Taking an Uber or Lyft home should be the safe and responsible thing to do. Riders should be able to trust in the abilities of their drivers. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Many rideshare drivers are negligent, irresponsible and criminal. They may engage in dangerous driving behaviors that put riders and others on the road at risk. If you are the victim of an Uber or Lyft accident in Meriden or Wallingford, please contact Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. for a free injury consultation. One or more parties may owe you compensation.
If an Uber or Lyft accident injures you, your claim may be up against the rideshare company itself. Uber’s net worth is around $31 billion while Lyft’s is about $29 billion. These are enormous companies with ample resources to put toward fighting your claim. It is important to hire an attorney to help you level the playing field. An insurance company will not attempt bad faith tactics when dealing with your attorney. Your lawyer can prevent anyone from taking advantage of you. Hiring a lawyer will improve your chances of achieving a positive outcome.
As an injured rideshare passenger, you should not have to pay for your medical bills, vehicle repairs or other damages. The party that caused your injuries, such as a distracted rideshare driver or negligent company, should be responsible. At Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C., we work hard to achieve full and fair compensation on behalf of our clients. We will seek recovery from the correct liable party or parties after investigating your accident.
If we find the Uber or Lyft driver to be at fault, we can file a claim with that driver’s individual insurance company first. If this does not pay for the full extent of your damages, we will proceed to bring a claim against the rideshare company for the remaining amount. Both companies have $1 million insurance policies to cover victims’ injuries in at-fault collisions. Our attorneys can help you seek compensation for your past and future lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, property losses, and more.
It is important to strengthen your claim to damages after a rideshare accident with the proper actions. An insurance company will look to see how you responded to the accident, as well as if you took the appropriate steps toward a resolution. First, call the police from the scene of the Uber or Lyft accident. Call 911 to reach the closest law enforcement office in Meriden or Wallingford.
Ask for an ambulance if you have any injuries. Keep copies of all documents related to your rideshare accident. This may include your police report number, medical records and the receipt for your Uber or Lyft service. Take photographs while at the scene, including of your injuries. Report the crash to the rideshare company through the customer service phone number, website or app.
Before speaking to the insurance adjuster who will take over your rideshare accident claim, contact us at Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. for a free consultation about your rights. We can help you handle negotiations with a claims adjuster for the best possible results. Call (203) 265-2035 now to speak to our Uber and Lyft accident lawyers in Meriden or Wallingford.