North Carolina Uber & Lyft Accident Attorneys
Advocating for Injured Uber & Lyft App Users
The convenience of rideshare apps has propelled them into global popularity, but that does not mean they are completely safe and free of any flaws. In fact, the mushrooming of motor vehicle accidents involving Uber and Lyft drivers goes hand in hand with their ever-increasing user base. If you were injured in an accident while using a rideshare app, such as Uber or Lyft, our attorneys at Lanier Law Group want to fight for you.
Injured individuals have various legal options available to them to seek justice and compensation, and they do not have to face any legal process alone. Lanier Law Group has extensive experience advocating for those seriously injured in Uber and Lyft accidents, thus our seasoned legal advisers know the common tactics the defense may use and are well-versed in how to protect you against big tech companies and their expensive insurance lawyers.
Contact Lanier Law Group online today. Our North Carolina Uber & Lyft accident lawyers provide free consultations — no strings attached.
Common Causes of Rideshare Accidents
The nature of rideshare such as Uber or Lyft apps often requires drivers to venture into areas they are unfamiliar with, and drivers may be easily distracted by trying to navigate the app while transporting passengers. These are two common causes behind rideshare accidents, but there are many other circumstances that could lead to a crash. Considering that drivers may be fatigued from working long hours (many rideshare drivers work for apps such as Uber & Lyft as a side hustle) and the existence of poorly maintained roads, unpredictable weather, vehicle issues, and other reckless and negligent drivers, it is no wonder that accidents occur.
While no one can be held responsible for factors outside of their control, injuries sustained due to the following acts of negligence on the part of the rideshare driver often provide grounds for a claim:
- Texting while driving
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Driving while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Speeding and ignoring traffic laws
- Transporting more passengers than the vehicle allows
Uber & Lyft Accidents Caused by Everyday Drivers
If you are an Uber or Lyft passenger and are involved in an accident caused by another driver on the road, you can still file a claim — regardless if that other driver is also a rideshare worker or just an everyday commuter. It is still important to report the accident through the app, otherwise the rideshare company may be unaware that any accident occurred at all (for instance, if your rideshare driver does not report it either). When no records of an accident exist, your insurance and/or legal claim will most likely be denied.
Since there are so many different nuances and details to keep in mind when filing an Uber and Lyft accident claim, it is advisable to consult a professional attorney as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that your claim will be minimized or denied completely.
It is also integral to visit a medical professional immediately after the crash to attend to your injuries, which will provide documentation of your injury and, more importantly, ensure that you receive the proper treatment you need to heal.
While many severe injuries caused by another’s negligence will be eligible for a claim, some of the most common examples are:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Burns or lacerations
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Traumatic orthopedic injuries
- Psychological trauma
In the unfortunate event that the accident resulted in the death of your loved one, you may have the option to pursue a claim for wrongful death.
What Compensatory Damages Can I Recover?
If you establish that the at-fault party owed a standard of care to you, breached this duty of care, and you were injured as a result, then you will be deemed eligible to recover compensatory damages for any harm done to you. Compensation can cover medical bills, lost wages, disability accommodations, and other economic damages related to the accident, as well as any non-economic damages (such as pain and suffering).
Hire a Seasoned Lawyer
Our lawyers at Lanier Law Group have the resources to advocate for you against negligent and reckless Uber and Lyft drivers, the big technology companies they work for, and any insurance agent who tries to minimize and/or deny your claim. We have won multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients in a wide array of injury cases, including complex claims, and are nationally recognized by peers, clients, and industry organizations alike.
Call Lanier Law Group at (855) 757-4204 or fill out an online form to consult a North Carolina Uber or Lyft accident attorney. Se habla español.