Many people rely on rideshare services on a weekly, if not daily, basis to get where they need to go. However, ridesharing services wouldn’t exist without the hard work of tens of thousands of drivers. While a majority of drivers get people from point A to point B without a hitch, some drivers accidentally cause car accidents. When this happens, can injured passengers sue the driver for damages?
Ridesharing & Lawsuits
In short, passengers injured in Uber, Lyft, or other ridesharing accidents have the right to pursue just compensation through personal injury lawsuits. In fact, an injured passenger can sue the driver for causing the accident but may have the right to sue the company that employs the driver as well.
However, you shouldn’t expect ridesharing companies to payout insurance claims without a fight. Therefore, if you were injured in a rideshare accident, you should talk to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney about your case.
It’s important to note that rideshare passengers can share liability for personal injuries. For example, if a passenger fails to put on a seatbelt, he or she could be found partially liable for injuries sustained.
Experienced Representation Gets Results
If you or a loved one was injured in a ridesharing accident and are seeking compensation for your wounds, we can help. Suzuki Law Offices is an award-winning personal injury firm that has a history of getting results for its clients.
Call (602) 842-6762 now for a free consultation concerning your rideshare accident.