Santa Ana Rideshare Accident Lawyers
Helping Individuals in Santa Ana Pursue a Personal Injury Claim for Injuries and Damages Arising out of a Rideshare Accident.
Ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft have virtually taken the place of taxicabs in and around Santa Ana and Orange County. People frequently use these ridesharing companies because they are efficient, quick, and reasonably priced. Individuals can also make a ride request by simply using the app on their cellphones.
No matter the experience of the driver, however, motor vehicle accidents involving ridesharing vehicles can – and most definitely do – occur. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident that involved a ridesharing vehicle, and you suffered one or more physical injuries in that accident, you may be entitled to recover monetary compensation for the injuries and damages you suffered.
The knowledgeable Santa Ana rideshare accident attorneys at Hess & Nghiem can review the circumstances and facts surrounding your accident and can help you pursue monetary recovery for all of your personal injuries and damages. You can call us today at (657) 333-5726 or contact us online to learn more about how we could assist you throughout your personal injury case.
Who Could be Deemed Responsible for a Rideshare Accident?
Whenever a ridesharing vehicle is involved in a motor vehicle collision, injured passengers, as well as injured individuals in other motor vehicles, could make a personal injury claim against the ridesharing company. Ridesharing companies, such as Uber and Lyft, maintain their own motor vehicle insurance policies, and these policies are in place to cover motor vehicle collisions that might occur.
Both Uber and Lyft have policies in place that cover a maximum of one million dollars per accident. Having these insurance policies helps to ensure that injured passengers who are involved in an accident will be able to make a claim for damages. The amount that you may be able to recover from a ridesharing company in damages depends primarily on the nature and extent of your injuries (including whether any of your injuries are permanent), along with the financial costs of your medical treatment.
In addition to making a claim against the ridesharing company, you might also be eligible to make a claim and recover monetary damages from any other drivers who were fully or partially at fault for the motor vehicle collision.
What Types of Damages Could I Pursue Following a Ridesharing Accident?
In addition to pursuing monetary compensation for your medical treatment bills and lost earnings following a ridesharing accident, you might also be able to make a claim for noneconomic damages that you suffered. Those damages could include compensation for any of the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Loss of the ability to work (i.e., earning capacity)
- Loss of use of a body part
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Speak with our Santa Ana Rideshare Accidents Lawyers Today
The experienced legal team at Hess & Nghiem could help you pursue compensation for monetary damages arising out of a rideshare accident. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Santa Ana rideshare accident attorney, please call us at (657) 333-5726 or contact us online to learn more.