While rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft have grown quite popular among commuters, particularly in large cities like Los Angeles, the fact remains that they are still susceptible to car accidents. The more rideshare cars on the road, adding to the huge amount already plying these routes, the more chances of getting involved in an accident.
But what’s worse in rideshare accidents is that they can result to physical injuries that can vary in nature or intensity. Injuries may include whiplash or neck injuries, burns, broken bones, back injuries or even internal injuries. These injuries can happen to the rideshare driver, the passenger or even to an external bystander who got hit and injured by the vehicle.
Rideshare drivers and passengers are usually covered by insurance. Those who encountered injuries from such accidents are entitled to make a personal injury claim, particularly if they are not at fault. However, establishing who is at fault and who is liable to provide compensation can really be tricky with rideshare accidents. These situations are best handled by legal experts, particularly by a skilled and experienced Uber accident lawyer or Lyft attorney.
Establishing liability in rideshare accidents is very complicated. Supporting documents, testimonials, pictures, evidences and more are required to establish if an injured person is not at fault and entitled to make a claim. On top of that, the amount of compensation should be properly computed, taking into consideration income loss and medical expenses. These and more are best handled by a good Lyft lawyer or Uber attorney.