If you were in an accident while riding in an Uber or Lyft, consulting with a lawyer familiar with the intricacies of rideshare companies is essential.
Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have revolutionized the way people commute. With the convenience of a few taps on a smartphone, passengers can quickly and easily request a ride. However, with the increasing popularity of ridesharing, accidents involving Uber and Lyft vehicles have become more prevalent.
Dealing with the complexities of Uber and Lyft accident claims can be overwhelming. However, by seeking legal representation, gathering evidence, and understanding insurance coverage, you can increase your chances of obtaining fair compensation for damages.
Complexities of Uber and Lyft Accident Claims
At Apicella & Schlesinger Attorneys at Law, with more than 45 years of experience, we have represented victims in all types of accidents, including Uber and Lyft accidents. We are passionate about seeking all available compensation to help people deal with medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
- Understanding Insurance Coverage: Ridesharing companies typically provide insurance coverage for their drivers, but it varies depending on the specific circumstances of the accident. For example, there are three main coverage periods during a rideshare trip: offline, available, and en route.
- Determining Liability: One of the crucial aspects of a rideshare accident claim is establishing liability. Determining who is at fault can be challenging, especially when multiple parties are involved. We will determine the potentially liable parties, including the rideshare driver, other motorists, pedestrians, or even the ridesharing company itself. We will also determine how comparative negligence laws may affect the claim.
- Steps to Take After an Accident: Prompt and appropriate action following a rideshare accident is crucial for a successful claim. Seeking medical attention, documenting the accident scene, gathering evidence (e.g., photos and witness statements), and reporting the incident to the ridesharing company is essential.
- Dealing with Insurance Companies: Communicating with insurance companies can be overwhelming, especially when dealing with rideshare accident claims. Our attorneys will help you talk with the insurance adjusters, including what information to provide and what to avoid.
- Seeking Compensation for Damages: Rideshare accident victims may be entitled to various types of compensation, such as medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. We will help you understand the types of damages available and how to calculate and document them.
- Legal Considerations and Time Limits: Rideshare accident claims have specific legal considerations and time limits that victims must know. We will explain the statute of limitations for filing a claim and the importance of adhering to these deadlines.
Being involved in a rideshare accident can be a daunting experience, but understanding the complexities of Uber and Lyft claims can help victims navigate the legal process more effectively.
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If you were injured in an accident caused by the driver, you might be entitled to seek compensation from the driver and possibly from Uber or Lyft and their insurance coverage. If you have difficulty receiving the compensation you are rightfully owed, contact Apicella & Schlesinger Attorneys at Law.
We will build a strong case and negotiate with the insurance and rideshare companies on your behalf to seek compensation for your injuries and other losses. If necessary, we will help you file a lawsuit and argue your case to a judge and jury to seek a verdict and judgment that is in your favor.
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