Injured in a Lyft or Uber accident? Our Lafayette car accident lawyers can help
Ridesharing car accidents can be complicated. Whether you’re dealing with an Uber accident, a Lyft accident or a crash involving another rideshare app, knowing what your rights are and legal options available to you can be confusing. That’s why our Lafayette ridesharing accident attorneys want to meet with you.
At Vaughan & Vaughan in Lafayette, Indiana, we know what to do because our lawyers have been helping people injured in car accidents for over a century. Founded in 1913, our law firm has a long history of obtaining the financial compensation people deserve after their accident. That’s why we want to meet with you and discuss your ridesharing accident case.
What makes ridesharing accidents so complicated?
Car accidents involving ridesharing companies (including Uber, Lyft, Carma, BlaBlaCar, etc.) can be complicated for many different reasons from a legal standpoint. Some of the most common reasons why ridesharing accidents present so many challenges include:
- Ridesharing drivers do not have any special driver’s license like taxi drivers.
- A ridesharing driver was operating an app at the time of your car accident.
- The ridesharing driver was traveling to pick up a passenger when they hit your car.
- A ridesharing driver was carrying passengers at the time of your car accident.
- Insurance coverage different for ridesharing vehicles.
- A ridesharing driver denies causing your car crash.
- You were injured while a passenger in a ridesharing vehicle involved in a crash.
Different rules apply to different ridesharing accidents. Certain rules apply when the driver has the app on and a car accident occurs. Other rules apply when the ridesharing app is off and a car accident occurs.
Most regular car insurance policies do not cover accidents involving ridesharing drivers. Instead, Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing services drivers are required to obtain supplemental car insurance. This extra insurance coverage might not cover all your accident-related expenses. That’s why it’s important to talk to us as soon as possible about your legal rights.
Put the power of an experienced, ridesharing accident lawyer to work for you
Don’t underestimate the complexity of your Uber accident, Lyft accident or a crash involving another ridesharing service. The ridesharing driver might not have the right insurance coverage or not enough insurance. They might try to claim you caused the crash. The ridesharing company they work for might get involved – along with all their lawyers – for one simple reason – to deny your car accident claim.
We can help you level the playing field in Lafayette. Car accident attorneys at Vaughan & Vaughan can work with you to build the strongest possible legal case. We know how to analyze accident reports in Indiana. We know how to track down important evidence. We then use that information to negotiate with insurance providers or ridesharing companies. If they refuse to cooperate, we’re prepared to file a lawsuit against them on your behalf.
Make your ridesharing accident matter. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation with a Lafayette ridesharing accident attorney you can trust. Talk to a lawyer at Vaughan & Vaughan today.