Wauwatosa Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyer
The Wauwatosa Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyers at Groth law firm are experienced, determined, and proven. Don’t give the insurance companies the upper hand. You can have our entire team of car accident attorneys working for you. Let us ensure that your claim is complete and that you receive the compensation that you deserve without delay.
What is a rideshare accident lawsuit?
A rideshare accident lawsuit is a formal process to claim financial compensation after a rideshare accident. A driver, passenger, or even an individual in another vehicle may have a valid lawsuit following a rideshare accident. In some cases, you may be able to receive compensation through insurance claims. Other times, you may need to formally file in court. In all cases, the victim bringing the claim may have the assistance of a lawyer.
Rideshare Accident – Driver at Fault – What to Know
When a rideshare accident occurs and the driver is at fault, here are the things that you need to know:
- The driver should have at least the minimum amount of insurance required by state law
- In some circumstances, driver insurance is primary to receiving compensation through the rideshare company; be sure to report the accident to all insurance carriers
- There is limited coverage when the driver has accepted a ride but has not yet picked up the driver. A victim in another vehicle may receive compensation through the driver’s personal insurance or through the rideshare company. Coverage is up to $50,000 for personal injury per person, $100,000 total for all parties per accident, and up to $25,000 for property damage
- During an active ride, all major rideshare companies provide a guarantee of up to $1 million. The coverage extends to both passengers as well as individuals in other vehicles who are hurt in the crash. It’s important for the victim to prove fault of the rideshare driver to access this coverage
- Payment in all cases depends on actual losses. Keeping records and documenting losses is critical to receiving compensation for damages
Rideshare Accident – Driver Not at Fault – What to Know
- Passengers and rideshare drivers may claim compensation from the at-fault driver if the at-fault driver is responsible for the accident
- Even when the rideshare operator is not the one at fault for the accident, the rideshare insurance can step in and function as uninsured or underinsured coverage for the driver
- Insurance coverages from rideshare companies may be up to $1 million
- Victims should call the attorneys at Groth Law Firm as soon as possible so they can handle both, the insurance companies involved and the rideshare company
For information on insurance and reporting an Uber accident online, visit the Uber website. Similarly, you can file an accident report online with Lyft.
Is Uber insured for passengers?
Yes, Uber is insured for passengers:
- Driver not logged into the Uber app and no passengers = no coverage
- Ride accepted but passenger not picked up = $50,000 per person for injury, $100,000 total per claim for injury, $25,000 property damage
- Active during a ride = up to $1 million
Who can be found liable in an Uber accident?
Parties that may be found liable in an Uber accident are:
- The Uber driver
- Another driver
- Businesses that employ drivers involved in the accident
- Passengers who create distractions or grab the wheel
- A bicyclist or pedestrian who has fault for the accident
- Uber through their insurance guarantee
- A vehicle manufacturer who creates a defective vehicle
- The government entity responsible for maintaining the road or a vehicle involved
It’s important to look beyond the immediate surface when determining who can be found liable in an Uber accident. There are times when the driver’s insurance is primary to the Uber guarantee. On the other hand, there are times when an at-fault driver in another vehicle may not have sufficient coverage. In that case, the Uber insurance guarantee may step in to cover damages.
What is the typical value of an Uber accident settlement?
The typical value of an Uber accident settlement ranges based on the injuries and property damage, who is at fault for the crash, and the state laws that apply to the case. A minor injury claim may settle for just a few thousand dollars. However, Uber provides financial protection of up to $1 million in cases where it’s appropriate.
In addition, there may be additional private insurance policies that apply to the case. State law may also impact the typical value of an Uber accident settlement as no-fault states may not include minor crashes in settlement averages. Remember that compensation is an individual question based on the specifics of the situation in that case.
What can I do if a rideshare service doesn’t pay after an accident?
Rideshare companies make promises to customers to attract business. When you set foot in an Uber or Lyft, you have their assurances that there is a way to get compensation if an accident occurs. If a rideshare service doesn’t pay after an accident, you may take legal action. Let an attorney for rideshare accidents look at all the ways to receive compensation.
About the Groth Law Firm Rideshare Accident Lawyers
The Groth Law Firm rideshare accident lawyers offer a free case evaluation for your rideshare accident claim. Don’t wonder what to do next or worry that you’re not getting treated fairly. Our firm focuses on injury cases and helping victims respond when an upsetting accident occurs. We succeed by putting our skill and experience to work to evaluate and pursue your claim from all sides.
There’s no upfront cost to working with our team of legal professionals. We invite you to contact us today about your case. There are time limits, and the sooner you contact us, the sooner we can get started working for you. We look forward to meeting you.