I’m so sorry to hear about your accident. Motorcyclists often face an uphill battle when trying to cover compensation for their injuries from insurance companies of drivers who have caused accidents. When a ridesharing company is involved, the legal case may be even more difficult.
Motorcyclists can receive some of the most serious injuries of anyone travelling on the roads. Motorcyclists are often travelling at high rates of speed and have little protective equipment to absorb the impact of a collision. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost 5,000 people are killed and tens of thousands are injured in motorcycle accidents each year.
When a ridesharing company’s driver is involved in the accident, it can make the question of who is legally responsible for the accident a little murkier. You may be able to pursue compensation directly from the driver. However, the driver’s insurance coverage may be limited, or the company may deny your claim. You may also pursue a claim directly with the ridesharing company itself, such as Uber or Lyft.
If you have been injured as a motorcyclist with a driver who is driving for Uber or Lyft, you should speak with an attorney. Your case probably involves significant injuries and the question of liability may be difficult. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney at 310-385-0567. Currently, my firm is involved with a case against Lyft for negligence, and we will be happy to speak with you about your claim. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.