Westlake Village and Agoura Hills Rideshare Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured in an accident involving a rideshare service, such as Uber or Lyft, recovering the compensation you deserve is more complicated that in other motor vehicle accidents. There are many factors that can come into play in rideshare accidents and you need the help of a rideshare accident attorney who is dedicated to helping injury victims like you get maximum compensation for your injuries.
If you were hurt in a Westlake Village and Agoura Hills rideshare accident, Rudorfer Law is here for you.
Who Pays for Rideshare Accidents?
Determining liability in an accident begins with determining the underlying cause or causes of the accident. In a rideshare accident, like other accidents, this can be:
- Driver negligence
- Defective vehicle
- Defective roadway
In cases of driver negligence, the rideshare driver or another driver may be to blame or may share blame. Things get complicated when the rideshare driver is to blame.
Timing is everything in these cases. You may be able to recover compensation from the rideshare driver’s personal liability insurance company or from the rideshare company’s insurance company. Uber, Lyft and other rideshare drivers are not considered employees, they are classified as independent contractors. Rideshare companies are required to provide liability coverage while the driver is on duty.
Getting Help with Your Rideshare Accident
Insurance companies are notorious for trying to avoid liability and it is not uncommon for both the driver’s personal insurance company and the rideshare company’s insurance provider to try to deny liability.
This is just one of the many reasons why you need the help of Rudorfer Law. We have the experience and the dedication to thoroughly investigate your rideshare accident to determine and prove who must pay for your injuries.
Rideshare accident claims can be much more complex than other auto injury cases, and you have a limited amount of time to take legal action or you will lose your legal right to pursue compensation in court.
When you choose Rudorfer Law, we will meet with you when and where it is convenient for you. We can come to your home or hospital and are available for evening or weekend meetings over the phone or in person.
Please do not wait until it is too late. Call the Westlake Village and Agoura Hills rideshare accident attorneys of Rudorfer Law at 818-963-1981 or email us today to schedule your free consultation. We never charge a fee unless we win your case, and then you only pay us out of the money we obtain from the insurance companies for you.