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Uber/Lyft Accident Lawyer

Experienced Rideshare Crash Attorney Serving Chicago, IL

Getting into a car crash is always a traumatic experience, but it can be even more so when you are a passenger and have no control over the situation. This is the case for those who are riding in an Uber or Lyft vehicle when a crash occurs. In addition to the physical pain and emotional trauma that can come from a crash, victims are also left to figure out how to get the compensation they need for their medical bills and other expenses.

At Driscoll Law Group, we have extensive experience handling complex car accident cases, including those involving rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft. Our firm is here to help you navigate the process of receiving compensation after a crash. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of legal representation to each of our clients and will fight to get you the damages you are owed.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, contact our firm online or call us at (312) 626-3008 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.

What to Do After an Uber/Lyft Accident

Being in a car crash can be a disorienting and traumatic experience. However, it is important to stay as calm as possible and take certain steps to protect your rights and interests after a crash. The following are some steps you should take after a crash involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle:

  • Report the accident – If you are a passenger in an Uber or Lyft vehicle that is involved in a crash, you should report the accident to the rideshare company. The driver will also report the accident, but it is a good idea for you to do so as well.
  • Get medical attention – Even if you do not think you have been seriously injured, you should still see a doctor as soon as possible after a crash. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, and a doctor will be able to diagnose any injuries you may have sustained and begin treatment.
  • Collect evidence – If you are able, you should try to collect as much evidence as possible at the scene of the crash. This includes taking pictures of the crash, getting the names and contact information of any witnesses, and getting the name and contact information of the Uber or Lyft driver.
  • Get the driver’s information – In addition to getting the driver’s name and phone number, you should also get the name and contact information of the Uber or Lyft driver’s insurance company, as well as the driver’s license plate number.
  • Contact a personal injury lawyer – You should contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after a crash. An attorney will be able to help you navigate the complicated process of filing a claim against a rideshare company.

Uber/Lyft Accident Settlements

After being in a crash with an Uber or Lyft vehicle, you are likely facing significant medical expenses and other costs. You may be unable to work as you recover from your injuries, and you may be left with a permanent disability that prevents you from ever returning to the same job. In addition to these economic damages, you may also be experiencing significant pain and suffering as a result of the crash. A personal injury lawsuit can help you get compensation for both economic and non-economic damages.

The following are some of the factors that will be taken into account when calculating the amount of damages you are owed after a crash:

  • The cost of your medical bills
  • The amount of income you have lost as a result of the crash
  • Whether you will be able to return to the same job
  • The amount of pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of the crash

After a crash, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will likely reach out to you to offer a settlement. It is important to remember that the insurance company is not looking out for your best interests and is only interested in minimizing the amount of money it has to pay out. Before accepting any settlement offer, you should have an experienced personal injury attorney review it to make sure it is fair. Our firm will fight to get you the compensation you are owed, either through a settlement or at trial.

Who Is Liable for an Uber/Lyft Accident?

One of the most complicated aspects of an Uber or Lyft crash is determining who is liable for the accident. If the rideshare driver is at fault, you may be able to file a claim against his or her personal auto insurance policy. However, most standard auto insurance policies do not cover accidents that occur while the driver is working for a rideshare company. In this case, you would need to file a claim with the rideshare company’s insurance policy. Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have significant insurance policies to cover accidents that occur while a driver is working for the company.

When a driver is involved in a crash while he or she is on the way to pick up a passenger or is actively driving a passenger to his or her destination, the rideshare company’s insurance policy will likely apply. However, if the driver is not currently working for the rideshare company, the driver’s personal auto insurance policy will generally apply. This can make it more difficult to recover compensation for your injuries, as the driver’s personal auto insurance policy may not cover all of your expenses. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate the complicated process of filing a claim against a rideshare company and will fight to get you the compensation you are owed.

Get the Compensation You Deserve

At Driscoll Law Group, we are dedicated to providing the highest level of legal representation to each of our clients. We understand how traumatic being in a car crash can be and are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Our law firm has extensive experience in handling complex car accident cases, including those that involve rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft. We will fight to get you the damages you are owed and will be with you at every step of the process.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, contact our firm online or call us at (312) 626-3008 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.

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