Why Rideshare Drivers Cause Pedestrian Accidents

When a rideshare car or taxi hits a pedestrian, the consequences can be severe. Pedestrians often experience very serious injuries in accidents, including head injuries, back and spinal cord injuries, and broken bones. The road to recovery can be long and difficult. At Easton & Easton, we can help.

Attorneys at our Costa Mesa, California, law firm have extensive trial experience, which we use to achieve the best possible results in personal injury and wrongful death cases. We are dedicated to achieving full and fair compensation for pedestrian accident victims and their families.

Dedicated To Collecting Full And Fair Compensation For You After An Accident

What does full and fair compensation mean? It means getting you compensation for your damaged vehicle, missed work, medical bills, and for the pain and suffering you've experienced. It also means getting you compensation for future expenses you might incur, like ongoing treatment or continuing pain that you might experience later in life because of an injury now.

These damages aren't always obvious right away. That's why it's a mistake to settle your pedestrian accident too soon and for too little. As lawyers, we can protect your best interests. We make sure the insurance companies that cover rideshare services and their drivers do not take advantage of you after you've been injured.

Pedestrian Accidents And Rideshare

While lots of drivers cause tragic pedestrian accidents each year, Rideshare drivers can be more prone to causing pedestrian accidents because they face a great deal of financial pressure to pick up passengers on a schedule and to get them to places within certain time limits. They often rush while driving to ensure that they get a specific ride, sometimes while also distracted by the app itself. They must also give their attention to the app on their smartphone while they are trolling for new rides, which can be a serious distraction.

Drivers are also called into dense pedestrian areas fairly frequently, picking up intoxicated passengers after bars close or on the way home from a club, for example. They drive directly into areas full of pedestrians and may not always take the proper precautions.

Drivers are also distracted by their own passengers. Rideshare drivers spend time interacting with the people in their cars, and it can take away from the focus they have on the roads. When our law firm handles pedestrian accident cases, we look for the signs of distracted driving and hold drivers accountable for the harm they caused.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation About Your Case

To talk with one of our attorneys about your accident, contact us online or call 714-426-9565 for a free and confidential consultation. Lawyers at our Costa Mesa law firm handle personal injury and wrongful death cases on contingency, so there is no fee unless and until we recover compensation for you.