Something to keep in mind, however, is that rideshare drivers are considered independent contractors which can make cases involving rideshare accidents quite complex.  If you were injured in an accident involving a rideshare service then you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure you get fair compensation.

How Is Fault Determined in a Rideshare Accident?

An attorney handling a rideshare accident case involving injuries or death has to put the full picture together by gathering as much information as possible from the incident itself and then also investigate the driver, the vehicle, and the company that hired the driver.  More than one party may be at fault.  All the details of each specific case will add up to who is liable for compensation.  Factors to investigate include:

  • The driver’s driving record
  • Speeding
  • Possible driver impairment
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Any safety issues or defects with the rideshare vehicle model
  • Due diligence of the rideshare company in hiring the driver
  • Photos from the scene
  • Witness statements
  • The driver’s insurance coverage
  • The rideshare company’s insurance coverage
  • Involvement of other vehicle drivers in the accident

Make Sure You Aren’t Taken Advantage of After a Rideshare Accident

It is important that you do not talk about the accident with the rideshare driver or any representative of an insurance company without first talking with a lawyer.  Sometimes offhand comments can be used against you to try to make your claim invalid.  Likewise, you may get urged to accept a quick settlement that is not actually in your best interest because it doesn’t cover all the damages.  For all these reasons and more, it is crucial that your next step after receiving medical care is to call an attorney with us and schedule a free case evaluation.

Choose the Firm That Can Handle Even the Most Complicated Vehicle Accident Cases

Attorneys at Espinoza & Brock knows how to navigate rideshare accident cases so our client gets the best possible outcome.  The last thing you need to deal with is extensive paperwork or confusing questions from an insurance company.  After evaluating your case, an attorney on our team will be able to walk you through the plan to get you the compensation you need for medical bills, lost income and more.  Rideshare accident cases can mean dealing with police, the driver, the company the driver worked for and possibly multiple insurance companies.  This is not a situation you should face on your own.  Let us take the reins so you can heal and recover.

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You Are More Than a Case at Espinoza & Brock You Are Family

Javier Espinoza founded Espinoza & Brock after a lot of hard work and dedication.  Like his father, he worked construction to support his family as well as get through law school.  As a first-generation American immigrant, Javier knows what so many people in communities throughout Texas are facing as they make a life and care for their families.  He built a team of like-minded and highly skilled legal professionals to help make sure that quality legal representation is available to anyone.  We take the time to really get to know our clients and so we know how important it is to get the outcome he or she needs.  You are family to us when you need our help so contact a lawyer who can handle your rideshare accident case now.  We have offices in San Antonio and El Paso and offer a free initial consultation.

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