Uber & Lyft Accident Attorney
Ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft have changed the way we travel. If you’re injured while riding as a passenger injured in a car accident, you may have multiple potential liability claims to recover compensation for your damages. You may have claims against the driver of the vehicle in which you are riding, as well as against any other drivers or parties who may be legally responsible for the collision. Since it’s unlikely that you are at fault for an accident as a passenger, the difficulty lies in determining who is responsible for paying for your injuries and medical treatment and pursuing these numerous claims. Dennis Carrion, Esq., can help you properly sort through your claims and recover what you deserve from all the responsible parties.
Uber/Lyft Insurance Claims
Ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft classify their drivers as “independent contractors” rather than employees (who would be agents of the company for liability purposes). In their terms and conditions, they hold themselves out as “technology services” that merely connect potential riders with independent, private drivers. However, both companies carry insurance policies that cover their drivers when they are transporting a paying customer. Both Uber and Lyft state that their insurance policy limits are at least 1 million dollars per accident. If a driver carries a separate, additional auto insurance policy on the vehicle, the company coverage is “stacked” onto the individual limits, enabling additional coverage.
What Damages Can You Recover?
Attorney Dennis Carrion, Esq. can help you file a claim under the applicable insurance policy or policies and seek compensation for past and future damages related to your personal injuries – and to pursue litigation for damages above and beyond policy limits if warranted. You may be able to recover:
Expenses for medical treatment, including prospective future treatment/care.
Loss of income due to incapacity or medical treatment.
Lost earning capacity (temporary or permanent loss of the ability to work at the same level before you were injured).
Other injury-related expenses, like travel to medical visits, additional child care or home help costs, and other out-of-pocket expenses.
Disability (temporary or permanent limitations) you experience as a result of an accident.
Compensation for pain and suffering.
The law allows for the above damages, but it does limit the time you have to make a claim. If you'd like more information on pursuing your claims after being involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, contact Dennis Carrion, Esq., today. The consultation is always free and there is never a fee unless we win.
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