Rideshare apps such as Uber and Lyft have become a popular mode of transportation for many people across the United States and the world. With millions of rides taken each month using these rideshare platforms, unfortunately accidents are bound to happen. In fact, the number of Uber rides taken had exceeded 2 billion as of July 2016, and the platform has hit 450+ cities and 70 countries worldwide. Riders may decide to take an Uber or Lyft ride for many reasons, such as when their car is in the shop, when they’ve had something to drink, or simply for convenience. Additionally, Lyft and Uber rides are generally less expensive than taxis, which make them appealing to many riders. While we hope you are never injured as a result of a car accident, our attorneys are here to help in the event you are.
Whether you were driving for Uber or Lyft at the time of the accident, were injured while riding as passenger, or were hit by a Lyft or Uber driver, The Ruth Law Team can help you get the justice you deserve for any injuries sustained in the accident. Our personal injury attorneys can help you if you were:
- Injured As an Uber or Lyft Passenger. If you were injured in an car accident while riding as Lyft or Uber passenger, we can assist you in obtaining necessary medical treatment, collecting lost wages due to time off work, and making a financial recovery on your behalf for your pain and suffering. Rideshare companies generally provide liability insurance up to $1 million dollars, which is secondary coverage to the Uber or Lyft driver’s insurance. Our attorneys will assess your situation and help determine the best course of action in proceeding with a claim.
- Hit By a Lyft or Uber Driver. Were you hit by a Lyft or Uber driver? We assist victims who have been physically injured in a car accident due to the negligence of a rideshare driver. Our personal injury attorneys will assist in making a financial recovery against the necessary insurance company for your pain and suffering due to injuries, for lost wages while you take time off for recovery, and for your medical bills.
- Injured As a Driver for Uber or Lyft. Rideshare drivers spend quite a bit of time out on the road. Understanding whether you were on the way to pick up a passenger, waiting for a new fare, or had the app turned off when you were struck by another driver will help determine the insurance coverage available to you. These variables may add an extra layer of confusion in interpreting the law, which is why it is important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible after an accident caused by a negligent driver. In addition to assisting in making a financial recovery for your injuries, we will assist in handling property damage to your vehicle so you can get back on the road faster.
Unlike taxis, Uber and Lyft drivers use their own vehicles to pick up passengers. Rideshare drivers do not generally carry a commercial driver’s license, and their cars are not typically insured or registered as commercial vehicles. Car accidents involving Uber or Lyft are unique and require thorough understanding of the law to best maneuver through filing a claim. Our personal injury attorneys will help you understand the nuances of filing a personal injury claim whether you were a passenger in the vehicle, were hit by a Lyft or Uber driver, or were driving for a rideshare company at the time of the crash. For more than 35 years, The Ruth Law Team has helped victims who have been injured in car accidents throughout Florida and Minnesota. Call 1-888-783-8378 for a free consultation. As always, there are no upfront costs for fees to you.