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Understanding Rideshare Accidents In Parkersburg

Navigating the aftermath of a rideshare accident can be a daunting task. Whether you’re a passenger in a Yellow Taxi, Uber or Lyft, the confusion that follows such a wreck can be overwhelming. Victims often have no idea how to file a claim or protect their rights, and there are usually multiple insurance companies involved – none of which are eager to pay.

At Wiseman Law Firm, PLLC, we know how to cut through the confusion and red tape and get results for our clients. From our Vienna location, attorney Todd Wiseman works directly with all our clients throughout Wood County to make sure that they receive fair compensation for their losses.

Who Is Liable In A Rideshare Accident?

In West Virginia, the law requires all drivers to have a minimum coverage of $25,000 per person/$50,000 per accident for bodily damage, but rideshare companies also provide additional coverage for bodily damage, up to $1 million.

However, every accident is different. Establishing that Uber or Lyft, or a cab company is liable for your injuries isn’t always easy. Some of the factors that have to be considered include:

  • Were you a passenger, pedestrian, a driver for one of these companies or the driver of another vehicle?
  • If you were a driver for a rideshare company, were you working at the time of the accident? Did you have an active ride?
  • If you were a passenger, had the ride started when the accident happened? Had it already ended?
  • Who caused the accident? Was it the rideshare driver, the other vehicle or someone else?

The accident report that was taken at the scene will usually hold a lot of valuable information and provide some important clues to help determine who was negligent. An experienced attorney can help you uncover all possible avenues of compensation.

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Todd Wiseman is a local lawyer with 30 years of experience winning difficult cases. When you want personalized service, call Wiseman Law Firm, PLLC, at 304-314-4768 or contact us via our online form to set up your free consultation. You never pay unless we win.