Kansas City Uber Lyft Accident Attorneys
Uber and Lyft have become the most popular ride sharing services in Kansas City. All over the city, this revolutionary service connects private drivers with paying passengers, and, for the most part, it has been a success. But accidents can happen and when they do, contact Popham Law to talk with one of our personal injury lawyers.
Overview of Uber Lyft Accidents and Personal Injury
When a passenger is injured due to negligent action by an Uber or Lyft driver, who is at fault? The driver or the ride sharing company (Uber or Lyft)? Unfortunately, with this new revolutionary service, has come new complexity in Uber/Lyft cases. If you were injured while in an Uber or Lyft ride, it's important to contact an experienced and prominent Kansas City Uber Lyft accident attorney as soon as possible.
At The Popham Law Firm, we have the resources and experience necessary to build a strong case against the responsible party(s) to hold them accountable for their actions. We will diligently fight for your interests and achieve financial compensation for your injuries.
To speak with the personal injury lawyers at The Popham Law Firm, call us today at (816) 221-2288 or (844) 243-2288 (toll free).
Lawsuits by victims injured in a collision with an Uber/Lyft vehicle OR passengers injured while a passenger in an Uber/Lyft accident raise several complications regarding insurance coverage.
For example, Uber requires all private drivers to have auto insurance. At the same time, drivers using the Uber service are not "employed" by Uber; Uber considers them "independent contractors."
In addition to the driver's personal auto insurance, Uber also has a $1 million insurance policy to cover driver liability.
There is an important distinction regarding the defendant of a personal injury lawsuit and an Uber accident lawsuit. For example, if the driver was on the clock for Uber, then the $1 million insurance coverage may be available. If the driver was not on the clock, you would most likely have to deal with the driver's insurance. But it is best if you speak with one of our personal injury attorneys to determine who the responsibility party or parties are.
If you were a passenger, then the Uber Driver was on the clock, but then several other insurance complications may come into play.
The point is depending on the insurance policy that a claim can be made against, this could mean the difference between a settlement from a private driver’s auto insurance policy or a larger settlement with Uber the company covering the bulk or all of your medical expenses, physical therapy, loss of income or future earning capacity, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Recovering Compensation for an Uber/Lyft Driver's Negligence
When an Uber/Lyft driver was negligent by doing things such as speeding, using their phone, using drugs or alcohol, etc., and that negligence caused an accident that led to your injuries, then you may be entitled to compensation for any expenses or damages incurred.
At The Popham Law Firm, our skilled Uber Lyft accident attorneys will attempt to prove liability through some of the following strategies:
• Even though the driver is an independent contractor, a claim can be made against the Uber/Lyft company as a third party that is also responsible for the accident.
• The insurance coverage for the on-demand car service is also applicable to passengers.
• The victim suffered serious injury caused by the negligent action of the driver and/or others on the roadway.
• Investigating and prosecuting an uninsured or under-insured motorist case against Uber/Lyft.
Contact The Popham Law Firm in Kansas City Today
If you were injured in an accident involving Uber/Lyft (whether in a collision with an Uber/Lyft vehicle or riding as a passenger), you need aggressive, creative personal injury lawyers who can navigate the insurance coverage issues that are at play. We will work tirelessly to uncover the facts and aim to show that the driver was actively working for Uber or Lyft at the time of the collision.
For a free, no-obligation consultation with the Kansas City personal injury attorneys at The Popham Law Firm, call our downtown law office today at (816) 221-2288 or (844) 243-2288 (toll free).
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