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Starke Rideshare Accident Attorney
Rideshare Accident Claims in Bradford County
Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have only been around since 2009, but they have quickly become one of the most popular ways to get around. Unfortunately, these smartphone and car-based services are just as prone to car accidents as other drivers on the road.
If you get into any kind of crash involving Uber or Lyft, you will likely have to deal with multiple insurance companies and a confusing web of liability. the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. can help you navigate your situation and maximize your compensation. As a firm of military veterans, we understand what it means to serve.
Let us serve you in your rideshare accident case – call us at (855) 933-3881 to get started today.
In 2018, there were 58 Uber-related fatalities, and the company failed to track non-fatal crashes. Although Uber accepts some accidents as “Uber-related,” they are unlikely to accept liability. Uber classifies its drivers as contractors instead of employees, which means the company does not automatically accept responsibility for the actions of Uber drivers. Instead, the company encourages drivers to resolve claims with their personal insurance policies and only steps in when there is an issue.
In accidents where Uber drivers are on their way to pick up a passenger or have passengers in their cars, Uber offers $1 million of additional liability coverage. Nevertheless, you cannot make a claim under Uber’s policy until you have sued the driver’s personal insurance company and had your claim denied or maxed out policy limits.
Long story short, you can sue Uber, but only after you make a claim against the Uber driver’s insurance company.
Lyft functions very similarly to Uber. Like Uber, Lyft sees its drivers as independent contractors and does not accept liability or offer insurance coverage except in certain situations.
When it comes to insurance, both companies use the following system:
- Period 0 accidents occur when the driver is not logged into the ridesharing app – the company provides no coverage.
- Period 1 coverage applies when the driver is logged into the app but has not yet accepted a ride request. Uber provides up to $50,000 per person to account for injuries the driver is at fault for.
- Period 2 applies when the driver has accepted a trip – the companies provide up to $1 million in liability coverage.
- Period 3 accidents happen with passengers in the car – Uber provides up to $1 million in coverage and other forms of coverage (such as uninsured motorist’s insurance)
Whether you get into an accident with an Uber or Lyft driver while driving your own car, suffer a pedestrian accident with an Uber or Lyft, or sustain an injury as a passenger of an Uber or Lyft, these insurance rules apply to your case.
Uber and Lyft create traffic problems in Starke and across the United States, and shirk liability for many accidents by confusing victims.
Don’t let Uber and Lyft take advantage of you. Instead, put our Starke rideshare accident lawyer on your side.
How Our Attorney Can Help
After a rideshare accident, you may be looking at overwhelming medical bills, time away from work, and other expenses. Filing a claim against your Uber or Lyft driver and the company itself can help you recover the resources you need to cope with these expenses.
Our Starke rideshare attorney can help you maximize your compensation by dealing with all relevant insurance companies and policies. We protect your interests every step of the way.
A successful lawsuit with the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. can help you account for:
- Hospital bills
- Medical expenses
- The costs of rehabilitative care
- Time away from work
- Lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Changes to your quality of life
- And more
When you choose our firm to represent you, you will have access to a team of attorneys, an investigator, and professional support staff. We are here for you 24/7, and we always answer the phone.
Our motto is simple – you hurt, we fight.