Protecting Your Rights After A Ride-Sharing Accident
Ride-sharing services have provided a convenient way to get around for people around the country. However, an increase in rideshare drivers also means an increase in accidents caused by rideshare drivers. If you suffered an injury in a car accident due to a rideshare driver, our personal injury attorneys at Lowder & McGill PLLC can help you file a claim and obtain the compensation you need.
Since 2013, clients in Bowling Green and Warren County have trusted us to provide unparalleled advocacy and sound legal guidance in personal injury claims. We use our extensive trial experience to guide our legal strategies, helping you maximize your injury claim.
Staying Safe When Using Ride-Sharing Services
Unlike regular car accidents, determining liability and who to file a claim against in a rideshare accident can be confusing. At Lowder & McGill PLLC, we understand how to navigate the complexities of these cases. We will thoroughly examine the evidence and every potential party to your case, including the driver, the rideshare company and any third parties. It is also important to consider whether the driver was actively logged into the rideshare app and clocked in.
Common accidents caused by rideshare drivers include:
- Driving while drowsy or under the influence
- Road conditions
- Failure to obey traffic laws
- Distracted driving
When you use ride-sharing services, you give up control of the vehicle and trust your driver to get you to your destination safely. However, there are steps you can take to increase your safety. It is vital that you buckle your seatbelt and try to sit in the backseat. You can also utilize the rating feature of the app, ensuring that you do not accept rides from drivers with low ratings. If you feel unsafe, stop the ride and contact the ride-sharing company to report your experience and get assistance.
We Can Help You Get The Compensation You Need
When you work with us at Lowder & McGill PLLC, you will always receive the personalized attention and representation you deserve. We understand that you may not only hurt physically, but financially as well. We will fight for you to help you obtain compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We also offer free initial consultations and a contingency fee model for all our personal injury services. This means that you never pay out of pocket for our legal services. To schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you, call us at (270) 255-3980 or fill out our online contact form.