This made families whole after a serious crash that may have killed their loved ones. They do not have the option to sue Wingz. Taxi drivers are employees of the taxi company. Rideshare drivers are independent contractors. Wingz cannot be sued if their driver causes an accident. Your best hope is that the corporate insurance policy is enough to cover your injuries.
Wingz has similar rules to companies like Uber and Lyft. The minute that the driver accepts a ride request, the commercial insurance policy takes effect. It stays in effect until the ride is completed.
Wingz must cover drivers with $1 million of insurance. Depending on local rules, this amount could rise to $1.5 million. This insurance policy also acts as underinsured motorist coverage if another driver was at fault for the accident and they do not have enough coverage.
The problem is that $1 million is not as much as it seems, especially when there are serious injuries. The insurance is on a per accident basis, meaning that other injured people could also be filing claims. This is why you need a lawyer to fight hard for you.
Like any accident, a rideshare crash requires extensive investigation before you can file a claim. The first thing to know is who was responsible for the crash. If you are an injured passenger, it will dictate where you file the insurance claim. Our lawyers will do the following:
Car crashes are difficult enough to navigate. Rideshare businesses and their insurance companies make it even harder for the average person to get compensation. Everyone else’s business model seems to depend on you getting the short end of the stick. This is why you need someone who knows how to fight for you.
There are four different insurance companies that may be involved in a Wingz accident:
Oftentimes, you feel like you are stuck in the middle of a big fight with the major motivation of limiting the amount of your financial recovery. You do not have to sit idly by when this happens. Fight back with The The Ride App Attorneys.
After your rideshare accident, you have a number of pressing concerns. Your job is to get the medical care that you need and focus on getting better. You do not have the time, health, or capacity to handle your legal matters. The insurance company would not mind if you presented and negotiated your own claim. The last thing that they want is for you to bring an aggressive lawyer into the picture because it costs them more money. That is exactly why this is the best thing for you.
Once you get a handle on your damages, you could present the claim to the appropriate insurance company. Just because you cannot sue Wingz directly does not mean that you do not have a legal right to be paid for your injuries. You can still recover financially. You just cannot get the money from Wingz itself.
Your rideshare accident lawyer would help you by valuing your claim. Here is some of what you can recover in a rideshare accident settlement:
There are numerous tricks that the insurance company will use to keep your check low. This is not a matter of “can.” Our extensive shows that they are practically guaranteed to try to pay you less than you deserve. This is how insurance companies have done business since practically the beginning of time. The way that you could stop this from taking money out of your pocket is by hiring a lawyer who knows what your claim is worth and will stand up to the insurance adjusters and their army of lawyers.
In the end, you can breathe a little easier in knowing that most rideshare accident cases will settle. This does not guarantee you a settlement, but it does mean that the odds are that you will recover.
We always have the ability to file a lawsuit on your behalf if necessary. The insurance company cannot drag its feet and run out the clock on your legal rights. If need be, we could argue your case to the jury if the insurance company will not pay up for your claim. However, most rideshare cases will settle before they go to trial. Nonetheless, you need to be aggressive when dealing with a skilled and knowledgeable adjuster whose job it is to save their company money at all times.
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The Ride App Attorneys know how to be tenacious fighters on your behalf. Just like the insurance adjuster’s job is to save money, our job is to fight to maximize your settlement. Call us today at (888) 272-7408 to schedule your free initial consultation. Take matters into your own hands by contacting an experienced lawyer to handle your case. We will get started immediately by working to protect your legal rights from those who try to cut corners and protect their own bottom line at your expense.