Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have become ubiquitous in recent years. While hailed by many as a convenient and affordable way to get around, rideshares can also be involved in accidents.
The experienced Louisiana and Texas injury attorneys at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers explain what is different about rideshare accidents, how they are similar to traditional multi-vehicle accidents, and who is liable for damages.
What Makes Rideshare Accidents Unique
Rideshare accidents are different from typical accidents because multiple parties could be held liable. For example, if you are in a rideshare and get hit by another car, the at-fault driver would be responsible for your damages. However, if the accident was caused by a mechanical issue with the rideshare vehicle, then the rideshare company could be held liable. This is because rideshare companies are considered common carriers, which means they have a duty to ensure their vehicles are safe and fit for transportation.
What Makes Rideshare Accidents Similar to Other Accidents
Rideshare accidents are similar to other accidents because like a majority of typical accidents, the wreck is usually caused by driver error. In fact, it’s estimated that 94% of all auto accidents are caused by driver errors compared to the rest of accidents caused by vehicle component failures, environmental or unknown factors.
Injured In a Rideshare Accident?
If you have been involved in a rideshare accident, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. The dedicated attorneys at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers can help investigate your rideshare accident and identify all liable parties. We can also negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure you receive the full compensation you are entitled to.Whether your accident was in Louisiana or Texas, our team is ready to help you. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to answer any questions you have about your case.