Uber & Lyft Accident Attorneys
Representing Rideshare Accident Victims Across the U.S.
Ridesharing companies, like Uber and Lyft, have become the most popular
form of ride-hailing service in the U.S., outpacing taxis in major cities
and suburban areas from coast to coast. But what happens if you are in
an accident with an Uber or Lyft? Who is legally liable for your injuries
and the resulting medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering? The
answer is, it depends. The circumstances of the accident will play a big
role in what comes next.
If you were involved in an accident with a ridesharing vehicle, we encourage
you to reach out to our Uber and Lyft accident attorneys. At
Lowe Law Firm, we represent victims of ridesharing accidents nationwide. Each state
has slightly different rules regarding these types of accidents;
our attorneys are incredibly well-versed in the applicable laws in your area, as well
as how to advocate for the maximum compensation you need and deserve.
We understand that being involved in any accident can be incredibly stressful
and overwhelming, which is why we are committed to removing the burden of
filing a claim from your shoulders.
Reach out to us today, either
online or at
(801) 900-4681, and share your story during a free, no-pressure consultation. Let us
provide the answers you need.
Can I Sue Uber or Lyft After an Accident?
Both Uber and Lyft have several protections in place that limit their liability
in the event of an accident. Namely, drivers for both ridesharing companies
are classified as independent contractors, not employees. This means that,
legally, neither Uber nor Lyft is liable for the actions of their drivers.
However, that being said, both companies offer insurance coverage in the
event of an accident. While you may not be able to sue Uber or Lyft directly,
you may be able to file a claim under this coverage. It’s important
to note that, in most cases, you will need to file a claim against the
Uber or Lyft driver’s own insurance company first. Only after this
claim is denied or after coverage limits are exceeded can you seek compensation
through Uber or Lyft’s insurance policies.
Additionally, the circumstances of the accident are critical when it comes
to the amount of compensation you could receive from Uber or Lyft. Both
companies recognize three separate driving periods, each of which comes
with different coverage.
These three driving periods are:
Period One: The driver does not have the app turned on – If the driver doesn’t have the app switched on, they are not considered
to be working for their ridesharing company and, therefore, neither Uber
nor Lyft offers any coverage during this driving period. If you are hit
by an Uber or Lyft driver who doesn’t have the app turned on, you
can still seek compensation for your damages by filing a normal car accident claim.
Period Two: The driver has the app turned on but hasn’t accepted
a ride – When the driver has the app switched on and is actively looking for a ride
but hasn’t accepted one yet, Uber and Lyft offer specific coverage
limits in the event of an accident. These limits vary somewhat from state
to state, and state laws may also dictate how and when this coverage comes
Period Three: The driver has the app turned on and has accepted a ride – When the driver has the app switched on, has accepted a ride, and is either
on the way to pick up the passenger or has the passenger in the vehicle,
both Uber and Lyft offer up to $1 million in bodily injury, death, and
property damage coverage.
So, if you were the passenger of an Uber that got into an accident, you
are eligible to seek compensation under that $1 million policy. If you
were the driver of another vehicle that was hit by a Lyft driver who had
the app turned on but hadn’t accepted a ride at the time of the
collision, you could still recover compensation through Lyft’s insurance
coverage if you can prove that you were not at fault for the accident,
were less than 50% at fault for the accident, or that the Lyft driver
had some percentage of blame, depending on where you live and the applicable
Why Do I Need an Uber/Lyft Accident Attorney?
Uber and Lyft accident cases are
not like regular
car accident claims. In fact, these cases tend to be very complex, and there are many nuances
involved in establishing liability. It’s important that we establish
liability, as your personal injury claim will almost certainly depend
on proving who is legally responsible for your damages.
At Lowe Law Firm, our Uber and Lyft accident attorneys serve clients nationwide.
We have a large team of experienced and knowledgeable attorneys, paralegals,
accident reconstructionists, medical specialists, and expert witnesses
who all work together to investigate your claim, find supporting evidence,
evaluate your injuries and damages, and build a powerful case aimed at
securing the maximum compensation you are owed. We know that
personal injury law can be confusing and the process of filing a claim may be extremely stressful
when you’re dealing with your injuries, taking time off work, and
recovering. Our goal is to ease your stress by navigating the process
on your behalf, working to secure a fair recovery for you while you focus
on healing. Throughout the process, we are always available, 24/7, to
assist you. Our team is large and experienced, but we prioritize client
satisfaction above all else. Your Uber or Lyft accident lawyer will provide
consistent communication and updates on your case’s progress every
step of the way.
We Want to Hear Your Story
The first step toward recovery is reaching out to an experienced and compassionate
attorney who is ready to hear your story and inform you of your legal
rights and options. We invite you to get in touch with Lowe Law Firm today
to learn more, including how we can help. We want to hear your story,
and there is absolutely no pressure when you speak to our team about your case.
We offer our services on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no
attorneys’ fees unless/until we secure a settlement or verdict on
your behalf. If we don’t win your case, you don’t pay—it’s
that simple. Please don’t hesitate to
contact us today to learn more.
Call our office at
(801) 900-4681 for a free consultation. We can travel to you if needed.