Experienced Uber & Lyft Car Accident Lawyers in Lebanon
Representing victims of rideshare accidents in Mt. Juliet, Cookeville, Nashville, and throughout Tennessee
We live in a time when you can summon a ride to your door within minutes with the tap of an app on your smart phone. Uber and Lyft are ridesharing companies that provide apps to help average Americans make a side income driving strangers around in their cars. However, as the popularity of Uber and Lyft increase, so increases the risk of traffic accidents and passenger injuries.
If you have suffered an injury in an Uber or Lyft traffic crash as a passenger, you may have questions about who is responsible for your injuries and how you might recover compensation to pay your medical bills, your lost time at work, and other losses in the collision. At Lowery, Lowery & Cherry, PLLC, our Lebanon car accident attorneys are here to protect your right to fair compensation. We offer a free initial consultation and we never charge attorney fees until we have recovered compensation for you.
What makes an Uber or Lyft car accident different?
If you are driving your car or are riding as a passenger in a friend's car and become injured in an accident, you would file a claim against the party who caused the accident and the whole process would be routine. If you become injured in an Uber or Lyft car accident, while you are technically covered under their liability insurance policy, filing an injury claim is rarely a routine process. Because Uber and Lyft drivers are independent contractors rather than employees of the company that furnishes the app which connects passengers with drivers, there may be a greater tendency to deny claims. Unless the Uber or Lyft driver is at fault in the accident, you would not sue them, but the driver who caused the crash.
People who drive for Uber and Lyft do not have to be professional drivers. There are a few requirements that they must meet to qualify to drive for the ridesharing apps, but they are just your average drivers who have taken a side job to earn extra cash. Many rideshare drivers have regular day jobs, so they drive early in the morning before work or after work. This could mean that they are driving despite being tired after a day at work. Coupled with not being professionally trained drivers, this can lead to greater risk for an accident.
How does Uber and Lyft's insurance coverage work if I’m injured in an accident?
Uber and Lyft have one-million-dollar liability policies that protects riders in case their driver is at fault in causing the crash. Just as in any other type of car accident, you would sue the insurance company rather than the ridesharing company itself.
Causes of Lebanon Uber and Lyft car accidents
Some of the common causes of Uber and Lyft car accidents include:
- Drunk driving
- Drugged driving
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Reckless driving
- Dangerous roadways
There are many factors that contribute to causing traffic accidents. If you have been injured in an Uber or Lyft car crash, speak to an experienced Lebanon car accident attorney from Lowery, Lowery & Cherry before you speak with an insurance company adjuster. Your attorney can protect you from being taken advantage of, and they will make sure that you understand the value of your case.
Examples of injuries from Uber or Lyft traffic crashes
In any type of car crash, whether it is an Uber or Lyft accident or any other vehicles colliding, the severity of the injuries is often related to how fast the vehicles were traveling at the time of the crash. Some examples of injuries from car crashes include:
- Head injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries or paralysis
- Traumatic brain injury
What is my Uber or Lyft accident injury case worth?
If you have been injured, you are missing work and the medical expenses are piling up, you likely want to know how much you can expect to receive if you win your case. At Lowery, Lowery & Cherry, we tell our clients that every case is different, so it would be impossible to know how much your Uber or Lyft injury case is worth at the outset. There are many factors which go into determining the value of your case including the nature of the accident, the severity of your injuries, the amount of your medical expenses, how much time you have lost at work, and other contributing factors.
What we can tell you that we have the expertise and the resources to prepare a compelling case on your behalf and pursue the maximum compensation available. Rather than give you empty promises or rough estimates about what your case might be worth, we roll up our sleeves and get to work fighting for a fair settlement for you.
What should I do if I’m involved in a Lebanon rideshare accident?
If you’re in an accident with an Uber or Lyft, take the following actions to strengthen your case:
- Dial 911
- Take pictures of the crash scene, the vehicles involved, the people involved in the crash, and any bystanders who may have witnessed the crash
- Make sure you have the driver's name and license plate number
- Take a screen shot of the Lyft or Uber ride receipt on your phone
- Schedule a consultation with a Lebanon car accident lawyer if you have serious injuries
How can an Uber and Lyft car accident attorney help?
After you have received medical attention for your injuries, you may wish to consult with an experienced Lebanon Uber and Lyft accident attorney right away. Our work is to represent you and pursue justice on your behalf in the form of financial compensation for your injuries and other losses in the crash.
Our car accident lawyers investigate the collision, determine which driver was at fault, and then we hold the responsible party accountable for your injuries. If you would rather not try to figure out on your own how much your case is worth, negotiate with the insurance company lawyers, and represent yourself in court if negotiations break down, why not look to the Lebanon injury attorneys from Lowery, Lowery & Cherry, PLLC to take on the legal burden for you?
Work with an experienced Uber and Lyft accident lawyer in Lebanon
The skilled Lebanon Uber and Lyft accident attorneys from Lowery, Lowery & Cherry are here to make sure your rights are protected and that you recover the compensation you deserve. We serve clients in Cookeville, Mt. Juliet, Nashville, and everywhere throughout Tennessee. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and learn about your legal options. You are welcome to call 615-444-7222 or contact us to schedule a case review now.