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How To File A Claim After Suffering A Head Injury After A Rideshare Accident

When you enter a car that you have hired through a rideshare service, there is no guarantee that the driver behind the wheel of the car is a safe driver. In some cases, the driver might be reckless and you might suffer a serious injury as a result, such as a head injury. If this happens, you'll want to contact a rideshare accident lawyer immediately for help.

Liability for a Rideshare Accident

When you are injured as a passenger while using a rideshare service, and another driver is at fault, you will need to file a claim with the other driver's insurance provider. However, if the operator of the rideshare vehicle was responsible for the accident, you will be covered under the rideshare driver's insurance provider. However, the rideshare company might also insure you.

Whether or not you are covered by the driver or the rideshare company depends both on the company itself and whether the driver has turned on their rideshare app or not. You will need to be riding with the driver after requesting them through the app and not because you simply called the driver and paid them directly for the ride.

Why You Need a Rideshare Lawyer

You will always want to consult with a rideshare accident lawyer so you can determine who you will need to file a claim with and for what amount. Rideshare accidents can be complicated and your claim might be denied depending on what the stage of your ride was at the time of the accident.

Your Damages After the Accident

Your rideshare accident lawyer will also help you calculate the damages you have suffered as a result of the accident. This is especially important if you have suffered a head injury as a result of your accident. Head injuries can lead to expensive medical bills and can affect you for the rest of your life.

You might suffer a head injury as a result of hitting your head on the dashboard during the accident. You should seek medical attention immediately even if you believe that your injury is not very serious because many head injuries are more serious than they appear. 

Your Rideshare Accident Settlement

You may not only have medical expenses but you may also need years of physical therapy. It may also be years before you are able to work again. Therefore, you will need your rideshare accident lawyer from a firm like Frenkel & Frenkel to help you pursue the largest settlement possible.