When you get into a rideshare vehicle, you are trusting your driver to get you to your destination safely. Unfortunately, accidents do happen, and when they do, it can be difficult to determine precisely who is at fault.
In this blog post, we will discuss who may be held liable in a rideshare crash and how you can protect yourself in the event of an accident. Read on to learn more.
The First Steps to Take Following a Rideshare Crash
The first thing you should do is seek medical attention if you are injured. Once you have done that, you will need to contact a personal injury lawyer who can help you investigate the accident and determine who can be held liable for your damages.
The Potentially Liable Parties in a Rideshare Crash
A few parties could potentially be held accountable for your accident. The driver of the other vehicle may be at fault if they were driving recklessly or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
If the rideshare driver was at fault, then the rideshare company may be held liable for their negligence. In some cases, both the other driver and the rideshare company may be held liable.
In other cases, if a defective car part caused the accident, then the manufacturer of that part may be held responsible for the damages incurred in the crash. For instance, if a tire blowout caused the accident to occur, then the tire manufacturer may be held liable.
Similarly, if a dangerous road condition caused the accident, then the government entity that is responsible for maintaining the road may be held liable. For example, if a pothole caused or contributed to the accident, then the city or county responsible for maintaining the roadway may be held accountable for your losses.
Statute of Limitations for Rideshare Accidents
In the state of California, you have two years from the date of the rideshare accident to file a case for damages. This time limit is referred to as the statute of limitations. If you fail to submit your case before the statute of limitations concludes, you will lose your right to recover compensation for your losses.
Our Skilled Team Can Help with Your Rideshare Accident Case
It is important to note that each rideshare accident case is unique, and liability will ultimately be determined by the specific facts of the case. If you have sustained injuries in a rideshare crash, contact the personal injury lawyer here at Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation today to discuss your case and find out who may be held liable.
Our team has helped many others in similar situations, and we will do everything we can to help you too. Don’t delay—reach out to our skilled team right away to learn more about what we can do for you.
Contact our office today by calling (310) 683-2300 or filling out the online contact form to discuss the details of your case and learn more about how we can help you. We offer free consultations, so there’s no reason not to reach out to someone from our team right away.