Maine Lyft and Uber Accident Attorneys
Portland car accidents lawyers that have recovered millions for clients
Ridesharing services such as Lyft and Uber have become increasingly popular. They’re convenient and rides can be ordered quickly with an app. But what happens if you are hurt in a car accident involving a ridesharing service? Recovering financial compensation can be complicated. You need an experienced car accident attorney on your side.
At Jabar LaLiberty & Dubord, LLC, our lawyers know how to handle these complex cases to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve. We know the impact an injury from a car accident can have on victims and their families. We are committed to helping you get the best possible outcome.
The drivers for ridesharing services are generally considered to be independent contractors. Under state law, they are required to carry certain amounts of coverage on their car insurance policies. Drivers are responsible for obtaining some of this coverage themselves, while the rest can be supplemental coverage provided by the ridesharing company.
Portland Uber accidents can be complicated
Uber drivers aren’t required to undergo any special training, and the more fares they have, the more money they’re paid. Drivers often try to get customers to their destination as quickly as they can. Some take unnecessary risks to try to save time. Too often, the result is an accident that leaves people injured.
Determining which insurance policy is responsible for paying damages after an accident depends on what the driver was doing at the time. For example:
- The driver did not have the app on and was not looking for or transporting passengers
- The driver had the app on but was not transporting a passenger or traveling to pick one up
- The driver has accepted a trip request and is on the way to pick up a passenger
- The driver has accepted a trip request and is transporting a passenger
When you’ve been injured in a Lyft or Uber accident, you can be left with medical expenses that keep adding up and you may not be able to work. Recovering financial compensation can be complicated. The driver may deny doing anything wrong and insurance companies can question whether they are responsible.
We find out what really happened. Our legal team investigates your accident to get the facts. Our attorneys know where to look for evidence that the driver was negligent. We review accidents reports and medical records. We identify and interview witnesses. If needed, our attorneys consult accident reconstruction experts.
Portland car accident lawyers with a record for getting results
Our lawyers build a strong case to hold negligent drivers accountable and to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve. When insurance companies see that we are prepared and ready to fight for you all the way to court if necessary, they often agree to negotiate a settlement.
We’re only interested in a settlement of your case that meets your needs. This includes compensation for current and future medical expenses. It includes compensation for any lost wages you suffered. It may include compensation for other damages, such as pain and suffering.
If you were hurt in a crash involving a Lyft or Uber driver, learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with an experienced car accident attorney in Waterville and Portland.