As a resident of Fresno, you may rely on Lyft and Uber for convenient and cost-effective transportation daily. However, it's essential to be aware that ride-sharing vehicle accidents are more frequent than you may realize. At Fiore Legal, we understand the complexities of these cases and are here to help if you've been injured in a rideshare accident.
Suing the Rideshare Driver in Fresno
As a Lyft or Uber rideshare passenger, you have the right to take legal action against your driver if they're responsible for an accident in Fresno. However, taking legal action against Uber or Lyft may require some assistance. Unfortunately, when you accept a rideshare company's terms of service, you essentially sign a "mandatory arbitration agreement" that may waive your right to a jury trial.
Instead, you'll need to navigate a binding dispute resolution procedure called arbitration to resolve your claims dispute. However, several exceptions exist to the arbitration clause, such as in cases of sexual assault by a rideshare driver, where you can file a lawsuit.
But don't worry - the arbitration clause doesn't apply to injured third parties. If you were the occupant of another vehicle and suffered an injury due to the negligence of a rideshare driver, you have the right to sue the company and recover damages. You haven't signed or agreed to any contract with the company, so you can pursue legal action to obtain the compensation you deserve.