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Fault is usually determined by finding out who was negligent. All drivers owe a duty to the other drivers and passengers on the road to act in the same way a reasonable driver would act in a similar situation. If a driver breaches that duty and his or her breach causes damages or injuries to other drivers, the driver is responsible for paying those damages. 
Rideshare auto insurance activates the moment a driver turns on the app and is ready to accept a ride request from a customer. This coverage extends throughout the ride until the client gets dropped off at his or her destination. The driver needs to own a personal policy and commercial auto insurance plan that accepts rideshare liability to be eligible for compensation.  
Remember, you might still be eligible for compensation even if you partially contributed to the accident. Knowing what to do if you think you caused a car accident can make the difference between a successful and a failed car accident claim. The following after-accident steps will help you protect your rights to compensation: 
Dram shops are any type of establishment that serves alcohol. So, can a bar be held liable for a drunk driver? The answer is yes. Dram shop laws apply to establishments such as pubs, bars, and any other establishment where alcohol is served.
As you are preparing for your consult, there are going to be questions that you’ll need to ask. During your consult, there will be a lot of information being relayed to you in a short period of time, so having your questions written down in advance will help you remember what to ask.
If you have been injured in a car accident, it's important to talk to an experienced car accident lawyer before you accept a settlement offer. Your lawyer will calculate your economic and non-economic damages to determine the approximate value of your case. Your car accident attorney will take into account all of your medical expenses, lost income, rehabilitation costs, and pain and suffering to estimate what a fair settlement will be. 
The car’s height and the pedestrian’s height determine the point of contact, accident seriousness, and the severity of the injuries sustained. Larger vehicles usually result in tragic pedestrian accidents. Why? The initial impact throws the pedestrian to the ground, and the vehicle runs over the pedestrian. 
In Illinois, the majority of car accident cases are handled through settlement arrangements between the injury victim's car accident lawyer and the at-fault party's insurance company. To determine compensation for damages, the injury claim must be investigated and evaluated by an insurance claims adjuster.