How can I prove the fault of the rideshare driver in an accident?

When involved in a rideshare accident, one of the key steps towards obtaining compensation is establishing fault. Here are several methods to prove that the rideshare driver was at fault in an accident:

Evidence Collection

  1. Accident Scene Documentation: Use your smartphone to take photos of the accident scene, capturing vehicle damage, skid marks, road signs, and the positioning of the cars.
  2. Police Report: If police respond to the scene, they will compile a report, which may include an initial determination of fault.

Witness Statements

Collect contact information from any witnesses and ask them to recount what they saw. Independent accounts can provide crucial support for your claim.

Surveillance Footage

Surveillance cameras near the accident scene may have recorded the event. An attorney can help you retrieve this evidence.

Cell Phone Records

If you suspect the driver was distracted (by texting, for instance), an attorney may request cell phone records.

Driver’s Rideshare Activity

Details like whether the rideshare app was active at the time of the accident can affect the claims process. Rideshare companies can provide this data.

Accident Reconstruction

In complex cases, professionals can reconstruct the accident to determine the events that led up to the crash.

Medical Records

Medical records and bills can underscore the severity of your injuries and support your claim that the accident caused them.

Experienced Legal Assistance

Navigating these steps alone can be challenging. You can contact The Ruth Law Team at (888) 783-8378 to discuss your case with a seasoned attorney. They can help identify and gather necessary evidence, making sure your rights are protected and your case is properly presented.

Keep In Mind

Proving fault doesn’t necessarily mean the rideshare company is liable for the accident. The legal responsibilities of rideshare companies vary based on specific state laws. However, a knowledgeable attorney can guide you through the process.

Remember to visit us by appointment at one of our Florida Law Offices, Minnesota Law Offices, or Georgia Law Offices.

Please note that the answers to each question may vary depending on the specific facts of your case, and it is always best to consult with an attorney to get more accurate information. Also, this is general information and not legal advice.