Experienced Lyft and Uber Lawsuit Lawyers
Car accidents happen all the time, and it’s no different for cars used for ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. Thousands of passengers, motorists, and pedestrians are hurt every year in crashes caused by negligent drivers working for ride-sharing companies. After an Uber driver accident, it’s in your best interest to contact an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Ride-sharing companies have high-powered legal teams on their side, which is why it’s crucial that you work with a lawyer who has the experience and resources to successfully stand up for your legal rights. At Parker Waichman LLP, our car accident lawyers stand ready to help you get the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER today to get a free consultation with a knowledgeable Uber traffic accident attorney.
Steps to Take After an Uber or Lyft Accident
If you are in a Lyft or Uber crash as a driver, passenger or pedestrian, your first step should be to call 911 and seek prompt medical attention. There are two reasons why this is important. First, some injuries aren’t immediately apparent, so it’s important to be evaluated by a medical professional to ensure that you get the treatment you need. Second, a medical provider will create records that can be used to document your injuries. If you do not get immediate medical attention, the ride-sharing company will try to claim that your injuries did not result from the accident and avoid paying an Uber or Lyft settlement.
It’s also important to call the police to the scene of the accident, as they will be able to create a report that documents the circumstances of the crash. This police report can be used as evidence if you need to file a lawsuit. You should also collect information from the other drivers and passengers involved and any witnesses to the crash. If you can, take pictures of the scene to help document the positions of the vehicles and the damage to them.
Once these immediate needs are dealt with, if your vehicle was involved in the crash, you may need to call a tow truck, and you’ll likely need to notify your insurance company as well as that of the responsible party.
Next, consult an Uber accident attorney for advice. Cases involving ride-sharing services can be complex, so it’s crucial to work with someone who understands the regulations that apply to these claims, including state no-fault laws as well as those that may govern actions by independent contractors (like drivers for Uber and Lyft). Your Uber claims attorney can also report the crash to the ride-sharing company for you, which is important because you should say as little to the company as possible: Anything you say to them is likely to be used against you.
When you call a Parker Waichman attorney, we’ll evaluate your potential Uber auto accident claim and give you advice on what you should do next, and we’ll do so for free with absolutely no obligation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Is Liable in an Uber Accident?
When you’re injured in an Uber or Lyft car accident, figuring out liability can be tricky. The most obvious liable party is the driver at fault. But if the responsible party was an Uber or Lyft driver, you may also be able to hold the ride-sharing company liable, especially if the driver’s insurance coverage is not enough to cover the full extent of your injuries.
Can You Sue Uber if You Get in an Accident?
Often, you will be able to sue Uber if you are using their service at the time of the crash. However, pursuing a lawsuit against Uber can be difficult, as the company fights hard to avoid responsibility for these claims.
Does Uber Compensate for Accidents?
You can get compensation from Uber auto accident claims, but the company will usually insist that the driver’s insurance company pay out first. If the driver has inadequate coverage to compensate you for your damages, you may pursue an Uber accident settlement payout.
How Much Does Uber Pay for Accidents?
The amount that Uber will pay after an accident depends in part on the circumstances of the crash.
- If you are an Uber driver who is logged in to work but you do not have a passenger at the time of the accident, the responsible driver’s insurance will pay out first, and then Uber will typically pay up to $50,000 per injury, with a max payout of $100,000.
- If you are an Uber driver who is logged in and you have a passenger or are driving to pick up a passenger, Uber offers up to $1 million in coverage for damages caused by the accident.
- If you are a passenger and the accident is your Uber driver’s fault, you are covered by the company’s $1 million insurance policy, but you typically must seek compensation from the driver’s own insurer first.
- If you are a passenger and the accident was another driver’s fault, you must pursue compensation from the driver at fault. If they are uninsured or underinsured, Uber’s insurance will kick in, up to $1 million.
If Uber accident settlement amounts from all of the applicable insurance policies are inadequate to cover your injuries, you may attempt to pursue a claim against Uber itself for compensation.
How Much Can Lyft Claims Be Worth?
Lyft’s insurance coverage is comparable to Uber’s, paying out between $50,000 and $1 million for auto accident claims depending on the circumstances.
What Are the Average Uber and Lyft Accident Settlement Amounts?
The settlements paid out for Lyft and Uber accident claims vary widely depending on the relevant insurance policies and the severity of your injuries, but average Lyft and Uber passenger accident settlement amounts can be $500,000 or more. Remember, though, that no amount can ever be guaranteed, and your Uber or Lyft lawsuit settlement will depend largely on the amount of losses you have sustained. When you speak with a lawyer at Parker Waichman, we can help you to get an idea of what your potential Uber or Lyft lawsuit settlement could be worth.
Get Help With Your Uber or Lyft Accident Lawsuits
If you were injured as a passenger, driver or pedestrian in a Lyft or Uber collision, you could be entitled to compensation. A personal injury lawyer from Parker Waichman can give you a free consultation to help answer any questions you may have about your potential Lyft or Uber compensation claim. Our law firm has vast experience with car accident claims, including Lyft and Uber accident cases, so you can rest assured that your Lyft or Uber car accident lawsuit is in good hands.
Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your potential Lyft or Uber accident lawsuit by filling out our online contact form or calling 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER (1-800-968-7529).
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