Rideshare Accident Attorneys in Fort Mill & Greenville, SC
At the David W. Martin Law Group, our South Carolina rideshare accident attorneys know that now more than ever, individuals and families are using both Uber and Lyft services for transportation, food deliveries, and grocery or convenience store orders.
This means rideshare and delivery drivers are blending into our state’s daily traffic patterns, making it difficult to determine when a rideshare driver is at-fault for, or involved in a collision.
This matters because multiple layers of insurance coverage may be pursued on our client’s behalf when a negligent rideshare driver is actively working and causes a crash.
Our South Carolina rideshare accident lawyers will review the facts and circumstances surrounding the collision and investigate all potentially liable parties to ensure you have access to the maximum financial recovery available.
When is a Rideshare Driver Liable for a Traffic Collision in South Carolina?
Like other liable drivers who cause accidents, injuries, and fatalities in South Carolina, rideshare drivers cause crashes throughout the state when they are operating their vehicles while:
- Disobeying traffic signals and signs.
- Driving recklessly.
Whether you were a passenger inside a rideshare, another driver or their passenger, motorcyclist, bicyclist, or pedestrian who was injured by a rideshare driver in South Carolina, we want to ensure your story is told, so you can pursue the financial recovery you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the best outcome for your case.
Whose Insurance Coverage is Liable for My South Carolina Rideshare Accident Injuries?
Most people believe that if they are hurt in a crash caused by a rideshare driver, they can immediately pursue Uber or Lyft’s insurance coverage for their financial recovery.
In some cases that may be true. However, it is important to differentiate between the rideshare driver’s status when the crash occurred, so we can develop your case for success.
This means if the rideshare driver was not actively engaged in their duties as an Uber or Lyft driver, their personal insurance coverage may be liable for your damages — as it would if they were just another driver.
The next layer of potential pursuit is the rideshare company’s limited liability insurance coverage, which may be eligible for recovery when the driver’s app is on, but he or she is not actively engaged in its use.
When the rideshare driver is actively working for Uber or Lyft, which means they have accepted a rider, or are actively transporting passengers, the rideshare company’s insurance policy may be pursued up to its $1 million policy limit.
Our Fort Mill & Greenville, SC Personal Injury Law Firm at the David W. Martin Law Group Provides the Following Practice Area:
- Boat Accident
- Dog Bite
- Truck Accident
- Wrongful Death
- Slip & Fall
- Workers’ Compensation
- Medical Malpractice
- Sexual Abuse
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Negligent Security
What Should I Do If I Am Injured While Riding in an Uber or Lyft Vehicle?
When our clients trust an Uber or Lyft rider with their transportation needs, they never consider the fact that he or she may be negligently operating their vehicle. Whether they are distracted looking for your drop-off point, using their cellphone or maps while accepting the next rider, or are recklessly operating their vehicle during your transport when the crash occurs, you have rights.
First, if you are able, take screenshots of where your rideshare was when the crash occurred. You can do so by accessing the app, and taking screenshots of your current position, and where you are in the ride, in case this information “disappears” later.
Next, call the police, just as you would during a crash with another negligent driver.
If there is more than one vehicle involved, be sure to collect everyone’s information at the scene.
Once you can leave the scene, seek medical care right away for your injuries, so you have a professional medical record that includes your injuries, a treatment plan, and your need for follow-up care.
Finally, if you have been injured during a rideshare collision, contact our South Carolina car accident attorneys by calling (803) 548-2468 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation and ensure your best interests and overall recovery come first. contact our personal injury lawyers in Fort Mill for more legal assistance.