Fighting For Your Rights in Rear-End Rideshare Accidents

Car accidents are always frightening. More so if they involve a rideshare vehicle because you do not control the car, knowing what to do next can be overwhelming and murky. You need the calm and compassionate guidance of an experienced rear-end collision attorney to guide you through Houston‘s complex personal injury and traffic laws. The Shariff Law Firm, PLLC, has a legal representative to answer your questions. Call us for your free consultation today at 713-881-9739

How Do I Claim Compensation From a Rideshare Company in Houston?

You should take immediate steps as a passenger after a ride-sharing vehicle collision to protect your rights. 

  • Immediately call 911 and file an accident report with the rideshare company;
  • Call your insurance company to determine whether your policy covers you as a passenger. If it doesn’t, request an email or written confirmation stating that you are not covered so you have it in print. This is vital so there is no way for anyone to quarrel with you about it later;
  • Take pictures or videos of the scene where the accident occurred and, if possible, any damage to the vehicle you were in.  If you were injured, ask someone to photograph your injuries. Having as much photographic evidence as possible is essential, as it will significantly speed up your claims process;
  • Stay as calm as you can; even though it’s natural to feel rattled at the scene of an accident, especially one you have no control over, it is important not to panic. If you see the other person’s attorney or insurance agent, wait to speak with them until you have representation of your own available. Only talk with law enforcement or medical personnel;
  • Seek medical treatment as soon as possible, even if you feel fine. Make sure to document everything thoroughly and get complete reports of all medical visits related to the accidents.  Remember that it’s not uncommon for injuries to sometimes fully develop later, so pay attention to what your body is telling you and seek treatment immediately if needed; 
  • Contact us at The Shariff Law Firm, PLLC.  We will stand up for your rights, make your voice heard, and make sure you are fairly compensated for the pain and trauma incurred in the collision. Don’t let these accidents ruin your life. Call us today. 

What Kinds of Injuries Occur in Rideshare Collisions?

Many different injuries can occur in rideshare collisions.  It is common for people to underestimate the severity of the injuries they’ve incurred.  For this reason, it is vital to seek medical treatment immediately after any collision, even if you feel ok.  It is not unusual for some injuries to take a few days to develop fully.  Therefore, paying attention to what your body is telling you is essential.  Seek medical treatment immediately 

Some common injuries people experience in rideshare collisions are: 

  • Whiplash- whiplash can happen in any accident, but it is prevalent in rideshare collisions.  Whiplash is an injury that occurs when the head and neck are thrust forward violently and then abruptly thrown backward, causing the soft tissues inside the neck to become stretched and torn.  Some symptoms of whiplash include headache, stiffness, pain, fatigue, and dizziness. Whiplash may not appear for hours or even days after being in the accident.  So, you should know and monitor yourself for the signs of this injury and seek medical treatment if they appear
  • Broken bones- Broken bones occur reasonably often in rear-end rideshare collisions. Commonly broken bones include the collarbone, arms, and ribs.  Not all broken bones are immediately apparent. X-rays and other tests will help your physicians determine if you have suffered any fractures 
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries- A traumatic brain injury is one of the more severe injuries that can occur in a collision.  There is an extensive range of injuries which are classified as traumatic brain injuries.  These can be anything from as mild as a minor concussion to severe hemorrhage or brain damage.

What Kinds of Insurance Issues Do Rideshare Collisions Cause?

Rideshare collisions are more complex than conventional car accidents because of the different parties involved. Additionally, while insurance may cover harm suffered by ridesharing services like Uber, users must submit individual claims for injury compensation to the ridesharing company’s insurance, making the process even more overwhelming and confusing. It is designed to discourage consumers from pursuing claims. Do not let these companies rob you of your voice or your rights.

If you have been injured in a rideshare collision and are looking for someone to help you, look no further than The Shariff Law Firm, PLLC. Our dedicated legal team understands how complex these cases can be and how traumatic rideshare collisions are, especially if you have been robbed of the ability to work. We will fight for you.

When Should I Call a Rideshare Collision Lawyer?

At The Shariff Law Firm, PLLC, we take time to understand your case thoroughly. We look at all the evidence and consider the legal and factual aspects of the situation. We will discuss every strategy with you to determine the best path forward for getting you the compensation you deserve. We will work diligently to provide you with the most robust legal case and determine how much you are entitled to recover from the pain and suffering you have endured. Do not allow the trauma from a rideshare collision to control your life. Take back your voice. Call The Shariff Law Firm PLLC for your free consultation today at 713-881-9739.