Uber/ Lyft Accidents

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Cheatham County Ridesharing Injury Attorney

Uber & Lyft Accidents in Dickson County, & Montgomery County

Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing drivers must abide by the same rules of the road as everyone else. However, if you’ve frequently used these services in the past, then you likely know that they don’t always drive responsibly. Sometimes drivers can be distracted by their GPS or notifications on their phone, driving too fast, or swerving through traffic to get to their next destination sooner. 

Reckless and distracted driving are some of the leading causes of car accidents. If you were injured by an irresponsible Uber or Lyft driver, you may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages related to your injuries. This applies whether you were injured while a passenger of the ridesharing vehicle itself, driving in your own car, or even crossing the street as a pedestrian. 

Contact our office today if you were hurt in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver. Our Cheatham County ridesharing lawyer will diligently pursue a settlement on your behalf.

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Is Uber or Lyft Liable for Your Injuries?

It can be a little tricky to determine who is liable for personal injuries caused by Uber and Lyft drivers. By “liability,” we mean who is responsible for paying you for any damages that you sustained as a result of the accident. The driver may have physically caused the wreck, but a crucial question is whether they did so as an employee of the ridesharing company. 

The most important detail in these cases is whether the driver responsible for the accident caused the collision while they were on duty — that is, whether they were in the act of completing a pick-up or drop-off scheduled via the ridesharing app (i.e., the Uber or Lyft app). If so, victims may be able to hold Uber or Lyft responsible for their injuries, which can sometimes lead to larger settlements. If the driver was not completing a scheduled pick-up or drop-off, then they were likely operating simply as a driver of their own personal vehicle. In these situations, the case would be resolved just like any other car accident case. 

Let Us Help You Resolve Your Uber/Lyft Accidental Injury Case

Accidental injury cases involving Uber or Lyft can be enormously complicated. These companies sometimes try to avoid liability by claiming the responsible driver was an independent contractor, and thus, the company itself should not be held accountable for the accident. However, the court may not recognize this distinction. Increasingly, courts are finding ridesharing companies responsible for accidents caused by their drivers. In these cases, victims might be able to file claims under the other driver’s insurance policy as well as the ridesharing company’s policy. 

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