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Nationwide Legal Help for Rideshare Accident Injury & Wrongful Death Claims

If you or a member of your family were harmed in an Uber, Lyft, or any other rideshare accident, our national law firm may be able to help you or your loved one recover substantial monetary compensation. No matter where you are located, we are just a phone call away. For your Free Consultation, call our 24/7 Nationwide legal helpline at 1-800-LAW-NEED 

Rideshare services have become a necessity for many in daily life. Uber, Lyft and other similar services provide convenience for users and income opportunities for drivers. Similarly-structured startups such as Grubhub, Uber Eats, Doordash, and Favor have also expanded into other sectors of the gig economy, such as food or package delivery services, and even helicopter services in major cities.

Because multiple parties are involved in these accidents, including but not limited to the rideshare driver, the rideshare company, and the passenger(s), when accidents or assaults happen in these circumstances, the way forward for those hurt is not always clear. That is why it is important to speak with an experienced auto accident attorney to understand the proper steps to take in order to maximize your financial recovery. Montlick Injury Attorneys is here to help.  

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Rideshare Accidents: What Should a Passenger Do?

Layers of Coverage in a Rideshare Case

Rideshare Accidents: What Drivers Should Know

Rideshare Driver Claims

If you are a rideshare driver and you have been harmed in an auto accident that was not your fault, you have legal rights. Call a Montlick lawyer today to protect those rights. The following are a few of the types of personal injury cases we handle:

  • Accidents Caused By Other Drivers
  • Assault and Battery Claims
  • Police Chase Accidents
  • Rear-end Collisions
  • Red Light Runner Accidents
  • Rollover Accidents
  • Sexual Assaults
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death

Rideshare Passenger Claims

If you or a loved one were injured while riding in a rideshare vehicle, or injured in an accident involving a rideshare vehicle, you or your family could be entitled to recover substantial monetary compensation. Time is limited by law to file your claim. Our law firm handles the following types of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits:

  • Auto Accidents & Collisions
  • Assault and Battery Claims
  • Drop-off Accidents
  • False Imprisonment
  • Kidnapping
  • Pedestrian Collisions
  • Police Chase Accidents
  • Rear-end Collisions
  • Red Light Runner Accidents
  • Rollover Accidents
  • Sexual Assaults
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death 

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Rideshare Accident Lawyers for Uber, Lyft & DoorDash Injury Lawsuits

Do Pedestrians Injured by a Rideshare Driver Have a Case?

Even those who have been injured by a rideshare driver who were not customers at the time of the incident could still have a claim. If you or a family member have been injured or if you tragically lost a loved one in a pedestrian traffic accident caused by a negligent rideshare driver, you may be able to recover substantial economic compensation. Our national plaintiff's law firm represents injury victims and families who lost loved ones in the following circumstances:

  1. Bicycle/Cycling Accidents Caused by Rideshare Drivers
  2. Hit By a Rideshare Driver While Walking or Running
  3. Wrongful Death 

If you were injured by a vehicle driving on behalf of a rideshare service, contact Montlick Injury Attorneys for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED. Calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Rideshare Driver Injuries and Workers Compensation Claims

Rideshare drivers who are injured while working for a rideshare company may find themselves being denied workers' compensation benefits since rideshare companies generally classify their drivers as independent contractors. 

Private insurance companies are becoming more reluctant to honor injury claims arising from rideshare drivers since their motor vehicles are used for commercial purposes and are not declared on the accident insurance policy. This can leave injured drivers, passengers, and pedestrians without any insurance coverage while driving for or using a ridesharing service.

Workers’ compensation, rideshare and insurance law is complex. If you are a rideshare driver who has been injured in an accident, call Montlick Injury Attorneys today for your free consultation and speak to a qualified attorney who can advise you on your situation.

How Does Rideshare Insurance Work?

Another serious concern with rideshare services is that the companies often do not provide insurance coverage for their drivers. Additionally, private insurance companies can often avoid paying accident injury claims when their policyholder fails to disclose that their private vehicle is being used as a rideshare or delivery service. 

While rideshare drivers should purchase the appropriate business auto insurance coverage, most drivers fail to purchase this type of coverage, putting themselves and their passengers at risk. Insurance coverage issues pose severe legal and financial hardships when victims are injured or killed in rideshare accidents, and there is no insurance coverage to pay claims. 

If you or a loved one has been harmed in a rideshare accident, our experienced personal injury attorneys can help. We fight hard to get the maximum financial recovery for our rideshare accident clients. 

If you or a loved one have been harmed in a rideshare accident, it is important that you protect your legal rights and speak to a Montlick Injury Attorney as quickly as possible. Time to file you claim is limited by state law. Call Montlick Injury Attorneys for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED. Calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

The Legal Issues Surrounding Uber, Lyft and Other Ride-sharing Services

Uber is the largest and fastest growing rideshare company in the country. This rideshare program allows users to download an app and order a driver "on demand." Rideshare passengers can choose the type of vehicle and review a driver's rating prior to accepting the ride. Rideshare drivers use their own private vehicles to pick up riders. While ridesharing services provide an alternative to taxicab services and public transportation, they present new legal issues, including workers' compensation issues, insurance gaps, and low insurance coverage limits. Some passengers involved in accidents while riding in rideshare vehicles may find themselves at risk of not being sufficiently compensated for their injuries and damages.

