A Montgomery Uber and Lyft rideshare accident attorney from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you seek a payout after your collision. We’ll review your case to help you secure damages that include your pain and suffering, medical care, and missed work.
We represent accident victims who suffered injuries because of Uber and Lyft accidents, and we want to help you. Dealing with third-parties and multiple insurance companies can be complex. You can speak with a staff member from our Montgomery, AL, location today for free.
Seeking Money Damages Based on Your Uber or Lyft Rideshare Accident
You might think that holding the rideshare driver responsible is enough when they cause an accident, but you can sue Uber or Lyft as well. When we represent a rideshare accident victim by filing their claim or taking their case to trial, we have two primary goals:
- To hold the liable parties accountable, usually the rideshare company and driver
- To recover money damages for our client
Our clients often suffer significant losses and incur expenses they would not have faced if not for their accident and injuries. We believe victims should not have to foot the bill for the harm caused by a negligent rideshare driver. This is where their financial recovery comes in.
We will gather evidence to prove your losses and expenses, calculate an acceptable settlement range, and present this evidence to the insurer. This may enable us to negotiate an appropriate settlement based on the facts of what you lost. This could include:
- Medical bills and related expenses
- Future treatment, care, and support costs related to their injuries
- Time missed at work, including all types of income
- Diminished capacity to earn a living
- Property damages
- Miscellaneous related expenses
- Pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other intangible losses
The Morris Bart law firm also represents families whose loved ones died from their accident injuries in wrongful death claims.
For a free legal consultation with a Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accident lawyer serving Montgomery, call (334) 523-0664
Understanding Insurance and Liability After a Rideshare Accident in Montgomery
When ridesharing first debuted in the United States, what happened after an accident was not clear. There were often multiple insurance companies denying liability, and no one wanted to help the victims.
However, over time, states adopted laws that required ridesharing companies to provide liability insurance for their drivers during some parts of the rideshare process.
In general, according to Uber and Lyft, you can count on them to provide at least $1 million in liability coverage if you were hurt when:
- Riding in one of their cars
- Their driver hit you while on the way to pick up a rider
- Their driver hit you while having another rider in the car
They provide a contingent policy to cover liability if the rideshare driver’s insurer denies coverage when they are signed into the rideshare app but not matched with a rider.
At any of these times, an accident victim may turn to the rideshare company’s insurance to recover money damages as necessary. The driver should also have their own insurance policy that is the primary policy when they are not logged in as a driver or signed in but do not yet have a match.
An Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you after your collision injuries. The Morris Bart law office team serving Montgomery County, Alabama, and nearby areas will assess your case for free.
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How Quickly Must I Act After My Montgomery Rideshare Accident?
Most Uber and Lyft accident cases do not require suing the rideshare company or driver. They usually settle out of court, with the insurance company paying out based on the negotiated agreement.
When this is not possible for some reason, the victim may need to sue the liable parties. Per Ala. Code § 6-2-38, accident victims in Alabama have only two years from the accident date to take the initial steps in most cases.
If you need to take your case to trial, you need to complete this step in advance of the deadline or risk losing your ability to file the paperwork later. Exceptions could shorten your deadline, too.
Morris Bart & Associates, LLC May Be Able to Help You Pursue Recovery
At the Morris Bart law office in Montgomery, we help Uber and Lyft accident victims seek money damages for the injuries they suffered and losses they incurred in a rideshare crash. We may be able to help if you were:
- In a rideshare vehicle at the time of the accident
- In your own car but hit by a rideshare driver
- Walking on foot or on a bicycle when a rideshare driver hit you
While ridesharing is relatively new, our team is not. The Morris Bart law firm has represented accident victims in complex cases for more than 40 years. We secured a payout for more than 6,500 clients in 2019. In addition to Montgomery, our team serves all areas of the Gulf South, including 15 locations across Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
A Montgomery Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you seek a financial recovery based on your case. To learn more, we will provide you with a complimentary case assessment with a team member serving our Montgomery office. In addition to free initial consultations, we are a contingency-fee law firm.
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Speak With Our Montgomery Rideshare Collision Team for Free Today
Let the team from the Morris Bart law office in Montgomery assess your case for you today. We provide free reviews of rideshare accidents, and can determine fault and explain your options for pursuing a payout. Call us or fill out our online contact form to connect with our Montgomery office to get started.
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