Rideshare Accident in New Mexico


July 19, 2022

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

Understanding Your Rights After a Rideshare Accident in New Mexico: Auto Accident Lawyer in Albuquerque Explains

Lyft and Uber are two common rideshare services amongst many others that are widely used in most states. While these types of services may be a good option for people to help them get where they need to go, there is also always the risk of being involved in an accident while riding in a Lyft, Uber, or other rideshare service car. If you have been injured in a rideshare vehicle, you may not be sure where to turn and how to recover compensation for your injuries if the driver of your rideshare is responsible for your accident. Determining fault and recovering compensation in rideshare accidents can be complex, which is why it is wise to hire an auto accident lawyer in Albuquerque who can work with you and for you to recover the compensation you deserve after a rideshare accident in New Mexico.

If you or a loved one were seriously injured in any type of motor vehicle accident, especially a rideshare accident in New Mexico, please call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to learn more about your rights to compensation under the law. Our experienced auto accident lawyer in Albuquerque can help you and your family recover the compensation that you deserve after a serious, catastrophic, or fatal ridesharing crash, trucking accident, or another type of motor vehicle accident in New Mexico. We also handle trucking accidents in California, particularly in Inland Empire and in San Bernardino County. We offer FREE consultations and can help you and your family learn more about your rights to compensation.

What if I Was Hit By a Rideshare Vehicle?

If you were a pedestrian or were in another vehicle and injured by a rideshare driver, depending on what the driver was doing at the time you may file a claim through their own automobile insurance, through their employer (i.e. Uber or Lyft), or both. Determining how to file and who may be at fault in these circumstances can be quite confusing, which is why it’s wise to work with a car accident lawyer who is experienced in handling rideshare vehicle accidents.

Who Will Compensate Me For My Injuries?

While you may believe that Uber or Lyft will compensate you for any injuries you sustained while using their services, this is not always the case. Fault must be proven in order to recover compensation for your injuries. Lyft and Uber provide up to $1 million in third-party liability coverage during a pickup and drop off, while other smaller ridesharing services may require you to file a claim with the driver’s personal auto insurance. If you were involved in an accident while using a rideshare service but the driver of the other car is at fault, you will need to file a claim with that driver’s insurance.

Why Should I Hire an Auto Accident Lawyer in Albuquerque if I Was Injured in a Rideshare Accident in New Mexico?

There are many complexities surrounding rideshare accidents, and it can be confusing for a person to figure out who is at fault, how to file a claim, and how they can receive the maximum amount of compensation possible for the damages they sustained.

If you do not have full understanding of what compensation you may be entitled to as well as how to file in a way that will allow you to recover full compensation for your injuries, you may end up with less compensation than you deserve. Our car accident lawyers are experienced in handling rideshare accident cases, and feel that you should spend more time focusing on recovering from your injuries rather than worrying about filing your claim. We will work to recover you the maximum amount of compensation that you truly deserve.

Call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for Help With a Rideshare Accident in New Mexico

After a rideshare accident in New Mexico with Uber, Lyft, or any other service — including a taxi — please call our experienced auto accident lawyer in Albuquerque to learn more about your rights to compensation and how we can help you recover the money you deserve. This includes for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and similar harms. To learn more about how we can help you, please call (505) 384-7865 to schedule a FREE consultation with our lawyers.

We handle trucking accident cases in Inland Empire and San Bernardino County, California, as well as all other types of motor vehicle accidents throughout New Mexico, including Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, Cuervo, Rio Rancho, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Albuquerque where our office is located, and anywhere else throughout New Mexico. Our second trucking accident office in California serves those in Inland Empire County and San Bernardino County, as well as those who have been catastrophically injured or wrongfully killed through California. Please call to schedule for FREE appointment by dialing (505) 384-7865 or contact us through our website’s easy to use and convenient contact box available here.

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