The moment an accident occurs, it can be shocking. You’re unsure of what to do next, you may be dealing with a physical injury, and you need to protect yourself and your ability to pursue compensation. It’s vital to recognize who common victims are in a rideshare accident and the severity of the crashes to take legal action for the losses you endure.
If the rideshare driver has a passenger in his or her vehicle when he or she causes an accident, the passenger may be able to pursue potential compensation for any injuries sustained. The passenger may report the accident and go through the steps necessary to file a claim for injuries.
Drivers and motorcyclists are at risk any time a rideshare driver is negligent. Typically, this arises should the rideshare driver be distracted, under the influence, or otherwise reckless. In highly trafficked areas, it is easy to see how even the slightest distraction can lead to a devastating crash.
As rideshare drivers look to their phones or scan sidewalks for their next fare, they put others at risk. If this distraction occurs in an area with many pedestrians such as a crosswalk, it can be very dangerous. Pedestrians suffer some of the most catastrophic injuries because there are no protections.
Much like pedestrians are at risk because of distractions, if a rideshare driver moves into a bike lane while trying to pick up a passenger, they can cause significant harm to a bicyclist. If you’re injured in this kind of crash, you can pursue compensation from the rideshare driver.
Our firm helps you understand your rights. Even more, we protect you from devious tactics an insurance company may try to use to get you to settle for a lesser amount.
Our team at Shevlin Smith is prepared to help you whenever a rideshare driver causes you harm. If you need help, rely on our Fairfax rideshare accident attorneys to be the voice you need to hold negligence accountable and pursue fair compensation for your injuries. We know what it takes to prove liability, and we’ll work to favorably position your best interests throughout the entire process.