Who is liable for my rideshare accident?

On Behalf of | Feb 9, 2022 | Car Accidents |

Determining who is liable for your car accident injuries can be challenging. However, things can become far more complicated when a rideshare or delivery driver is involved in the accident. The victim of a car accident deserves fair compensation for their injuries and the costs surrounding them, but first, they need to know who to pursue the compensation from. So, how can you know who is liable for your accident?

Holding the right party accountable

If you were in a car accident as a rideshare passenger, and the car that struck you was a food delivery driver, there may be more potentially liable parties than you may think. The first set of potentially liable parties is the drivers. Either driver could be liable for the accident due to either distractions, recklessness, or negligence.

While either of the drivers may have caused the accident, their employer may be liable for the consequences. A rideshare or delivery company that failed to confirm if an employee had their license or knowingly hired a dangerous driver, like someone with a history of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, may be liable for your injuries for hiring a dangerous employee in the first place.

How can you be sure who is liable?

It can be hard to focus on your health, pursue a compensation claim, and ensure that you are pursuing it from the correct party. Instead of trying to juggle everything on your own, you can let a skilled personal injury attorney represent you through your compensation claim.

A lawyer can also help you negotiate for the fair and full compensation you deserve and ensure it accurately reflects your injury’s current and future expenses and not just the costs you have already accrued. Pursuing your compensation from the wrong party can cost you time, money, and energy that you cannot afford to spare, so be sure you are pursuing compensation from the correct party in your compensation claim.


attorneys Brad Culpepper and Brett J. Kurland