Raleigh Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney
Both Uber and Lyft offer affordable rides in Raleigh, North Carolina through rideshare transportation services. Rideshare has transformed the way people – especially millennials – get around, almost shutting out its competitors in the taxicab industry. However, many riders underestimate the potential risks of getting into an Uber or Lyft. If you’ve been injured in a Raleigh-area Uber or Lyft accident, a Uber accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley can help.
Uber accidents can often result in injuries to passengers and third parties. In fact, many argue that rideshare drivers are more prone to accidents due to cell phone use behind the wheel. Contact a Uber accident lawyer from Riddle & Brantley after your accident.
There is no upfront cost and there are no attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation.
We can help you understand your rights.
Injured in a Lyft or Uber Accident?
The at-fault party will either be the Uber/Lyft driver, the other driver, or a third party such as the city for a dangerous roadway. Once it is determined who caused the crash, you will seek damage recovery through this person’s insurance company.
Uber and Lyft both may have million-dollar policies that protect passengers in the event of accidents during rides. Different coverages will apply to an accident according to the phase of the ride. Uber or Lyft will cover your damages as a passenger every time. This is because both insurance policies cover passenger medical bills and property damages while a ride is underway. Whether the Uber/Lyft driver caused your accident or not, you will take your claim up with the company itself.
A Uber accident lawyer can help evaluate your case and determine the best possible options for seeking compensation for your injuries in an Uber or Lyft accident.
The first step is calling the police if anyone suffered injuries or expensive property damage. Call 911 and report the crash if your driver doesn’t do so. Then, tell your side of the story to police when they arrive. Next, get medical attention if you have any injuries. Once you’re able, log into the Uber or Lyft app and follow the directions for reporting an accident. The rideshare company’s insurance agents will follow up with you shortly.
A North Carolina Uber accident attorney can help determine your next best steps for filing an injury claim or seeking compensation.
We have convenient offices in Raleigh and can also meet in Durham by appointment only. If it’s more convenient, we’ll even come directly to you. Our Goldsboro Uber accident lawyers can assist with cases in the east side of the state, as well.
Injured Outside of an Uber or Lyft Vehicle?
Your claim might look a little different if an Uber or Lyft driver crashed into you. If the driver was on duty and logged into the app at the time of the crash and he or she caused your accident, the rideshare company will most likely pay for your damages. If the driver was not logged into the app at the time of the wreck, however, your only source of recovery will likely be through the individual driver’s insurance company.
Of course, a third party may at least share liability for your collision with an Uber or Lyft vehicle. For example, you might be able to hold an auto part manufacturer partially responsible for a pair of bad brakes that contributed to the rideshare driver crashing into you. Help from a Uber accident attorney can be the easiest way to get to the bottom of who caused your accident, why it happened, and who is liable for your damages.
Contact Experienced Lyft and Uber Accident Lawyers in Raleigh Today
Our Raleigh Uber accident lawyers are ready to help.
We will evaluate your claim and advise on your best legal options for seeking compensation for your injuries.
If you’ve been physically or sexually assaulted by a driver or other passenger, our Uber assault lawyers can help with these cases, too.
Riddle & Brantley have secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients injured in all types of auto accidents (see disclaimer below). We know how to handle claims involving rideshare companies and their drivers. Contact our accident attorneys for your free consultation today.
*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.