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Who is liable if you’re injured in a ride-sharing accident?

On Behalf of | May 29, 2024 | Automobile Accidents

Ride-sharing services have become a popular way to travel in California. However, accidents involving these services can lead to complex legal situations. Knowing who is liable for your injuries is crucial for seeking compensation.

Determining liability in ride-sharing accidents

Liability in ride-sharing accidents depends on several factors. If the ride-sharing driver was at fault, their ride-share insurance may cover your injuries.

Ride-sharing companies also provide insurance to cover accidents that occur during rides. This typically includes liability coverage and coverage for uninsured and underinsured motorists.

If another driver caused the ride-share accident, their insurance should cover your damages. In some cases, multiple parties may share liability, complicating the claims process.

Steps to take after a ride-sharing accident

First, seek medical attention for any injuries. Even if you feel fine, some injuries may not be immediately apparent. Getting a medical evaluation ensures your health and provides documentation for your claim.

Next, report the accident to the ride-sharing company. Most companies have processes for reporting accidents through their apps. Providing accurate details helps establish a record of the incident.

Contacting the police is also important. A police report can be valuable evidence in determining liability and supporting your claim. Make sure to request a copy of the report for your records.

Seeking compensation for your injuries

California law allows injured accident victims to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other related costs. Knowing who is liable and having proper documentation is vital to a successful claim. While navigating the insurance process can be complex, understanding your rights helps ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

If you’ve been injured in a ride-share accident, contact the law offices of Aman N. Shah to learn more about your options.