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 (612) 255-4460 or use our online form to set up a free consultation.
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. We can get your claim moving before you know it while you focus on resting and relaxing as best you can.
Call (612) 255-4460 and work with Lowe Law Group and our rideshare accident attorneys in Minneapolis.
A Sense of Understanding
We will step into your shoes to better understand your goals and effectively fight for the justice that you deserve in your case.
A Client-First Philosophy
Our team is prepared to do whatever is necessary to ensure your comfort and convenience, from traveling to you to arranging your medical care.
A Personalized Experience
Our attorneys refuse to treat you like another number and are committed to being directly involved in your case every step of the way.
A Results-Driven Approach
We have recovered over $265 million dollars for injury victims in the past and are committed to winning your case next.
A Network of Support
When you hire our firm, you not only get the support of one attorney but a large team guiding you through the legal process.
A Compassionate Team
Our attorneys are truly empathetic advocates whom you can count on to be in your corner when you need them most.