Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyers in Ogden
Helping Ridesharing Accident Victims Recover Just Compensation
Ridesharing companies, like Uber and Lyft, have become increasingly popular
as an alternative to taxis. However, as the popularity of these companies
increases, so too does the risk of being involved in an accident with
an Uber or Lyft. When these accidents occur, victims have several options
in seeking recovery for their damages, such as medical bills, future medical
costs, lost income, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.
Ridesharing accident claims are very complex, both factually and legally.
If you were involved in an accident with an Uber or Lyft driver, it’s
important that you reach out to an experienced attorney who can help you
navigate what comes next. At Lowe Law Firm, we are ready to put our years
of experience, our considerable resources, and our
history of success on your side.
Get in touch with us today to share your story. Call
(801) 797-3444 or
contact us online for a free consultation with one of our Ogden Uber accident lawyers.
How Uber & Lyft Accident Cases Work
Accident claims involving Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing vehicles are
similar to but notably different than typical
car accident claims. Because Uber and Lyft drivers are not classified as employees but, rather,
as independent contractors, these cases are also different from other types of
commercial vehicle and truck accident claims.
Because Uber and Lyft drivers are independent contractors, both ridesharing
companies have relatively limited liability when it comes to the actions
of their drivers. In other words, Uber and Lyft have set up ways to protect
themselves in the event that one of their drivers causes an accident.
If you are hit by an Uber or Lyft driver, you can file a claim directly
with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. However, if the claim
is denied (which is often the case) or if the at-fault driver’s
coverage is not sufficient, at that point you may be able to obtain compensation
through their ridesharing company’s insurance coverage.
Both Uber and Lyft offer coverage in the following amounts:
- $50,000 in bodily injury coverage per person/$100,000 in bodily injury
coverage per accident – this compensation is available when the
driver has the app turned on but has not yet accepted a ride
- $25,000 in property damage per incident – this coverage is available
when the driver has the app turned on but, again, has not accepted a ride
$1 million in third-party liability and uninsured/underinsured motorist
liability – this is available when the driver has the app turned on
and has accepted a ride and is either on the way to pick up the passenger or
has the passenger in the vehicle
So, for example, if you were hit by an Uber driver who had accepted a ride
and was distracted while looking for his passenger, you are covered by
Uber’s $1 million commercial policy. If you are hit by a Lyft driver
who didn’t have the app turned on at the time of the accident, you
are not covered by Lyft’s policy and will need to pursue a claim
against the Lyft driver’s private auto insurance company.
What Damages Are Available in Uber & Lyft Accident Claims?
Just like any other type of motor vehicle accident, collisions with Uber
and Lyft drivers can lead to serious injuries. These injuries, in turn,
cause immense physical pain, emotional distress, and financial hardships.
Our Ogden Uber and Lyft accident lawyers can help you seek compensation
for the following economic and non-economic damages:
- Emergency medical treatment
- Ambulance/hospital fees
- Ongoing medical care
- Cognitive and physical rehabilitation therapy
- Lost wages/income
- Lost future earnings
- Reduced/lost earning capacity (disability)
- Pain and suffering
- Counseling services
- Emotional distress
- Property damage/vehicle repairs
Ready to Tell Us Your Story?
Being involved in a car accident is always frightening. When the other
involved driver is an Uber or Lyft driver, you could face significant
challenges in recovering the compensation you need and deserve.
Our attorneys are ready to listen to your story and learn how we can help. We are fierce
advocates for victims of negligence and have what it takes to aggressively
fight for your recovery. Our team will handle everything so that you can
focus on your recovery.
Get in touch with us by calling
(801) 797-3444 or by
contacting us online. There is absolutely no cost and no pressure in speaking to us about your