In one important wrongful death case, an Uber driver struck three pedestrians, tragically killing a six-year-old girl. Uber stated that it was not responsible for the fatal accident since the Uber driver was not transporting a passenger at the time of the collision, even though the driver was using the Uber app at the time of the accident and was waiting to be dispatched to a job. The victim's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit claiming Uber ignored the driver's prior conviction for reckless driving.

This ridesharing accident case illustrates the troubling legal issues concerning rideshare company liability and insurance coverage issues. Moreover, many rideshare apps terms of service require passengers to agree that they will not file a lawsuit against the rideshare company in the event of a crash during the ride. In another Uber accident, the passenger who sought compensation for medical expenses from Uber discovered that coverage was denied because the rider agreed not to file suit against Uber, and the driver was the sole party responsible.

Legal Help for Rideshare Accident Victims

Did you or a loved one sustain injuries or suffer the loss of a loved one in an accident caused by another's negligence?  Protect your legal rights by calling Montlick Injury Attorneys for your free consultation. We are available nationwide, 24/7, at 1-800-LAW-NEED. Our Car Accident Injury Lawyers are here to listen, understand your situation, and advise you. 

We Know What it Takes to Win™

Our law firm has been representing those who suffer serious injuries or lost a loved one in an accident for over 38 years.  

Montlick trial attorneys have recovered billions of dollars for our personal injury clients through negotiated settlements, litigation/lawsuits, settlement of lawsuits, jury verdicts, mediation, and arbitration awards.

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What to Do After a Rideshare Accident

If you or a loved one have been harmed in an accident or a vicious assault, gather evidence at the scene, obtain medical attention, and then contact us for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED.

When you or a loved one have been harmed in a traffic collision or assault, it is important to follow these important steps. In some circumstances, a victim may not be able to follow these action steps due to their medical condition. The most important action auto accident victims should take is to seek medical attention immediately after an accident to treat and document their injuries. 

The following steps may help you protect your valuable and important legal rights:

  1. Remain calm. One of the first things you must do after an accident is to remain calm. 
  2. Check yourself and all of your passengers for injuries. Check yourself and everyone in your vehicle for serious or life-threatening injuries. All injured people should remain in the vehicle until emergency services arrive. A significant number of injuries caused by auto accidents are not immediately noticeable. For example, many accident victims sustain head injuries that leave them feeling that they have a headache. However, a headache could mean there is a more serious injury. A lot of pain is masked due to adrenalin and the initial shock that follows a motor vehicle accident. For this reason, it is a good idea to either ride in an ambulance or ride in a private vehicle (if the injuries are non-life threatening) to the closest emergency room. 
  3. Call 911. It is important to call 911 as soon as possible. It is necessary to have law enforcement and emergency medical services at the crash scene to assist the injured and for law enforcement officials to open an accident report. If you are a rideshare passenger, it is critical for you to be listed in the accident report. 
  4. Photograph the scene. Taking as many pictures of the accident scene as possible is crucial, including photos of the skid marks and the surrounding area of the road or intersection. Only take photos when able to do so safely.
  5. Exchange contact information with all drivers involved in the crash. Following an accident, you need to obtain the other driver's name, address, telephone, insurance carrier, and insurance policy number. Collect the contact information from all passengers and witnesses. 
  6. Find all eyewitnesses. Next, find all eyewitnesses and collect their full names, addresses, telephone numbers, license plate numbers, and email addresses.
  7. Never apologize or admit fault for causing the accident. It is crucial that you do not apologize for the accident, as this could be seen as an admission of guilt.
  8. Contact Montlick Injury Attorneys. Call us to discuss your case and to help you collect the necessary evidence.
  9. Call your auto insurance company. After an accident, it is required that you contact both your auto accident insurance company and the at-fault driver's insurance company. This call should be conducted with your attorney present. Provide your auto accident insurance company with the name, address, insurance policy, and telephone number of the other drivers involved.


Are Requirements for Rideshare Drivers Too Lenient? 

Rideshare services are a recent and revolutionary business concept that matches people who want to use their privately-owned vehicles to "taxi" people or goods in order to earn income. 

Although rideshare services have greatly benefited society, these services have also created a myriad of problems. For example, some rideshare drivers present a clear and present danger to other drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians, and their rideshare passengers. 

One significant concern with rideshare services is that they have a history of lax criminal background checks on drivers, potentially putting riders in serious danger. Conversely, many of these apps do not require background checks on riders, potentially putting drivers at risk. Moreover, rideshare companies do not require any specialized driver training beyond simple tests, which are usually administered by other rideshare drivers.

It is important to recognize these potential drawbacks before using these services.  



Rideshare Accidents: What Should a Passenger Do?

Layers of Coverage in a Rideshare Case

Rideshare Accidents: What Drivers Should Know

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