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You might have chosen to take a rideshare as a safe alternative to driving while intoxicated, a more convenient option than public transportation, or simply because you had no other option. Maybe you drive for a rideshare company to make some extra money. And maybe you had nothing to do with rideshares to begin with.

No matter how you got into the situation, a rideshare accident can lead to some legal challenges regular car crashes may not have to face. If you find yourself involved in a rideshare accident it’s important to contact a personal injury lawyer to ensure you get the compensation you are owed.

Fighting Insurance Companies for You

Nevada’s “No Pay, No Play” laws require that all drivers have insurance when they are driving and that rideshare companies provide their drivers with insurance at all times that the driver is logged into the app.  This provides the illusion that rideshare drivers are fully covered in the case of an accident, which is far from reality.

While drivers are covered up to $1.5 million by the rideshare company when they are driving a passenger or on their way to pick up a passenger, they may not be covered for options such as uninsured/underinsured motorist, medical payments, or collision. Unfortunately, the driver may not be covered by their personal insurance if they purchased these options, as they were working at the time of the collision.

Whether you are a rideshare driver or a passenger, if you are being denied compensation we are here to stand up for you.

Damages You Can Recover from a Rideshare Accident

The recoverable damages for a rideshare accident include:
 

    Medical Payments
    If you were injured in the accident, you may be eligible to recover any costs associated with your medical treatment.
    Wage Decreases
    If your wages saw a decrease as a result of the accident you can be compensated for your lost earnings.
    Lost Ability to Work
    If the accident resulted in a disability that impacts your ability to work you may be owed damages.
    Property Damage
    If your car or property was damaged in the accident, the person found to be at fault may be responsible for paying for it to be fixed or replaced.

What to Do After a Rideshare Accident

If you were the rideshare driver:

  1. Do your best to get to a safe area away from oncoming traffic.
  2. Check yourself and any passengers you might have for injuries that require immediate attention.
  3. Exchange information with the other driver/people involved.
  4. Call the police to report the accident.
  5. Call your personal injury lawyer.
  6. Take as many photos as you can of the accident and damage.
  7. Look for witnesses. If there are any bystanders that can recount the details of the accident get their contact information.
  8. Get a medical examination as soon as possible to check for injuries you may not be aware of.

 
If you were a rideshare passenger:

  1. Check yourself for injuries.
  2. Get the contact information of your driver.
  3. Call your personal injury lawyer.
  4. Give your statement to the police.
  5. Get a medical examination as soon as possible to check for injuries you may not be aware of.

 
If you were a third party driver:

  1. Do your best to get to a safe area away from oncoming traffic.
  2. Check yourself for injuries.
  3. Exchange information with the other driver.
  4. Call the police to report the accident.
  5. Call your personal injury lawyer.
  6. Take as many photos as you can of the accident and damage.
  7. Look for witnesses. If there are any bystanders that can recount the details of the accident get their contact information.
  8. Get a medical examination as soon as possible to check for injuries you may not be aware of.

 

Finding Fault in Rideshare Accidents

Car accidents are caused by a variety of things. Each accident is different, and determining fault is important for getting the compensation you are owed. A judge determines fault after reviewing evidence of the crash.

Nevada has “comparative negligence” laws, which means that the compensation you are owed is impacted by how at-fault you are found to be. For example, if you had $200,000 in damages but were found to be 30% at fault, you would receive $140,000 in compensation. If you are found to be over 50% at fault you are not eligible for compensation.

Worried about getting less than you are owed? Contact De Castroverde Law Group to ensure that you get your maximum compensation.

Get Help from a Las Vegas Rideshare Accident Attorney Today!

If you or a loved one has been impacted by a rideshare accident you may be eligible for compensation. Get the money you are owed with a seasoned team of lawyers by your side.

The attorneys at De Castroverde Law Group are proud to fight for you. Call us today for a free case review and to learn about your options going forward.

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Should I Hire a Rideshare Accident Attorney?

It can be hard to know what to do after an accident, especially when there are large corporations involved. An attorney can help you know where your insurance coverage ends and where the rideshare company’s begins, and how to file your claims. The legal process following an accident can be intimidating, making it tempting to agree to a low settlement with the insurance companies. When you hire a lawyer, the process is made easier and will give you the opportunity to receive a larger compensation. Let us help you stand up for yourself.

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