Paid drivers have changed the face of the transportation industry in the last couple of years. However, this new development doesn’t change the fact that drivers make mistakes, and some of these mistakes result in car accidents. Therefore, passengers should understand how auto accident liability works with paid drivers.
Paid Drivers & Liability
Paid drivers have a “duty of care” to passengers, which means they have a legal obligation to care for the health of the people they drive. This duty of care is similar to the responsibility teachers have for students and therapists have for clients. Therefore, it is a driver’s responsibility to keep passengers safe while they are using his or her services.
Unfortunately, not every driver takes duty of care seriously, as some are willing to risk the health of their passengers to make a quick buck. If a driver breaches his or her duty of care, and their negligence results in passenger injury, passengers have the right to pursue just compensation for their wounds. However, it’s never a good idea to seek compensation without the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney.
Injured By a Driver’s Negligence?
If you or a loved one is injured by a driver’s negligence, you can pursue a personal injury claim against them.
A personal injury claim can recover damages for:
- Cost of medical bills;
- Compensation for lost work; and
- Emotional distress.
The Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz can help you make your case. Our firm is proud to have represented tens of thousands of clients who needed a voice for their claims.
Are you ready to pursue a claim? Call (915) 308-8850 now for a free consultation for your case.