We’re told quite often how convenient rideshare vehicles are to get to your destination without having to worry about driving. We’re led to believe that they are a safe alternative to taxis when individuals drink and drive.
However, they’re not always as safe as they seem. Rideshare drivers could put passengers and others on the roadway at greater risk of an accident because rideshare drivers are often distracted. A person injured in an Uber or Lyft accident should speak with a lawyer to learn their legal options.
The Right to Seek Damages
When negligence is involved in the rideshare accident, it becomes increasingly important to understand what rights you may have. As the injured party, you can hold the Uber or Lyft driver accountable when their negligent actions result in serious damages.
There may be options to hold the company accountable too, but this may be a bit more difficult. However, to hold the driver responsible, you should have the necessary information such as what the negligent action was and take photos of your injuries.
With the rise of rideshare vehicles on the road, these drivers must be forced to understand why they need to be safe. We hold them accountable to incite change in the way they act on the road.
Understanding Economic and Non-Economic Damages
In legal matters where negligence causes an injury, the plaintiff may be able to seek damages to help compensate for the physical and emotional pain they’ve suffered. The two main types of damage include economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages refer to those with a monetary value such as medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage—those with measurable amounts attached to them. Non-economic damages typically cover pain and suffering or things that cannot be evaluated directly.
At McGee Lerer, we understand that Uber and Lyft driver accidents are distressing. We hope that these ridesharing vehicles will get us from point A to point B safely. When this doesn’t happen, you can sustain serious injury and you deserve to protect your rights.
Our Long Beach rideshare accident attorneys at McGee, Lerer & Associates are tenacious in pursuing action against negligent rideshare drivers. They’ve caused harm and they must be held accountable no matter the situation. This is what we’re here to do.
Call us at (562) 270-0546 to discover your potential rights or submit a contact form today.