How Much Can You Expect From an Uber or Lyft Accident Settlement?
Uber and Lyft have substantially changed the way we view transportation. With millions of Americans using rideshare apps to get around the city, it’s easy to see the benefits and ease of opting to rely on this method of transportation. However, with the popularity of rideshare skyrocketing, accidents are much more likely to occur involving Lyft and Uber. Passengers injured due to rideshare driver negligence may seek compensation for damages they have sustained through a personal injury claim.
If you have been substantially injured in an Uber or Lyft accident due to driver negligence, you may be able to recover from your substantial losses. The Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers have over 100 years of combined legal experience and are well-versed in how to best navigate your rideshare accident claim for a successful outcome. Call us at (617) 391-9001 anytime for a complimentary consultation, or fill out our contact form.
When assessing how much you can expect from an Uber or Lyft accident, you must consider a few different factors and circumstances that could influence your settlement amount. When trying to determine your compensation, take the following into account:
When you have experienced an accident due to an Uber or Lyft, it is your legal obligation to prove fault in order to hold them accountable for your injuries. In instances where Uber or Lyft were liable for the accident due to negligence, the rideshare company’s insurance policy may accept responsibility, and their policy would increase your settlement amount.
If the Uber or Lyft accident was due to another driver colliding with your rideshare, it could be more complex to prove liability if the driver denies responsibility. In order to bolster your chances of a successful claim, speak to an experienced rideshare accident lawyer to help you conduct an extensive investigation into which parties are liable for your injuries and obtain persuasive evidence to potentially prove their part in the accident.
Settlements may vary depending on the severity of your injuries and your commitment to follow a medical professional’s treatment plan. Substantial injuries typically impact other areas of life, such as lost wages and higher medical bills, and rideshare accidents involving catastrophic injuries typically have a higher settlement amount. Injuries may also develop over time and become more serious. Because of this, it is vital to seek medical attention promptly after your accident.
In Uber or Lyft accidents, sometimes it is valuable to consider how much compensation is available for your settlement. As a passenger, you may have your own auto insurance coverage from which you may recover compensation. Uber may also provide you with coverage in the event of an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver. If your Uber caused the accident, there are insurance policies in place that may be able to cover your substantial losses and increase the value of your settlement. However, if there are multiple parties involved, there may be a race to secure the compensation. If you happen to be last in the race, your settlement amount may be lower than initially anticipated.
Uber and Lyft accidents are unique, and it can be very difficult to determine how long settlements may take. Because rideshare employees are typically independent contractors, the investigations into who is liable can take up the bulk of your case. There are other factors that may impact the length of your case:
- The cooperation and number of parties involved in the accident
- Your driver’s actions at the time of your accident
- The severity of your injuries and damages
Obtaining a successful settlement may take a substantial amount of time. Working with a skilled rideshare lawyer can assist you in recovering the maximum amount of compensation you deserve. The Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers are exceptional negotiators and understand the intricacies of building a successful Uber and Lyft accident case.
If you have been substantially injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, you may be overwhelmed by mounting medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses. The Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers handle every aspect of your case so you can focus on recovery. We conduct extensive investigations into your claim, gather persuasive evidence on your behalf, and fight to recover the compensation you deserve.
The Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers legal team has over 100 years of combined experience in helping victims obtain justice for their substantial injuries. Attorney Victoria Santoro Mair, a co-managing partner and named 2012-2021 Rising Star, SuperLawyers, has produced successful outcomes for a variety of complex cases such as wrongful death and medical malpractice. Her devotion to litigation has successfully recovered multimillion-dollar verdicts for clients affected by devastating injuries. Currently, Attorney Victoria Santoro Mair is representing a Somerville client that was paralyzed in a violent accident due to Uber driver negligence for 63 million dollars in damages. Speak to a seasoned rideshare accident lawyer today at (617) 391-9001, or fill out our contact form.