Las Vegas Injury Attorney Handles Ridesharing Accident Cases
Dedicated support for ridesharing accident victims in Clark County and the surrounding area
Goodey Injury Law in Las Vegas represents the interests of passengers and drivers that have been injured in accidents involving ridesharing vehicles. Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have transformed the way we travel and, while convenient, these services also come with a risk when you are relying on a stranger for your safety. After an accident involving a ridesharing vehicle, you may be dealing with costly medical bills and lost time from work. I can help you sort out who to pursue for damages and work to reach the best possible outcome.
Advocating for the rights of injury victims in Uber and Lyft accidents
If you were involved in an accident involving a ridesharing vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation. Unfortunately, there are limits to rideshare companies' insurance liability based on the circumstances of the accident. As an experienced personal injury attorney, I can protect your rights throughout this process. If you’ve been seriously injured, you may be facing some tough obstacles. My firm can help you recover just compensation for things like medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Clearing up questions related to insurance and ridesharing agreements
A ridesharing accident can result in harm to a rideshare passenger, to a driver or passenger in another vehicle or a to a bicyclist or pedestrian. Determining who is responsible for victims’ compensation depends on the work-related status of the ridesharing driver at the time of the accident. Their status could be any of the following:
- The driver is not logged into the app or looking for rides. Since that driver that isn't considered on duty, he or she is wholly responsible and you can pursue that driver's personal insurance carrier for damages. Ridesharing drivers must carry a minimum insurance amount of $25,000 per person for bodily injury or death and $50,000 per accident for bodily injury or death if more than one person is injured.
- The driver is logged into the app and looking for a ride. Uber or Lyft provide supplemental coverage in the amount of $50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident for injury. Under these circumstances, you would file a claim with both the driver's insurance company and the rideshare company.
- From the time a driver accepts a ride in the app until it ends, the supplemental coverage by Uber or Lyft increases to $1 million for liability of the ridesharing driver and $1 million for injuries caused by underinsured or uninsured drivers of other vehicles.
In an accident resulting in catastrophic injuries that exceed the $1 million coverage limits, it may be possible to sue Uber or Lyft for excess damages, though Uber or Lyft may raise the defense that the driver was an independent contractor. In any case, my firm will help you sort out these complex issues and pursue the responsible parties. I understand that you’re already dealing with significant physical pain and even financial stress, so I offer flexible payment options.
Work with an experienced Las Vegas rideshare accident attorney today
In the Las Vegas area, Goodey Injury Law advocates for the rights and interests of clients injured in ridesharing accidents as either a passenger or another driver. To schedule your initial consultation, call my office today at 702-703-1888 or contact me online.