Injured in a Lyft or Uber Accident Due to Negligence?
Let a Jonesboro car accident lawyer protect your rights
Once you’ve been injured in a Lyft or Uber accident that wasn’t your fault, a Jonesboro car accident lawyer from our family-owned law firm can help you get the compensation you’re entitled to so that you don’t get stuck paying the price for someone else’s mistakes. McDaniel Law Firm, PLC has won millions in settlements and verdicts for injury victims in Jonesboro, and across Arkansas, and beyond, by working closely with clients and providing personalized attention to every case. Discover what an experienced Jonesboro car accident attorney from our renowned, top-tier law firm can do for you. Contact us today for your free consultation. We serve clients in Arkansas, Southeast Missouri, and Memphis, TN.
The Lyft and Uber apps are very simple to use, but if you get injured in an accident involving a driver from one of these prominent rideshare companies, guessing who’s responsible for your damages can be a lot more complicated. That’s because Lyft and Uber drivers aren’t considered employees of the company – and because they are classified as independent contractors, the high-priced insurance policies Lyft and Uber have may not be responsible for covering the cost of your accident. This can transform what may appear to be an easy personal injury claim into a drawn-out legal battle – something you don’t want when you’re injured and trying to focus on your recovery.
When it matters most, you can depend on us. Our accomplished Jonesboro car accident lawyers have earned a reputation for winning some of the state’s biggest settlements and verdicts, and we’re ready to aggressively advocate for your best interests. Attorney Bobby McDaniel and his son, Attorney Brett A. McDaniel, have a combined 50 years of legal experience and know what it takes to win complex personal injury claims involving Lyft or Uber. You’ve already been through enough. Let us handle the rest.
What do I do if I was in a Lyft or Uber accident?
If you were in a Lyft or Uber accident, one of the most critical things you need to do is establish the status of the driver when your crash took place. It’s mandatory for every Lyft and Uber driver to have their own personal car insurance policy, but those policies usually don’t come close to having the limits that the high-value policies taken out by Uber and Lyft have. In most situations, the status of the Lyft or Uber driver at the time of your crash will establish which insurance policy is responsible for covering the cost of the accident. These scenarios include:
- The Lyft or Uber driver is out of service: If a Lyft or Uber driver is not accepting ride requests and is not logged into the app, they are considered off duty. Any accidents involving the driver that take place during this period of time will be covered by driver’s personal car insurance policy or the policy of a third party responsible for the crash.
- The Lyft or Uber driver is in service: Once a Lyft or Uber driver is ready to accept a ride request and logs into the app, the driver is considered on duty. An accident that occurs within this timeframe may be covered by Uber or Lyft’s limited liability insurance policies. These policies include:
- A bodily injury limit of $50,000 per person
- A per-accident limit of $100,000
- $25,000 for property damage
- The Lyft or Uber driver is in service and has received a ride request: After an on-duty Lyft or Uber driver accepts a ride request and is on their way to pick up a passenger, both Lyft and Uber have a $1 million insurance policy that can cover the cost of a major accident, including those involving other drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
- The Lyft or Uber driver is in service and is carrying a passenger: Serious accidents that happen while an on-duty Lyft or Uber driver has a passenger in their car may also be covered by Lyft and Uber’s $1 million insurance policy, up to and until the passenger is dropped off.
Were you hit by a Lyft or Uber driver trying to cross the street? Did you get into an accident with a Lyft or Uber driver while riding your bike? Have you been injured as a passenger while riding inside a Lyft or Uber? Whatever the circumstances of your accident are, our legal team can meet with you, answer your questions, clarify your legal options, and explain what steps we can take to maximize the value of your claim.
How do you report a Lyft or Uber accident?
If you’re involved in an accident with Lyft or Uber, you can report the accident on the company’s website or through their mobile app, although you may want to consider speaking with an experienced car accident attorney first. Whatever you report to Uber or Lyft could be used against you to dispute or deny your claim, which might cost you the compensation you’re entitled to.
Get big results with an aggressive Jonesboro car accident lawyer
After you’ve suffered an injury in a Lyft or Uber accident, it’s important to protect your rights. Lyft and Uber are mega-corporations that are worth billions, which means they have the resources and ability to squash your claim. If you aren’t careful, you could end up missing out on the compensation you’re rightfully due.
Do yourself a favor and hire our law firm. Our Jonesboro car accident attorneys are skilled negotiators who know how to handle the insurance company, but if push comes to shove, they are also accomplished and determined trial lawyers who aren’t afraid to fight for you in court in front of a judge and jury. Level the playing field and get the payout you deserve. Best of all, you don’t owe us anything unless we win. That’s because we work on a contingency fee basis. Find out how McDaniel Law Firm, PLC can help you. Contact us today for your free consultation.