Uber and Lyft Accidents

Denver Uber and Lyft Accident Attorneys

Seeing Justice Done After Rideshare Accidents

Accidents involving Uber or Lyft drivers or vehicles are more complex and complicated than the average car accident. However, as a passenger, you cannot be held liable for a crash. This means you have the right to compensation for your injuries and other damages. It may take extra effort to secure the settlement you deserve, but our attorneys can handle the process step by step and advocate for your rights the whole way through.

If you have been in an accident while in a rideshare vehicle—regardless of whether it was caused by your driver—our attorneys can help you. After determining fault in an accident, we can direct your claim to the appropriate party and fight to ensure your needs are not unfairly denied. Sometimes, big companies like Uber or Lyft mount serious defenses to accident claims in hopes of convincing injury victims to give up. We will not be cowed. Our lawyers have a combined 175+ years of experience and over 100 jury trials under our belts. We can go toe to toe with the biggest companies and see justice done. Let us help you: Reach out to see what our team can offer you after a serious accident.

Call our Uber and Lyft accident lawyers today at (303) 647-9990 to schedule a free consultation. We are here to help you find justice if you were severely injured.

Uber and Lyft Driver Coverage

Both Uber and Lyft offer liability coverage for active drivers. However, the insurance coverage changes depending on the level of driver activity. Proving your driver’s situation at the exact time of the accident can, therefore, affect the amount you are able to recover.

  • When a driver has the Uber or Lyft app open and is searching for a ride, but has not accepted one, they have $50,000 per person/$100,000 per accident in personal injury coverage and $25,000 in property damage coverage.
  • When a driver has accepted a ride and is either on the way to pick up the passenger or transporting a passenger, they have $1,000,000 of coverage per accident. This includes uninsured/underinsured (UM/UIM) motorist coverage.

However, it’s important to note both Uber and Lyft’s policies only kick on once any other insurance that might apply has been exhausted. If the rideshare driver has personal rideshare insurance or the accident was caused by a careless third-party (non-rideshare) driver, you would first have to file a claim with the applicable insurance policy.

This policy may protect Uber and Lyft from having to pay more than necessary, but it can make things extremely complicated for injured passengers. Our attorneys can step in to navigate the complex insurance requirements, allowing you to spend your time and energy healing.

Proving You Were In an Uber or Lyft Accident

You’ve probably been told to get the other driver’s name, contact information, and insurance details if you are ever in an accident. In Uber and Lyft accidents, it’s also important to get proof of the at-fault driver’s status with these apps.

Simply having an Uber or Lyft decal on a car is not enough to prove the at-fault driver was working for a rideshare company at the time of an accident. Most drivers keep this “trade dress” on their car all the time, even when they’re not logged in to the app or searching for rides. What you want instead is a photo or screenshot of that driver’s app screen showing the time, date, and their active driver status. If you are injured as a rider, you should also take a screenshot of your own app screen to verify you were in the car at the time of the accident.

Both Uber and Lyft keep logs of driver data and can authenticate a screenshot. However, if you do not have the right information, you will have a harder time proving one of these companies is liable for your accident.

Speak to Our Uber and Lyft Attorneys Today

Many of us take Uber and Lyft for granted because of their convenience, but they are no safer than driving your own car. Accidents involving these vehicles can and do happen every day. We are here to ensure their victims have a fair opportunity to secure compensation for their losses.

Our experienced lawyers know the best way to handle rideshare accident cases and can form a strategy tailored to your claim and needs. We are not afraid to take on big companies like Uber and Lyft, and if we need to go to court to protect your right to compensation, we are ready to do so. With hundreds of millions of dollars recovered for our past clients, we believe our record at Denver Trial Lawyers speaks for itself. Let us know if you need a strong representative to fight for you after a rideshare accident.

We can handle your Uber or Lyft accident claim efficiently and effectively. Call our Denver office today at (303) 647-9990 for your free consultation.

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