Uber and Lyft make life easier for urban residents in Lafayette and throughout Louisiana, but accidents caused by negligence may happen even though rideshare drivers owe you a duty of care to operate their vehicles safely.
If you or a family member experienced accident injuries related to rideshare services, you may be entitled to compensation. A Lafayette Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer can help you find out more about your legal rights and opportunities.
Call the Morris Bart law firm at (504) 613-4771 to receive a free consultation with a member of our team. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay us in advance to represent your case.
Morris Bart, LLC Can Identify the Liable Parties for You
Lyft and Uber provide liability insurance to their drivers. Although these companies offer protection, they aim to pay as little as possible for claims filed against their drivers.
Sometimes, a rideshare company may deny driver liability and pin the blame on another party. This denial could leave you chasing other parties who may or may not be responsible. A Lafayette Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer can help you determine liability and cut through unsavory tactics that may be utilized by rideshare companies.
Depending upon your specific situation, the team from the Morris Bart law firm can look into holding the following parties potentially accountable for your injuries:
- Uber or Lyft
- Insurance companies
- On-duty Uber or Lyft drivers
- Drivers of other motor vehicles
- Pedestrians and bicyclists
- City, county, or state governments
- Vehicle manufacturers
The team from the Morris Bart law firm can also help you pursue a settlement that is commensurate with all of your losses caused by someone else’s negligence. Instead of fighting with insurance companies, you can put the focus back on your physical and financial recovery.
While rideshare companies provide a convenient mode of travel, consider hiring the Morris Bart law firm if you believe a driver or some other party’s negligence led to your injuries. Call our team at (504) 613-4771 for a free initial consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accident lawyer serving Lafayette, call 800-537-8185
Rideshare Insurance Companies May Get Away with Denying Your Claim
One critical aspect in determining where fault lies is if the Uber or Lyft driver was logged into their app at the time of the accident. If you were riding in the driver’s car at the time, then the rideshare insurance policy should cover your injuries, since he or she was on the job.
However, if you were not in the rideshare vehicle, you may need to prove that the driver was actively working when he or she hit you. The rideshare company will not cover your accident injuries if the driver was not active on the app at the time of the incident.
In this situation, you should instead file your claim under the driver’s personal car insurance policy. In its Consumer’s Guide to Auto Insurance from May 2016, the Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) says drivers for Transportation Network Companies like Uber and Lyft should have their own insurance coverage, but that most personal policies exclude coverage while carrying a passenger for hire.
Our Team Can Pursue the Compensation You May Be Entitled to
Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services may be accessible and convenient, but that does not mean these services are always safe. If you were injured in an accident by a rideshare vehicle, consider seeking legal representation.
A lawyer can help rideshare accident victims in Lafayette recover the compensation they may be entitled to under Louisiana’s personal injury laws, which may include:
- Current and future medical costs
- Lost work benefits and wages
- Future lost earning capacity
- Physical pain and suffering
- Wrongful death benefits
- Punitive damages
If you were harmed by an Uber or Lyft rideshare accident, a Lafayette Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer can help, even if you are not sure that your case has merit.
Morris Bart, LLC Makes Legal Representation Affordable
While some people understand the value of hiring a Lafayette Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer if you are considering taking legal action, many shy away from seeking legal advice under the presumption that lawyers are expensive.
At the Morris Bart law firm, our team works on a contingency fee basis when handling personal injury matters, such as Uber and Lyft rideshare accidents. This means we only receive payment for our legal services after negotiating or litigating a successful outcome for you.
This opportunity potentially offers you legal representation without paying us anything upfront, so your best interest is a priority.
Missing the Civil Deadline Can Affect Your Claim
According to Louisiana Civil Code Article 3492, victims of negligence and other torts have up to one year from the date of their accident injuries to file a lawsuit. There is also a legal time limit for cases where a wrongful death claim may be required.
Missing these deadlines may preclude you from filing a claim or going to civil court. In essence, you may no longer be entitled to compensation for your losses. A Lafayette Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer can help protect your legal rights if you or a loved one was harmed in a rideshare accident.
Free, No-Obligation Consultations
The team from the Morris Bart law firm understands that a rideshare accident may result in a tremendous amount of stress. We encourage you to consider contacting us sooner rather than later since there are laws that affect the timeline of your personal injury case.
Contact our team at (504) 613-4771. We are ready to answer your call, and the Morris Bart law firm takes cases on a contingency fee basis, so you owe us nothing up front.
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