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 should get a lawyer for a ride-sharing car crash that was not your fault.  The other side will have experienced insurance adjusters and/or lawyers to help protect their interests.  The more they pay you the less they have. In order to maximize the recovery on a ride-share car crash case, you need a personal …
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 Employers are responsible for the actions of employees.  Employers are not responsible for the actions of independent contractors.  In either case, Uber or Lyft will have insurance coverage on the vehicle for their driver whether it is an employee or independent contractor.  To successfully prosecute a ride-sharing injury case you need a personal injury lawyer.  …
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If you were not wearing a seat belt at the time of an Uber of Lyft crash the jury may eventually hear about it.  This does not mean the case lacks value.  There is rarely a “perfect case” and a personal injury lawyer will know how to work around the fact you did not have …
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After a ride-sharing accident in Kentucky, you can recover the following damages: medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of future income, and potentially punitive damages.  It is important to get medical treatment to document your injuries.  The insurance company for Uber or Lyft will not just take your word for it that you …
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The ultimate decider of liability in a ride-sharing accident is a jury.  However, it is unlikely your case will get to a jury as the majority of cases are settled without a trial.  Liability can be clear-cut (rear-end collision) or disputed (green light crash).  The parties will likely come up with a decision on where …
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In a ride-share accident lawsuit you sue the at fault driver and the rideshare company.  A lawyer(s) will be assigned to defend the at fault driver and the ride-share company.  Handling a case like this should be done by an experienced personal injury lawyer.  Complications can arise as to whether or not the driver was …
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