Mobile Ridesharing Accident Lawyer
Our Alabama legal team can help you after your Mobile car crash
Have you been hurt in a ridesharing accident in Mobile, Alabama? Not sure what you should do next? Get straight answers from an experienced Mobile car wreck attorney. Talk to a lawyer at Dean Waite & Associates, LLC. We know the law. We understand how the system works. And we’re prepared to do the work that needs to be done to get you the money you deserve.
Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have become increasingly common in Mobile and throughout the country. But what many people might not realize is the rules and regulations involving car wrecks caused by ridesharing drivers can be complicated. That’s why it’s important to have a legal team on your side, looking out for your best interests. Don’t hesitate. Call Dean Waite right now.
How did your ridesharing accident happen in Mobile?
Like other car crashes, ridesharing accidents happen for many of the same reasons. In general, it’s because the ridesharing driver behaved in a reckless or negligent manner. More specifically, many ridesharing accidents happen because the driver was:
- Texting while driving
- Asleep at the wheel
- Under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Remember, you didn’t do anything wrong. But if don’t take legal action, you could end up paying for your accident-related expenses out of your own pocket. That’s why we want to talk with you as soon as possible about your ridesharing accident.
What makes ridesharing accidents different?
On the surface, ridesharing accidents might seem the same as most car crashes. But from a legal standpoint, there are many important differences which can affect the outcome of your accident claim. That’s because different laws apply to ridesharing accidents in Alabama and across the country.
In particular, who’s responsible for financially compensating you for your ridesharing accident often depends on whether or not the ridesharing driver was working at the time of the crash. That might sound straightforward. But whether or not a ridesharing driver was on duty depends on several different factors, including:
- Did the ridesharing driver have a passenger at the time of crash?
- Did the ridesharing driver have the app on at the time of the collision?
- Was the driver en route to pick up a passenger at the time of accident?
If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, this could dramatically affect the outcome of your case. That’s because on-duty ridesharing drivers must have additional insurance just in case of an accident like yours.
Whether or not the driver was on duty could also affect who’s responsible for paying for your accident-related expenses, which can quickly add up to thousands or even millions of dollars. That’s why it’s important to learn as much as possible about your legal options. That’s why we want to meet with you.
Why you need a Mobile ridesharing accident attorney after your crash
If there’s one thing our law firm has learned from handling car wrecks in Alabama, it’s that these cases often turn out to be far more complicated that most people expect. Like other car crashes, you can expect to encounter some of the same obstacles when dealing with a ridesharing accident. These may include:
- The ridesharing driver denies doing anything wrong.
- The ridesharing driver blames you for causing your crash.
- The ridesharing driver’s insurance company offers you less than the value of your claim.
- The ridesharing driver’s insurance company denies your claim.
- The ridesharing company makes a low-ball offer or denies your claim.
What can you do? Contact our law firm. We know the games insurance companies play and we’re not afraid to take them on. This starts with thoroughly investigating your accident. Often, we review the official accident report to make sure it matches your story of what happened. We also often visit the scene of the crash, track down witnesses and frequently consult with accident reconstruction experts.
We then present our findings to the insurance company responsible for compensating you. Often, they agree to cooperate once they see that came prepared. But if they refuse to cooperate, we’ll be ready to take them to court on your behalf.
Get the justice you deserve. Contact Dean Waite & Associates, LLC and schedule your free case evaluation with a Mobile, Alabama ridesharing accident lawyer who puts your needs first. Call now. We can help.