Rideshare accidents and rideshare misconduct can have serious repercussions for passengers and other drivers on the road. In recent years, rideshares like Uber and Lyft have become a popular mode of transportation in many cities and communities in Illinois and across the country. However, due to their unique nature, rideshares have, until recently, had different legal responsibilities than taxis or public transportation.

Rideshare companies now may face liability for accidents and misconduct that occur during a ride in some cases. An amendment to Illinois's 2014 Transportation Network Providers Act, signed into law by Governor J.B. Pritzker in August 2023, classifies rideshares as common carriers. This change means rideshare programs and companies must ensure the safety and well-being of both customers and other drivers or face consequences. 

Your rideshare accident or misconduct claim

Types of rideshare accident injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Whiplash
  • Other serious injuries requiring medical attention and medical care
  • Death
Types of rideshare misconduct incidents
  • Physical assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Harassment or other forms of unwanted advances
  • Kidnapping and sex trafficking
  • Abuse of personally identifying information, such as phone numbers or physical addresses

If you find yourself in a rideshare accident, obtaining legal counsel from experienced automobile accident attorneys is advisable. A lawyer can assist you in obtaining fair compensation for your injuries, property damage, and other damages resulting from the accident. They have years of knowledge to help you navigate legal processes, negotiate and act on your behalf. With their help, you can ensure that you receive the appropriate financial settlement for the harm you have suffered.

Additionally, attorneys can provide guidance and support in misconduct cases throughout the legal process, making it less overwhelming for you. Rideshare misconduct, such as physical or sexual assault, can happen to anyone. If a driver does something wrong during your trip, report the incident to the police and the company. It is important to then seek legal advice to understand your options and what actions you can take.

Our experienced lawyers’ results for clients in motor vehicle accident claims

Our personal injury lawyers have achieved great results in car accident cases, showing our commitment to clients. Romanucci & Blandin's transportation and car accidents legal team has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for injured parties. In the past, we won a $21.3 million verdict as compensation for death and serious injuries from a police chase and recovered $4.5 million for a rear-end collision in one of the largest personal injury settlements ever in Wyoming. We also obtained a $1.1 million settlement for a car accident on an expressway.

Free consultation on your case by Chicago-based rideshare accident and misconduct lawyers

The car accident attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin have proven success in these types of cases. Please use the following contact information to get in touch with our law firm: email info@rblaw.net, phone number 312-458-1000 or click here for a free case evaluation. Our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis, which means we only charge a fee once we have successfully obtained compensation for your injuries at the end of the case. 

Disclaimer: The content found on this page is not legal advice. Contacting Romanucci & Blandin for a free consultation regarding rideshare accident and misconduct claims does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.


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