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Accident cases involving rideshare companies like Uber or Lyft are complicated and difficult. The law governing the rideshare industry is rapidly evolving and it requires an experienced accident lawyer to keep up. Only such an attorney can get you the compensation you deserve.
Uber or Lyft certainly makes traveling easier and more convenient especially after a night of partying and drinking. DUI’s have reportedly dropped anywhere from 15% to 62% as a result of ridesharing. Car accidents, unfortunately, continue to happen. Even to vehicles managed by Uber and Lyft.
Large, well-financed insurance companies protect Uber and Lyft. Their expert professionals are trained to settle cases for as little as possible, if for anything at all.
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As with most auto accident claims, the key to winning an Uber or Lyft accident claim is by presenting thorough proof of damages and by correctly asserting liability. Damages may be quite easy to prove, like showing your medical expenses and lost earnings due to not being able to work. Liability is a different thing, though, and is more difficult to prove.
Rideshare companies may deny liability since Uber or Lyft drivers are independent contractors. A passenger injured while riding in a Lyft or Uber can hold the company as well as its driver liable for damages. If the Uber or Lyft driver, however, was not actually working or using their rideshare app to pick up new rides, the victim will have to hold the driver liable for damages. An experienced rideshare accident lawyer can accurately assess liability to ensure that compensation is sought from the right party.
What can I do in an accident where I’m an Uber or Lyft passenger?
If you are an Uber or Lyft passenger in a vehicle accident, you must contact one of their lawyers or representatives even if you were not hurt. Do this after you get looked at by a medical professional, even if you don’t feel hurt at the time. Symptoms may develop later. An accident lawyer should advise you on how to handle this first contact. If a statement about the accident is asked for, consult your attorney.
Uber and Lyft both have substantial insurance policies to cover passenger injuries. It will not be easy, however, to get fairly compensated. Uber or Lyft and their insurance companies have teams of attorneys to defend against claims. You must have representation as well.
What if an Uber or Lyft vehicle hits me?
If you were a passenger or the driver in another vehicle and an Uber or Lyft collides with you, contact an attorney who will carry out a thorough investigation and analysis of your case. If the other driver was responsible for the accident, it must be determined whether they were on duty with the rideshare company at that time or not.
If the driver at fault was not on duty and merely driving for personal reasons, then a claim can be filed against their own insurance policy. If they were on duty and had the rideshare app open during the crash, a claim can likely be filed against Uber or Lyft’s insurance.
How can a rideshare accident lawyer help me with my accident claim?
After your claim is filed, the rideshare company, the insurance companies, and their lawyers will attempt to pin as much blame on you as possible. They will try to settle quickly for the smallest amount possible. The legal team of Shea Kohl Law, LC will defend your claim against the rideshare company and their lawyers. A powerful claim against them is the best chance to obtain the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to.
Contact Shea Kohl Law, LC immediately to talk about you Uber or Lyft accident. Call our office today at (636) 946-9999 to consult with us for free.
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