Can I Sue for a Rideshare Accident in New Mexico?
Who isn’t grateful for the innovative concept of ridesharing? Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare companies provide valuable transportation services that most people have used at one point or another. While these services are useful, convenient, and inexpensive, that doesn’t mean they are perfect.
Any time you get into a rideshare vehicle, you are trusting that a stranger will drive safely and get you to your destination without incident. Sadly, accidents can happen, and you can be injured in a crash involving a rideshare driver. You might even be wondering, “Can I sue for a rideshare accident in New Mexico?”
When You Can Sue for a New Mexico Rideshare Collision
Yes, you do have the ability to sue for an accident involving a rideshare driver. This works similarly to any other vehicle accident in New Mexico in which the person who caused the accident could be liable for the outcome. If an Uber or Lyft driver caused the collision due to negligent actions, they could be held liable.
You could sue the driver to recover financial compensation for your accident. Both Lyft and Uber drivers are required to carry insurance to protect themselves from financial liability in an accident. Their insurance coverage should cover your injuries and related losses.
In some instances, the rideshare company could be financially liable for your accident, as well. If the rideshare company broke the law in some way, they could be liable for an accident. In addition, both rideshare companies provide some insurance coverage for accidents caused by their drivers.
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Now you know that you can sue for a rideshare accident in New Mexico. Who you sue will depend on your injury case. Contact an auto wreck attorney at our firm to learn more about filing a claim for a rideshare accident. Call Will Ferguson & Associates at 505-633-0750 or fill out the form below to talk to an attorney about your NM case.