Riders Share is a platform that allows motorcycle owners to rent out their motorcycles to riders looking to rent a motorcycle. It is similar to other platforms that instead of providing a service provide a way for those who own bikes to connect with those looking to rent a bike. The platform allows owners to list their motorcycles online. Parties interested in renting will be able to search available bikes, pick one, contact the owner, and submit a booking request – if their request is approved, they can either pick up the motorcycle or have it delivered.
Motorcycles, in general, are considered dangerous vehicles even for experienced motorcyclists. There is always a risk of an accident. The risk of being in an accident increases significantly when the rider is using a motorcycle that he or she is not familiar with – as it may have issues that could make it dangerous to ride.
Without a doubt, if you were injured in an accident while on a motorcycle rented through Riders Share, you might have grounds to file a lawsuit. If you are considering your legal options or thinking about filing an injury claim, you might have many questions – including questions surrounding the possible value of your claim.
What Determines the Value of Your Claim?
The value of your Riders Share motorcycle accident claim – like any other type of claim – will be strictly based on the details surrounding the incident. Because of that, it is important that the details of your claim are evaluated by an experienced lawyer. Only a lawyer with experience in motorcycle accident claims can help you determine the value of your claim and what you could potentially recover if your claim is successful.
The details important to determining the value of your claim include the following:
- The type of injuries sustained in the accident (including the severity of the injuries, the extent of the medical care required to treat the injuries, and the permanency of the injuries)
- The amount of lost earnings as a result of the injuries suffered in the accident (including past wages and future wages if the victim’s earning capabilities are affected long-term)
- The mental and emotional impact that the injuries and the accident had on the victim (this can include any mental and emotional distress that the victim develops as a result of the incident and resulting injuries, like depression, anxiety, PTSD, fear, etc.)
Of course, there are other details that must also be taken into consideration to determine the value of a Riders Share motorcycle accident case. These details vary case by case; therefore, we recommend a case evaluation as soon as possible for help understanding the potential value of your claim.
Riders Share Insurance Policy
Riders Share carries an insurance policy that could protect renters and owners. Renters are protected with up to the state minimum financial requirement. Owners are protected with up to $300,000 during the rental period. Only motorcycles that are legally registered, meet the company’s safety standards, and meet the company’s listing criteria are covered by the insurance policy. Renters are covered as long as they remain in compliance of the company’s terms and do not misuse the rental motorcycle during the rental period.
Of course, even though there is an insurance policy that could apply to your accident claim, it is possible that the company refuses to pay you what you are owed. With the help of an experienced Riders Share motorcycle accident lawsuit lawyer, you can fight for your right to be compensated.
Some of the Compensation that You Could Recover
Although every motorcycle accident claim is different, you could be eligible to recover compensation for some of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Punitive damages
- Legal fees
- Wrongful death damages (loss of consortium and funeral/burial costs)
The type of compensation, just like the amount that you could recover, will always depend strictly on the details surrounding your lawsuit. When you allow the experts at our firm to handle your Riders Share motorcycle accident lawsuit, you can trust that our experts will fight for your right to recover the highest settlement available.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
If you have any questions about the potential value of your claim, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our law firm as soon as possible. Here at Downtown L.A. Law Group, our personal injury lawyers are more than ready to provide you with all the information that you need to start the legal process and recover the highest amount of compensation available for your injury claim. If you are ready to discuss the details of your claim and the possible recovery that you could be granted with the experts at our firm, contact us immediately.
We offer free legal services, which include free consultations and free second opinions. This means that you will be able to speak with our experts and get all the information that you need to start or continue your claim without having to worry about paying any legal costs. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that you will not be responsible for any upfront costs. In addition, our firm works on contingency; therefore, our clients will not be required to pay anything until after reaching a positive claim outcome. All legal fees will come from the final recovery, so you will never have to pay anything out of pocket.
If you are ready to discuss your claim with the experts at our law firm, contact us today.