Nearly everyone knows someone who has used a rideshare app. People can earn extra money on the side by driving for Lyft or Uber, or you can use these services to go where you need to go as quickly thanks to the swarm of drivers at your disposal.
Ridesharing saves a ton of hassle and headaches until an accident happens. Immediately, there are questions about who will pay for your injuries and losses. The issue of who should pay for transportation in a rideshare is tricky, but a personal injury lawyer can navigate these waters.
Triumph Law can help cut through this red tape and assist in holding the responsible parties accountable. We will take care of everything involved in your claim and help you recover the maximum compensatory damages possible.
The Question of Insurance in a Rideshare Accident
A rideshare accident is quite different from a normal car accident because more parties can be potentially held liable. The driver, the rideshare company, and other factors in the environment can affect the outcome, and there can be complications.
Since the driver isn’t an employee, there can be questions about insurance and liability. Uber or Lyft can fight your claim and try to push the liability to the driver or someone else. This makes it difficult to determine fault and compensation after such an incident.
Because of this complexity, working with an experienced attorney familiar with ridesharing legal issues is important to help you navigate their case and maximize your settlement potential.
Filing a Claim After a Ridesharing Accident
Filing a claim with the insurer is crucial for people hurt in rideshare accidents to get the money they need to recuperate from the incident. This might mean filing a claim with Uber’s or Lyft’s car insurance in the event of an accident.
Yet, matters of this nature often escalate rapidly in complexity. This is partial because the auto insurance coverage for Uber and Lyft is only active at certain periods. Among these are:
- If a driver for a ridesharing service is logged into the company’s mobile app
- Whenever a passenger is being transported
- When a rideshare driver is waiting on a fare
If the rideshare accident happened outside of these hours, you may not be able to seek compensation for your injuries from Uber’s or Lyft’s car insurance company. Alternatively, the rideshare company may try to dispute your claims.
An attorney who specializes in ridesharing accidents can help you file these claims and pursue compensation.
How a Rideshare Attorney Can Help You With Your Claim
Because of the complexity of ridesharing insurance requirements, having an expert attorney on your side is key. The appropriate investigation of the accident is essential because many rideshare drivers and companies may dispute responsibility.
Your attorney will investigate the accident and compile any evidence, including statements from witnesses, photos, videos, and police reports. We may also consult with financial and medical professionals to validate your claims and the value of your damages.
Our legal team will assist you by:
- Making a thorough assessment of economic and non-economic damages and losses
- Thoroughly examining the accident’s specifics
- Identifying all potential sources of liability
- Submitting required insurance claims
- Communicating with the relevant rideshare service
- Engaging in settlement negotiations with insurance providers
- Representing you in court if litigation is required
Having legal representation can be advantageous in cases of major injuries since the policy limitations of the driver’s insurance may be reached before your damages are fully covered.
With a rideshare attorney from Triumph Law, you can put your energy into recovering from your injuries while they handle the case.
What Sets Our Rideshare Law Firm Apart?
If you’re looking for a law firm to defend you after a rideshare accident, here are some things about us you should know:
- We know the ins and outs of the ridesharing business, including the circumstances under which companies like Uber and Lyft may be held liable in court for the actions of their drivers.
- We’ll give your claim the individual focus it deserves.
- We are adept at tracking down any and all applicable insurance policies, amassing supporting documentation on your behalf, and directing clients to efficient, appropriate, and effective medical care.
- We are not hesitant to go to trial if it’s in your best interest to do so, and we have extensive trial experience.
- Our rideshare accident claims are accepted on a contingency basis, so there are no out-of-pocket costs to you, and unless we win you money, there is no charge for our services.
Recoverable Damages in Ridesharing Accidents
In the event of a ridesharing accident, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:
Hospitalization, surgical procedures, medication, physical therapy, and any other medically-related charges.
You may be entitled to compensation for lost wages if you were unable to work as a result of your injuries and underwent medical treatment, such as seeing a doctor, attending follow-up appointments, and making travel arrangements.
Pain and Suffering Damages
Your pain and suffering, both physical and mental, as a direct result of the accident. The severity of the injury, the necessity of medical care, and the length of time required to recuperate all play a role in this expense.
If any of your personal belongings, such as your phone or camera, were damaged in the crash, we can seek damages for their replacement.
Get in Touch With Us to Discuss Your Case with a Rideshare Accident Lawyer
You can learn more about how we can help you with your claim by getting in touch with Triumph Law if you were hurt in a Lyft, Uber, or other ridesharing accident. Our team can help you through the entire procedure and ensure that your claim is as strong as possible.
Accidents involving rideshare drivers are difficult to navigate, and dealing with insurance adjusters can be a nuisance while you focus on getting better. We will handle every legal aspect of your case to free you up to concentrate on getting well.
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