Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft changed the way Americans get from point A to point B. While a typical interaction between a rideshare driver and a passenger is nothing short of professional, accidents happen. Therefore, passengers should know if they can sue their rideshare driver for damages.
Can I Sue My Driver?
In short, the answer is yes. If a rideshare driver causes a car accident that results in personal injuries, you can sue the driver to recover damages.
When you sue a rideshare driver, you are suing two different entities. First, you are suing the driver, as he is personally responsible for the accident. In addition to the driver, you are also suing the rideshare company the driver represents. As the driver is an employee of the rideshare company, it only makes sense that you can hold them accountable for the injuries you’ve received.
What if My Driver Wasn’t at Fault?
If you sue your rideshare driver, and the court doesn’t find them at fault for the accident, you may pursue recovery from the liable party. For example, if another driver hits your driver’s car, the injuries you sustain will be attributed to the other driver.
Need Representation for Your Case?
If you or a loved one is injured in a rideshare accident, you have the right to pursue just compensation for your wounds. Attorney Ruben Ortiz has decades of experience handling personal injury claims, and works on a contingency-fee basis, which means you don’t pay unless he wins!
Ready for representation? Call (915) 308-8850 now for a free consultation for your case.