Jacksonville Rideshare Accident Attorney
Ridesharing has proven to be an effective alternative to taxi cabs in the area. However, users should know that ridesharing is not without its risks. Uber and Lyft drivers are just as susceptible to accidents as average drivers – maybe even greater risk due to the extent rideshare drivers need to use the Uber or Lyft smartphone app while driving. Contact Riddle & Brantley in Jacksonville if you experience a rideshare accident in Jacksonville.
How Can Our Attorneys Help?
Our Jacksonville rideshare attorneys understand the complicated laws surrounding Uber and Lyft claims.
- Together, we have over 160 years of experience handling personal injury car accident claims for the Jacksonville area.
- Our team of investigators draws experience from the North Carolina Highway Patrol as well as other branches of law enforcement and OSHA.
- We are here to be your advocate and will ensure that we devote our full attention to your claim from day one with both a case manager/paralegal and a personal injury attorney.
Why Do You Need a Rideshare Accident Attorney?
A rideshare accident typically involves your driver as well a third-party driver or property owner. Although Uber and Lyft provide passenger injury insurance, the insurance company that covers the claim can change depending on who was at fault in the accident. A rideshare accident attorney has experience navigating negotiations between multiple insurance companies, the rideshare company, and the state. You will be able to focus on recovery while your attorney focuses on the specifics of your case.
What Happens If My Driver Crashes in Jacksonville, NC?
If your driver gets into a car accident that necessitates police action, remain in the vehicle while awaiting the police. If you feel you need to continue on your way, leave contact information with the driver. Meanwhile, the driver should exchange insurance information with any other drivers involved in the crash.
The police will likely ask for a statement regarding the accident. After you have given your statement, contact a personal injury attorney. Insurance may compensate you for any injuries you suffer depending on the specifics of your accident, which driver was at fault, as well as by state laws in North Carolina. Finally, ensure you report the accident to the rideshare company, either by phone or on the rideshare app.
How to Obtain Compensation After Your Rideshare Accident
After your rideshare accident, make every effort to cooperate with the authorities, both at the scene of the accident or afterward via telephone. However, it is most important that you seek treatment for any injuries as soon as possible. Even if you do not believe your injuries are serious, a medical evaluation can help document your injuries as well as provide insight into any internal injuries that may exist.
A rideshare accident attorney has the resources necessary to link your injuries to the accident that caused them. The investigative team at Riddle & Brantley has resources to determine the root cause of your accident. Your attorney will then negotiate with all involved insurance companies to ensure you receive fair compensation.
Is Uber or Lyft Liable for My Injuries as a Passenger?
In the state of North Carolina, rideshare companies typically maintain a $1.5 million insurance policy to cover rideshare drivers’ liability to passengers, taking precedence in most cases over the driver’s personal insurance. If another uninsured driver caused the accident, a $1 million policy exists to cover injury to rideshare passengers and drivers. However, if the other driver caused the accident and has personal auto insurance, that driver’s insurance would cover your injuries.
Contact Our Rideshare Accident Lawyers Today
If you received injuries in a rideshare accident, you should receive fair compensation for your injuries. The trusted professionals at Riddle & Brantley, LLP can help determine your next steps. Our attorneys have won millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, and we know how to handle rideshare accidents so that you see results. Contact our Jacksonville car accident lawyers today for a free consultation.