Experienced Lyft and Uber Accident Lawyer in Your Area
Being in a Lyft or Uber accident is a terrible and scary event. Your whole life feels turned upside down in an instant, and you are left trying to recover from your injuries and handle complicated legal processes. There is no reason that you should have to do it alone. Having an experienced Lyft and Uber accident lawyer to guide you through the process can help you in your time of struggle.
A Lyft and Uber Accident Lawyer Can Help You
Car accident expenses can quickly add up to hundreds or thousands of dollars, and even minor injuries can add up to additional bills over time.
If you were hurt in an Uber or Lyft accident that you didn't cause, you might be entitled to money for your injuries—even if the insurance company makes you think otherwise. We recommend immediately contacting an Uber and Lyft accident lawyer for the best chance of recovering many of your expenses.
Alpha Accident Lawyers can help you. Our legal team has decades of experience assisting Lyft and Uber accident victims in obtaining money for their damages—including those they hadn't considered initially. Hiring us is risk-free: we don't get paid unless we win you money, and your first consultation with our Lyft or Uber accident attorney is always free. Our law firm serves clients in these select cities below. Find an experienced attorney near you and schedule your free consultation today.
How Will Hiring a Lyft Accident Lawyer Benefit My Case?
Hiring a lawyer puts you in equal standing with the insurance company and its teams of lawyers. Often, just by hiring a lawyer, you may be offered more money.
Insurance companies want us to believe that they will be there for us when something terrible happens. But that's not how insurance really works. Insurance is a for-profit business. To keep earnings high, insurance companies will suggest to you the least amount they can get away with, hoping you'll take the first offer and sign away your right to recover a higher amount in the future. We have seen insurance companies using these tricks, among others:
- Calling you to ask "friendly questions" that are actually designed to trick you into saying something that will damage your claim. For example, they could ask if "you are feeling better" or questions such as "how are you today." If you say, "Yes, I'm good," they might use your response to demonstrate that your injuries aren't as serious as you claim.
- Offering you money immediately, before you have any idea of what your injuries will cost. Taking this money means forfeiting your right to get any further compensation.
- Blaming you or disputing your injuries
- Tricking you into signing papers that may take away your rights to future compensation for medical bills, etc.
Insurance agents are highly trained and skilled in these tactics. It's hard for many Uber car accident victims to recognize these traps or know how to respond.
Alpha Accident Lawyers protects the rights of our clients after an Uber or Lyft accident. We have helped thousands of injured victims all over the nation recover compensation for their injuries, and we may be able to help you too. Get in touch with us to learn more about how a lawyer can help with your rideshare accident case.
Who's at Fault for a Lyft or Uber Accident?
If your Uber driver gets into an accident while you're in the vehicle, you may be entitled to financial compensation for all your damages. How you should proceed with your case depends on who is at fault in the accident, which can go a few different ways.
In most cases, the liable person in an Uber accident is the Uber driver or the other driver (however, there can be exceptions to this). For instance, the fault is sometimes apparent if a driver runs a red light, which leads to an accident.
Other times, the fault isn't as obvious. Someone can be at fault for being negligent, meaning the car accident could have been prevented if they acted with more caution or care. After an accident, insurance companies will investigate to determine fault, taking certain factors into account like injuries and the police report. If you were an injured passenger in a Lyft or Uber accident, you can collect evidence at the scene and provide your description of what happened as proof of the Uber driver's fault.
If the Uber driver is found to have caused the accident, there are two ways the injured victim's insurance claim could be paid. Each will depend on whether the Uber driver is "on" or "off" the clock at the time of the accident:
- The Uber driver's own auto insurance
- Uber's company insurance policy
What Should I Do if I am in an Uber or Lyft Accident?
If you have been in a rideshare accident, there are steps to take to help you get through the experience.
First: Call the Police
Calling 911 is necessary to make sure that everyone who needs medical treatment gets it, and it is a way to formally document the accident if you have to file a lawsuit.
Second: Gather Evidence
If you can, you should gather as much evidence from the scene of the accident as possible. The crucial pieces of evidence you should try and include:
- Drivers Credentials
- License Plate Numbers
- Pictures of both vehicles and Injuries
- Witness Statements
- Police Report
Gathering the necessary evidence can strengthen your lawsuit, possibly leading to a higher monetary settlement.
Third: Contact a Personal Injury Attorney
Uber injury cases can become incredibly complicated because of the seriousness of injuries and the number of parties held responsible. Speaking with a lawyer right away might prevent you from making any mistakes that could negatively affect your case, ensure your legal rights are protected, and increase your settlement amount.
What Is the Cost to Hire an Uber Accident Lawyer?
We want you to get the legal help you need, no matter what your financial circumstances are. That's why Alpha Accident Lawyers work on a contingency fee, ensuring that you won't be charged any up-front legal fees. If you don't get compensation, we don't get paid.
Talk to a Lyft and Lyft Accident Lawyer for Free
Don't get left paying for costs from a car accident you didn't even cause. At Alpha Accident Lawyers, we can help you seek money for your losses. We don't back down to the insurance companies, and we know how to build a strong case that presents the facts. Reach out to our team of expert rideshare accident lawyers for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your accident claim.
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