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Injured When Exiting Rideshare Vehicle – Can You Sue?

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Were you or a member of your family injured as you were leaving a rideshare vehicle? You likely never expected that you could be hurt while leaving the vehicle – as it is someone that we do almost naturally. Based on the details surrounding the incident, you might have grounds to pursue an injury claim. That is, you could be eligible to sue Uber or Lyft (or any other rideshare company) for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered while exiting the rideshare vehicle. If you have questions regarding your right to sue or you would like to learn more about your right to sue, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with rideshare experts immediately.

Are you in need of legal assistance? If you are interested in learning more about your right to sue, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible. At Kenmore Law Group, we are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to sue Uber or Lyft for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered. Kenmore Law Group is a personal injury law firm that is ready to fight for your rights. Our lawyers have many years of experienced handling all sorts of claims and fighting for the best interests of our clients.

If you are ready to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm, contact us at your earliest convenience.

Some of the Causes Behind Passengers Suffering Harm When Exiting Rideshare Vehicles

Without a doubt, every incident is different – no two incidents are the same. There are many number of things that could result in passengers suffering harm while leaving a rideshare vehicle. Consider some of the following possible causes:

  • Obstacles near the doorway (on the floor of the vehicle)
  • Blocked doorways (making it complicated to get out)
  • Stopping the vehicle on uneven ground or near uneven sidewalk (making it difficult to get out)
  • Stopping the vehicle too far from the curb
  • Moving the vehicle while the passenger is still getting out

Regardless of the specific cause of the incident, it is likely that affected parties suffer a number of harm.

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The Injuries that Victims Could Potentially Suffer

If there is an incident while a passenger is exiting a rideshare vehicle, there are a number of injuries that affected parties could suffer. Some of the most common types of injuries that rideshare passengers could suffer include the following:

  • Ankle injuries
  • Hand injuries
  • Wrist injuries
  • Facial injuries

These injuries are common simply because of the nature of these incidents. If the foot gets caught on something, the falling motion could injure the ankle. Likewise, affected parties can put their hands in front of them to try to break their fall, resulting in injured hands and wrists. If victims are unable to break their fall with their hands, they could suffer severe facial injuries.

Although the injuries mentioned above are among the most common injuries, they are not the only injuries that victims could suffer. Victims could also experience head injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, back injuries, neck injuries, fractures, and lacerations, for instance.

Regardless of the harm that you or a member of your family suffered while in an incident while exiting a rideshare vehicle, you should seek legal assistance to explore your legal options as you might have grounds to sue.

Do You Have the Right to Sue?

If you were injured when exiting an Uber or Lyft rideshare vehicle, you might have many questions regarding your right to sue. Can I sue if I was injured when leaving a rideshare vehicle? Can I sue Uber? Can I sue Lyft? Do I have a case? Having these questions after an incident is absolutely normal – and you should not be afraid to look for answers.

So, do you have the right to sue? Most people are familiar with the fact that they can sue after any sort of auto accident involving a rideshare vehicle. They are familiar with at least the basics of Uber and Lyft’s insurance policy (specifically, their one-million dollar policy that fully covers passengers injured on an active ride). In case of auto accidents, passengers can file claims to be covered by the policy.

Can you sue the rideshare company even if the incident was associated with the actions of the rideshare driver? Because rideshare drivers are considered independent contractors, Uber and Lyft are not generally liable for their actions (as any other employer would be liable for the actions of their employees). However, even if Uber or Lyft are not accountable for the actions of their drivers, they could be held accountable for the harm that their passengers suffer during an active ride.

If you are unsure about whether you can sue after you were injured while exiting a rideshare vehicle, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately. Our lawyers will help you better understand your right to sue for the harm resulting from the incident.

Your Right to be Compensated

Based on the details surrounding your rideshare incident claim, you might be eligible to recover some sort of monetary compensation for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered. How much compensation can you receive? What type of compensation could you recover? Every claim is different, but some of the compensation that you could be eligible to recover could include some of the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages
  • Legal expenses

Are you interested in learning more about the type of amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive? If so, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible. Our rideshare incident attorneys are ready to evaluate your claim and help you gain a better understanding of the potential value of your claim and the type and amount of compensation that you could recover. If you would like to discuss your claim and the compensation that you could be entitled to receive with the experts at our firm, do not hesitate to our lawyers with experience in Uber and Lyft incidents immediately.

What Should You Do?

If you were injured when exiting a rideshare vehicle, you could have the right to sue – as already explained above. There are a number of things that you should do to prepare to take legal action. Consider some of the recommendations listed below:

  • Photograph all your physical injuries
  • Photograph the hazard that contributed to the incident
  • Photograph the entire scene of the incident (if possible, before anything is tampered with)
  • Timestamp all your photos and videos
  • Take a screenshot of the rideshare app (to show that it occurred while the ride was active)
  • Seek medical care as soon as possible
  • File an incident report through the rideshare app
  • Speak to any witnesses and collect their contact information
  • Collect insurance information
  • Collect any video footage that captured the incident
  • Gather all relevant medical records
  • Gather any records of lost earnings
  • Seek the expertise of a rideshare lawyer as soon as possible

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File Your Claim On Time

If you were injured while leaving an Uber or Lyft vehicle, you could be eligible to pursue an injury claim. If you are interested in exercising your right to sue, it is essential that you take legal action immediately because your claim is subject to a strict deadline. All claims are subject to a statute of limitations which establish the total length of time that claimants have to file their claims. If claimants do not file their claims within the allowed deadline, they could lose their right to sue altogether.

How long do you have to file your claim against the rideshare company? In California, injury claims are typically subject to a two-year deadline. In other words, injured parties have a total of two years to file their claims. However, it is definitely possible for exceptions to the statute of limitations to apply, based on the details surrounding the claim. To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the time that you have to file your claim, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately. Our lawyers will help you file your claim on time.

Contact Kenmore Law Group Today

Can I sue Uber or Lyft for the harm suffered while exiting the rideshare vehicle? If you or a member of your family suffered harm while leaving a rideshare vehicle, you might have grounds to sue. It is important that you seek legal assistance at your earliest convenience to learn more about your right to pursue a claim against Uber or Lyft. At Kenmore Law Group, our lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome. Our rideshare lawyers are ready to help you sue and recover the compensation that you are owed. If you are interested in learning more about your right to sue Uber or Lyft, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible.

At our firm, we understand that it could be difficult to access legal services; therefore, we offer free legal services. Our free legal services include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our rideshare incident lawyers will be available to answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and provide you with all the information that you need to reach a successful outcome. Would you like to benefit from our free legal services? If so, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible.

At Kenmore Law Group, we offer a Zero-Fee guarantee. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients will not be required to pay upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Additionally, our firm is based on a contingency structure; this means that our clients will not be required to pay legal fees until after reaching a successful claim outcome. If you do not win, you simply will not be responsible for paying legal fees.

If you are ready to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm, do not hesitate to contact the experts at Kenmore Law Group today.

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