Taking On Powerful Rideshare Companies After An Accident
Rideshares are becoming more popular than ever, leading to many more accidents that involve them. If you suffered an injury due to a rideshare driver or while you were taking a rideshare, you deserve to explore your legal options.
At FleschLaw, we serve clients in Denver, Englewood and all throughout Colorado who have experienced serious accidents and personal injuries related to rideshares. With a roster of several attorneys devoted to helping victims and their families, we have an extensive history of recovering major settlements and awards. We do not hesitate to stand up to major corporations such as Uber and Lyft if it means doing right by our clients.
Who Is Liable For A Rideshare Accident?
Crashes involving rideshares are much more complicated than standard auto accidents. First, rideshare companies and their insurers put a lot of money into minimizing their fault, sometimes even going so far as to hide evidence or place the blame onto the victim. Then, there is the issue of third-party liability. Many rideshare accidents involve more than one party that could share fault, such as the individual driver, the rideshare company or others. You will need experienced personal injury attorneys to protect your rights and accurately determine liability for the incident.
Common Causes Of Rideshare Accidents
Every rideshare-related crash is unique. However, like other car accidents, they can also share a variety of factors, including the cause of the incident. Some of the most common causes of rideshare accidents that we see include:
- Rushed driving
- Drunk driving
- Drugged driving
- Distracted driving, often from looking at a navigation device or talking to passengers
- Failure to maintain the vehicle
- Fatigued driving
Crashes often have more than one factor. We frequently work with forensic experts such as accident reconstructionists to determine which factors were at play in your accident.
Common Rideshare Accident Injuries
Tragically, severe and life-altering injuries are common in accidents such as these. You might have to spend years recovering from the physical toll that an injury takes, not to mention the financial toll. In rideshare accidents, some of the most common injuries to passengers include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Bone fractures
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
No matter what injuries you suffered, we are here for the long haul to help you. In addition to providing legal counsel, we have a variety of connections to resources such as doctors, physical therapists and mental health counselors who can put you back on the road to health.
What Damages Can Rideshare Accident Victims In Colorado Recover?
If you suffered damages as a result of a rideshare driver or rideshare company, you may have the right to seek compensation. In legal terms, damages are a financial award that a party seeks after another party fails to uphold a certain duty such as driving safely. Our firm helps victims seek fair compensation for damages including:
- Emergency room bills
- Doctor appointments
- Prescription medications
- Physical therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of future income
It is very difficult to measure the potential value of your damages. Fortunately, we have handled so many accident cases in Colorado and assessed so many claims that we can give you an idea of what to expect – and whether you have an actionable claim in the first place.
Ask A Lawyer About Rideshare Injuries Today
For the knowledgeable advocates to help you following the complex aftermath of a rideshare accident, work with us at FleschLaw. To learn more about what we can do for you, please schedule a completely free initial consultation. Call our office at 720-689-0322 or send us an email to begin.