Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have become widely common modes of transportation, offering convenience for all types of people, from students and professionals to those spending a fun night out.
With the way these services operate, it may be confusing to figure out who is responsible when an accident involves an Uber or Lyft driver or vehicle. After all, there are many parties involved, from the actual rideshare company to the individual rideshare drivers (who are not technically considered employees) to other motorists that are also on the road. In the event of an accident, is the driver liable or is it the larger company? And can you sue a rideshare company for injuries in Seattle?
If you or someone you know suffered injuries in a rideshare accident, you may want to know who can be held responsible for your damages. Typically, there are three insurance parties involved in a rideshare accident:
- The rideshare company’s insurance agency
- The rideshare driver’s personal insurance agency
- Any other involved drivers’ insurance agency
With so many insurance companies involved, things can get complicated quickly. In these cases, it can be extremely helpful to have a legal professional work through the complexities and support you through the best course of action. An expert Uber/Lyft accident attorney can also help you fight against these companies in any unfair situations.
Suing for injuries from a rideshare accident
Sometimes, the rideshare insurance may deny victims the compensation they deserve after sustaining injuries from a rideshare accident. In these cases, having an experienced attorney ready to fight for your best interests is paramount.
There are a few things victims can do when they are being denied compensation by insurance. For one, they can fight the rideshare’s insurance company in court, assuming they have enough evidence that the denial was not legal. Victims may also have the option to sue the driver(s) that were involved. At the end of the day, though, everyone’s situation is unique. Getting a personal consultation from experienced personal injury lawyers that you can trust should be the first step in recovering the damages.
Serving the Seattle and Seattle Metropolitan area, the legal at Gosanko, O’Halloran, Lepore PLLC is here to assist, support, and fight for you and the compensation you deserve. Call us at 206-275-0700 today to talk to a legal specialist.