Getting Into An Accident With Opoli Rideshare

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If you drive in major cities like Los Angeles, you’re bound to have a difficult ride ahead of you especially if you’re not acquainted with the city’s traffic congestion. Simply put, it’s filled with way too many people with road rage, and the occasional late night drunk drivers. Non-LA natives, eager to avoid the issues that come with driving in the streets of Los Angeles, opt to get around the city using generic rideshare apps like Uber, Lyft, etc. Unfortunately this option comes with its own sets of issues. For one, one can’t be too sure that rideshare drivers are prioritizing their passenger’s safety. In the interest of optimizing profits, they’re incentivized to get their riders to the destination as quickly as possible so they can move on to the next customer. Even more concerning, is that none of the drivers are required to have a special license in order to drive.

This is where rideshare app Opoli comes in.

Opoli claims that all their drivers are professionals, meaning that they carry commercial drivers licenses. If this is true, then riders can be sure that Opoli drivers are equipped with the necessary skills to steer them away from trouble.

Even still, the city’s poor urban planning leaves Opoli drivers (no matter how experienced) and passengers at a high risk for various personal injuries. They could acquire a Soft Tissue Injury. Even worse, they could be afflicted with worse injuries like Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury.

Filing A Personal Injury Claim After An Opoli Accident

A person involved in an accident with Opoli may file a personal injury claim for as late as two years in the state of California. Failure to do so may lead the court to dismiss their case. There are cases, however, in which the case’s statute of limitations gets extended past its two-year deadline. Unfortunately, it depends on a case-by-case basis.

The claimant may be able to get an extension if their case is proven to fall under the delayed discovery rule. To succeed in this task, they need to provide convincing evidence that demonstrates that they really did not know about their acquired injury after the accident until much later. They also need to prove that it would have been impossible for them to know about it sooner than they did.

But again, context is king. As aforementioned, it’s hard to gauge whether your case applies for such an extension, which is why you need to talk to a personal injury lawyer who is knowledgeable about rideshare accidents.

Call Omega Law Group

We have represented clients who have been affected by various personal injuries, including Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Soft Tissue Injury, and many more. Our awards and excellent testimonials are a result of our ability to empathize and attend to the needs of our clients. Here at Omega Law Group, you will come first.

If you or a loved one is suffering due to an accident, reach out to our team. Visit our Contact Us page or call us at (310) 504-1852.

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