Hampton Rideshare Accident Lawyer

Ridesharing services have revolutionized transportation in today’s fast-paced world, offering accessibility at our fingertips. However, this convenience comes with a new set of risks, as rideshare accidents have become a prevalent concern. According to a study by the University of Chicago, ridesharing is associated with an increase of 2-3% in vehicle fatalities and accidents. If you suffered rideshare accident injuries, an experienced Hampton rideshare accident lawyer will help you understand your legal rights and options to obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other losses. 

At Waterman Law Centers, PLLC, we have helped countless Hampton clients fight for the justice they deserve for damages incurred in vehicle accidents. With 40 years of award-winning service, we are equipped with the skills, resources and specialized knowledge to guide you through the legal process.  

How a Hampton Rideshare Accident Lawyer Helps Your Claim

As with any mode of transportation, rideshare accidents occur if a driver acts with negligence while performing the duties of his or her job. If you were left with injuries, medical bills and/or other damages, a Hampton rideshare accident attorney is critical to achieving a favorable outcome in a rideshare accident claim. 

At Waterman Law Centers, PLLC, we help the success of your rideshare accident claim in the following ways: 

  • Gathering evidence like police reports, medical records and employment records
  • Answering all your legal questions
  • Making your claim timely and otherwise properly 
  • Negotiating with insurance companies
  • Determining who is liable for your injuries
  • Calculating your damages
  • Utilizing resources like healthcare providers and accident reconstruction specialists
  • Taking your case to trial if necessary
  • Researching medical and technical literature

Rideshare accidents involve complex legal and insurance issues. A rideshare accident lawyer possesses in-depth knowledge of the specific regulations and laws governing rideshare companies and their drivers. Do not risk your chance of securing the compensation you deserve, and reach out to Waterman Law Centers, PLLC, to protect your legal rights while you focus on recovery.

Liability in a Hampton Rideshare Accident

Determining liability in a rideshare accident is a complex process due to the unique nature of ridesharing services. Several parties might share liability, including the rideshare driver, the rideshare company and/or other drivers involved in the accident.

A rideshare accident lawyer will investigate the details of the accident to determine one or more liability parties and other relevant details, including the following: 

  • Rideshare driver: If the driver of a rideshare vehicle was driving recklessly, distracted, under the influence, or violating traffic laws, he or she will be responsible for the damages incurred in the accident. In such cases, we will file a claim with the rideshare driver’s insurance company. 
  • Rideshare company: If a rideshare company fails to properly screen drivers or encourages violating traffic laws, such as speeding or running red lights, liability will then fall on the rideshare company. In such cases, we will file a claim with the rideshare company’s insurance policy. 
  • Third-party: If a third-party driver’s negligence caused the rideshare accident, his or her insurance company is responsible for covering the damages sustained in the accident. 
  • Passengers: If a passenger contributed to the accident in any way, such as distracting the driver and causing him or her to lose control of the vehicle, the passenger will be responsible for accident-related damages. 

Uber and Lyft insurance coverage varies depending on the circumstances of the accident, which include the following:

  • Uber or Lyft provides liability insurance coverage when a driver is active in the rideshare app and waits for a ride request, covering up to $50,000 per person injured, up to a total of $100,000 for all persons injured, and up to $25,000 in property damages, per accident. 
  • If a ride request is accepted and the driver is en route to a destination to pick up a passenger or is en route with the passenger, coverage increases to $1 million in liability for accidents. 
  • In cases of uninsured and underinsured motorists, Uber and Lyft provide coverage for drivers and passengers without insurance or inadequate coverage. 

Consulting a Hampton rideshare accident attorney who specializes in these types of cases is imperative to protect your rights and ensure a fair assessment of liability in your specific case. 

Contact a Hampton Rideshare Accident Lawyer at Waterman Law Centers, PLLC

If you have suffered rideshare accident injuries in Hampton, partner with an award-winning lawyer at Waterman Law Centers, PLLC. We handle all details of your case during this challenging time so you are able to recover while leaving the legal complexities in capable hands. We advocate for your rights every step of the way and fight to maximize your chances of success. 

Attorney Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman, Jr., Esq. was named to The Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury during 2007-2023, and was voted its “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury by his peers in Southeast Virginia in 2022; and Waterman Law Centers has been listed as a Metropolitan Tier 1 Best Law Firm for Personal Injury in U.S. News & World Report for 2021-2023. Schedule a complimentary consultation today by calling (757) 881-9881 or filling out a contact form