Rideshare Accident Lawyer
Carpooling Accident Lawyer
A rideshare accident is just as likely to happen as in any other car accident scenario. Once concern about a rideshare accident is the multiple number of persons injured the accident due to the increased number of passengers. Another concern is the complex insurance issues, especially if the rideshare involves a company. In general, carpooling is a great way to save gas money and extend the life of your vehicle by putting fewer miles on it. Carpooling reduces the number of vehicles on the road which means there is less carbon and other gasses being released into the air. It’s also a great way to get to know other people who are commuting to the same places or general area each day. With all of the Park & Ride lots across the state of Wisconsin, it’s no surprise that carpooling has become very popular and convenient in our area.
Park and Ride Carpooling Accident
A rideshare accident can be complex however as the injured passenger rights and claims may vary depending on the totality of the circumstances. Because companies such as Uber contract with drivers who use their own personal vehicles, when an accident arises the facts of the case will determine the complex insurance coverage issues. The case depends on the totality of the circumstances because companies like Uber are a driving service so part of the issue is whether the driver was in the course of employment when the accident occurred. As a passenger, you do have a legal right to seek compensation under Wisconsin law if you are injured in a car crash as a result of the carelessness or recklessness of a rideshare driver or of another motorist.
The newest trend when it comes to a reliable, 24-hour transportation is to “request” or “order” a driving service such as Uber. This type of Rideshare arrangement has become extremely common and is utilized by millions of people daily. The perks of such services allow for ease of obtaining reliable transportation, yet such services also cause for a new set of issues to arise when one is a passenger that is involved in an accident within the driving service’s car. If you have been injured while a passenger in the driving service’s vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation. Even as a passenger, you should not have to cover the expenses for treatment and other damages due to the driver’s negligence.
Currently, most rideshare companies such as Uber maintain and carry auto liability insurance coverage of up to $1million dollars for those passengers who are injured due to the driver’s negligence while on the job. Additionally, Uber requires their drivers to carry supplemental personal auto insurance that complies with the laws of Wisconsin. Some drivers may even carry a commercial liability policy as well. Knowing which policy applies depends specifically on the facts and is an assessment that should be handled by an experienced attorney.
Passenger Injured in Rideshare Accident
The personal injury attorneys at Action Law Offices have the necessary experience to handle the complex investigation in order to identify all of the possible insurance policies that are available to provide compensation for your damages. You may have a claim for present and future medical expenses as well as wage loss. However because these claims can be complicated with multiple insurance companies being involved, obtaining experienced, knowledgeable representation of an attorney at Action Law Offices S.C. will provide you with the expertise necessary to properly pursue your best interests.
The Wisconsin personal injury lawyers at Action Law Offices have helped victims and their families recover full and fair compensation for medical expenses, noneconomic damages, wage loss, and more. In order to collect the compensation you need and deserve, you must demonstrate negligence. Our law firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of injured victims. Because Rideshare/Passenger accidents can be complex, can cause serious injuries, and medical expenses, our lawyers identify all potentially liable parties and fully assess the effect of the injuries on our client’s health and future.
What to Do After an Accident
Contacting an attorney at Action Law Offices is the first step toward compensation for your damages. With the help of an experienced Rideshare/Passenger injury attorney, you can seek compensation for medical expenses, ongoing medical treatment, pain and suffering, wage loss, and potentially additional noneconomic damages.
Contact us today for a free initial case evaluation with an attorney. Either fill out the “contact us” form on this page or call one of our offices noted here.
Action Law Offices Milwaukee (414) 456-1111
Action Law Offices Racine (262) 637-3000
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