Being involved in a rideshare accident can be a distressing experience. While it's important to know what to do in such circumstances, it's equally important to understand what not to do. Avoiding these common missteps can significantly impact the outcome of your case and help safeguard your rights. Leaving the Scene Too Soon
Regardless of how minor the accident may seem, it's important... read more?
Accidents are traumatic and confusing, especially when they involve a rideshare driver from a company like Uber or Lyft. It is important to gather the right information afterwards, even when you're shaken up. Let's delve into the key steps you should take to obtain the rideshare driver's information post-accident. The Immediate Aftermath of an Accident
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Losing a loved one in a rideshare accident, whether it be Uber, Lyft or any other service, is a heart-wrenching experience. In these challenging times, understanding your legal options can provide some solace. Yes, it is possible to sue if you lose a loved one in a rideshare accident. Let's explore how and why. The Basis for a Lawsuit: Wrongful Death
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The burgeoning field of rideshare services, encompassing platforms like Uber and Lyft, has introduced fresh questions about insurance policies and their adequacy in covering accident-related damages. Requirements may vary from state to state, but let's break down the general insurance requirements for rideshare drivers. Personal Auto Insurance
Rideshare drivers are indeed required to have... read more?
Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have transformed the way we travel. However, as their popularity has surged, so have accidents involving these services. Understanding the common causes of rideshare accidents can help prevent them and clarify who may be responsible if you're unfortunate enough to be involved in one. Distracted Driving
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Understanding your rights as a passenger in a rideshare accident is crucial to ensuring you are adequately compensated for any damages or injuries. The simple answer to the question above is 'Yes'. You, as a passenger, have the right to file a claim if you are involved in a rideshare accident. Let's delve into the specifics of this process. Insurance Coverage and Liability
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Navigating through the aftermath of a rideshare accident, such as those involving Lyft or Uber, can be an uphill battle. This is where a personal injury lawyer comes into play. Let's discuss some of the ways they can assist. Understanding the Complexities of Rideshare Cases
Rideshare accident cases can be more complicated than regular vehicle accident cases due to the involvement of... read more?
The timeline to settle a rideshare accident lawsuit, such as those involving Lyft or Uber, can vary widely based on the unique circumstances of each case. Here we outline several key factors that can influence the timeline: Initial Investigation
Firstly, following a rideshare accident, an initial investigation is typically conducted. This investigation, often involving law enforcement and... read more?
Rideshare accidents, like those involving Lyft, Uber, or other rideshare services, can lead to a variety of injuries, which range in severity depending on the specifics of the crash. Here we discuss some of the more common injuries we see as a result of these accidents: Whiplash and Soft Tissue Injuries
Rapid acceleration and deceleration during a crash can lead to whiplash. This type of... read more?
Understanding the potential compensation in a rideshare accident claim can help you prepare for the ensuing legal process. Here's a look at the key elements of compensation that may apply in your situation: Medical Expenses
These are the costs associated with the treatment of injuries sustained in the accident. They can include: Emergency room visits Surgery and hospitalization ... read more?
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
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... read more?
The moments following a rideshare accident can be chaotic and overwhelming. The steps you take in the aftermath, however, can have significant implications for your potential claim. Let's walk through the actions that are important to secure your rights and interests. Stay Calm and Composed
The first step is to stay calm. In the wake of an accident, emotions may run high, but it's crucial... read more?
With millions of Uber vehicles on the road, Uber drivers suffer severe injuries in accidents caused by other car and truck drivers all over the country. If you drive for Uber and you were injured in an accident resulting from another driver’s negligence, The Ruth Law Team can help. We have represented other rideshare drivers and have experience handling all the issues relating to the other... read more?
Uber drivers can be victims of other drivers’ negligence too. Not every accident involving an Uber rideshare can be attributed to the Uber driver’s error. There seems to be a trend to blame the rideshare driver for any accident that they're involved in. Perhaps, because Uber is a global company with millions of drivers, people may assume their drivers are less careful or more reckless. If... read more?
The main principle of American tort law is that parties who are responsible for inflicting injuries on others should compensate them to make the victim whole. So every personal injury auto accident case requires the injured party’s attorney to prove that their client’s injury was the “proximate result” of the defendant’s negligence. When an Uber rideshare driver operates in an... read more?