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What to do After a Ridesharing Accident

view through the windshield of a cab at night from backseat | After a Ridesharing AccidentRideshare services have gotten extremely popular and for good reason. They’re a great way to get around town without having to pay the hefty fees often associated with cabs and taxis. They also give Colorado residents a great alternative to driving after they’ve been out for a night on the town. Unfortunately, however, they’re not without risk. Just like every car on the road, Uber and Lyft drivers are still at risk for getting into car accidents. So what happens after a ridesharing accident in an Uber or Lyft car?

If you are involved in an accident in an Uber or Lyft or while driving for Uber, you can expect Uber or Lyft to fight aggressively to reduce their liabilities. They won’t want to pay for medical expenses and property damage and will often fight these charges as aggressively as insurance companies do. That’s where it is important to have an experienced car accident attorney on your side. Your attorney can fight to build a case that is designed to win you the maximum compensation.

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In order to build a solid case in an Uber accident, your attorney will need to establish that the Uber app was on and that the driver was actively in the process of working. By law, Uber drivers are considered independent contractors. If they’re involved in an accident while they are not transporting a customer, then Uber will not held responsible for damages. Liability is key here and proving that they were transporting you at the time of the accident is important.

Once your attorney has established that the Uber or Lyft driver was actively on the job and transporting you at the time of the accident, their rideshare insurance should cover you. There are some gray areas, however, where the driver was en route to pick up the passenger or the passenger had just gotten out of the vehicle or cancelled the ride. Due to the complexities surrounding Uber accidents, it is highly recommended that you contact an experienced attorney before proceeding to agree to any settlement.

Contact Our Experienced Broomfield Car Accident Lawyers

hull and zimmerman, pcIf you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident in Broomfield while riding in an Uber or a Lyft, we can help. At Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., our committed personal injury lawyers are dedicated to the belief that everyone deserves justice. Contact us at (303) 423-1770 or (866) 385-3505.

Our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience representing injured accident victims in Broomfield, Arvada, Superior, Lafayette, Louisville, Erie, Brighton, Commerce City, Northglenn, Westminster, Thornton, Longmont, and throughout Colorado.

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At Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., we are honored to help accident victims in their time of need, and take our responsibility as personal injury lawyers incredibly seriously. We know how important it is for victims to secure the full and fair compensation they need following a serious accident, and that is why we take a hands-on, personalized approach to every case we handle.

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