Who is at fault for my Albany Rideshare Accident Injuries?

by William Mattar | June 17th, 2019

Choosing a rideshare company like Uber or Lyft is an increasingly popular option among Albany residents.

What Happens if I’ve Been Involved in an Albany Rideshare Accident?

If you’ve been involved in a car crash, no matter the circumstances, it’s important to seek medical attention, even if you feel fine. Soft tissue injuries, like whiplash, strains, or deep tissue contusions may not show up right away and can lead to lifelong debilitating pain and limited range of motion if left untreated. In addition, the longer you wait for a medical diagnosis, the more difficult it is to attribute this to the accident.

It’s important that you make your own notes after the accident, as you will likely be called as a witness either as part of the accident report or in a court of law. Taking notes of the names of all parties involved and any contact information can help police with their accident investigation.

Who is at Fault for My Albany Rideshare Injuries?

Typically, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will compensate you for pain and suffering if your injuries qualify as a “serious injury.” The police determine which driver is at fault. If there is a dispute or if insurance claims are taken to court, then the jury will ultimately determine who is to blame for your injuries.

It’s important to retain the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer serving Albany residents. Insurance companies pay out as little as possible for claims and may offer you a fast but small settlement. An experienced lawyer can pursue your claim and get you the full compensation you deserve.

Filing an Insurance Claim From a Rideshare Accident

Rideshare companies have a different structure of insurance coverage than a taxicab, where the driver is covered under the company’s own policy. An experienced Albany personal injury lawyer can understand this unique structure.

Assigning fault and responsibility for compensation are tricky legal matters, so choose an attorney that has experience fighting big insurance companies both at the mediation table and in the courtroom. The Law Offices of William Mattar can help you settle your claim fairly, walking with you every step of the way.