In a case where the client is a passenger, they can file a lawsuit against the driver for the rideshare company and file a lawsuit against the driver of the other vehicle, if it’s believed that the driver of the other vehicle caused the accident. They could also file a lawsuit against the rideshare company itself. It depends on who caused the accident, who has what kind of insurance, and other factors.

How Much Insurance Should Rideshare Companies Carry In Las Vegas?

Rideshare companies carry up to a million dollars for personal injury protection. Some of those policies may not pay out directly, unless there is some kind of gross negligence or intentional act on behalf of the driver.

Does It Affect My Personal Injury Case If My Rideshare Driver Was At Fault Or Not?

If you’re injured in someone else’s vehicle and it’s the other driver’s fault, you’re most likely going to collect. You might not collect from your driver’s policy or your driver but you’re likely to recover from the other driver’s insurance company, if he is at fault. You’re also likely to have the possibility to recover from the rideshare company’s insurance policy. If you’re injured and fault is attributed to your driver, it is not likely going to affect your case.

What Are Some Common Insurance Issues With Rideshare Services?

Some of the issues we see with rideshare accidents is whether the accident was actually reported. Some rideshare company employees don’t like to report accidents because it could cost them their jobs. Other issues are if the other driver is at fault and doesn’t have insurance or is underinsured to cover the damages that occurred. Sometimes, there is an accident where the driver could just take off and they might not ever catch him. Another issue that could possibly arise is intentional acts on behalf of the rideshare driver. They can be sued directly.

How Is Liability Determined In A Rideshare Car Accident?

Liability will partly depend on the circumstances of the accident. An injured party must show that someone was negligent and that caused his or her injuries and as a result of those injuries, they suffered damages. Someone acted negligently and there will have to be a determination of whether that negligence caused the actual injury, the extent of the injury, and the value lost because of the injury.

Is It Difficult To Recover Damages In a Rideshare Accident?

It’s not too difficult to recover damages in a rideshare accident. It is not much different than a regular car accident case. Once you determine negligence, injury, and damages, the cases settle. However, it depends on the nature of the injury. We need to know the full extent of the injury to establish compensation, so these cases can take a little longer because recovering from injury from car accidents can take up to a year or more. Recovering damages is not too difficult because you are working, most of the time, with insurance companies and they’re professionals. An individual certainly doesn’t want to handle the situation on their own because there may be many sources of recovery from the different insurance companies and there could be issues where treatment has been provided, or medical liens on any recovery.

Can I File A Claim If I Am The Driver Of The Rideshare Vehicle and I Am Injured?

The other vehicle’s driver’s insurance company would likely cover the rideshare driver’s injury and compensate them, if they were on the clock. Several factors would come into play, like who is at fault, the extent of the injury, and what insurance is available. All of those factors would have to be determined, but a driver for a rideshare company could recover for their injuries.

Will My Own Insurance Help Pay For Medical Bills If I’m Injured In a Rideshare Accident?

Your individual insurance policy should help cover medical bills for your injuries, if you are involved in a rideshare accident. Medical providers might place some kind of medical lien in trying to hold you accountable and hold the other insurance company accountable, so they might go after any kind of settlement you receive from any other insurance company or any other party to the accident.

For more information on Rideshare Accident Claims In Nevada, a free consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (702) 241-7453 today.

Matthew L. Nebeker

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