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Seeking Financial Compensation After a Rideshare Accident

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According to a recent study conducted by the University of Chicago and Rice University, traffic fatalities are on the rise throughout the United States. The study states fatal collisions have risen consistently since 2011, and it cites an increase in rideshare use as the primary reason.

A rideshare program is a network arranged by a website or phone app in which passengers travel to a destination in a private automobile and compensate the driver of the vehicle. Uber and Lyft are the best-known rideshare apps in the U.S.

If you or a member of your family are injured while traveling in a rideshare vehicle, securing injury compensation is a complicated process, and one best navigated by an experienced personal injury attorney.

Ridesharing Accidents

Estimates suggest rideshare programs have increased annual traffic deaths by 1,100 victims per year. In the event of a rideshare collision, it is important to act quickly. 

When you are a passenger in a rideshare vehicle and the driver is at fault in an accident, you are covered by the rideshare company’s insurance, which may pay up to $1 million in damages. In many cases, however, insurance adjusters undervalue these injury claims to improve their bottom line. Also, for the most serious of injuries, $1 million may not cover medical bills and other costs for life.

If your rideshare driver was not at fault, but another driver was, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit against that negligent driver. Common reasons for these accidents include speeding, aggressive passing, unsafe following distance, and driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 

Regardless of the reason for the collision, you should not suffer financially due to a critical mistake made by another party. Securing compensation after a rideshare collision is a complex matter that requires adept and aggressive legal representation from an injury lawyer who knows how to get results.

Contact a Fort Collins Car Accident Lawyer 

At Hoggatt Law Office, P.C., our team has many years of experience helping clients in the state of Colorado. If you or a loved one have been injured in a rideshare accident, we are here to ensure your family receives the compensation you deserve. Whether our team is securing compensation from the rideshare company, or filing a claim against a negligent driver, we are ready to do whatever it takes to help you. To schedule a free consultation with a Larimer County personal injury attorney, call our team today at 970-225-2190. 

Sources

https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/612346/uber-and-lyft-are-behind-a-sharp-rise-in-us-traffic-deaths/

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