Understanding The Recovery Mechanism For Rideshare Accidents

While rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have made it more convenient for Connecticut residents to commute, the drivers they hire are not always qualified to do their job. The careless or negligent conduct by rideshare drivers often results in injuries to passengers.

I am John Cantarella. As an attorney with more than 20 years of personal injury representation experience, I know what to do to hold negligent parties accountable. I am knowledgeable about the legal issues that surround rideshare accident cases. I also understand how to locate compensation that will cover your medical expenses, wage loss, pain and suffering, and other damages.

The Challenging Nature Of Rideshare Accident Cases

A major obstacle to recovering compensation in rideshare cases is discovering who is responsible for paying you compensation. Some rideshare companies identify drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. By doing so, the company may deny that they are responsible for the negligence of the driver.

And while rideshare companies may have insurance covering rideshare accidents, insurance companies may deny accident claims due to a number of policy exclusions. It may not be clear whether insurance coverage applies when a company uses a personal vehicle for commercial reasons. Also, insurance coverage may not be available when the rideshare driver is not online.

It is important to have on your side a lawyer who understands the laws, and who will aggressively pursue your claim. When representing you, I will explore every avenue of recovery. I know what actions to take to locate applicable insurance coverage. I will also negotiate with the insurance company, rideshare company and other parties to make sure you receive compensation for your injuries. I am also an experienced litigator. In the event there is no suitable settlement offer, I am always prepared to try your case in court.

Fighting For You

To learn more about your legal options concerning a rideshare injury accident, please contact The Law Offices of John Cantarella, LLC, in Hartford, by calling 1-800-INJURED or our local number at 860-513-2192.