Involved In A Rideshare Or Delivery Accident In Kentucky?
Rideshares and crowdsourced deliveries have exploded in Kentucky. In the Covington area, services like Lyft, Uber, Uber East, DoorDash and Instacart are increasingly common on residential streets as well as major thoroughfares.
What are your rights if you’ve been involved in an accident with a rideshare or delivery driver? These cases can be more complicated than other types of car accidents. Our lawyers at Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima can help you navigate all the details. We have obtained millions in compensation for injury victims across Kentucky and surrounding areas, and from our office in Florence, we represent clients across northern Kentucky.
How Delivery Accidents Happen
Freelance drivers for delivery services like DoorDash are often paid on a per-delivery basis, which means they have a financial incentive to complete each delivery as fast as they can. Even services like Amazon Flex that pay “per delivery block” incentivize faster deliveries. That means drivers are racing from one delivery to the next. They are also often looking at their phones to figure out where to go next and where the delivery address is located.
All these factors create a dangerous recipe for distracted driving accidents.
How Rideshare Accidents Happen
Like freelance delivery drivers, rideshare drivers are also financially motivated to complete rides as quickly as possible. That may lead to speeding, distractions from watching the map on their phone and other hazardous behavior.
Work With Kentucky Lawyers Who Understand The Complexities Of These Cases
When you get into an accident with a delivery or rideshare driver, there are different legal considerations to take into account. You will need to seek compensation from the commercial insurance policy of the rideshare or delivery company. The process for doing so can be confusing and intimidating.
Our lawyers can serve as your advocates and protectors. We will make sure you don’t get taken advantage of.