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Rideshare Accidents in Connecticut

Rideshare companies (e.g. Uber and Lyft) operate by having their drivers use their vehicles as a taxi service for passengers. The problem is that most insurance companies do not cover accidents when the car is used as a private service. That means rideshare companies need to provide insurance, per the regulations of Connecticut.

That can cause complications if you get into an accident while taking a rideshare service.

Who Covers the Injuries in a Rideshare Accident?

The main question from anyone involved in a rideshare accident regards who will be responsible for paying the costs. In Connecticut, the at-fault driver will take the financial burden. That can be the rideshare driver. In some cases, the insurance provider of the ridesharing company will need to cover the expenses.

The car insurance of the rideshare driver will only cover passengers if the policy has a commercial component in it. Because that costs more, most drivers do not have it.

If you need advice on how to address your rideshare accident claim, contact The Doctor Lawyer Team. Then, consult with an experienced Connecticut rideshare accident attorney.

Common Injuries From Rideshare Accidents

Injuries from a rideshare accident could range from slight to serious, and all of these would require immediate medical attention:

  • Bruises, sprains, or muscle strain
  • Whiplash
  • Concussions
  • Bone fractures
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Spinal injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Other catastrophic injuries

Types of Claims in Connecticut Rideshare Accidents

If you are involved in a ridesharing accident anywhere in Connecticut, you can be entitled to damages including:

  1. Medical bills to treat injuries sustained in the accident. These could include spine injuries, head trauma, and broken bones.
  2. Regular doctor visits or medication following your accident. Treatment of injuries does not happen overnight. It takes time to heal fully. You are entitled to receive compensation for these costs.
  3. Loss of wages, earnings, and even employment can happen if you are involved in a ridesharing accident. Insurance companies can cover the money you lose because of the crash.
  4. Compensation for any pain and suffering because of the accident.

Rideshare Accident Liability in Connecticut

A ridesharing driver is considered a freelancer or an independent contractor of the company in order to protect them from liabilities. Rideshare companies consider themselves more as middlemen rather than direct service providers.

They do provide some insurance coverage for drivers. However, that does not automatically mean you will get a fair settlement from the company if you get into an accident. That is why you need a competent ridesharing accident attorney who knows what to do in your situation.

The Doctor Lawyer Team has the experience to handle rideshare accident cases. Contact us to schedule a consultation with a competent Connecticut rideshare accident attorney.

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When Can You Make a Personal Injury Claim for a Rideshare Accident?

If you are involved in a ridesharing accident, a crucial step is to document the accident. That includes your injuries, the scene, and other details relevant to the case. Doing so will make the claim easier.

You can make a personal injury claim in these situations:

  • The rideshare driver was proven to be negligent. This could include driving under the influence or distracted driving.
  • The rideshare driver was not following traffic laws. For example, beating the red light or speeding.
  • The rideshare vehicle does not meet the required maintenance standards.

Looking for a Rideshare Accident Attorney in Connecticut?

The law can get complicated. That is especially true when you have multiple parties involved in an accident. This is why The Doctor Lawyer Team is offering free consultations.

You can talk to us about your case. We will analyze the information. Based on our analysis, we can identify your legal options to pursue the appropriate claim after the accident.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation. The longer you wait, the harder it is to make your claim. Call The Doctor Lawyer Team today.

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