Rideshare Accident Attorneys in South Carolina
Our David W. Martin Accident and Injury Lawyers in South Carolina understand the detrimental impact vehicle collisions have on our client’s physical, emotional, and financial well-being.
Unfortunately, when a rideshare driver is involved in a collision, the legal approach to pursuing results becomes increasingly complicated — especially when our South Carolina residents try to go it alone.
Rideshare accidents can be caused by one driver, or multiple parties, which requires a skilled personal injury lawyer to investigate, so we are sure to hold each liable party accountable for each of our client’s financial recovery needs.
Our attorneys have the experience to pursue rideshare drivers and other motorists to develop strategic results for each of our clients. We can do the same for you and your family, starting with a free consultation today.
Who Can Be Held Liable for Rideshare Accidents, Injuries & Fatalities in South Carolina?
Because rideshare drivers share the roads with other South Carolina drivers, they blend into traffic patterns with autonomy. Without a sticker or light that signals he or she is an Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare driver, it is practically impossible to tell a carpooling motorist from another driver who is on the clock.
When there is a crash, there is still an important distinction to be made concerning who is the liable party — or combination of parties.
First, we must determine who was liable for the crash, which may include a negligent:
- Rideshare driver who causes the accident.
- Another driver crashes into a rideshare driver.
- A third party is at fault for a multiple-vehicle collision.
When any motorist is operating their vehicle while distracted, impaired, speeding, disobeying traffic signs or signals, or otherwise recklessly, accidents will happen.
This can lead to injuries or fatalities involving:
- The rideshare driver and/or his or her passengers.
- The driver(s) or passenger(s) riding in any of the vehicles that collided with the rideshare vehicle.
- Motorcyclists, bicyclists, or pedestrians who are hit by the rideshare vehicle or a third-party driver.
Our David W. Martin Accident & Injury Attorneys in South Carolina will investigate all potentially liable parties to ensure our injured clients have access to the maximum financial recovery available under the applicable insurance coverage(s).
Our South Carolina personal injury law firm represents individuals and families who have been hurt or have lost a loved one in:
- Auto Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Boat Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Negligent Security
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Sexual Abuse
- Slip and Fall Injuries
- Truck Accidents
- Workers’ Compensation
- Wrongful Death
Can I Pursue the Rideshare Company’s Insurance Coverage After a Crash with an Uber or Lyft Driver in South Carolina?
Our South Carolina rideshare accident attorneys will pursue each form of insurance coverage that is available to our clients while managing their claims.
To determine which insurance policies apply to each of our client’s unique accident and injury claims, we must determine whether the rideshare driver was actively working for Uber or Lyft when the crash occurred.
For instance, if the driver was not actively working for the rideshare company when the crash occurred, his or her personal insurance coverage may be pursued for our client’s damages.
In South Carolina, the minimum liability insurance coverage requirements for all drivers include:
- $25,000 Bodily Injury Per Person.
- $50,000 Bodily Injury Per Accident.
- $25,000 Property Damage Per Accident.
The same is true when a third party is negligently operating his or her vehicle, separate from the rideshare driver, and causes a collision with injuries in South Carolina.
When the driver’s app is on, but he or she is not actively engaged in its use, the rideshare company may share limited liability for the crash.
When the rideshare driver is actively working, on their way to pick up a fare, or while transporting passengers when the crash occurs, we may pursue the rideshare company’s insurance policy, up to the $1 million limit for our client’s damages.
If you have been injured in a vehicle collision caused by a negligent rideshare driver or another third party in South Carolina, contact our David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers today by calling 803-548-2468 to learn more about your legal rights and options to hold the negligent party — or combination of parties — liable for your complete recovery needs.
We provide free consultations for all personal injury cases in South Carolina, and never charge any legal fees unless we deliver a positive outcome for your unique case.