Minneapolis Rideshare Accident Lawyers
Call Us After an Uber or Lyft Accident
You deserve complete compensation after being injured in a rideshare accident.
However, Uber, Lyft, or any other rideshare company involved might see
things differently. You could be bouncing between liable parties and looking
to see who will take care of your damages, whether you were hurt as a
rideshare passenger, driver, or another motorist on the road.
Lowe Law Group is the legal team you can trust to start your claim and
take it to the next level. Our Minneapolis rideshare accident attorneys
never back down from a fight, even when a large opponent like Uber or
Lyft stands on the other side of the court or conference room.
Discuss the details of your Uber or Lyft accident today. Call
Are Rideshare Drivers Employees?
When you are injured in a rideshare accident, your instinct might be to
hold the rideshare company employing your driver accountable for your
damages. After all, if you get hurt while in a retail store, then you
would expect that company to be liable. The issue is that rideshare drivers
are not technically employees of rideshare companies, which can complicate matters.
In recent years, rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have fought again
and again to insist that drivers using their apps are not employees. It
is a deliberate attempt to distance themselves from liability after a
rideshare accident. What does that mean for your rideshare accident claim,
though? Who will be named as the liable party in your claim or defendant
in a lawsuit if your case has to go to court?
Seeking Full Compensation from the Liable Parties
After you are in an accident caused by your driver while you are a rideshare
passenger, you might need to bring a claim against your driver’s
own insurance company, as you would as a passenger in any other car accident.
The damages you can collect could be limited by their individual insurance
policy, which is not ideal if you are seriously injured. Although, depending
on the cause of your accident and when it happened, you could be covered
by a rideshare company’s insurance policy. For example, Uber offers
a $1 million bodily injury insurance policy to cover crashes involving
its drivers, but when the crash occurs is important.
Uber divides its rides into three sections:
- The driver is using the app to find a ride but does not have anyone in
their vehicle and does not have a current destination to pick up a passenger.
- The driver is using the app and is en route to pick up a new passenger.
- The driver has at least one passenger in their vehicle and is taking them
to their destination or waiting for them to exit the vehicle after having
just arrived at the selected destination.
The $1 million insurance policy only applies to crashes that happen during
the third section. If you were hurt by an Uber driver in the first or
second section, then you could be facing an uphill battle to get any compensation
for your damages. Teaming up with our attorneys is a good place to start
if you want to strengthen your claim.
Contact Us as Soon as You Can After a Crash
Rideshare companies will move quickly after hearing that one of their contracted
drivers crashed with a passenger or into another vehicle. You need to
take action just as swiftly if you want to keep up. Call
(612) 255-4460 and work with Lowe Law Group and our rideshare accident attorneys in Minneapolis.
We can get your claim moving before you know it while you focus on resting
and relaxing as best you can.