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Hampden County Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney

Were you recently injured in a rideshare accident in Springfield or Hampden County, Massachusetts? Don’t let the complexities of dealing with a rideshare company deter you from getting the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and suffering. 

An experienced Hampden County Uber and Lyft accident attorney at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP can handle even the most complex car accident cases. We have more than 100+ years of collective legal experience, along with a well-established and trusted reputation for outstanding client service and results. We’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars in life-changing awards for clients injured in preventable accidents. 

Call our office in Hampden County, MA, today for a completely free, no-obligation consultation. We want to help. 

How Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP Can Help after a Rideshare Accident 

Any car crash is nerve-wracking and can turn your life upside-down. But a vehicle accident involving rideshare companies like Uber & Lyft can be particularly complex. 

You may have multiple insurance companies reaching out to you and pressuring you with confusing offers. However, you may just be trying to keep up with your doctor’s appointments. That’s where we can help. 

When you hire our Hampden County personal injury lawyers, we’ll: 

  • Immediately take over communications with insurance companies and opposing counsel 
  • Launch an independent investigation into your accident to pinpoint the cause and identify liable parties 
  • Collect evidence such as witness statements and video footage from traffic or dashboard cameras 
  • Negotiate for a settlement that is fair and covers all of your past and future damages
  • Send a top-rated litigator to advocate for you in court, if necessary 

With our legal team, you’ll have a strong group of incredibly successful trial attorneys and former judges on your side. Our dedication to helping injured victims and our success in complex cases has earned us the recognition of Super Lawyers, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers, Avvo, and Expertise’s Best Car Accident Lawyers in Boston.

You deserve award-winning legal representation. We’re here 24/7 – so call now or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation. 

What Causes Uber and Lyft Accidents? 

Like most automobile accidents, many Uber and Lyft accidents are preventable. They’re usually caused by someone’s carelessness. 

Uber and Lyft crashes can occur due to: 

  • Speeding 
  • Aggressive driving 
  • Distracted driving 
  • Drunk driving 
  • Unruly passengers 
  • Unfamiliarity with the area 
  • Road obstructions 
  • Mechanical failures 

Lyft and Uber drivers are susceptible to unique distractions and pressures. By design, they are distracted by an app, scanning for fares, and often drive in areas unfamiliar with the traffic patterns. Moreover, many rideshare drivers have multiple jobs, increasing the chances of drowsy driving. 

Who Pays for My Injuries in an Uber Accident? 

It depends. Liability in an Uber or Lyft collision can be particularly complex. Determining liability can be difficult — whether you are injured as a passenger in a rideshare vehicle or if you’re involved as the other driver in a crash, You can’t begin to recover what you’re owed if you can’t identify the party responsible for paying for your injuries. 

Contact an experienced Hampden County car accident attorney for your best chance to get the full compensation you deserve. 

Uber and Lyft Insurance Adds Complex Issues 

Uber and Lyft drivers are independent contractors, not employees of their rideshare company (although that is constantly being debated and could change at any time). That has implications for insurance claims and personal injury lawsuits. Unlike a trucking accident, where you might name the trucking company as a defendant, you won’t be able to sue Uber or Lyft.

Rideshare drivers must meet certain insurance coverage requirements in Massachusetts. Which policy applies will depend on whether the Uber or Lyft driver was logged in to the rideshare app at the time of the crash. 

No-Fault Rules Apply 

Massachusetts is a no-fault state, which means that if you were involved (as a driver) in a crash caused by a Lyft driver, you’ll look to your own Personal Injury Protection coverage first. But, if the accident caused you or a loved one serious injury or wrongful death, you can seek compensation from the at-fault party by either filing a claim or lawsuit. 

If you were a passenger in an Uber, you might even access the Uber driver’s PIP policy. What policy applies will depend on the circumstances of your accident. 

Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP routinely handles litigation involving multiple parties and defendants with significant resources to fight injury claims – and we have a track record of success doing so. 

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Hampden County Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyers 

If you or a loved one were hurt in an accident involving a rideshare, you deserve to get every penny you are owed. Let the Hampden County Uber and Lyft accident attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP stand up for you. Let our trial lawyers back your case with more than a century of combined legal experience. 

We know what it takes to negotiate successful settlements and get winning verdicts at trial. We’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars from insurance companies and at-fault defendants over the years – and put those much-needed funds in our clients’ pockets. 

Don’t keep worrying about your future – call us today for a free consultation to learn how we can help. If we don’t recover a financial award for you, you don’t owe us anything. You have nothing to lose, so call now.