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Norfolk County Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney

Uber and Lyft are two of the most popular rideshare companies in the United States, including Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Millions of independent contractors drive for Uber and Lyft. They use their personal vehicles as “taxis” to transport passengers throughout the area. 

Unfortunately, some rideshare drivers are not prudent, safe drivers. Instead, they take risks and cause car accidents. When an Uber or Lyft driver is involved in an accident, the accident claim can be complicated. 

The Norfolk County personal injury attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP have over 100 years of combined experience handling car accident cases. We serve clients throughout eastern Massachusetts when they need skilled and compassionate legal counsel. 

Contact our law office to schedule a free consultation with one of our Norfolk County Uber and Lyft accident attorneys. 

How Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP Can Help You With Your Rideshare Accident Claim 

If you are injured in an accident involving a Lyft or Uber driver, you may have a claim against one or more parties. Sorting out liability for damages can be challenging. The parties may point the finger at each other. 

Our Norfolk County Uber and Lyft accident lawyers have experience handling these complex cases. We understand the insurance coverage required for the driver and rideshare company and know how to deal with insurance companies. We pursue each party to obtain the maximum compensation for your damages. 

When you hire our legal team at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, you can expect us to:

  • Investigate the cause of the rideshare accident to determine who is liable
  • File claims with insurance companies and deal with the various companies involved in the case
  • Gather evidence proving fault and causation for the crash 
  • Document your damages to calculate the value of your claim 
  • Work with expert witnesses, accident reconstructionists, medical experts, and others as necessary 
  • File and pursue a lawsuit if the other parties refuse to agree to a fair settlement amount 

Don’t get caught between warring insurance companies. Instead, call our law office to schedule a free case evaluation with a rideshare accident attorney in Norfolk County, MA. 

Who is Responsible for Damages After a Rideshare Accident? 

This is a tricky question in Massachusetts. The commonwealth has no-fault rules when it comes to auto accidents and auto insurance. Every driver in MA is required to carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. If you get in an accident, your first (and sometimes only) avenue for pursuing compensation will be your PIP coverage. 

However, if you suffer serious injuries, you may be able to file a claim against the Uber or Lyft driver’s liability insurance. However, most bodily injury liability insurance policies expressly exclude coverage if the driver was transporting a paid fare. 

Therefore, Uber and Lyft provide liability insurance for their drivers in certain circumstances. The insurance coverage depends on the driver’s status but is much more generous than basic auto insurance coverages. 

Liability and fault are complicated when rideshare vehicles are involved in a crash. Our Norfolk County Uber and Lyft accident attorneys have a thorough understanding of these issues and know what to do to protect your best interests. We will determine the driver’s status at the time of the crash and explore all avenues for compensation. 

What Damages Could I Recover for a Rideshare Accident? 

The damages available for Uber and Lyft accidents are similar to other car accident cases. You are entitled to recover compensation for your non-economic and economic damages, including: 

  • Physical pain and suffering, permanent impairments, and disabilities 
  • Loss of income, including future lost wages and decreases in earning capacity
  • Mental anguish and emotional distress 
  • Cost of medical care and treatment, including nursing care and therapy 
  • Reduced quality of life and loss of enjoyment of life
  • Scarring and disfigurement 

The value of your claim depends on the facts of the case, including liability for the cause of the crash, available insurance coverage, the severity of your injuries, and other factors. 

What Should I Do After an Uber and Lyft Accident? 

If you are the victim of a rideshare accident, call 911 to report the crash. Report the accident to the rideshare company immediately. Seek medical treatment for your injuries and document your damages. 

As soon as possible, contact our Norfolk County accident lawyers. It is best to receive legal advice before talking with insurance providers, claims adjusters, or rideshare representatives about the accident. 

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

When accidents occur involving rideshare vehicles, it can be difficult for the injured victims to receive compensation for damages. At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, we fight to get you the money you deserve. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Norfolk County Uber and Lyft accident lawyers.

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