Involved In A Ridesharing Accident?
The ridesharing industry is still fairly new, and insurance companies are playing catch up to ensure their policies involve some kind of ridesharing agreement for coverage and options. Because of this, it is essential to hire a personal injury attorney experienced in handling claims and cases against Uber/Lyft if you’ve been involved in an accident.
Hire An Experienced Injury Attorney
At Hardee, Massey & Blodgett, we have handled many successful car accident cases, and insurance companies know that our attorneys have the reputation for aggressively handling Uber car crash and Lyft accident injury claims.
What Is A Rideshare Company?
What Happens If I’m Involved In A Rideshare Accident?
A few bills have been signed into law that have regulated the way app-based companies like Uber and Lyft operate and are insured. Commercial vehicles must be covered through strict policies governed by their state, while Uber and Lyft were not subject to the same requirement. This was circumvented because their business model claimed they were just an app that helped people find other people who were willing to give them a ride.
Due to mounting pressure and numerous accidents across the United States, Uber and Lyft adopted insurance coverage for drivers that kicks in when they have accepted and picked up a passenger. As you can see, this is very complex, which is why you should call an accident attorney if you are involved in a collision involving Uber or Lyft.
Car accidents involving ridesharing companies can be unique and confusing because of the changing landscape of the laws, and there may be some legal gray area. Don’t risk being compensated for your injuries after being involved in a rideshare car accident. Let the experienced accident attorneys at Hardee, Massey & Blodgett help you receive the compensation you may be entitled to for current and future medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other related damages. Give us a call for your free consultation, and we can evaluate your case and let you know what options are available to you. Call Hardee, Massey & Blodgett today at 252-787-4632.