Visalia Personal Injury Lawyers | Accident Attorneys
Visalia Uber and Lyft Accident Attorneys
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, our attorneys understand the laws relating to rideshare vehicles and can present your case to an insurance claims adjuster on your behalf.
Our legal team has helped more than 5,000 clients obtain more than a collective $300 million in settlements and verdicts, a large portion of which have been in accidents involving rideshare vehicles. Call us at 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a free case evaluation today.
Causes of Uber and Lyft Accidents
Our Uber and Lyft accident lawyers have determined that most rideshare collisions typically involve some combination of the following:
- Distracted driving
- Impaired driving
- Driver fatigue
- Violation of traffic laws
Who is Liable?
While many victims expect us to sue the rideshare companies themselves, Uber or Lyft will rarely be the responsible party in a collision. This is because rideshare drivers are typically engaged as independent contractors rather than employees, so companies like Uber are generally not responsible for their drivers’ conduct while transporting customers.
If you’re involved in a crash with a rideshare driver and you believe that your driver is at fault, call us as soon as possible. We will investigate your accident and identify the liable party. If the driver was at fault, we will walk through each of the factors that determine which insurance policies will apply to your injuries.
For example, if the driver was not on duty at the time of the collision, then his or her auto 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.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You
Uber and Lyft drivers are covered by a $1 million insurance policy. However, this does not mean that their insurance carriers will approve your claim and pay the full amount you requested.
We know how insurance adjusters think and we are prepared to present the strongest case possible.
- Handling correspondence: As soon as you hire us, we will take on any phone calls, emails, and other correspondence so that you can concentrate on recovering and moving forward after your accident.
- Gathering evidence: If the insurer disputes your claim, our team will compile all evidence in support of your claim, from medical records to eyewitness accounts. We will build the strongest case possible to mitigate any disputes and to pursue the highest settlement amount available.
- Protecting your claim: Unfortunately, from the moment you are injured, anything you say or do can impact the outcome of your case. Even if you let us take on correspondence with the insurance adjuster, you can still inadvertently make a mistake that will reduce your compensation award. For example, you may post on social media about your injury, which can lead the adjuster to dispute the severity of your damages. Our Uber and Lyft accident attorneys can help you understand the repercussions of such mistakes and ensure that you do not make them.
Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to Speak with a Personal Injury Lawyer
Our legal 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 to our office. Give us a call at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message online to speak with us today.