Many people depend on rideshare apps on their smartphones to get around and with the increasing number of people using these apps, the more accidents happen in rideshare vehicles. Rideshare accidents can be complicated, whether you are the driver of a rideshare vehicle, passenger in a rideshare vehicle, or a separate party that is struck by a rideshare vehicle. Avrek Law Firm has successfully recovered millions for our rideshare clients because we know how to handle these types of claims.
Rideshare drivers are not required to go through any additional training when they are approved to drive for a rideshare company, though they do have to meet certain requirements. Some rideshare companies require a certain number of years of driving experience in addition to an age requirement to become a driver.
Rideshare companies carry insurance coverage to protect their drivers and their passengers, but drivers can elect to carry additional insurance coverage if they wish. If you are not at fault for the accident, then you should be covered by someone’s insurance, but rideshare accidents can get tricky when trying to determine liability. It is always important to consult with an attorney after you have been involved in a rideshare accident to make sure you protect your rights.