Ridesharing Accidents

Who Do I Sue in a Ridesharing Accident?

Not sure how to sue Uber or Lyft after an accident? We are here to help you every step of the way.

If you were in an accident while in an Uber, Lyft, or other taxi, you have legal rights. If you’re thinking about making a legal claim against a ride-sharing company, you should understand the lawsuit process and have a good lawyer on your side. For example, if you’re injured in an Uber or Lyft accident as a ride-share passenger, there are some things you need to know about your right to obtain compensation for your injuries. This biggest issue when filing a ride-share accident lawsuit is whether you’re suing the driver of the vehicle or the company that backs them. Also, before you try to put a dollar value on your ride-share passenger injury lawsuit, it may help to understand how “damages” work. It’s important to have a car accident lawyer experienced with ride-share accidents to work with you to get the compensation you deserve.

Can I Sue Uber or Lyft Directly After a Crash?

The short answer to this is yes; you can sue the company or an Uber driver or any ride-hailing service for a collision involving an Uber. Unfortunately, suing the ride-sharing company itself after a crash might not be easy, or it might not be a clear option, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have legal rights or a good case to pursue.

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Ridesharing Accidents


You can sue GrubHub if a driver causes injury.  Your personal injury lawyer will file a lawsuit against the at fault driver and GrubHub.  You can also sue another driver if that driver is liable for a portion of the crash.

If the driver of a rideshare company physically assaults you there is likely a lawsuit worth pursuing.  You will sue the individual who assaulted you and the rideshare company for permitting this person to drive on their behalf and subjecting you to harm.  A personal injury lawyer can help you evaluate a case like this …
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You can sue Lyft or Uber for injuries or wrongful death.  If a Uber or Lyft driver commits negligence, you can sue the driver and the rideshare company.  Hire a personal injury lawyer and don’t speak to the rideshare company or their insurance company.  Your damages include medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future income, …
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Rideshare accident injuries have many similarities to non-rideshare crashes.  This includes: soft tissue, herniations, fractures, surgery, paralyzation, and wrongful death.  It makes sense that a lot of rideshare injuries involve the passenger.  Filing a claim or a lawsuit against Lyft should be done by a lawyer that has handled those types or cases before 

You shouldn’t file anything after a Lyft car accident without speaking to an experienced personal injury lawyer first.  Your lawyer will likely file a Complaint at the courthouse against Lyft and the driver.  Damages on a Lyft case include medical expenses, loss of income/wages, and personal injuries.  Brian Dettman at Dettman Law has experience pursuing …
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A pedestrian hit by a Lyft driver can sue the driver and Lyft for damages.  Hiring a personal injury lawyer can help you get more from the insurance company and/or Lyft.   Pedestrians do not have the benefit of a vehicle to help minimize some of the impact from the other vehicle.  Often times pedestrians …
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