Ridesharing May Mean Sharing Liability

Your plane lands. It is 5 a.m., and the traffic around LAX is starting to stir. Yawning, you grab your luggage and call for a ride. You climb into the Uber and buckle in. It's 30 minutes to home, and you are hoping to catch a quick cat nap. But 10 minutes in, barely out of the airport, your ride gets hit from behind. You are sent reeling forward and feel something snap.

There are roughly 150,000 Californians driving for ridesharing companies. When you get hurt and a rideshare company is involved, you are likely wondering whom to call and who is responsible for your injuries. It can be hard to know whom to hold accountable for an accident of this sort. The driver? The rideshare company? The other driver involved in the accident?

You do not have to sort this out yourself. Our legal team can help.

Things To Consider

When you have been in an accident involving a rideshare company, there are many things to consider. In addition to typical considerations, like getting insurance information and getting a realistic and complete estimate of your long-term care costs, you may be worried about what parties are responsible for your care.

There are, however, some unique situations that occur with ridesharing services. For example:

  • How does the company account for on-the-clock drivers when a rider is not in the car?
  • What if there are multiple cars involved?
  • What happens if you are driving for a rideshare company and are injured?

You are not alone. With the Law Offices of Payam Y. Poursalimi, APC, you can know you have a lawyer who understands how liability and ridesharing work. This is not our first time around the block. Find out more about how an attorney can help you.

Give Us A Call

Our offices are located in Beverly Hills, California, and we serve clients throughout Los Angeles County, Southern California, Northern California and Riverside. You can set up a free consultation with us by calling our office at 323-677-1858.