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Uber and Lyft accidents refer to collisions involving vehicles operating under ridesharing platforms like Uber and Lyft. These can range from minor fender-benders to severe crashes resulting in significant injuries or fatalities. Given the unique nature of ridesharing services, determining liability and pursuing compensation can be complex because it can involve several parties, such as the driver, rideshare company, and others. Paxton Law Firm understands the intricacies of these cases and offers dedicated legal representation.

At Paxton Law Firm, we understand that seeking justice after an accident can be stressful, especially for individuals concerned about their immigration status. However, regardless of citizenship or documentation, every individual has the right to pursue fair compensation for their injuries without fear of deportation or other legal repercussions. Our team is dedicated to protecting the rights of all clients, providing comprehensive legal support and advocating tirelessly on their behalf to ensure they receive the compensation they rightfully deserve.

Common Reasons for Uber and Lyft Accidents:

  • Driver distraction, including texting, using GPS devices, or attending to passengers
  • Fatigue or drowsiness from long hours behind the wheel
  • Speeding or aggressive driving to meet tight schedules
  • Poor weather conditions affecting road visibility and traction
  • Mechanical failures or vehicle defects
  • Inexperienced or improperly trained drivers
  • Failure to yield, running red lights, or disregarding traffic laws
  • Intoxication or impairment due to alcohol, drugs, or medication
  • Inadequate background checks or screening of drivers
  • Road hazards or infrastructure issues contributing to accidents

Beware of Insurance Companies After Uber and Lyft Accidents… Even When They Sound Caring or Friendly

After an Uber or Lyft accident, you can expect a call from an insurance adjuster seeking information about the incident. While they may sound caring, it’s essential to be cautious. Insurance adjusters are trained to minimize payouts and anything you say could be used against you to devalue your claim. They may ask seemingly innocuous questions about your injuries, the circumstances of the accident, or your medical history. However, their primary goal is to gather evidence to reduce the amount they have to pay.

Remember, you’re not obligated to provide detailed information to the insurance company without consulting a legal expert. Be wary of signing any documents or accepting settlements without understanding the full extent of your rights and entitlements. Paxton Law Firm is here to protect your interests, negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, and ensure you receive the maximum possible compensation for your injuries and losses.

Steps to Take Immediately After Uber and Lyft Accidents:

  • Move to a safe location if possible and check for injuries.
  • Call 911 to report the accident and request medical assistance if needed.
  • Exchange contact, insurance, and vehicle details with the other parties involved, including the rideshare driver.
  • Take photos of the accident scene, including vehicle damage, road conditions, and any visible injuries.
  • Collect names and contact information from any witnesses to the accident.
  • Notify the rideshare company of the accident through their app or support line.
  • Even if you don’t feel injured, undergo a medical evaluation to document any potential injuries.
  • Keep copies of medical records, police reports, and any communication with the rideshare company or insurance adjusters.
  • Contact Paxton Law Firm for guidance on your legal rights and options for compensation.

Uber and Lyft accidents FAQs

Who is liable for an Uber or Lyft accident?

Liability for rideshare accidents can be complex and may involve multiple parties, including the rideshare driver, the rideshare company, other motorists, or even third-party companies responsible for vehicle maintenance. Determining liability often requires a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding the accident.

What if I was a passenger in the rideshare vehicle during the accident?

As a passenger in the rideshare vehicle, you are entitled to compensation for any injuries sustained during the accident, regardless of fault. You may file a claim with the rideshare company’s insurance or pursue legal action against the responsible parties to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.

Can I sue the rideshare company for damages after an accident?

In certain circumstances, it may be possible to pursue legal action against the rideshare company for damages resulting from an accident involving one of their drivers. However, establishing the rideshare company’s responsibility can be challenging. Our personal injury attorneys specialize in rideshare accident cases and can help you identify the liable parties.

What compensation am I entitled to after an Uber or Lyft accident?

Victims of Uber or Lyft accidents may be entitled to various forms of compensation, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and future medical care costs. The specific amount of compensation will depend on factors such as the severity of injuries, the impact on daily life, and the extent of financial losses incurred.

Should I accept a settlement offer from the rideshare company's insurance?

Accepting a settlement offer from the rideshare company’s insurance without consulting a lawyer could result in receiving less compensation than you deserve. Insurance companies often offer low settlements to minimize their financial liability. Before accepting any settlement, consult with our attorneys to review the offer and ensure it covers your damages.

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