Hit by an Uber or Lyft Driver – Now What?
Uber and Lyft in Orange County and Los Angeles are growing more popular with residents each and every day. If you’ve been involved in an accident, along with the driver of a Lyft or Uber vehicle, you should know that Avrek Law Firm is the best place to turn. When you choose to talk to our legal experts about ride share companies, you’ll find that you’re able to get professional legal advice about liability, as well as other issues which relate to insurance.
Today, we’d like to share an array of information about these services with you. Our advice is factual and helpful. However, we have more facts to share and you’ll find that contacting our legal team is the secret of getting the facts that you need.
Call us at 866-598-5548 or contact us directly from our website to speak to an accident attorney today. The worst thing you can do after an automobile accident is ignore your physical injuries and not seek medical attention.
5 Things To Do After Getting Hit By Uber / Lyft Driver:
- Speak to any witnesses and get their contact information
- Take pictures of the scene, damage to cars, etc.
- Call the police and obtain a police report
- Seek medical attention if necessary
- Contact an Uber / Lyft accident attorney
Now is the time to get in touch with an Uber accident attorney and protect yourself and your legal rights. We’ll help you to understand every detail that is important and we’ll be standing by your side to give you professional legal advice.
Avrek Law has over 50 years experience and if you suffered serious injuries we can even come to you.
Liability Basics for These Services
If you’ve been in an accident with a person who’s driving for Uber or Lyft, you should know that insurance and liability are important things to consider. You deserve to be compensated and our law firm will fight for you to make sure you receive maximum compensation so you can get your life back on track as soon as possible. For immediate help contact our lawyers at 866-598-5548.
With regard to this type of accident, you may be wondering, who do I file suit against and whether or not existing insurance policies will have an impact on the claim that you want to make. Contact us and we’ll be happy to inform you of the all important legal details regarding an accident involving Uber or Lyft.
Learn About Ride Share Services
These services are very modern and they provide car and related transportation services (larger vehicles, etc.) to interested parties. The setup of these businesses is somewhat similar to the setup of taxi firms. This means that these services aren’t the owners of their vehicles. They don’t operate them or control them, either.
Nor do they hire the drivers of these cars. Instead, they make contracts with their drivers, which give them the power to go get passengers, in the company’s name. However, the pricing structure is different.
People don’t catch these vehicles as they drive by – like the old days of chasing down a taxi cab. They use their downloaded apps in order to get service from an Uber or Lyft driver. Prices are varied depending on demand and location, time of day, etc.
Certain rides may cost less than typical taxi rides. When you choose Lyft, you’ll find that the drivers don’t get paid in a typical way. Instead, they get donations from the people in their cars – or this is at least how Lyft thinks about their service.
Ride Share Accident Information
Such cases need to be proved via a couple of ways. First, liability for the mishap needs to be discussed and figured out. Then, damages need to be assessed, based on who was hurt in the accident.
So, if an Uber or Lyft driver hits you and you’re injured by the driver of one of these vehicles, you’ll need to demonstrate that there was negligence. Otherwise, you won’t really get far in terms of your claim.
Usually, the main defendant is the driver of the Uber/Lyft automobile. It’s easiest to make a good case against a driver and car accident claims are all quite alike. You’ll file a suit, collect information about the driver and who insured the driver, and then the insurer will file a claim. Third-party claims after car accidents usually proceed in this manner.
Another defendant, might be the ride share company, such as Lyft or Uber. It’s a bit trickier filing a claim against a company, as rules for ride-share companies and liability are still being disputed and figured out in courts of law. As well, ride share companies don’t take responsibility for what their drivers do. They consider these workers to be independent workers which of course is to help reduce the amount of liability.
Is There Insurance to Cover My Claim?
Insurance claims are other potential problems in claims against a ride share drivers. Although these ride share companies require the drivers to have car insurance (which is not necessarily meaningful because almost every state requires drivers to have car insurance).
Reality is that the companies themselves provide some additional insurance to their drivers, there still may be some significant gaps in the driver’s insurance. Private auto insurance firms do cover accidents which take place when cars are being used for ride share business. For immediate help call us at 866-598-5548.
More Information About Uber / Lyft Accidents?
Insurance policies for ride shares vary from person to person and this is why legal advice is so helpful. Being involved in a car accident is traumatic and can be mentally and physically exhausting, so don’t try to do it all alone.
When you choose to work as a driver, you are taking on some risk and it’s important to consider this before you make a final decision about whether or not you should drive for this type of company. Once you’ve talked to our team, we will give you more insight into how insurance policies for these agreements actually work.
After you get the basics, you’ll feel more comfortable making a wise decision about whether or not to drive for this type of company.
You need to know that you have sufficient insurance to minimize liability or eliminate it. Without this type of insurance, you may be liable for big expenses. With this in mind, we encourage you to get in touch today. We believe in insurance. However, it has to be the right insurance. Once you’ve learned about which insurance policy you need and where gaps in insurance are, you will be ready to move forward and choose your path wisely. You can reach us at 866-598-5548.
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