Scheduling a ride with an Uber or Lyft vehicle is a straightforward process. But, determining whether a rideshare company or its driver is liable for an injury accident can get complicated.
If you were injured as a passenger in an Uber or Lyft vehicle or when a rideshare driver hit your vehicle, contact the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC. An Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer in Tennessee can determine the parties responsible for your injuries and help you recover compensation for your damages. To schedule a free case review of your case, call us today at 865-546-1111.
You Have a Right to Pursue Damages
When rideshare drivers are involved in accidents, you have a right to pursue compensation for your damages—regardless of whether the drivers caused the car wreck.
At Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC, we protect your rights to hold an Uber or Lyft driver, the rideshare companies, or another party involved in the crash, liable for your injuries and damages.
An Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer in Tennessee from our firm help you throughout the process and do not stop until you recover the compensation you deserve for your losses.
Investigating Your Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accident
To build a case on your behalf, we will conduct a thorough investigation of your Uber or Lyft rideshare accident.
Our investigation includes securing evidence that shows how the rideshare accident happened and which party is at fault for causing the crash. The information we gather may include:
- A police report
- Photographs of the accident scene
- Video footage that captured the accident
- Eyewitness statements
- Your medical records
The evidence we gather will help us prepare a solid case that can stand up to challenges from Uber and Lyft drivers, the rideshare companies, and insurance companies for all parties involved in the accident.
To speak with us about your rideshare accident, call us at 865-546-1111 to schedule a free consultation.
Recovering Compensation From the Appropriate Insurance Company
Uber and Lyft rideshare accidents involve a driver’s personal auto insurance company and the commercial insurance company for Uber and Lyft.
Our legal team can assist you in recovering compensation if you were a passenger in a rideshare vehicle that was involved in an accident or if an Uber or Lyft driver crashed into your vehicle.
The Driver’s Auto Insurance
The driver’s personal auto insurance provides coverage when:
- The driver is using his or her vehicle for personal reasons and is not working for Uber or Lyft at the time of the accident.
- The driver is working for Uber or Lyft but does not have a passenger. Uber and Lyft provide additional insurance if the driver’s personal insurance does not cover all of the damages from the accident.
Uber or Lyft’s Insurance Coverage
Uber’s and Lyft’s commercial insurance provides coverage when:
- The driver causes an accident while carrying a passenger.
- Another driver causes an accident but does not have auto insurance or has insurance but the policy is not sufficient to cover all of the damages from the accident. Both Uber and Lyft carry a $1 million policy to cover the driver’s and passenger’s damages.
Filing Insurance Claims
Based on our investigation and the evidence we gather, we can file a claim against insurance companies for Uber, Lyft, and the driver.
Insurance companies find ways to avoid paying compensation or reducing the value of a claim. In anticipation of challenges from auto insurers, we secure evidence in our investigation that shows the physical injuries and property damage you suffered from an Uber or Lyft rideshare accident.
To learn more about pursuing an insurance claim in a rideshare accident, call the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC today at 865-546-1111.
Filing a Third-Party Claim
If another driver hits an Uber or Lyft vehicle with passengers, the at-fault driver is liable for the damages. Under Tennessee’s fault system, the driver that causes a car wreck is responsible for paying damages from the accident. Typically, the at-fault driver’s insurance company pays for the damages.
So, as an Uber or Lyft passenger, we can help you file an insurance claim against the at-fault driver’s auto insurance company.
We Manage Every Step of the Insurance Claims Process
At the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC, we handle all aspects of insurance claims. So, you do not have to put yourself under pressure to file a claim or lawsuit against a rideshare driver or Uber or Lyft. We handle the paperwork for you so you can spend your time recovering from the accident.
Not only do we file insurance claims, but we also negotiate settlements.
We know that insurers want to save money by reducing the value of a claim, delay awarding a claim, or deny a claim. So, we take on challenges brought on by insurers so that our clients get the full and fair compensation they deserve for their physical injuries and other damages.
Recoverable Damages in an Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accident
The amount of compensation to pursue depends on the type of damages you suffered in the rideshare accident. We can estimate the amount of damages owed to you by the driver, the rideshare company, or a third party.
Among the most common types of damages recovered in a car wreck are the following:
Medical expenses involve ambulance transportation to the emergency room, hospitalization, surgeries, doctor’s office visits, prescription drugs, and more.
Lost wages include the income you lost because of your inability to work after the accident.
Property damage includes the repair or replacement costs of your vehicle.
Pain and suffering
Pain and suffering include the emotional, mental, and physical harm you suffered from the car wreck.
Contact the An Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accident Lawyer in Tennessee
You have a limited time for filing a claim or lawsuit. And, sorting out the facts of an Uber or Lyft accident takes time.
So, do not miss your opportunity to pursue compensation for the losses from your rideshare accident.
Call the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC now at 865-546-1111 for a free evaluation.