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Uber and Lyft Car Accident

Uber and Lyft Car Accident Ridesharing has become so commonplace that nearly everyone now has an Uber or Lyft app on their phone. This type of transportation is relatively well-priced, efficient, and very convenient. All too often however we see innocent people injured in these accidents. The injuries can range from mild and insignificant, to even catastrophic injuries.

As Boston Uber and Lyft car accident lawyers, our office has successfully handled these cases and knows just how disruptive these accidents can be for people.

The past few years has seen a large expansion in ride sharing car services. Uber and Lyft are the largest companies, and as a result, have the most accidents.

Many taxi accidents involve Uber vehicles as taxi drivers obtain riders through Uber. Passengers injured while using these services have rights in the event of an accident.

Available Compensation That Can Be Pursued

In these accidents, you have the right to file a claim for your medical bills, and for your pain and suffering. The car insurance company for the Uber or Lyft you were in is responsible for paying your medical bills.

If the driver of the car you were in is deemed at fault, or no more than 50% at-fault, then you may file a claim for pain and suffering against that driver’s insurance company.

If it is the other driver that is at fault, then your pain and suffering claim will be made with that driver’s car insurance company. As long as your medical bills are at least $ 2000, then you may file a claim for pain and suffering.

Uber and Lyft drivers that are injured on-the-job may not collect workers compensation benefits.  There is ongoing litigation underway to change their status from independent contractors to employees. 

If you try to handle your claim for personal injuries claim on your own you may find yourself confused and stonewalled by the insurance company. That is because there are so many Uber and Lyft car accident claims that it is easy for your claim to be ignored. Don’t let that happen to you.

These claims often are complicated because it requires investigation by an experienced Boston ridesharing accident attorney to find out who the correct insurance company is to pursue.

For example, is it the driver’s personal or commercial auto insurance policy that is responsible for paying the claim? These issues and questions that arise can be confusing and they often require legal analysis and evaluation to figure out. My office has experience and success with these cases.

Boston Uber and Lyft Car Accident Attorney That Can Help You

Call the Law Office of Christopher Earley if you need a Boston Uber and Lyft car accident lawyer. Consultations are always free of charge at our office and we only get paid if we win your case. Download for free our car accident guide called The Truth About Massachusetts Auto Accidents as it is designed to help you navigate this difficult time. Help your self in this situation by not making any mistakes that can make the problem even worse.

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