Uber and Lyft are convenient services that many in the Norristown, Pennsylvania area rely on to get from Point A to Point B. However, whether you’re an Uber or Lyft passenger, or you’re simply sharing the road with Uber and Lyft drivers, it’s important to remember that accidents involving Ubers and Lyfts can and do happen.
Perhaps you’ve been involved in one. Contact a lawyer if so. At Solomon, Sherman, Gabay, Briskin & Sherman, a Norristown Uber and Lyft accident attorney will review your case and explain your legal options. It’s possible you’re eligible to receive financial compensation for your medical bills and related losses. If so, we can help you pursue it.
Seeking Compensation After a Norristown Uber or Lyft Accident Can Be Confusing
If you’ve been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, you may be able to seek compensation for such losses as:
Your medical bills
Lost income, if you’re unable to work until you recover from your injuries
Certain non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, etc.
You can pursue the compensation you deserve by filing an insurance claim. You may file a lawsuit if the insurance company won’t offer a fair settlement, but it’s typically ideal to settle out of court if you can do so without accepting an unreasonably low payout.
However, determining whose insurance is responsible for compensating you in these circumstances can be somewhat challenging. Consider the following scenarios:
An Uber or Lyft driver causes an accident but they were not signed into the app when the accident occurred. If so, their own insurance would be responsible for providing compensation.
An Uber or Lyft driver is signed into the app when they cause an accident, but they have not picked up a passenger and they’re not on their way to pick one up. In this scenario, their own insurance may be responsible for providing compensation, but the rideshare company’s supplemental coverage might kick in if their personal insurance denies the claim or doesn’t provide sufficient compensation.
An Uber or Lyft driver causes an accident when they’ve accepted a passenger or have a passenger in their vehicle. The company’s policy will typically provide compensation when this is the case.
How a Norristown Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyer Can Help
Strongly consider hiring an attorney when seeking compensation after an Uber or Lyft accident. A Norristown Uber and Lyft accident lawyer can assist you by:
Reviewing the details of your case to determine which insurance company is responsible for providing compensation
Adding up your compensable losses to estimate how much compensation you may deserve to receive
Entering into negotiations with the insurance company if they won’t offer a fair settlement
In the aftermath of an Uber or Lyft accident, you deserve to focus on your recovery. That’s easier to do when a qualified lawyer is handling your case. To learn more about what our team at Solomon, Sherman, Gabay, Briskin & Sherman can do for you, contact us online or call us at 215-665-1100.