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Traditional taxi drivers work under strict city and county government rules, but some don’t apply to rideshare drivers. As regulations evolve, our legal team stays informed so we’re prepared to help if you’ve been injured.
Our lawyers have a clear understanding of ride-share companies’ complex liability issues and the insurance coverage gaps they try to use to deny responsibility for accidents and injuries their drivers have caused. So, if you or a loved one sustains injuries in a ride-share accident, you may find it extremely difficult to get the driver or the company to take responsibility. We can help.
Ridesharing services have been on the rise in this country and continue to be a convenient way to get around. However, Uber and Lyft are relatively new, compared to taxi companies that have been operating for decades. As the laws have evolved regarding ride-share companies, we’ve stayed on top of the latest regulations. Our experienced legal team knows how to detect and fight the methods ride-share drivers and their employers use to avoid responsibility for accidents and injuries.
If you or a loved one was seriously injured by an Uber or Lyft driver, we may be able to help you get compensation for:
Rideshare accidents, including those involving Uber or Lyft drivers, work differently from other car accidents because a company has hired an employee. The rideshare drivers are employed by a larger entity, meaning the company holds some responsibility for the actions of its employees. If a driver gets into an accident, there may be an implication that the employer should have better screened their employee before giving them employment, for example.
In some cases, Uber, Lyft, or the rideshare company involved will hold liability for any accidents. If the driver is not logged into the app or “clocked in” for work, the company has no liability. But in other circumstances, the company may hold at least partial liability for injuries and damages. This is because the driver is working but does not have an assignment they have taken for Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare company.
When a driver is logged into the app but has not yet accepted a job, Uber and Lyft’s insurance policies have significantly lowered policy coverage for an accident. But if the driver is going to pick up a client or has a customer in transit, Uber and Lyft each have up to one million dollars of coverage for an accident.
Suppose you want to receive compensation for your injuries and damages and hold the liable parties accountable for your losses. In that case, you should follow a few steps to improve your odds of favorable results. We recommend you exercise the following strategies during these legal matters:
If you are involved in legal matters of any kind, we strongly recommend you avoid representing yourself. Instead, partner with a lawyer to ensure you receive better representation and as much compensation as possible. This can help you focus on your recovery and maintain your financial security during this difficult time. We also recommend you retain our services as soon as possible to improve your odds of legal success even further.
At HMG, our personal injury lawyers have been helping victims of personal injury since 1986. We know how to fight for you. Call us at 1-800-334-3298 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation. If we take your case, we will work on a Contingent Fee basis, which means you don’t pay us unless we win.
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