Injured in a Lyft or Uber Accident and Want Maximum Compensation?
Get real results with Wilmington car accident lawyer Richard M. Flexner
If you’ve been injured in a Lyft or Uber accident, Wilmington car accident lawyer Richard M. Flexner and his dedicated legal team can get you full compensation so that you aren’t left scrambling to pay out of pocket for an accident that wasn’t your fault. For more than 35 years, The Law Offices of Richard Flexner has been helping injury victims in Wilmington and all over North Carolina get maximum compensation by embracing three simple principles – integrity, tenacity, and professionalism. See what an experienced Wilmington car accident attorney from our law firm can do for you. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.
Smartphone apps like Lyft and Uber make hailing a ride online easy, but if you get injured in an accident involving one of these well-known rideshare companies, trying to figure out who’s responsible for your damages can be a tough nut to crack. That’s because Lyft and Uber drivers are considered independent contractors of the company – meaning the high-value insurance policies each company has to cover accidents may not come into play in the event of a crash. This can turn what may seem like a straightforward personal injury claim into a complicated legal matter – and when you’re injured, that’s the last thing you need.
Tell them you mean business. Wilmington car accident lawyer Richard M. Flexner understands how overwhelming it can be to get hurt in a crash caused by someone else, and he’s ready to help lift you up. Clients are our law firm’s highest priority, and with our help, you can get the payout you deserve.
What do I do if I was in a Lyft or Uber accident?
If you were involved in an accident with Uber or Lyft, one of the most important things you need to do is determine the status of the driver at the time of the crash. Lyft and Uber drivers are required to have their own personal car insurance policies, but those policies often have much lower limits than the high-priced policies taken out by Uber and Lyft. In most cases, the status of the Lyft or Uber driver when the accident occurs will determine whose insurance policy is responsible for coverage. These scenarios include:
- The Lyft or Uber driver is off duty: When a Lyft or Uber driver is not logged into the app and is not accepting ride requests, the driver is considered off duty. During this time, any accidents involving the driver will be covered by the driver’s own car insurance policy or the insurance policy of a third party responsible for the crash.
- The Lyft or Uber driver is on duty: After a Lyft or Uber driver logs into the app and is ready to accept a ride request, the driver is considered on duty. Any accidents that take place during this period of time may be covered by Lyft and Uber’s limited liability insurance policies. These policies have a bodily injury limit of $50,000 per person, a per-accident limit of $100,00, and $25,000 for property damage.
- The Lyft or Uber driver is on duty and has accepted a ride request: Once a Lyft or Uber driver receives and accepts a ride request, Lyft and Uber each have a $1 million policy that can be triggered to cover the cost of a serious accident, including those involving pedestrians, bicyclists, and other drivers.
- The Lyft or Uber driver is on duty and is carrying a passenger: Major accidents that occur while an on-duty Lyft or Uber driver is transporting a passenger may also be covered by the $1 million policy mentioned above, up to and until the passenger is dropped off.
Maybe you were a passenger inside a Lyft or Uber and got hurt in a crash. It could be that you were in another car and got into an accident with a Lyft or Uber driver. Or perhaps you were a pedestrian or bicyclist and got hurt in a collision with a Lyft or Uber driver. Whatever the specific details are of your accident, our legal team can meet with you, answer your questions, explain your legal options, and give you honest advice on the best way to move forward with your claim.
How do you report a Lyft or Uber accident?
If you would like to report an accident involving a Lyft or Uber driver, you may do so on the company’s mobile app or through their website. Before you do, you may want to think about consulting with an experienced car accident attorney first. Anything you report to Uber or Lyft may be used against you to challenge or deny your claim, which could cost you the compensation you’re rightfully due.
Take control with a hard-working Wilmington car accident lawyer
Once you’ve been injured in a Lyft or Uber accident, it’s important to remember that you have rights. Lyft and Uber are massive, multi-billion-dollar corporations that have the resources to challenge and defeat your claim.
Don’t fight a losing battle. Wilmington car accident attorney Richard M. Flexner and his talented legal team aren’t afraid to take on big companies like Uber and Lyft, and with our law firm’s help, you can level the playing field.
We understand how important your case is, and that’s why we will aggressively advocate for your needs to get you the compensation you’re entitled to. Best of all, we work on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay nothing if we don’t win. No games. No gimmicks. Just straightforward representation courtesy of our hard-working team. Find out how The Law Offices of Richard Flexner can help you. Contact us today for your free consultation.