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Next Steps After a Rideshare Collision 

By May 31, 2021 Posted in Personal Injury

Were you or someone you know recently injured in a car accident with a ride-share driver? Are you having difficulty managing the claims process with your insurance adjuster? Ride-share accidents with Uber, Lyft and other third party rideshare services continue to increase in number as more people utilize their services. Some drivers have poor driving records and yet are able to obtain a rideshare gig because rideshare companies do not thoroughly vet their independent contractor drivers. Furthermore, rideshare companies have gone to great lengths in their effort to avoid liability for third-party contractor collisions, incidents, and even claims of harassment and abuse towards passengers. If you need assistance with your personal injury claim, contact our litigators at Wham & Rogers, PLLC Determining Liability  The first step in a personal injury claim is determining who is liable for the incident. If you were a passenger in a rideshare driver’s vehicle in a single car crash, barring an Act of God, the driver would be held liable for any injuries you sustained in the collision. If another vehicle hit the rideshare driver head on, or he or she was rear-ended by another vehicle, the other driver might be liable. Similarly, a multiple vehicle crash can be a nightmare for insurance adjusters to sort through, but even worse for the injured victim. After an accident, call the police immediately. Sometimes when the police file an accident report they also issue the at-fault driver a ticket. Take pictures of the damage to all involved […]

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