Personal Injury Lawyers, Gilbert, AZ

Hurt in a Lyft or Uber Accident in Gilbert, AZ?

Get a car accident attorney who is ready to fight for you

People in Gilbert and throughout the state use ridesharing services such as Lyft and Uber. But what happens if you’re hurt in a car accident involving one of these services? Recovering financial compensation can get very complicated. That’s why you need an experienced rideshare accident lawyer who knows how to get results.

At Browne Law Group, we know that dealing with rideshare services and their insurance companies after an accident can be frustrating. Attorney Byron Browne will take a no B.S. approach to your claim. He’ll get straight to the point and build a strong case to recover the compensation you deserve.

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Who pays for compensation if you’re hurt in a Lyft or Uber accident?

Arizona state law requires all drivers to have car insurance. But Lyft and Uber also provide insurance coverage for drivers in certain situations. So who is responsible for paying damages in your accident? Here’s how it works:

The driver is not logged into the app

If the driver has logged out of the app and is not waiting to accept a ride request, that driver’s own insurance company would be responsible for damages in an accident.

The driver is logged into the app, but has no passenger

If the driver is logged in and is waiting for a ride request, rideshare services provide limited coverage of $50,000 for bodily injury or death per person, $100,000 for bodily injury or death per accident, and $25,000 in property damage.

The driver has a passenger or is picking one up

The services provide coverage that includes up to $1 million in third-party liability, uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, and collision coverage (a deductible applies).

Negligence is almost always to blame for rideshare accidents

What causes Lyft and Uber accidents? Many times, these accidents are caused by a negligent driver. For example, a driver was speeding or checking the app while driving. A driver may have been entering a location into a GPS and wasn’t paying attention to the road. The driver may have been too tired and started falling asleep at the wheel. Or the driver was operating aggressively, speeding through red lights and weaving through traffic.

When you’ve been hurt in a crash caused by a negligent rideshare driver, either as a passenger or as the driver of another car, you deserve compensation. But it is not a simple process, even if it’s clear that the Lyft or Uber driver was responsible. The driver may deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept responsibility.

Don’t expect any help from the driver’s insurance company, or the company carrying the Lyft or Uber policy. They’re not interested in giving you fair compensation. Their job is to keep payments down so they can save money and keep profits up.

Car accident attorney Byron Browne will help you fight back

Byron Browne knows how insurance companies operate. They’ll question the seriousness of your injuries. They’ll seek access to your medical history to look for any signs of a pre-existing injury. If you were driving another vehicle, they’ll try to blame you. Or they may just offer you a settlement – but it won’t come anywhere close to covering your damages.

We think that’s bull. And we don’t put up with it. Byron Browne is known as the Anti-Lawyer Lawyer for a reason. He’s not interested in playing nice with the insurance company. He is committed to getting the results you need.

These cases can get complicated, because there can be multiple parties involved, as well as multiple insurance companies. There can be disagreement about the status of the driver at the time of the crash and which insurance policy was in effect.

Attorney Byron Browne will focus on the facts. Our legal team can investigate your Lyft or Uber accident. We gather evidence, such as any video from traffic cameras. We carefully review accident reports, medical records, and other documentation. We interview witnesses and if needed, consult accident reconstruction experts.

Call today to schedule a free consultation about your Lyft or Uber accident

We want to hear from you about how the accident has impacted your life. Byron Browne will determine the total damages you have suffered. Then he will demand compensation. This includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your injuries, lost wages if you can’t work, and other damages such as pain and suffering.

If you were hurt in a Lyft or Uber accident in Gilbert or anywhere in Maricopa County, find out where you stand. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.

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