Uber, Lyft and Rideshare Accidents Lawyer
In most larger towns and cities, there are many rideshare vehicles on the road to meet the transportation needs of the residents. Uber and Lyft are the two most notable companies that use independent contractors to use their own vehicles to transport individuals. It is not surprising with the amount of rideshare vehicles on the road that accidents involving these vehicles happen almost every day in the Atlanta area. When the rideshare driver is at fault and you are injured, it is important to have a rideshare accident lawyer on your side to get compensation for your injuries.
Uber and Lyft drivers are somewhere between a taxi driver and a private driver when it comes to insurance requirements. Since they are independent contractors, Uber and Lyft are not responsible when an accident occurs, only the drivers. However, Uber and Lyft drivers are required to carry higher amounts for accident coverage, including third-party coverage for their passengers. This can ensure that enough money is available through the rideshare driver’s insurance to cover many types of injures.
Types of Rideshare Injury Accidents
There are various types of injuries and accidents that can occur with Uber and Lyft drivers. Since they drive for income, they are on the roads day and night, and can be involved in several types of accidents that can cause injury. Some of the types of rideshare injury accidents include:
- Pedestrians or bicyclists hit by Uber/Lyft drivers
- Passengers injured during transport
- Collision accidents with other vehicles
If you are injured in an accident involving a Lyft or Uber vehicle and the driver of the rideshare vehicle was at fault, you have options to receive compensation. Contact our legal experts at Moriarty Injury Lawyer to discuss you case. Schedule a free consultation at our Atlanta office, and find out what your Uber or Lyft injury lawsuit could be worth.