Were you riding in an Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare service when it got into a crash, causing you to suffer a serious injury? Call (414) 240-1185 to connect with The Previant Law Firm, S.C. and our team of Milwaukee rideshare accident lawyers. We can help you get a clear idea of your legal options after being injured in an Uber or Lyft driver. Our representation extends to rideshare drivers, too.
When your finances and wellbeing are on the line, you should not be the one to pay for your damages out of your own pocket if you did not cause your accident. Our law firm focuses on bringing claims against large corporations and the insurance companies that defend them. If Uber or Lyft is the defendant in your case, then we still will not hesitate to demand full compensation on your behalf.
Contact a Milwaukee rideshare accident lawyer from our firm today.
Can You Sue If Injured While a Rideshare Passenger?
When you are hurt while riding in a vehicle as a passenger, Wisconsin’s liability law allows you to file an injury claim against any parties liable for your injuries. In terms of an Uber or Lyft rideshare accident, the two most likely liable parties will be your own rideshare driver or another motorist who struck their vehicle.
Figuring out who is liable for your injuries is a different matter altogether, though. None of the involved parties will want to admit to any fault. It will likely be up to our attorneys to investigate different types of proof gathered from around the scene of your accident to determine liability. Filing a claim against a party that is ultimately found not to be liable can greatly delay your case or risk its validity entirely.
Evidence of liability can be found in:
- Photographs of the scene and injuries
- Testimonies from eyewitnesses, including other rideshare passengers
- Police, firefighter, and EMT reports
- Driving records of all drivers involved
Uber & Lyft Insurance Coverage for Crashes
There might be a substantial insurance policy covering the bodily injuries suffered in your rideshare accident. The value of the relevant insurance policies provided through Uber or Lyft changes depending on what the rideshare driver was doing at the time of a crash.
Uber has announced it has a $1 million policy limit that applies as soon as a driver using their app picks up a passenger. When there is no passenger in their vehicle, though, the company provides a reduced coverage amount. Furthermore, coverage might not be provided at all if the driver’s own insurance company offers any coverage amount.
The gray areas in Uber and Lyft insurance policy rules can make it difficult for an injured driver or passenger to collect all the compensation they require after a bad accident. The policies also do not account for damages related to property repair, pain, and suffering.
Filing a Claim After an Uber or Lyft Accident
Do you think you have a valid car accident claim to file against Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare company? Be certain of your options and discover the next best step by teaming up with The Previant Law Firm, S.C. and our rideshare accident lawyers in Milwaukee. We can investigate your claim and, if it is legally sound, ensure it is filed before any statutes of limitations expire.
Call (414) 240-1185 to get your case started with a law firm that has been protecting the people of Wisconsin for more than 100 years.