Nashville, TN – As more people utilize ride sharing applications to conveniently get rides to their destination, more drivers who provide these services are on the road and they can potentially get involved in a collision. All drivers who are responsible for collisions and associated injuries can potentially be used. These services have large insurance policies to cover their drivers’ liability, but the amount of money available may be highly dependent on whether the driver was actively working or not.
Increased use of ride sharing services
Ride sharing services have gained much popularity as a convenient way for people to get to their destinations without having to personally drive or even own a car. However, these companies have also created some controversy, as their drivers do get into serious accidents from time to time, and accident victims have to follow a special process to receive compensation or file an insurance claim.
The complexities of ride sharing and insurance
These companies often have significant insurance policies that can pay accident victims sums in the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. However, the availability of this money will depend on a number of factors, such as whether the driver was at fault for the collision, whether they were transporting a passenger, and whether they were actively working for the ride sharing company at the time of the collision. Part of the reason for this complexity is due to the fact that certain types of coverage are technically active if the driver has their application open, which means that they are either transporting a passenger or waiting for a passenger to pick up.
Civil lawsuits related to a car accident
Anytime someone is thinking about suing the person or business responsible for the accident, there are a number of steps that should be taken. The person should contact the police immediately afterward, contact their insurance company to start the claim process, and get a copy of the accident report. Any pictures or statements from the accident scene can potentially be used as evidence later on, and they will be exchanged by both lawyers during the discovery process. The lawyer for the plaintiff and the defendant may also start to negotiate at this time to see if a settlement agreement is appropriate. If they cannot agree on these terms, a trial may be necessary.
Contacting a firm to learn more
It is important for accident victims to explore their legal options. The Law Office of George Fusner is available to provide guidance and assistance with lawsuits to accident victims throughout Nashville and other parts of the state of Tennessee.
Firm contact info:
7104 Peach Court, Brentwood TN 37027