Ride Share Accidents: What You Should Know

Mar 20, 2019
  • In today’s world we have a multitude of ways to get around. Driving, taxis, public transportation are just some of the few modes of transportation we can use. One mode of transportation that is rapidly surpassing other forms of transportation is ride sharing. Ride sharing can be an inexpensive and easy way to get access to transportation. However, a gray area can come in if you are involved as a passenger in a car accident in a ride share. Here are some things to keep in mind:

    Get Help

    If you are involved in an accident, be sure to call the police and notify them of the accident. If possible, try to move the accident out of the roadway and set up emergency cones, etc. to alert other drivers to use caution and avoid the accident scene.

    Take Notes

    Write down details pertaining to the accident (time of day, weather conditions, etc.), as well as include the information about your driver.

    Weigh Your Options

    Due to the fact that ride-sharing laws (and who can be held liable) can vary from state to state, it may be beneficial to seek legal representation that can help you navigate through the auto injury claim process.

    Injured in a Rideshare Accident?

    If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident through a ride share service contact our office at  to schedule a free consultation and speak with one of our highly experienced attorneys. Please also visit our practice area page on motor vehicle accidents here for additional information.