If you suffered injuries in a Birmingham, Alabama, accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for your injuries and related losses. This is true no matter if the rideshare driver hit you or if you were a passenger in the ridesharing vehicle at the time of the accident. To learn more, you should speak to an attorney who is familiar with Alabama rideshare insurance laws.
A Birmingham ridesharing accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can review your Uber or Lyft accident case for free today. Call (205) 380-4158 to get started. We can explain your rights, help you navigate the claims process, and represent your best interests to the insurance company, the rideshare company, and the court, if necessary.
Ridesharing Companies Are Required to Provide Insurance in Some Cases
Both Uber and Lyft have policies in place to protect riders and other possible victims from injuries that might occur in the event of an accident involving one of their independently contracted drivers. These policies are the result of several years of challenging lawsuits and taking other actions to try to shirk responsibility for injuries that occurred involving rideshare drivers. Eventually, states passed laws requiring these companies to provide liability coverage.
This includes liability insurance that acts secondary to the rideshare driver’s policy when the driver is on the app and waiting for a match. In addition, a much larger $1 million policy serves as the primary liability auto insurance policy when the driver matches with a rider and is on the way to get them and anytime there is a rideshare rider in the car.
There is auto insurance coverage available when:
- A rideshare driver hits your car.
- A rideshare driver hits you while you are on foot or riding a bike.
- A rideshare driver causes an accident while you are in the vehicle.
- Someone else causes an accident involving the rideshare vehicle you are in.
At the Morris Bart law firm our Birmingham car accident attorneys know how Uber and Lyft insurance policies work and how to pursue a claim based on them. We can get started building your case today. Call (205) 380-4158 to learn more.
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Get Help Building a Case for Compensation After a Birmingham Uber or Lyft Accident
Your Birmingham ridesharing accident lawyer will gather evidence to support your claim, seek a payout based on your losses, and attempt to secure compensation during out-of-court settlement negotiations with the insurance company and other involved parties.
The evidence used to support a car accident claim may include:
- The police report about the accident
- Eyewitness testimony
- Dashcam video or other videos of the accident
- A survey of the accident scene
- Physical evidence related to the accident
- Accident reconstructions
- Expert witness testimony
- Documentation of your related damages
If the settlement negotiations are not successful in reaching a fair settlement that would compensate you for your accident-related expenses and losses, our attorney will discuss your options for filing a personal injury lawsuit against the driver, the rideshare company, or another potentially liable party.
Call the Morris Bart law firm now at (205) 380-4158 to learn more about how we may be able to help you secure a financial recovery after a Birmingham ridesharing accident.
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Compensation Available in a Birmingham Rideshare Accident Case
When it comes to recovering compensation in a rideshare settlement or lawsuit, the damages you may be able to recover should mirror the documented damages you suffered. For example, someone who sustained serious injuries that required hospitalization may be eligible for a much larger payout than someone who broke their arm and was treated and released, because they had much larger medical bills.
For this reason, it is impossible to know how much your case might be worth until your attorney conducts an investigation and has a better understanding of your related expenses and losses.
The recoverable damages in a Birmingham rideshare accident settlement or award might include:
- Current and future medical treatment and any related therapy and care.
- Current and future lost wages.
- Diminished earning capacity if you cannot return to work.
- Property damages, either to your vehicle or personal property you have with you.
- Pain and suffering.
- Other noneconomic damages.
In cases where our clients lost an immediate family member in a rideshare accident, we help them pursue wrongful death damages as available under the Alabama Wrongful Death Statute.
Alabama’s Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Accidents
Alabama Code § 6-2-38 sets a deadline for filing car accident lawsuits two years after the date of the accident in most cases. While it is not always necessary to file a lawsuit to recover a just payout in a rideshare accident case, it is important that we protect your right to do so by reaching a negotiated settlement or taking legal action before time runs out.
It will be very difficult or impossible for us to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company if we no longer have the option of filing a personal injury lawsuit in your case. This is one reason why it is very important to us that we go to work on your case as quickly as possible after your injuries stabilize.
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Talk to a Birmingham Ridesharing Accident Attorney Today
Understanding the complex insurance coverage and specific laws that apply to ridesharing companies following an accident is often difficult, especially if you are still undergoing treatment and focused on your recovery. A Birmingham rideshare accident attorney from Morris Bart & Associates, LLC can review your case and explain your rights based on the applicable laws and other facts of your case.
We can also help Uber or Lyft accident victims elsewhere in the Gulf South from one of our 16-plus fully staffed offices in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
Call (205) 380-4158 today for a free review of your Birmingham, Alabama, rideshare accident case.
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