Ride Sharing Companies Personal Injury Liability in an Accident
Taxi services in the state of Nevada charge one of the highest fares in the U.S. A 2015 audit conducted on the Taxicab Authority showed that passengers were overcharged by millions of dollars due to cab drivers taking tourists and locals through the longest routes, compared to ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft.
Cheaper fares, convenient credit card payment options, and fast response times have led to the growing popularity of ride-sharing networks which provide alternative options for traveling in and around cities like Las Vegas.
Accidents Involving Ride Sharing
Like all modes of transportation, ride-sharing vehicles also face risks of accidents and have been involved in car mishaps, raising questions on the personal injury liability of ride-sharing networks.
Uber Liability for Personal Injury
In the early years of Uber’s operations, Uber’s insurance only covered accidents that occurred after a driver had accepted a ride request and while they were transporting a passenger. Later, however, Uber expanded its coverage to include drivers during the entire time that they are on duty and under certain circumstances. This provides injured Uber passengers, passengers of the other vehicle, other motorists, and pedestrians, improved chances of recovering compensation for personal injury.
Under Nevada tort law, an injured person may have a right of action against the person or party whose negligence or recklessness caused their injuries. Passengers of other ride-sharing networks may also be entitled to compensation, depending on the circumstances of their accident. If you or someone in your family is injured in an accident involving a ride-sharing vehicle, be sure to contact an experienced personal injury attorney immediately after obtaining treatment for your injuries. Your accident attorney can evaluate your case and determine whether a potential claim for compensation exists under the situation.
Importance of Personal Injury Attorney
Insurance companies may deny your claim or offer an amount that is much less than that to which you are legally entitled to receive. A personal injury attorney who has extensive experience in dealing with insurance companies will know how to handle insurance adjusters, and if necessary, present your claim in litigation in order to obtain the best possible outcome for you.
The dedicated attorneys of Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith Law Offices will work very hard to fight for your rights to compensation against ride-sharing companies who may have caused your injuries. We offer free consultations where our attorneys can evaluate your situation and provide an assessment of your legal options.
We invite you to call us today at (702) 228-2600 to speak to one of our attorneys.