Louisville Uber & Lyft Accident Attorneys
Results-Driven Legal Help in Complex Accident Cases
Personal injury cases involving car accidents are often complicated enough due to the many factors that could have affected the driving behaviors of one or all parties. When it comes to being injured in an accident involving a rideshare service such as Uber or Lyft, the situation can become even more complex.
If you or someone you care about has been injured in such an accident, it’s in your best interest to immediately contact an experienced rideshare accident attorney in Louisville. At Walker Wallace PLC, we can skillfully guide you through this new and complex area of personal injury law to negotiate or litigate for the fair and just compensation you deserve.
What’s Different about an Uber or Lyft Traffic Accident?
The main difference between accident claims involving a rideshare service and other accident cases boils down to liability. Rideshare drivers in Louisville are required to have two insurance policies: One is their own personal insurance policy that covers driving while off-duty, while the other is a corporate policy that becomes effective while on-duty as an Uber or Lyft driver. The corporate policy usually has two phases that become relevant when the driver is logged into the app and seeking customers, or when the driver has rideshare customers in the vehicle.
These different phases of corporate insurance may have different liability coverages. Also, because these drivers are considered independent contractors, Uber or Lyft may be less than willing to take on an accident claim from a driver and try to push the claim off onto the driver's personal policy. Because of these complexities, you’re best off letting a Louisville Uber or Lyft accident lawyer at Walker Wallace PLC handle and negotiate the situation for you. Having an experienced personal injury attorney as an advocate on your side can lead you toward results that will matter for your health and well-being after becoming injured.
Depending on the circumstances and the extent of your injuries, you may be eligible for:
- Past and future hospital and doctor bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages or earnings
With more people taking advantage of rideshare services, there’s a greater risk of being injured by one of these drivers. If this happens to you, contact us online or call (502) 947-3931 to speak with an attorney today.