If you were injured in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and even the pain and trauma you’ve experienced. However, obtaining damages in these cases is incredibly complex and requires the skill and experience of a rideshare accident lawyer in Morehead City, NC. Attorney Harry H. Albritton has a track record of success and a reputation for excellence and will fight on your behalf to secure a favorable outcome so you can move forward from the accident with confidence.
Determining Liability in Rideshare Accidents
Whether you were a passenger in a rideshare vehicle or were struck by one in your own vehicle, determining responsibility is complicated. Uber and Lyft drivers are independent contractors using their own vehicles to transport customers. Because of these factors, they’re not required to have commercial insurance but their personal automobile insurance may not cover an accident if they’re using their vehicle for work. To cover this gap, both Uber and Lyft do have $1 million in liability insurance while their driver is actively working.
If an investigation shows that the Uber or Lyft driver was at fault, their company’s insurance policy should provide compensation. However, this can be difficult without a rideshare accident attorney holding them accountable.
What to Do After a Rideshare Accident
Following a rideshare accident, it’s important to seek medical attention for your injuries. While you may think you are unharmed, often, symptoms of head, neck, and spinal cord injuries don’t show up for days or longer. Not only do you not want to delay treating your injuries, but it’s also important to have a clear record of injuries directly after the crash.
After seeking medical treatment, follow these steps:
- Contact a rideshare attorney for a case consultation.
- Never speak with the rideshare company’s insurance company without your attorney.
- Write down the facts about the accident to the best of your knowledge, including time, weather, and anything that may help determine fault and liability.
- Continue following medical advice, including taking necessary time off work to heal and getting follow-up care.
Working with a Rideshare Accident Attorney
As we mentioned, having an experienced rideshare attorney from Irons & Irons P.A. on your side can improve your chances of receiving fair compensation. We understand that after an accident, you’re overwhelmed and worried for the future. Insurance companies know this too and will use it to their benefit, attempting to downplay your injuries, shift blame, or offer a minimal settlement.
Attorney Albritton and our legal team will not only fight back against the insurance companies, but we will also guide you through the process, answering your questions and providing you with realistic expectations. While we strive to settle your case out of court, we are not afraid to take your case to a jury in our dedication to secure damages for your injuries.
A Track Record of Success
We are dedicated to helping our clients receive the compensation they need to move forward after their accidents. Our settlements and verdicts include:
- $850,000 to a former airline pilot who suffered a head injury during a low-speed automobile accident.
- $300,000 to a college student who sustained orthopedic injuries after his motorcycle was forced off the road by a negligent driver changing lanes.
- $100,000 to a client who suffered orthopedic injuries after being struck by a driver who ran a stop sign.
Schedule a Consultation with a Rideshare Accident Attorney in Greenville, NC
If you have been injured after an accident involving an Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare company, we will fight to get you the damages you deserve. Reach out to Attorney Albritton, a leading rideshare accident lawyer today at 252-585-5150 or fill out the form below to schedule a consultation.