Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC / HopSkipDrive Accidents in LA
Page Updated 12/14/2021
With operations in more than eight metropolitan areas in the United States, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, HopSkipDrive is a safe transportation commute service for children.
The need for HopSkipDrive arose when Uber and other rideshare services restricted access to their services for passengers below 18 years of age.
With HopSkipDrive, working moms, and other single parents can schedule rides on behalf of their children.
Many parents or guardians find the service useful when it comes to transportation of latch key kids to and from their traditional home, or foster home, including rides to doctor’s appointments, and other organized extracurricular activities.
The company focuses on providing safe and reliable transportation solutions for scheduling rides for children, students, seniors, and other clients seeking convenience. (Driver fingerprinting, driver photographs, and California state’s minimum requirements of having a valid driver’s license.)
This includes parents, school districts, and government and non-profit organizations. Although the company provides a safe youth transportation solution, accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. But what does an accident while using HopSkipDrive entail?
If your child got injured on a HopSkipDrive, contact Ehline Law and our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys for free case consultation, as you may be eligible for compensation.
In the recent report published by the company, HopSkipDrive has recorded many hours transporting families and their loved ones to and from schools, the market, and even foster care, with over 12.38 million miles and more than five decades. Consumers can be somewhat reassured by statistics deciphering millions of miles, around 99.5% of the rides completed safely.
Health and safety are the most important factor to professional moms and dads seeking an independent ride-sharing service to manage senior citizen transportation to a Bingo game, or child transportation to and from a private or public school depending on their individual case.
Our lawyers provide legal advice for the .5% who suffer severe injury or death after being involved in an accident or fight for their lives against an abusive driver, or dangerous co-passenger.
Honestly, we can use our influence and training to get to the bottom of your case and secure a large award after you consult with us and retain us to represent you after you’re presented with a devastating car accident.
The company takes pride in its innovative, safe ride support technology, safety features, and stringent background check measures to ensure safety for all passengers.
Although the company has a positive track record, it is like any other ridesharing company with a human steering the vehicle who operates it in an unsafe manner, perhaps. Susceptible to riding errors and negligence, accidents can occur without any warning, maiming, or killing a victim.
Parents need to know the risks of using such ridesharing industry services in case someone in their family is hit in a road accident. If injuries occur, parents need to know they can receive a just settlement with good enough results to cover the defendant’s share of the lawsuit with high priority to your consumer needs.
In the past year, there have been several HopSkipDrive accidents involving other negligent drivers crashing into HopSkipDrive vehicles. Fortunately, no children have gotten hurt from such car accidents.
To ensure the safety of children and their drivers on the ridesharing platform, HopSkipDrive provides children with the following entitled means of insurance coverages:
When using HopSkipDrive, parents want to know who will take responsibility in the case of car accidents. During the time of the accident, rideshare companies take responsibility for any damages done to the passengers, third-party victims, and drivers.
However, the degree of compensation a rideshare company pays out depends on the different circumstances. The driver or the third-party insurance company insurance coverage might come into play in certain situations.
This is because rideshare drivers, just like other platforms such as Uber and Lyft, are contractors in the eyes of HopSkipDrive. Contractors are not company employees. Any accidents due to them can not hold the company responsible unless the accident occurred while the contractor was on the job.
The passenger’s responsibility lies with the company itself regardless of who is at fault. If the rideshare driver is at fault, the company will compensate the passenger for any injuries or damages done to them. Still, if a third party is at fault, the rideshare company will deal with the third-party insurance company to get you the compensation you deserve.
If the third-party insurance is not enough to cover the damages to the rideshare passenger, HopSkipDrive will pay for any additional damages through its underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage.
The same rule applies to the third-party person if the rideshare driver is at fault. The company will pay for the damages done to the third party. However, for any damages over the $1 million coverage limit, the rideshare driver’s insurance policy will kick in.
Our lawyers will assess your HopSkipDrive personal injury case, collect the police report and other necessary evidence, file personal injury claims, and negotiate your car accident claims with the insurers to get you the compensation you deserve.
Our personal injury attorneys can help you get compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. We understand that money can not help recover your child from the trauma, but it can pay for the medical treatment and damages.
We can tell you more about your requirements and answer your FAQs during a free consultation with a HopSkipDirve accident attorney at one of our Los Angeles area offices.
If your child was injured in a HopSkipDrive ride, contact us at (213) 596-9642 and get a free consultation with our Los Angeles ridesharing attorneys on your personal injury case today.