Whether you suffered injuries while riding in a rideshare vehicle or your car was hit by a rideshare driver, we can help you file a claim. These cases can be challenging due to the various insurance policies involved. However, our team can identify the liable party and pursue compensation on your behalf.
Call our Shreveport office today at (318) 553-5470 for a free consultation.
How Insurance Covers Ridesharing Accidents
Lyft and Uber provide liability insurance coverage throughout the ride cycle. Whether the ridesharing company covers the accident all depends on whether the driver was logged into the app and “on the clock” when it occurred.
If You Were the Passenger in an Uber or Lyft Accident
When a rideshare driver has a passenger in their car, the rideshare company’s liability policy serves as the passenger’s primary insurance coverage. You can therefore file a claim with the rideshare company’s insurance company if you were in an accident caused by your rideshare driver.
If an Uber or Lyft Driver Collided with You in Your Car
If the rideshare driver was logged into the app when s/he collided with you, then the same would apply – the rideshare company’s insurance policy would cover your accident damages.
If, however, the rideshare driver was driving a vehicle with a rideshare sticker in the window but s/he was not logged into the app or waiting for a ride, their individual auto liability policy would cover any accidents they cause. You would then file a claim against the driver’s auto insurance policy, just like you would in a normal car accident. In certain cases, the ridesharing company’s coverage may kick in if the driver’s policy refused to cover the accident.
To determine which insurance company to file a claim with, you may need to prove whether the driver was on or off the clock at the time of the accident. This is where a lawyer’s help can be very beneficial. We can hire the experts and subpoena the records necessary to prove whether the driver was logged into the app at the time of your accident.
For a free legal consultation with a Ridesharing Accident lawyer serving Shreveport, call 800-537-8185
The Statute of Limitations on a Louisiana Ridesharing Accident
Under Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492, a one-year statute of limitations pertains to personal injury lawsuits in Louisiana, including ridesharing accidents. If you miss the deadline, you could lose the right to hold the ridesharing driver or company responsible for your accident.
Contact Morris Bart as soon as you can after your accident to ensure we have enough time to file a comprehensive claim on your behalf.
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Pursuing Compensation for Rideshare Accident Injuries
A Morris Bart lawyer can investigate your accident, identify which insurance policy is liable for your damages, and handle all communications with the insurance companies on your behalf. Often, insurance companies will take you more seriously when you have a lawyer in your corner.
This is because we can help you show that:
- The other driver acted negligently,
- They are liable for your injuries, and
- You have the evidence to prove it.
Call our Shreveport office at (318) 553-5470 for a free consultation with a skilled attorney on our team.
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Damages You Can Collect from an Insurance Claim or Civil Trial
We can enter into negotiations with the insurer on your behalf and demand a just payout based on the details of the collision and your losses, both current and future. We’ll incorporate everything from bills and receipts to medical expert testimony about your ongoing care and prognosis to get you the settlement you deserve.
Although each case is different, the following types of damages may be recoverable in your personal injury case:
- Medical care and treatment expenses
- Lost income and benefits
- Diminished earning ability
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
We also handle wrongful death lawsuits, so if you need to file a lawsuit on behalf of a lost loved one, we can help with that too.
Speak with a Member of Our Ridesharing Accident Team
Let us help you hold the rideshare driver responsible for your accident accountable for their actions. Whether you were a passenger in a ridesharing vehicle or collided with one, we can help. Call (318) 553-5470 today for a free consultation and to learn more about our contingency fee-based representation.
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