Our firm protects the rights of victims involved in Uber and Lyft collisions.
Rideshare services are becoming increasingly popular and accessible. Unfortunately, this also means that rideshare accidents are becoming more prevalent.
Mahony Law has experience handling rideshare cases and knows how Uber and Lyft will attempt to defend your case and minimize their true involvement. Contact a Lyft or Uber accident attorney if you’ve been involved in a rideshare accident.
As the popularity of Uber and Lyft continues to grow, there are more and more rideshare vehicles on our roadways each year. Predictably, there is also a growing number of car accidents involving rideshare vehicles. If you have been involved in an accident with an Uber or Lyft driver, you may have a claim against the driver’s personal auto insurance company.
Some drivers even have personal rideshare policies. Whether or not you also have a claim against Uber or Lyft, however, often depends on the status of the rideshare driver at the time of the accident.
If the rideshare driver is offline, meaning that the driver is not logged into the Uber or Lyft account at the time of the accident, then you likely do not have a viable claim against the rideshare company. You would still be able to investigate the at-fault driver’s personal or other available coverage.
If the rideshare driver is online and available to receive passenger requests, then both Uber and Lyft each provide $50,000 in bodily injury coverage.
If the rideshare driver is online and picking up or transporting a passenger, however, both Uber and Lyft provide a primary policy of $1 million in bodily injury coverage.
Rideshare cases are factually specific and to determine whether or not you have a claim against the driver, or the driver and Uber or Lyft, you should speak with a lawyer experienced in these issues.
It doesn’t matter how the accident occurred – if you were a passenger in a rideshare vehicle or another person on or near the roadway – Wisconsin state law gives you the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Our Lyft and Uber accident attorneys have handled a wide range of rideshare cases, involving:
When you request a ride through Uber or Lyft, you expect that the drivers have been vetted by the companies and can be trusted to safely transport you and your loved ones. In some cases, though, we discover that the rideshare driver has a history of complaints concerning unsafe driving and Uber or Lyft’s failure to appropriately respond.
Unsafe behavior is a leading cause of rideshare accidents and can take the form or speeding, improper lane usage, aggressive driving, tailgating, and illegal passing. Of course, there are endless ways in which a driver’s behavior can influence a collision, including fatigue, distraction, and cell phone usage.
That’s why it’s important to contact an Uber and Lyft accident lawyer immediately, so important details can be memorialized and preserved.
For new rideshare drivers especially, Uber and Lyft rides can lead drivers to new and unfamiliar areas. If a rideshare driver is lost or has difficulty navigating through their surroundings, they can become distracted or fail to pay close attention to road signs, warnings, or the need for sudden stopping or evasive actions.
If you were injured in a rideshare accident, you have enough to worry about. Allow our experienced legal team to investigate and build your case while you focus on your recovery. We will interview key witnesses, collect physical and electronic evidence, preserve any video or surveillance footage, and coordinate with investigators to protect your legal rights, while you and your family focus on your health.
At Mahony Law, we build winning cases for our clients by:
Car accidents can result in permanent and life-altering consequences. When you’re a passenger in someone else’s vehicle, you’re entrusting them with your, and your family’s, well-being. If the driver fails to act safely, and you’re injured, you may be entitled to compensation.
An experienced Lyft or Uber car accident lawyer will know exactly how to protect your rights and maximize your recovery. The Mahony Law team has handled many of these cases, and we can anticipate the defenses that Uber and Lyft will employ to fight your case. We also know how Uber and Lyft will attempt to limit your damages for claims such as:
Getting in touch with our experienced personal injury attorneys is the most important step in the process. Call today for a free consultation.
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