Waldorf Rideshare Accident Attorney for Uber and Lyft Accidents
If you have been injured in a rideshare accident, recovering your losses could present some unique challenges. While you may have an ordinary auto insurance claim, you may also have a claim against the rideshare company. To ensure that you recover the compensation you deserve, it will be important for you to speak with an experienced Waldorf rideshare accident attorney about your legal rights.
Who Is Liable for a Rideshare Accident in Maryland?
Depending on the circumstances involved in your rideshare accident, several companies could potentially be liable for your injuries. The first step toward determining who is responsible is to identify the factor (or factors) involved in the collision. Let’s look at some possibilities:
The Lyft or Uber driver caused the accident.
If the rideshare driver caused your accident, then you should be able to file a claim under the rideshare driver’s auto insurance policy. However, you may also be entitled to compensation under the rideshare company’s insurance policy. The rideshare company’s policy limit is probably significantly higher than the driver’s policy limit.
Another driver caused the accident.
If you were getting a ride and got hit by another vehicle, that vehicle’s driver could be liable for your injuries. In this scenario, recovering your losses would involve filing a claim under the at-fault driver’s insurance policy.
The rideshare vehicle was defective or had not been adequately maintained.
If your accident resulted from a vehicle defect or maintenance issue, you might have a claim against the vehicle’s manufacturer or the shop that performed the work. The same would be true if the other driver’s vehicle was defective or had not been properly maintained.
These are just a few of the numerous possible scenarios. These are by no means the only circumstances in which drivers and passengers can seek just compensation for rideshare accidents. Also, keep in mind that even if you were a passenger, you may be able to file a claim under your own personal injury protection (PIP) or uninsured/underinsured motorist (UIM) policy.
What Compensation Can You Recover After an Uber or Lyft Accident in Maryland?
Once you know who is liable for your rideshare accident, the next question you need to answer is, “How much are you entitled to recover?” Maryland law allows auto accident victims to recover compensation for all of their accident-related losses—including all forms of financial and non-financial harm. In a typical case, the types of compensation that are available to rideshare accident victims in Maryland include:
- Medical bills, medical supply costs and prescription costs
- Transportation and other out-of-pocket costs
- Lost wages, salary and benefits
- Lost future earning capacity
- Pain, suffering and emotional trauma
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of society, consortium, companionship and enjoyment of life
Discuss Your Legal Rights with a Waldorf Rideshare Accident Attorney
How much are you entitled to recover for your rideshare accident? To find out, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at The Law Offices of Thomas E. Pyles. You can reach our Waldorf rideshare accident lawyer 24/7, so call 301-705-5006 or tell us about your accident online now.