Rideshare Accident Lawyers

Myrtle Beach Rideshare Accident Attorneys

Uber & Lyft Accident Claims in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a popular vacation hotspot in South Carolina. Visitors who don’t rent a car for themselves use Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services instead. For this reason, rideshare accidents — car accidents that involve a rideshare driver or vehicle – are more common in Myrtle Beach than in many other cities in the state.

At Lanier Law Group, P.A., our experienced attorneys are dedicated to helping locals who have been injured in a rideshare accident. Whether you were riding in an Uber or Lyft as a passenger, were driving your own vehicle, or were a rideshare driver transporting a passenger, our Myrtle Beach rideshare accident lawyers can help you understand and use your rights if you were injured in a crash. Let’s fight for compensation together.

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What to Do After a Rideshare Accident

If you have been involved in a rideshare accident, it is important to take the following steps:

  1. Seek medical attention right away, even if you feel fine. Report any injuries to your doctor and keep detailed records of treatment.
  2. Gather information at the scene such as contact information of all those involved and witnesses.
  3. Take photos of vehicle damage and the scene of the accident if possible.
  4. Report the accident to the rideshare company through their app or website.
  5. Contact an experienced Myrtle Beach attorney who can advise you on your legal rights.

Liability Complications in Rideshare Accidents

Determining liability in a rideshare accident can be a complicated process. You will need to consider fault, insurance coverage, and damages. Depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding the crash, there may be several parties involved who could potentially be held liable. Furthermore, many rideshare companies have complex insurance policies that make it difficult to determine who should pay for the victim's medical bills and other expenses related to the accident.

Our Myrtle Beach rideshare accident attorneys can help you navigate these issues, though. We can use our decades of collective legal experience to handle all aspects of your case, even the most complicated challenges like how to determine liability.

Uber & Lyft Insurance Policies

Uber and Lyft hold strikingly similar insurance policies that can cover damages after certain rideshare damages. In recent years, updates have made the two insurance policies effectively identical.

Uber or Lyft can provide these levels of coverage after a rideshare accident:

  • No coverage: If the rideshare driver was not using the app when they were in an accident, then the rideshare company accepts no liability. All parties involved will need to use their individual insurance policies.
  • Some coverage: If the rideshare driver was using the app but had not accepted a fare yet, then the rideshare company can offer third-party liability coverage up to 50/100/25. However, this insurance is usually only applicable if the rideshare driver’s privately held insurance policy doesn’t apply.
  • Most coverage: If the rideshare driver was using the app and had accepted a fare, then the rideshare company maintains an auto insurance policy that includes $1,000,000 third-party liability coverage, uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury and/or first-party injury insurance, and contingent comprehensive and collision coverage. This insurance policy can be broadly used to cover losses experienced by all parties as needed.

Our Myrtle Beach Uber/Lyft accident attorneys can evaluate the situation to see what insurance coverage is owed to you based on your role in the accident (passenger, driver, another motorist, etc.). Depending on what we find, it might be possible to file an injury claim in your name for other damages that aren’t covered.

Our Myrtle Beach rideshare accident attorneys are here to guide you throughout the entire claims process if you were injured in a crash as a driver or paying passenger. We can help identify all liable parties and initiate negotiations with them, including the rideshare company and its insurers. We can also collect evidence such as medical bills, photographs of the scene, eyewitness statements, and police reports to prove that your argument is true. When needed, we can enlist expert witnesses and consult other sources that can provide valuable insight into determining who is responsible for the accident and what damages are owed. If a settlement cannot be reached, we will be ready to litigate, too. No matter what needs to be done, we can fight for you!

Please call (855) 757-4204 now. Initial consultations are free.

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