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Rideshare Law Firm MarylandApp-based ridesharing has been gaining popularity since becoming available to the public and unfortunately, the need for a good rideshare law firm Maryland residents can rely has also been on the rise.

Rideshare Related Problems
Even though rideshare companies have been forced to change and improve their safety policies because of lawsuits, and public and media scrutiny, people continue to be injured in incidents involving rideshare drivers.

Unlike taxi companies that require their drivers to go through extensive training and licensing procedures in order to be allowed to legally drive a taxi in the United States, some rideshare companies like Uber, only recently started to do background checks before they hire new driver-partners. And even though Uber and Lyft now both do background checks, they are typically done through a 3rd party company and do not usually use fingerprints or law enforcement in this process (except when states require this). Uber still does not interview their driver partners in person before hiring them.

The following are common reasons that people are injured and die in incidents related to rideshare drivers:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Sexual assaults, rape, and stalking
  • Physical assaults and battery
  • Kidnappings
  • Robberies

Maryland Rideshare Regulations

When Uber expanded their services into Maryland, there was concern for the safety of their passengers and other drivers and passengers on the road. In 2015, legislation was passed that held Uber to the same requirements and regulations as taxis and other transportation-for-hire companies. This legislation is unique to Maryland because many other states allow rideshare companies to self-regulate. It requires that drivers pass strict background checks, including the fingerprinting of all drivers, and sets out insurance requirements that protect Uber users and private-citizen drivers.

Compensation for Rideshare Related Incidents

When a person is injured through no fault of their own and because of another party or parties’ negligence, malice or reckless behavior, the injured person may be entitled to compensation for expenses related to their injury. When someone dies as the result of this, their surviving family members (sometimes through the deceased person’s estate) may be entitled to compensation for expenses related to their loved one’s injury and for their loss. Because personal injury laws differ from state to state, many people find this is easier to do with the help of a personal injury lawyer who is licensed to practice in the state that the injury occured.

If you or someone you love was injured in a rideshare related incident in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, or in the surrounding areas, it may be in your best interest to discuss your situation with a rideshare law firm Maryland rideshare personal injury victims and their families can trust.

The following are common reasons that people seek compensation for expenses for injuries related to ridesharing incidents:

  • Emergency services
  • Hospitalizations
  • Doctor visits
  • Medications
  • Treatments and therapies
  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of health benefits
  • Loss of childcare
  • Loss of household management and/or maintenance
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of abilities
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Funeral and burial or cremation costs
  • Loss of retirement benefits
  • Loss of consortium (spousal support)
  • Loss of parental guidance and support
  • Pain and grieving

For a rideshare law firm Maryland rideshare injury victims and their families recommend that has been successfully defending the rights of injured people and their families for over 30 years, contact Cohen & Cohen for a free case evaluation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Rideshare Accident With Multiple Cars

Our trusted Maryland rideshare law firm team knows that experiencing a multi-vehicle accident while in a rideshare can be confusing and stressful. Knowing what to do and what your rights are can help you navigate the aftermath more smoothly. Attorney Wayne Cohen has been given the title one of “Washington’s best lawyers” and that’s someone you want to have by your side.

Who Is Responsible For My Medical Bills After A Rideshare Accident?

Determining responsibility for medical bills in a rideshare accident involves understanding insurance coverage. Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft provide insurance for their drivers and passengers. Typically, this coverage is active from the moment the driver accepts your ride until the ride ends. However, if other vehicles are involved, their insurance may also come into play. It’s crucial to gather insurance information from all parties involved and consult with an attorney to ensure all potential sources of compensation are explored. We can help you navigate these complexities and make sure you receive the coverage you’re entitled to.

What Steps Should I Take Immediately After The Accident?

After ensuring everyone’s safety and calling emergency services, gather as much information as possible. This includes taking photos of the scene, collecting contact and insurance details from all drivers involved, and getting witness statements if possible. Notify the rideshare company through their app, as they will need to initiate their internal process. It’s also important to seek medical attention, even if you don’t feel injured right away, as some injuries might not be immediately apparent. Keeping detailed records of all these steps will be beneficial when filing a claim.

How Do I Report The Accident To The Rideshare Company?

Our rideshare law firm in Maryland knows that most rideshare companies have a straightforward process for reporting accidents via their app. After the accident, go to the “Help” section, and find the option to report an accident or incident. Provide all necessary details and follow any additional instructions they give you. This report will initiate their insurance claim process and ensure that your case is documented. Having a legal professional guide you through this reporting can help ensure that you provide all required information accurately and promptly.

Can I File A Claim Against Multiple Insurance Policies?

Yes, you can file claims against multiple insurance policies if different drivers are involved in the accident. Rideshare insurance typically covers the driver and passengers, but if other vehicles contributed to the accident, their insurance should also cover damages. Understanding the interplay between these policies can be complex. It’s advisable to consult with an attorney who can help identify all possible claims and manage communications with various insurance companies to maximize your compensation.

What If The Rideshare Driver Was At Fault?

If the rideshare driver is found to be at fault, their insurance through the rideshare company should cover your medical expenses and other damages. Rideshare companies usually provide substantial liability coverage for their drivers. However, dealing with insurance companies can be challenging, and they may attempt to minimize payouts. Having legal representation can ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

Help Following Your Rideshare Accident

Understanding these steps and knowing your rights can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. If you’re involved in a multi-vehicle accident while in a rideshare, it’s important to take immediate action and seek professional advice. At Cohen & Cohen, we specialize in helping clients navigate these complex situations. Attorney Wayne Cohen has over 30 years of experience and is ready to help you with your case. Contact our MD rideshare law firm today for a consultation and let us help you secure the compensation you deserve.

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