Uber and Lyft are two of the most popular rideshare companies. With the increase in popularity in Uber and Lyft, there has also been an increase in the incident of auto accidents involving rideshare vehicles. If you were involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, you have the right to file a lawsuit and receive compensation for your injuries. You must contact our law firm as soon as possible to speak with an Uber and Lyft accident attorney. Bed Bug Legal Group is a firm dedicated to helping the victims of personal injuries. If you were involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, you must contact our law firm and allow our auto accident attorneys to fight for your rights.
Liability in Lyft and Uber Accidents
Lyft and Uber hire their drivers as independent contractors. Therefore, the rideshare companies might not be held accountable for any accidents caused by their drivers. If you were injured in an Uber of Lyft accident, the party who caused the accident would be liable—and the defendant of your lawsuit. The liable party could be the Uber or Lyft driver, as well as other drivers. If you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, you could file a lawsuit against the liable party. It does not matter if you were injured as a rideshare driver, rideshare passenger, or as any other party outside the rideshare vehicle—you could take legal action.
Uber and Lyft accidents, like all other accidents, often occur because of a distracted or reckless driver. These accidents range in severity and can leave those involved with many different injuries. Victims of Uber and Lyft accidents might suffer some of the following injuries:
- Head and brain injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Hip, shoulder, and knee injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Fractured bones
- Sprains and strains
- Scrapes and bruises
Many of the injuries mentioned above result in expensive medical bills. Some of the injuries can result in the need for long-term medical care.
One Million Dollar Insurance Policies?
Uber and Lyft are well-known for their million dollar insurance policies. These insurance policies are designed to cover their drivers, passengers, and any other parties that might be involved in an accident. To understand Uber and Lyft’s one million dollar insurance policies, you must understand how these rideshare companies categorize their accidents:
- Driver is not logged into the app—if the driver is not logged into the rideshare app, the one million dollar policy does not apply in case of an accident.
- Driver is logged into the app and available—if the driver is logged into the rideshare app and available for passenger pickups, the one million dollar policy partially applies in case of an accident. The one million dollar policy is contingent to the liable party’s insurance policy. Therefore, it covers any excess amount that the liable party’s insurance policy might be unable to cover.
- Driver is logged into the app and on an active ride—if the driver is on an active ride, regardless if he or she is on the way to pick up the passenger or already picked up the passenger, the one million dollar insurance policy applies in full.
If an Uber or Lyft vehicle is involved in a car accident, victims might be eligible to be covered by the one million dollar policies. For more information, you should contact our Uber and Lyft accident attorneys.
If you file an Uber or Lyft accident claim, you might be eligible to receive compensation. Many of the victims of Uber and Lyft accidents are often eligible to receive the following forms of compensation:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
- Punitive damages
As you can see, many categories of compensation might apply to your claim. However, you must speak with the Lyft and Uber accident attorneys at Bed Bug Legal Group for more information about the compensation you might receive.
The Statute of Limitations
If you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, you must file your accident claim within two years of the accident. You have two years to file your claim according to the statute of limitations; if you do not file your Uber or Lyft accident claims within the two years allowed by the statute of limitations, you might lose your right to file a lawsuit. Some exceptions might apply to your statute of limitations that might toll or extend the time you have to sue. Because of this, it is essential that you contact our law firm and speak to our Uber and Lyft accident attorneys as soon as possible.
Bed Bug Legal Group
At our law firm, we believe that all victims should have access to legal assistance. Because of that, our firm offers free consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our experienced Uber and Lyft accident attorneys will give you all the information you need to file a lawsuit. Our attorneys will answer all your questions and concerns about your Uber or Lyft accident claim. If you are interested in speaking with our accident attorneys, you must contact our firm and request an appointment for a free consultation or free second opinion.
Bed Bug Legal Group offers free consultations and free second opinions through a Zero-Fee guarantee. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients never have to worry about paying any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Our law firm is strictly based on contingency; therefore, our clients will not be required to pay any legal fees until our Uber and Lyft accident attorneys win their claims. Do not hesitate to contact us; our lawyers are ready to help you sue after your Uber or Lyft auto accident.