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There are an average rate of 1000 car accidents per day due to the rise of rideshare vehicles on the road. In 2017 and 2018, Uber had 97 car crashes, with 107 casualties. Unfortunately, 24 of those were rideshare passengers. Ride-sharing did not have any guidelines or major laws until 2015. Uber and Lyft are still adapting their policies, which can get complicated as there is not a precedent to determine laws. A WEIERLAW Personal Injury Attorney can help navigate the overwhelming legal process and ensure you are receiving your deserved settlement. They will always know the updated laws regarding your case.

5 reasons to hire a WEIERLAW Injury Attorney in Washington State

1. WEIERLAW will complete a comprehensive investigation
2. WEIERLAW can recommend high quality medical provider if you need help finding one
3. WEIERLAW prepares a complete case value analysis
4. WEIERLAW is a recognized industry leader in customer service
5. WEIERLAW only charges a fee if you receive compensation

What do after an accident

Anyone can be involved in an accident but recovering your deserved compensation in a rideshare accident involves extra analysis. There is the rideshare driver’s personal insurance (hoping they have personal injury protection), the rideshare company insurance coverage (assuming they follow the Washington guidelines for insurance), and the negligent party or other parties that were affected by the car wreck.

Phases of Rideshare Coverage for Seattle

  • The moment the driver opens the application and actively waits for a trip, there is $100,000 insurance coverage, even if the rideshare passenger is in the vehicle. The policy covers up to $300,000 per accident, and $25,000 in property damage. The same is for the uninsured motorist insurance policy.
  • If the driver is actively picking up their passengers, the insurance coverage increases to $1,000,000 and other million for uninsured motorist insurance.

If you or your loved one is affected by a rideshare accident, call WEIERLAW and a representative will open a claim for you. The statute for filing is 3 years of the date of accident. There are many components that your attorney will diligently inspect. The sooner you act, the faster our legal team can work on your settlement!

There are times where rideshare companies deny insurance coverage to victims. It is important to hire a WEIERLAW Personal Injury Attorney to protect your rights as a rideshare passenger. We can help prove your injuries were caused by negligence of a driver (rideshare or other party), and ensure you are financially compensated properly.

Possible Negligent Behavior

  • Distracted with GPS, phone apps, music, etc.
  • Intoxicated driving
  • Aggressive driver with road rage
  • Driving on suspicious back roads

Look out for these clues and ask to end the trip. You can always request another driver and being cautious may save your life. Do not forget to leave a review so other passengers are warned of possible danger.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I am involved in an auto accident?

First, stop and do not leave the scene of the accident. If anyone is injured, call 911. Take notes and photos of the scene to help your insurer. Exchange information with other parties involved in the accident. If you are injured, call an attorney. Learn more about dealing with an auto accident in Washington State

Why do I need a WEIERLAW attorney if I am injured in an auto accident? 

WEIERLAW can handle your recovery concerns, such as monitoring medical expenses, managing medical bill payment, and helping you find trained medical experts. WEIERLAW will also gather the records needed to develop a settlement proposal and enter into case negotiations on your behalf. Learn more about Our Process of a Personal Injury Claim.

What if the rideshare driver was using multiple companies, like Uber and Lyft, at the same time?

The coverage would split equally amongst the multiple companies.

What if the rideshare driver does not have liability insurance, but they were at fault?

In most cases, the company will have a policy to cover your injuries, pain, and suffering. A WeierLaw Personal Injury Attorney will ensure the companies follow through and does not offer you a low settlement.

How do rideshare companies hire their drivers?

Rideshare drivers are contracted with the company. They must pass a criminal and driving background check. Also, their vehicle must undergo a comprehensive safety inspection, and then the driver is ready to take trips immediately through the phone application. There are times when background checks are not scanned properly. This negligence would be a significant cause should something bad happen regarding the rideshare driver and you.

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