Uber and Lyft provide valuable transportation services for many people in Murfreesboro. The popular rideshare services remove the frustration of driving in congested traffic and worrying about having to find parking spaces in crowded lots.
Uber and Lyft, however, cannot take away the risk for serious injury accidents. If you find yourself injured in a rideshare accident, you have a right to pursue compensation for your damages.
To find out what legal options are available to recover your financial losses, contact the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC today at 865-546-1111 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
We Can Help You Recover Compensation
If you were a passenger, pedestrian, or a third-party driver involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC can help you file an insurance claim to cover your losses from the accident.
Your losses may involve the costs for our medical treatment, the wages you lost while you were off from work recovering from your accident, your pain and suffering, and other damages.
We handle all aspects of the claims process, from filing the paperwork to negotiating a settlement.
To learn more about recovering losses from an Uber or Lyft rideshare accident in Murfreesboro, call the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC at 865-546-1111. Our initial consultation is free.
Investigating an Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accident
An Uber & Lyft rideshare accident lawyer in Murfreesboro, TN will investigate your rideshare accident to determine how the accident happened and who is responsible for the crash.
During our investigation, we will secure evidence to build a solid case that shows how the negligent actions of the at-fault driver caused an accident. And, as a result of the accident, you sustained physical injuries and other damages.
We may collect such evidence as:
- A police report
- Eyewitness statements
- Video footage of the accident
- Photographs of the accident scene
- Photographs of your injuries
- Your medical records
Depending on the complexity of the crash and the multiple parties involved, we may enlist an accident reconstruction specialist to help determine cause and fault for the Uber or Lyft accident.
Understanding Liability Insurance Coverage for Your Rideshare Accident
Generally, a rideshare driver who is not working and causes an accident is responsible for damages. The accident is handled as a normal accident with the rideshare driver’s personal auto insurance company.
The situation changes, however, when the rideshare driver’s rideshare application (app) is turned on. Drivers use a rideshare app on their smartphones to receive passenger pick-up requests.
Both Uber and Lyft have $1 million liability and property damage insurance policies which apply when:
- The rideshare driver has the app on and causes an accident with a passenger in the vehicle.
- The rideshare driver has the app on and is waiting for a passenger pick-up request, and causes an accident. In this case, the rideshare companies will provide up to $50,000 per person for bodily injury.
- The rideshare driver has the app on, has a passenger or is on the way to pick up a passenger, and an uninsured or underinsured motorist causes an accident.
In some cases, Uber and Lyft may deny liability if the companies believe the rideshare drivers are responsible for damages.
Because we work hard on your behalf, you can rely on us to sort out the details and determine which party’s liability insurance applies to your rideshare accident.
If you have questions about insurance coverage in an Uber or Lyft accident, contact us at 865-546-1111 to schedule a free consultation.
Filing a Third-Party Claim
You may be able to file a claim against another driver, called a “third-party,” who hits your rideshare vehicle and causes an injury accident. In this situation, you can pursue damages from the third party’s auto insurance company.
However, Uber’s or Lyft’s liability insurance may apply if the at-fault driver does not have auto insurance or has insurance, but the policy is not enough to cover your damages.
If Uber or Lyft will not take responsibility, we may file a personal injury lawsuit against the rideshare companies, the at-fault driver, or both, depending on the circumstances of the accident.
Recoverable Damages from a Rideshare Accident
If you sustained injuries in the rideshare accident, you may be able to recover compensation for a variety of damages.
After an Uber & Lyft rideshare accident lawyer in Murfreesboro, TN completes the investigation, we can estimate the value of your case based, in part, on your financial and non-financial losses from the accident.
The most common type of damages you can recover from a car wreck include:
Medical expenses include out-of-pocket costs for surgeries, hospital stays, visits to specialists, rehabilitation, home care, mobility devices, prescription medication, and more.
Lost wages include income from your job that you lost while recovering from your rideshare injury.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering involve non-economic losses you experienced, such as physical pain, mental anguish, and emotional distress.
To find out about other damages that you may be able to recover, call us at 865-546-1111 to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Negotiating Your Insurance Claim
At the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC, we understand how auto insurers use tactics to underpay, delay, or deny injury claims as a way of saving money.
We go into negotiations expecting to recover a fair settlement. There are times, however, when insurers will refuse to offer a fair settlement. As a result, we may file a personal injury lawsuit and resolve the case in court.
Let Us Help You With Your Uber or Lyft Rideshare Accident
Tennessee’s Statute of Limitations sets a deadline for filing an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit.
An Uber & Lyft rideshare accident lawyer in Murfreesboro, TN is committed to helping you meet the deadline so that you can pursue the compensation you deserve for your Uber or Lyft rideshare accident.
Call us today at 865-546-1111 for a free case evaluation.