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Scottsdale Rideshare Accident Attorney

Scottsdale Rideshare Accident Attorney

Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have become household names. A decade or so ago, most people would have balked at the idea of getting into a stranger’s personal vehicle and hitching a ride across town. Now, nearly everybody has a rideshare app on their phone. Unfortunately, accidents involving rideshare vehicles do occur. At David Shapiro Law, PLLC, we are here to help if you need a Scottsdale rideshare accident attorney by your side. We have the resources necessary to conduct a complete investigation into these cases and take on aggressive insurance carriers to ensure you are properly compensated.

Who is Liable in a Rideshare Accident?

There may be various parties that can be held liable in the aftermath of a rideshare accident in Scottsdale. Rideshare drivers are just like anybody else on the roadway, and they do not have any particular driver training, aside from their regular driver’s license. It is very possible that an Uber or Lyft driver will be held liable if they make a mistake and cause a crash. However, it is just as likely that other drivers on the roadway can be held liable for a crash involving a rideshare vehicle. Various types of evidence will be gathered and used by insurance carriers and/or a personal injury jury to determine liability.

What To Do if Your Uber or Lyft Driver Gets in a Car Accident

If you are inside of a rideshare vehicle and your driver causes a crash, the number one priority for you and any other passenger is to seek medical care as soon as possible. Seeking medical care is crucial for your well-being and for establishing a link between the crash and your injuries.

Rideshare passengers who are able to do so at the scene of the crash should get out their phone or another type of camera and take photographs of everything. This includes:

  • Vehicle damage
  • Injuries
  • Debris around the scene
  • Skid marks
  • Possible causes of the crash
  • Traffic and weather conditions

Additionally, rideshare passengers should get the names and contact information of any eyewitnesses, as well as the insurance information, name, and driver’s license number of any other driver involved.

Recoverable Damages From Your Scottsdale Rideshare Accident

There may be various types of compensation available to you if you are involved in an accident with a rideshare vehicle. This can include both economic and non-economic types of compensation. At David Shapiro Law, PLLC, our attorneys strive to obtain the following for our clients in the aftermath of all vehicle accident cases we take:

  • Full coverage of all medical bills related to the crash
  • Lost income if a victim cannot work while recovering
  • General household out-of-pocket expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of quality of life damages

The total amount of compensation available after a rideshare accident in Scottsdale will vary depending on the facts and circumstances related to each particular incident.

Contact a Scottsdale rideshare accident attorney today

If you or somebody you care about has been injured in an accident while inside of a rideshare vehicle or caused by a rideshare driver, contact the attorneys at David Shapiro Law, PLLC as soon as possible. We have the resources necessary to conduct a complete investigation into the case, determine liability, and help secure full compensation for your losses. We refuse to back down from aggressive insurance carriers, and we have no problem taking your case to trial if necessary. When you need a Scottsdale rideshare accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (480) 637-5692.

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