Templeton Uber or Lyft Accident Attorneys

Templeton Uber or Lyft Accident Attorneys

When you are involved in aaccident, your priority should be seeking the medical care you need. But once you’ve attended to your injuries, you should call a personal injury attorney.   At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, our Uber and Lyft accident team can handle all correspondence with the relevant insurance companies and help you pursue compensation for your injuries. We understand the laws relating to rideshare vehicles and can present your case to an insurance claims adjuster on your behalf. Our team has helped more than 5,000 clients obtain more than a collective $300 million in settlements and verdicts and is here to help you pursue compensation for your accident.   Call us at 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a free case evaluation today. If you are unable to travel to our office, we will come to you. 

Who’s Liable?

If you’re involved in a crash with an Uber or Lyft driver and you believe that your driver is responsible, we recommend contacting a rideshare accident lawyer as soon as possible. We will investigate your accident and determine who is the property party to sue. If the driver was at fault, we will walk through each of the factors that determine which insurance policies will apply to your injuries.  While many victims may expect us to go after Uber or Lyft themselves, they’re rarely the liable parties. This is because both Uber and Lyft employ drivers as independent contractors – not employees – which means that they are generally not responsible for their drivers’ conduct while transporting customers.  The source of your compensation will depend on the specifics of your case. If the driver was not on duty at the time of the collision, then his insurance policy will apply to your case, as Uber and Lyft’s policies do not cover drivers when they are “off the clock.” If the driver was working but had not yet accepted a ride request at the time of the accident, Uber and Lyft provide a third-party liability policy with a $25,000 limit on property damage and a $100,000 limit per accident for bodily injuries.

Steps to Take After a Rideshare Accident

Once you’ve been involved in an accident with a rideshare service, you should immediately take steps necessary to protect yourself and preserve your case.  

  • Call the police to seek an accident report. 
  • Call 911 for medical assistance. 
  • Take photos of the accident scene, making sure to capture items like skid marks on the road, the weather conditions, your injuries, and the vehicles’ positions.  
  • Take photos of the rideshare driver’s licenses, license plates, and insurance cards.  
  • Record the driver’s insurance information.  
  • Gather eyewitnesses’ names and contact information. 


Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to Speak with a Templeton Rideshare Accident Lawyer Today.

If you were injured in a crash involving a rideshare vehicle, or if a loved one passed away from a fatal accident, it’s vital to speak with a knowledgeable, compassionate personal injury attorney as soon as possible.   Our team is available to answer your questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we can come to you if you are unable to travel. Give us a call at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message online to speak with us today.