Lawyers Who Fight For You After A Ridesharing Accident
Ridesharing has become an increasingly popular alternative to taxis or public transportation, and in many ways, California is the epicenter of the industry. The two largest rideshare companies, Uber and Lyft, are both headquartered here.
These services are popular as they tend to cost less than your typical cab fare. Unfortunately, those savings could suddenly become very expensive if you are ever involved in a car accident with a rideshare driver or while riding as a passenger in a rideshare vehicle.
There is still some regulatory uncertainty surrounding the ridesharing industry, including uncertainty about insurance coverage. To ensure you are properly compensated for your injuries, it is important to work with an experienced attorney like those at The Weinberger Law Firm.
Insurance Coverage Is Complicated
Rideshare companies require their drivers to be insured, but these are almost always personal insurance policies. Most rideshare companies explicitly do not cover accidents that occur while the vehicle is being used for commercial purposes (such as giving rides for money).
The companies themselves do have commercial policies to supplement individual driver policies, but coverage can literally change from moment to moment, depending on whether the driver is between passengers, transporting a passenger or on the way to pick one up.
If insurers can potentially reduce their claim payouts, they will likely contest every detail of the accident, including when it happened, who was at fault, and even which insurance policy should be covering the crash. As the victim of a rideshare accident, you can easily get caught in the middle and end up being offered far less than your claim is worth.
How Our Firm Can Help
Our experienced injury attorneys have tracked the evolution of ridesharing laws and regulations from the beginning. We understand how these businesses operate, and we know how insurance companies will fight to protect their own bottom line. Our only job is to advocate for you, and we will do so as aggressively as is necessary to secure fair compensation. We typically try to settle out of court when possible, to save you time and money. But we will not hesitate to take your case to trial if insurers or rideshare companies refuse to negotiate in good faith.
Contact Us To Discuss Your Legal Options For Free
The Weinberger Law Firm proudly serves injury clients throughout the Sacramento area. To take advantage of a free initial consultation with one our skilled personal injury attorneys, call us at 916-583-7709 or send us an email.