Uber/Lyft Accidents

Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney

Stracci Law Group vigorously pursues Uber and Lyft accident injury claims, helping anyone injured through no fault of their own during a ride-sharing accident. Our Lyft and Uber accident lawyer team is determined to help you get justice by pursuing all possible legal avenues. 

As ride-sharing becomes more popular, accidents sadly also become more commonplace. Our ride-sharing accident attorney team at Stracci Law Group has helped clients across Northwest Indiana and we’re eager to help you too. 

We’re proud to provide our clients the most accomplished attorneys in Indiana, all committed to delivering justice for victims and pursuing every avenue possible to achieve it. 

Uber/Lyft Accident Types 

Every accident is unique, and our ride-sharing accident attorney team has worked with lots of them. While your case will come with its complexities, accidents typically fall into one of the following categories. 

We think it’s essential that you know about the types of Uber/Lyft accidents, so let’s look at some of the most common kinds of incidents we deal with and what they involve.

  • T-Bone Accidents

T-Bone accidents, or side-impact collisions, occur when Lyft and Uber drivers make illegal u-turns to reach a passenger more quickly. You will have a claim if a driver makes this illegal maneuver while you’re in the car or if your vehicle is impacted by a collision caused by their unexpected and unlawful turn.

  • Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions aren’t necessarily the fault of the driver at the rear. If a driver stops illegally or unexpectedly, then the driver behind the vehicle cannot be held responsible if they didn’t have enough time to break.

We find that Uber and Lyft drivers are more likely to brake unexpectedly when trying to find passengers in unfamiliar locations.

  • Sideswipe Collisions

Sideswipe collisions are also prevalent with ride-share drivers. In our experience, drivers may easily be distracted by their cell phone, which is used to accept and find new drivers. And when you’re not focused on the ride, sideswipe collisions can occur very quickly.

Don’t think your accident fits neatly into one of these categories? Don’t fret. We’ve got an Uber accident attorney perfect for you, and we’re always happy to discuss your case in an initial consultation.

Common Uber/Lyft Injuries 

You may incur an Uber or Lyft injury if you’re in the vehicle driven by a ride-share driver or in a vehicle hit by a ride-share driver during an accident. We know that every accident is different, but the most common kinds of Uber/Lyft injuries we deal with include: 

  • Concussion 

A concussion can occur whether you’re in the ride-share car or the vehicle hit in a collision. If you hit your head while in your car and suffer a concussion, we can seek compensation.

  • Whiplash 

Whiplash is most common in people over the age of 40 and requires urgent medical attention when it occurs. It involves a ringing in the ear, neck and shoulder pain, and general dizziness.

  • Brain Injuries 

Sadly, brain injuries are fairly common in vehicle crashes. Such injuries can cause life-long and permanent damage, and compensation greatly helps family members take care of impacted loved ones.

  • Lower Back Injuries 

Lower-back injuries can be long-lasting and permanent. If a lower-back injury has impacted you, we’ll seek compensation to cover the treatment, pain, inconvenience, and loss of work.

  • Herniated Disks 

A herniated disk is a rupture in the central part of the discs in your spine. These are the cushions between the bones in your spine, and when damage is done, it causes extreme pain that requires medical attention, drugs, and care.

  • Loss of Limb 

Losing a limb is traumatic and life-changing, and compensation will be sought to pay for the trauma and experience as well as the long-term costs of living with such an injury.

  • Death 

If a loved one dies due to a ride-share accident that wasn’t their fault, then compensation can be sought for the family of the victim. While justice is never done in tragedies like this, we’ll seek damages that come as close as possible.  

  • Paralysis 

Paralysis can be permanent or temporary, but even temporary paralysis is surprisingly common in ride-share accidents and deserves serious compensation.

  • Broken Bones 

Broken bones might heal, but they cause significant disruption to your life and can even lead to permanent injury and problems. We’ll seek damages based on any loss of work, inconvenience, pain, and long-term suffering.

How Our Skilled Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help with Uber/Lyft Accident in Indiana

Uber and Lyft both ensure their drivers are covered by at least $1 million in liability insurance, meaning that a compensation claim, if successful, will result in a payout that helps you cover medical costs and more.

If you or a loved one have experienced an accident as a passenger in a ride-sharing vehicle, as a pedestrian hit by a ride-share vehicle, or as a driver in another vehicle damaged because of a ride-share driver, we can help you. Make us your first port in the storm. Call us immediately, and we’ll walk you through the process of making a claim, determine the grounds of that claim, and then we’ll figure out just how much you’re entitled to.

We pursue compensation for all kinds of injuries and accidents. If you’re in pain and it’s not your fault, Stracci Law Group is here to fight for you. 

Why Choose Uber/Lyft Accident Lawyers from Stracci Law Group

Stracci Law Group is a collection of highly-skilled trial lawyers with decades of experience and a passion for teamwork. Our clients love us for our careful, thorough, and intelligent approach to justice.

  • We Collaborate 

We collaborate internally to ensure every case is tackled from all possible angles, and we always make sure we have the right attorney(s) working on your case.

  • Forward-Thinking Strategy 

We learn as much as we can about your case to predict future problems, ensuring you get the best chance of winning substantial compensation.

  • Free Consultations

We offer a free consultation with a Lyft/Uber accident lawyer. If you’ve got questions, we’re happy to answer them.

  • We Keep You in the Loop!

Our communicative team always keeps you informed about your case’s progress, ensuring you know where we are and what comes next.

For a Lift/Uber car accident lawyer you can trust, Indiana’s Stracci Law Group is your best bet!

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FAQ

Can you still be an Uber/Lyft driver after a car accident?

When an Uber driver gets into a serious accident, they will no longer be able to work for the ride-sharing services. Helping to protect the public in this way is one of the reasons why it’s critical to file a compensation claim if you’re injured as a result of a negligent driver.

Uber/Lyft will typically terminate the driver and require that they pay a deductible, their account will be deactivated, and they will no longer be able to work for the ride-share companies.

Is Uber/Lyft responsible for accidents?

Uber and Lyft carry third-party liability insurance covering all drivers for up to $1 million in property damage or personal injuries for each accident.

If the Uber/Lyft app is switched on and a ride-sharing is in progress when the accident occurs, the liability could fall on the driver and their insurance. If the accident occurs when the Uber driver is driving in a personal capacity, they could be liable but won’t be covered by their ride-share insurance.

What happens if you get in an accident with Uber or Lyft?

If you’ve experienced an accident involving a ride-share driver that wasn’t your fault, Uber and Lyft encourage you to get in touch.

At Stracci Law Group, we can also handle the entire process. After promptly seeking medical attention, get in touch with us. We’ll examine your case, determine whether you’re liable for compensation and roughly how much, and we’ll deal with the communication until we achieve justice.

Can I sue Uber/Lyft after a car accident?

Yes! Stracci Law Group helps you take action if you’re the victim of an injury or vehicle damage because of a negligent Uber or Lyft driver. You can sue to ride-share driver for compensation, or you may sue the company directly, depending on your case.

We’ll help you determine the best course of action based on your individual situation and the goals you would like to achieve.

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