Shared travel companies have gained fame in recent years thanks to the fact that they are an option that is available to everyone. They are pretty easy to use, and it is more comfortable to travel with them than using public transport or waiting for the next taxi in town.
However, it is essential to know your rights as a passenger when boarding one of these vehicles. In the event of an accident in which you were injured, it will be up to the company to take responsibility for your compensation.
California requires that companies that offer a shared ride service have insurance that covers the car, its driver, and the passenger to compensate for any injury while using their services. However, if a third-party driver is at fault for the accident, they would be responsible for paying the passenger for their injuries with their own insurance since they were the ones who caused the accident and not the driver of the shared trip vehicle.
If your driver has been responsible and you have been injured, you should get legal support so that you can learn about your options and how to receive the compensation you deserve from the travel company. Your attorney should conduct an investigation into how your accident happened by reviewing both the police records and the evidence that you may have gathered to demonstrate how the driver’s negligence caused you harm.
The compensation you may receive will be for your medical, hospital, pharmaceutical, rehabilitation therapy, suffering, and loss of wages due to an injury that prevents you from reporting to work.
Remember that, when suffering an accident of this type, at Guerra Casillas, we can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact our team.