Helping Clients Deal With Rideshare And Public Transit Accidents
The popularity of commuting through public transit methods and rideshare companies continues to grow. These options offer a way to get around without having to worry about parking or maintaining your personal vehicle. These forms of transportation can be more environmentally friendly and are often convenient. Unfortunately, accidents can still happen.
If you suffer an injury while using public transit or a rideshare service, the law firm of Ainsman Levine, LLC, can help you seek justice and pursue the compensation you need to help you get back on your feet.
Understanding Rideshare Liability And Processes
Rideshare drivers do not have to hold a special license to operate. Most rideshare drivers are contractors and lack any sufficient training for safely transporting passengers. As a result, the driver may be inexperienced and unfamiliar with your location. Rideshare drivers are also at risk of being injured by other negligent motorists while on the job.
Like any vehicle operator, a rideshare driver is required to carry insurance. Some major rideshare companies, like Uber and Lyft, provide liability coverage as well. If you are injured in an accident while using a rideshare service, our attorneys can help you seek compensation for your injuries.
We will thoroughly examine your case and determine if the company and driver can be held liable for your injuries. We will help you file your claim through the rideshare company and take legal action when necessary.
Investigating Public Transport Accidents
If you rely on public transportation, you expect to arrive safely at your destination. Specific laws regulate buses and trains. Unfortunately, accidents can happen regardless of training, rules and regulations.
Public transport accidents can occur due to several factors. Common reasons include:
- Weather conditions
- Poor maintenance
- Other neglectful motorists
- Pedestrian interference
- Driver negligence
- Driver fatigue
- Faulty equipment
These accidents can impact many people at once and result in injuries varying from minor cuts and bruises to head, spine and neck injuries.
Come Discuss Your Situation With Our Attorneys
If you have been injured, contact us today. Located in downtown Pittsburgh, our personal injury lawyers serve victims throughout western and central Pennsylvania.