Pittsburgh Lyft and Uber Accident Lawyers
We fight to recover maximum compensation for the injured
Ridesharing companies such as Lyft and Uber are very popular, but what if you are involved in a car accident involving one of these ridesharing services? If you were injured as a result of negligence, you deserve financial compensation, but the process can be complicated. Get the experienced car accident lawyers at Romanow Law Group to fight for your rights.
People who drive for Lyft and Uber can cause an accident just like any other driver. They may have been speeding, or distracted, or driving recklessly. Whatever the cause, you are left hurt and need medical treatment. Your medical expenses add up quickly and you may miss time from work, resulting in a loss of income.
Experienced Pittsburgh Lyft and Uber accident attorneys who get results
Every driver in Pennsylvania is required to carry insurance. Those who drive for ridesharing services, like Uber and Lyft, are required to have ridesharing policies. In addition, Uber and Lyft provide some insurance coverage for drivers. Which policy covers your accident and pays you compensation?
It depends on the driver’s status at the time. Coverage is divided into different periods:
- Period 0: The app is off – The driver is off-duty and not looking for passengers at the time of the accident. The driver’s personal car insurance policy is responsible for coverage.
- Period 1: The app is on and the driver is waiting for a ride request – The driver’s personal car insurance policy (with ridesharing coverage) and Uber and Lyft’s insurance policies can cover the damages you suffered.
- Period 2: A ride request was accepted, and the driver was on the way to pick up a passenger – Uber and Lyft’s insurance policies cover damages.
- Period 3: A ride request was accepted and there is a passenger in the car – The Uber and Lyft’s insurance policies cover damages.
Even when it has been established which period the ridesharing driver was in, recovering the compensation you deserve for your injuries can be complicated. The driver may deny causing the accident and blame you. Insurance companies can challenge your claim and try to pay you as little as possible.
That’s why you need an experienced and aggressive car accident lawyer on your side. Our legal team investigates your Lyft or Uber accident to sort through the confusion and get the facts. We gather evidence, carefully review accident reports and medical records, and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
How much compensation can I recover after a Lyft and Uber accident?
That depends on many different factors. One is the type and severity of injuries you suffered in the crash. Another is the driver’s status at the time of the collision, which insurance companies my try to dispute. Other factors are insurance policy limits – which, again, will vary depending on the rideshare driver’s status – and whether you have “full tort” or “limited tort” insurance.
We can determine the total amount of damages you suffered. In general, you can seek compensation for all current and future medical expenses for treating the injuries you suffered, lost wages if you couldn’t work, and property damage. You may also be able to recover compensation for other damages, such as pain and suffering.
Our lawyers build strong cases that insurance companies have to take seriously. We’re not interested in making quick deals that help them save money. We are committed to help you get maximum compensation for the injuries you have suffered, even if that means fighting for you in court.
If you were injured in an accident caused by a Lyft or Uber driver, learn more about how we can help. Call 1-844-GET-MORE or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced car accident lawyers. If we take your case, you owe us nothing unless we recover compensation. No recovery, no fee. It’s that simple.