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Personal Injury Attorneys In Nevada For Rideshare Accidents

Ridesharing companies — also known as transportation network companies — such as Uber and Lyft, have become a preferable alternative to taxies and public transportation in recent years. However, while these companies offer their passengers several conveniences and luxuries, they also present a slew of legal complications regarding traffic accidents. The physical injuries and emotional trauma experienced following a Lyft or Uber crash can negatively affect victims for the rest of their lives. Moreover, without proper legal counsel, survivors may unknowingly accept inadequate settlements or compensation.

Don’t settle for less. If you or loved one have suffered from a ridesharing accident, contact the personal injury lawyers at Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP for a free case consultation!

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Common Causes Of Rideshare Accidents

As with other types of car accidents, a wide array of conditions may result in a rideshare accident. The following are some of the more common causes:

  • Driver Error
  • Road & Weather Conditions
  • Lack Of Maintenance
  • Impaired Driving
  • Distracted Driving
  • Unqualified Drivers
  • Driver Fatigue
  • Failure To Obey Traffic Signals & Signs
  • Reckless Driving On Behalf Of Third Parties

Following an auto accident, the parties involved should promptly contact the police and seek medical attention. Once safe, crash survivors should contact their attorneys to ensure their rights remain protected.

Who Is Liable In A Rideshare Accident?

Liability in a rideshare accident may apply to the transportation network’s driver or an at-fault third party. The transportation network company and their insurance can be held liable for the accident if the rideshare operator:

  • Caused an accident while operating the mobile application
  • Caused an accident en route to a passenger
  • Caused an accident while transporting a passenger

Adversely, if another driver on the road causes the accident and is deemed responsible, survivors can seek compensation from that third-party and their insurance.

What Compensation Can I Recover After A Rideshare Accident?

Because rideshare operators are considered independent contractors, establishing liability and receiving adequate compensation can be tricky for survivors on their own. However, with our knowledgable and diligent accident attorneys on their side, all hope is not lost. Compensation for economic, non-economic, and punitive damages our lawyers can win for victims of rideshare accidents include:

  • Medical expenses. Such as hospital bills, rehabilitation expenses, prescription charges, etc.
  • Lost wages. Income lost due to physical injuries, or emotional trauma can be included in compensation claims.
  • Loss of future income. Survivors suffering from catastrophic injuries who find themselves unable to work can file compensation claims for future missed work.
  • Pain and suffering. These are non-economic damages survivors may seek compensation associated with pain and emotional trauma endured.
  • Wrongful Death. Those who have lost a loved one due to a ridesharing accident can file a wrongful death claim as compensation for their loss.
  • Punitive damages. In cases where the liable party is deemed grossly negligent, claims can be made seeking compensation as a form of punishment.
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How We Can Help

Unfortunately, victims seeking compensation on their own will quickly discover it’s an uphill battle. Rideshare insurance companies may attempt to diminish the compensation they’re required to award by limiting liability and convincing survivors to accept low settlement offers. It’s for these reasons that hiring an uber accident lawyer can make all the difference.

The exceptional team at our law firm can help defend your rights and maximize the compensation you receive for damages following a rideshare accident. Contact us today!

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