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App-based rideshare apps have grown in rapid popularity over the past few years, mainly for their convenience and efficiency in getting a ride from point a to point b. However, this rapid expansion in popularity has caused for a disregard or misstep of the safety and security of some of the rideshare passengers. Many who have experienced accidents while using an app-based rideshare vehicle are left with many questions about what to do next, and how best to pursue monetary compensation for their damages. Thankfully, our experienced lawyers at Normandie Law Firm are here to help you. At Normandie Law Firm our top-rated team of qualified legal experts can guide you through the process of building your case, filing your claim, and collecting the compensation you deserve for your damages. If you have any questions after reading this article, please feel free to reach out to our law offices for a free consultation by one of our skilled associates.

App-Based Rideshare Companies: Juno
App-based ride share programs have become popular due to their convenience and efficiency of getting passengers from point a to point be easy. These programs are helpful in that the everyday person can get around through the simple use of a smartphone. With an app installed on their phone, riders can hail a personal taxi to pick them up and drop them off wherever they need to be at any time of the day. Hiring a personal ride through a rideshare service is, in most cases, faster, more efficient and less expensive than common taxi cab services. For this reason, local taxi services have experienced a steep decline in business, as they are in direct competition with these more effective modes of public transportation. There are a wide variety of rideshare companies, which offer services in cities like Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and New York. While the focus of this article is on the company JUNO, listed below are some other ride-share companies used around the world:

  • Uber
  • Lyft
  • Gett
  • Juno
  • Curb
  • Via
  • Summon
  • Bridj
  • Way2Ride
  • Arro
  • Flywheel

These are just some of the app-based ride share service providers used today. Like all common carrier services, these rideshare companies are expected to uphold the safety and security of their passengers, and the passengers’ rights. The company of focus for this article, Juno, is one of the most popular common carrier services in New York City. Entering the public in February of 2016, the company has grown to employ roughly 2,000 drivers. Unlike competitor companies like Uber, Juno takes a smaller cut from every ride, taking only10% compared to Uber’s 20-25%. This is done to attract and retain happier drivers. The company also has plans to expand its services beyond New York City shortly.

Mistakes happen, and when they involve an app-based ride share service car and driver, the passenger has every right to pursue compensation for the damages they had suffered. Some of these damages from an app-based rideshare accident can be moderately severe causing lifelong injuries that can be almost impossible to recover from. Some of the more common injuries are listed as follows:

  • Brain and head injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Internal injuries

Any of these injuries can cause extensive hospital treatment, which can result in a mountain of debt from the medical expenses that are bound to arise. There is also the possibility of losing wages, or even the potential of earning wages in the future. If this is ever the case, at least a portion of the damages endured should be compensated whether through the rideshare company’s insurance or the pursuit of a rideshare driver accident lawsuit. However, like all lawsuits, it is in your best interest to consult an experienced lawyer before moving forward, as a lawyer can better assist you in suing companies like Juno, for the damages suffered.

Rideshare Accidents
Any company that makes money off of the transporting of others must ensure the care of their passengers while operating a vehicle. In the unfortunate event that an accident does occur to a passenger while they are using an app-based rideshare service like Juno, the passenger has every right to retain a Juno accident lawyer, to sue for the damages. However, like all personal injury lawsuits, it is vital that you can prove the fault of the party responsible for the damages. While proving fault is easier with the help of an attorney with experience in Juno claims, it is also helpful to understand the subtle nuances that go into filing a lawsuit against a Juno driver, or the company itself.

It is important to note that suing a Juno driver for the damages of a rideshare vehicle accident can be somewhat tricky as rideshare drivers are often covered by their insurance policy. In some cases, companies will provide insurance for their drivers; however, it is unclear as to whether Juno provides insurance for their drivers. If this is the case, an injured passenger can pursue a lawsuit against the driver and receive compensation through the driver’s provided insurance.

However, there are cases wherein passengers fail to receive compensation from a rideshare companies’ insurance policy. This lack of compensation can arise when at some point the company points blame for the accident on the passenger. When this is the case, the rideshare insurance provider is unlikely to provide compensation for the damages suffered. At this point, a lawsuit can be filed to pursue fuller compensation sums, so that you can recover fully from your damages.

However, it is also important to note that a key to every Juno accident lawsuit requires that the injured party can prove that Juno is somehow responsible for the damages. Proving liability of a Juno accident depends on two things:

  • Whether you were a passenger of the Juno vehicle at the time
  • What the ride-sharing driver was doing at the time of the accident.

Determining whether or not you were a passenger at the time of the accident is key to accomplishing a successful claim for compensation. If you were not a passenger, then the odds are against you that you will file a successful claim, as the driver was not technically responsible for your well-being. Once you have proven that you were a passenger at the time of the accident, you must also determine whether the ride-sharing driver was acting negligently. Proving negligence can be somewhat challenging, as there are several layers involved, and require that a suitable amount of proof is provided to show the driver acted in fault. Some key components of a successful claim of negligence are listed as follows:

  • Duty: The plaintiff (injured or damaged party) must be able to show that the defendant (ride-share driver) owed a legal duty to the plaintiff under the particular circumstances of the case.
  • Breach: The plaintiff must be able to show that the defendant breached said legal duty through specific actions or failing to act appropriately
  • Causation: The plaintiff must be able to show that the defendant’s actions or lack thereof caused the plaintiff’s injuries
  • Damages: The plaintiff must be able to show that they endured some specific damages. This can usually be shown through the presentation of medical records, a loss of wages, or a loss of potential income.

A complete claim of negligence is key to the success of any case. While any individual can represent themselves in court, it is in your best interest to retain the consultation of an attorney with expertise in suing Juno or other app-based rideshare companies for personal injury. Having the right lawyer on your side is just as important as collecting the proper evidence to support your case.

How Normandie Law Firm Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered from the damages of a Juno rideshare accident you may be eligible to file a claim for significant monetary compensation. At Normandie Law Firm our top Los Angeles Juno passenger accident attorneys can guide you through the process of building your case and filing a lawsuit against the Juno driver, or the company itself. Our attorneys practice in San Diego, Orange County, Riverside, Bakersfield, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento and throughout the state of California.

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Some attorneys are lazy, and will sign you up to their firm but will disappear once your name is on the paper as they are busy signing up more cases. In these instances, their business is based more on volume and will attempt to sign up as many cases as possible. In turn, they will spend less time on cases resulting in severely reduced settlements. Our firm will not treat you like a number. We will be in communication with you throughout our lawsuit and will treat you like family. So if you already have an attorney don’t worry, we’ll give you a second review of your case 100% free of charge.

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If you contact our law offices today, we can walk you through the complicated process of filing your claim completely free of charge. As a show this commitment to you and your case we offer our clients the benefits of a zero fee guarantee policy. Under our zero fee policy, all clients don’t pay for our services until their case is won. If you feel in need of a second opinion, second opinion case reviews are also free under this policy. Please, feel free to give us a call, and we can guide you down the path of receiving proper compensation for your damages.

 

 

 

 

 

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