New Orleans Ridesharing Accident Attorney
Call Cossé Law Firm at (504) 265-1600
Ridesharing businesses such as Uber and Lyft have become a popular means
of transportation throughout the United States and the rest of the world.
However, what happens when a ridesharing driver causes a collision? Who
is held responsible for your injuries?
Although this kind of
car accident claim is fairly new, our New Orleans auto accident attorney at
Cossé Law Firm is committed to recovering your entitled compensation on your behalf. With
over 20 years of experience, he can help you navigate through the complexities of your case and determine
all of your legal options.
Do not hesitate to
contact our firm today.
Who is Held Responsible?
If a person has a driver’s license, a working vehicle, personal auto
insurance coverage, and meet other requirements, he or she can become
an Uber or Lyft driver. It is important to understand that the majority
of these ridesharing drivers lack the proper training and experience driving
others for commercial-related reasons. Additionally, these drivers heavily
rely on their cell phones and navigational devices for directions, which
can be a distraction.
Liability depends on whether or not a ridesharing driver was on duty when
the accident occurred. For example, if an Uber driver has their app switched
“on” and causes a collision with another vehicle, the company’s
contingent liability coverage and the driver’s personal insurance
may be assessed depending on the extent of the damage and injuries. However,
if an Uber driver has their app switched “off” and causes
a crash, they are completely responsible for their own actions.
Get an Experienced & Skilled Auto Accident Lawyer on Your Side
Our New Orleans car accident attorney can conduct a thorough investigation
into your accident and gather evidence necessary to determine who is at
fault and build an effective legal strategy to recover the compensation
you deserve. Whether the ridesharing service or the driver is responsible
for your injuries, Attorney Cossé can make sure you make the best
Call (504) 265-1600 and
schedule a free consultation.