Phoenix Uber/Lyft Accident Attorney
Uber and Lyft changed the transportation industry by enabling travelers to hail cost-effective rides on demand. Many people view rideshare transportation as a safe alternative to driving – especially if someone has been drinking. Yet Uber and Lyft drivers make all the same mistakes as other drivers, including speeding, drowsy driving, and driving under the influence.
If you were in an Uber or Lyft accident in Arizona that caused serious injuries, Gallagher & Kennedy may be able to help you obtain compensation for your damages. We help crash victims by providing effective counsel against corporations such as rideshare companies. Our Phoenix Uber/Lyft accident lawyers have the experience and resources to build a strong case on your behalf.
Why We Are Right for You
- We have a deep understanding of the rideshare industry, including knowing when Uber or Lyft could be legally responsible for accidents involving their drivers.
- We have trial experience and are not afraid to take your case to court if necessary to achieve the best possible results.
- We have dedicated more than 20 years to the Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury and Wrongful Death practice in Arizona.
- We operate using a contingency fee setup, meaning our lawyers accept cases on a contingent or hybrid basis (no fees unless we win).
When To Hire an Uber/Lyft Accident Attorney
It is not mandatory to use an attorney to represent you during an Uber or Lyft accident case in Arizona. Handling your claim alone, however, could put you at a major disadvantage. Insurance companies often take advantage of nonrepresented clients, using delay-and-deny tactics to get out of offering fair settlements. Winning a case against Uber or Lyft can be especially difficult, as these companies have a reputation for avoiding liability for collisions. Hiring a Phoenix auto accident lawyer from Gallagher & Kennedy to represent you could balance the scales and optimize your odds of achieving financial recovery.
Who Is Liable?
In Arizona, Uber and Lyft classify their drivers as independent contractors. If a driver causes a car accident, the company will not be vicariously liable for the actions of the driver, since the driver is not technically an employee of the company. This does not, however, entirely protect Uber and Lyft from liability. Both companies have $1 million insurance policies in place to cover rider injuries if a ride was underway at the time of the collision.
If an off-duty Uber or Lyft driver caused your collision, the driver will most likely be individually liable for your damages. You will file your claim with the driver’s personal insurance company. If the driver was working for Uber or Lyft at the time of the crash, however, the rideshare company’s insurance provider may cover your damages. A Phoenix accident lawyer from Gallagher & Kennedy can help you determine liability and file a claim against the correct party in Arizona.
Could You Be Eligible for Compensation?
The plaintiffs’ attorneys at Gallagher & Kennedy work hard to collect compensation on behalf of injured motor vehicle accident victims. We are passionate about helping people pursue financial recovery for damages that would not have occurred were it not for the negligent or reckless actions of another party.
If we are successful during your case, you could receive payment for damages such as medical expenses, physical pain, emotional anguish, disabilities, lost capacity to earn, lost wages, wrongful death, and property damage repairs. Contact us to discuss the potential value of your case.
Discuss Your Uber/Lyft Accident for Free Today
Our lawyers can secure positive case results on behalf of victims with serious and catastrophic injuries in Arizona. We have represented many Uber and Lyft accident claimants and may be able to help you pursue financial compensation as well. A meeting with one of our Phoenix personal injury attorneys could answer any questions you may have about your case. Our lawyers offer one-on-one consultations at no charge or obligation. Call (602) 530-8400 to request yours today.