Rideshares like Uber and Lyft are incredibly popular ways to get around. Their service is incredible, and overall has contributed to a reduction in driving under the influence or while intoxicated. But while the benefits of ride shares are indisputable, the general public often ignores the downside of rideshares, i.e. complexities of ride share accidents. Fortunately, Mark Martinez is well versed in this complicated type of accident, and will take your case in the event that you have been injured as a passenger in a rideshare.
Rideshare drivers are held to the same safety standards as everyone else on the road. If they fail to meet those expectations, they may be considered negligent drivers. But beyond operational safety, when a rideshare driver picks up a passenger, they are responsible for that rider’s safety under their agreement with the rideshare application. That means that even if another driver hit the ride share car that you were in, the ride share driver’s insurance may be responsible for you’re a part of your compensation.
As a rider, you will almost never be at fault for an automobile accident while you were in the car, which is why our first step is to reasonably prove what caused the accident before pursuing an insurance payout.
Both Uber and Lyft maintain insurance that can compensate injured passengers, but in certain cases the driver’s personal insurance and personal insurance of the other driver involved in the accident may be partially responsible for your compensation. This insurance bickering can make it difficult for you, the injured party, to collect the full settlement you deserve.
Mark Martinez is familiar with the complexities of these insurance company relationships, and can help you to manage your payout in the context of your case.