December 08, 2019

Can I Sue for a Rideshare Car Accident in Wisconsin?

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, recovery may seem far away. You need funds to help you recover physically and emotionally. Those bills are never inexpensive. If you didn’t cause the accident that injured you, you have the right to file an injury claim. But, what if you were injured as a passenger in a rideshare? 

Now, you need answers to questions like, “Can I sue for a rideshare car accident in Wisconsin?” Although the answer is yes, it can be tough to navigate the court system on your own. That’s why you may need to seek out a lawyer from the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg to help you recover. 

Suing a Wisconsin Rideshare Company or Driver

When you’re injured by a rideshare company, one of your first questions may be, “Whom do I sue?” This can be complicated, so it’s best to discuss it with a lawyer. 

Typically, the financially liable party is the employer. They should take responsibility for the people they hired. However, rideshare companies often avoid taking responsibility for their drivers. That makes it difficult or even impossible to sue the company. 

Instead, you may need to seek compensation from the rideshare driver. Fortunately, their insurance policy may make that easier. They should have commercial driver insurance, which means their insurance policy should cover up to $1 million for your recovery. 

Seeking a Fair Car Accident Settlement 

Once you determine your best options for a settlement, you’ll also need to make sure your settlement is enough to cover your losses. If you settle for a lower amount, it can be tough to recover fully from your losses. 

That means calculating all your losses, including future expenses. For example, you may have suffered a severe brain injury. Although your settlement may already include the costs of emergency care, you may also need rehabilitation after your condition improves. It’s important that your future losses caused by the accident are also included in your case. 

Talk to a Rideshare Accident Lawyer in Wisconsin 

Securing a fair settlement after a rideshare crash isn’t easy, but it’s not impossible. Your lawyer from the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg can help you seek maximum compensation for your accident, starting from your first questions, like, “Can I sue for a rideshare car accident in Wisconsin?”

We’re proud to offer free claim consultations to injury victims. In this meeting, we can assess your case, explain how we can help, and leave you confident to pursue a claim. Ready to get started? Your lawyer can be reached by calling 414-271-7007 or by completing the online form below.