The gig economy has reshaped the way millions of people work. Whether they’re supplementing income from a traditional job or freeing themselves from the 9 to 5 entirely, millions have already dipped their toe into gig work and millions more will likely follow. Ridesharing services have been at the forefront of this revolution. Companies like Uber and Lyft have reshaped the way we work, play, and navigate our lives. But the rideshare revolution has come with complications. A Baltimore rideshare accident attorney can help you navigate them.
When you take an Uber or Lyft, you’re entrusting your safety to the driver. But what happens if you’re involved in an accident while using one of these rideshare services? You may be wondering what your legal options are. The first and most important thing to know is that the rideshare driver’s car insurance will almost certainly deny any claim filed in the wake of the accident. The average car insurance policy only covers the vehicle for “personal use” by a designated operator. When driving for a rideshare service, the driver operates outside of that “personal use” distinction. Additionally, the rideshare driver will be ineligible for worker’s compensation, as they are not an employee of the ridesharing company.
In the wake of a rideshare accident you may be stressed, hurt, and unsure of where to turn. Don’t try to navigate these complex legal proceedings alone. An experienced Baltimore rideshare accident attorney can help you investigate your case and determine who may be liable for your injuries. Malloy Law Offices, LLC is home to the Baltimore rideshare accident specialists. Our experienced attorneys can cut through the legal complications and win the maximum settlement you’re entitled to. If you’ve been involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, don’t hesitate to contact a lawyer to discuss your case.