Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft allow customers to get a ride to work, the store, or anywhere else by using an app on their smartphone. While rideshare services make it easy to get around town and provide a safe option for bar patrons to get home, their drivers can still cause serious accidents.
If you’ve been involved in an accident caused by a rideshare driver, you might be unsure how to move forward, as it can be difficult to determine whether the driver or rideshare company should be held liable for your losses. Fortunately, a car accident lawyer from Triumph Law can offer the guidance and representation you need to recover from your accident.
Working with a Sacramento rideshare accident lawyer from our team can make the claims process simple and dramatically increase your chances of receiving fair compensation.
Who Will Pay for My Medical Bills and Other Losses After a Rideshare Accident?
Most car accident victims receive compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. However, in the case of a rideshare collision, you could receive payment from the rideshare driver or the rideshare company’s insurance provider.
A Sacramento rideshare accident attorney can determine which insurance company should provide compensation for your losses. Once they’ve done so, they’ll file a claim with the provider and meet with their representatives to negotiate a settlement that works for you.
The Rideshare Company’s Insurer
Rideshare companies are required to provide insurance in the event of a collision. However, the rideshare company’s insurance policy will only be available at certain times. For example, if your accident occurred when the driver was logged into the Uber or Lyft app but not while they were transporting a customer, the following forms of coverage will be available:
- $50,000 for bodily injury
- $25,000 for property damage
- $100,000 per accident
If your collision occurred after the rideshare driver accepted or ride or while they were transporting a customer, our Sacramento rideshare accident lawyers could pursue payment from the following forms of coverage:
- $1,000,000 per accident
- $1,000,000 for uninsured and underinsured motorists
The Rideshare Driver
Since Uber and Lyft drivers are technically contracted employees, they aren’t always covered by their employer’s insurance company. For instance, if you were struck by a rideshare driver who wasn’t logged into the Uber or Lyft app, the rideshare company’s insurance won’t be able to cover your accident-related expenses.
If that’s the case for you, a rideshare accident lawyer from Sacramento can still help you pursue compensation. Instead of going to the rideshare company’s insurance provider, they’ll file a claim with the driver’s personal auto liability insurer.
Although it’s highly likely that the driver’s policy won’t be as large as the rideshare company’s plan, our team excels at recovering all forms of insurance coverage available. We’ll push for the maximum insurance payment so you have all the financial support you need to get your life back on track.
Compensation You Could Receive from an Insurance Claim
Whether our rideshare accident attorneys from Sacramento pursue compensation by filing a claim with the rideshare company’s insurer or the driver’s provider, they’ll aim to recover all the damages you’re owed.
Depending on the financial losses you’ve taken on and the emotional challenges you’ve suffered due to the incident, you could receive any of the following damages from a successful insurance claim:
- Current medical expenses
- Ongoing and future medical treatment costs
- Emergency medical expenses, including ambulance fees and hospital bills
- Cost of rehabilitative therapy and assistive medical devices
- Vehicle repair costs
- Lost wages
- Decreased earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress, including anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Our Team Can Help You Recuperate from Your Injuries
At Triumph Law, we understand that many Americans don’t have access to the health insurance they need to treat accident-related injuries. That’s why our Sacramento rideshare accident attorneys do everything they can to recover compensation for our client’s medical expenses.
If you’re having trouble getting access to the medical care you need, we can help you get better care opportunities, ensuring you get the treatment you need to heal and avoid further health complications.
Injuries We Can File a Claim for
With over 20 years of experience, our team has helped clients recover from a number of different injuries and health conditions. We have the knowledge and legal skill to get you the compensation you need to afford quality treatment for any of the following injuries:
- Head injuries, including concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis and herniated discs
- Broken bones
- Cuts and bruises
- Internal injuries, including damage to organs and internal bleeding
- Soft tissue injuries
- Chest injuries
- Knee injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Burn injuries
If you’ve sustained one of the injuries listed above, reach out to our rideshare accident lawyers in Sacramento as soon as you can. The sooner you get in touch with an attorney, the more likely they’ll be able to get you the damages you need to regain your health.
Don’t Wait to Hire a Rideshare Accident Attorney for Your Case
If you wait too long to hire an attorney after a rideshare accident in Sacramento, you could risk missing California’s filing deadline for personal injury lawsuits. According to the state’s statute of limitations, which you can read more about in Code of Civil Procedure § 335.1, you only have two years from the date of your crash to submit a civil suit.
If your suit is filed even a week after the state’s filing deadline, it’s very likely that you won’t receive compensation for your injuries, pain, and financial losses. If you reach out to a rideshare accident attorney from Sacramento today, they’ll be able to file your suit correctly and on time.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Skilled Lawyer
Getting started on your rideshare accident case is incredibly easy when you work with the legal team at Triumph Law. All you have to do to get started is contact us and schedule a free consultation. During your consultation, you’ll meet with a Sacramento rideshare accident lawyer to discuss your collision.
They’ll ask you about the incident, your injuries, the financial losses you’ve suffered, and any other challenges you’ve experienced due to the collision. If they find that you have grounds for a claim, they’ll work tirelessly to get you the payment you need to put your accident and injuries behind you.
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