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Who Do I Sue in a Rideshare Accident?

Whether you just don’t feel like driving or you’re unable to drive, a rideshare is a common alternative to taking the bus or a taxi. But that doesn’t mean rideshare drivers can’t be involved in a car accident, just like any other vehicle driver. Now, you may have serious injuries and grounds for a lawsuit as an injured passenger.

But who’s responsible for your injuries? Nebraska rideshare accident victims can seek out help from a lawyer for guidance in the courtroom.

Who’s the At-Fault Party?

The first step to suing for your rideshare accident is determining who’s at fault. Often, this is the rideshare driver, who may have been distracted, drowsy, or even driving under the influence.

But that’s not always the case. In some situations, you may have been injured because another driver struck the rideshare you were in, or the driver may have lost control due to defective parts or road hazards.

In cases like these, you may need to sue the party that caused the conditions leading to your injuries. For example, if you were hurt because a driver’s brakes failed, you may have grounds for a lawsuit against the brake manufacturer.

Suing Drivers on the Clock

When you’re hurt in a rideshare accident and the driver is at fault, you may be thinking about suing them or the rideshare company. In taxi and bus accidents, you may need to sue the employer when an employee is careless.

But that’s often not the case for rideshare drivers. Most rideshare companies consider their drivers independent contractors, meaning the drivers are not the responsibility of the company. This detail makes it difficult and often impossible to sue the company, meaning you’ll usually need to take action against the at-fault driver.

Insurance Policies for Rideshare Drivers

But that doesn’t mean you have to pay out of pocket for your injuries when you’ve been hurt by a rideshare driver. Rideshare drivers are supposed to keep commercial drivers insurance, which may cover your damages.

Both Uber and Lyft drivers are expected to carry insurance that covers the costs of those injured in a car accident. If you’re hurt as a passenger during a ride, you may be eligible for up to $1 million for your injuries. But if you suspect the insurance company is offering you a low settlement, or if they refuse to settle with you, your lawyer can step in for your claim.

Find Out How a Lawyer Can Help Before You Sue

When you’re hurt in a rideshare accident, you may need help determining who’s responsible for your injuries. You’re hurt, you’re inexperienced, and you may be unsure where to begin on your lawsuit.

You don’t have to think about it with a lawyer from Conway, Pauley & Johnson P.C. on your side. Your lawyer can help you determine who to sue in a rideshare accident, and they can represent you in the courtroom when it’s time to act on your claim. If you’re struggling to get compensated for your injuries, reach out for guidance by calling 402-462-5187 or by completing the online contact form below.

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