Fargo Uber & Lyft Accident Attorneys
We Have 30+ Years of Experience to Put to Work for You
Car accidents can be jarring, from small fender benders to huge multiple-car
pileups. However, when you call an Uber or a Lyft service for a ride to
your next destination, you’re not expecting to get into a collision
with another car. These accidents do happen, however. While these ridesharing
services do screen their drivers’ records, there’s no guarantee
the person driving the car is a responsible person. About 2.35 million
people a year are injured or disabled in car crashes in the United States
alone. Even highly trained and experienced drivers get into accidents
when other people on the road fail to follow driving laws. So, what happens
if you get into an Uber or Lyft car and get into an accident?
Uber and Lyft both have fairly high insurance coverage for any accidents.
Their policies both have $1 million liability limit they can use to pay
for any damages, injuries, or medical care. This coverage also begins
as soon as the driver has accepted the trip and takes precedence over
any personal auto insurance coverage. This can be especially useful if
you sustain any serious injuries that require hospitalization or physical
therapy, such as:
- Broken bones
- Spinal contusions
- Brain injury
- Neck injury
However, both the insurance company and the driving companies will lose
money if you make a claim. They might attempt to get out of needing to
pay by trying to prove your injury isn’t as severe as you say. If
this happens, you’ll need an experienced Fargo personal injury attorney
on your side who can argue your case.
Hiring an attorney is vital, because the more expensive your claim the
less likely the insurance company will pay it. If you are so injured in
an Uber or Lyft accident that you sustain a catastrophic injury, your
medical costs in addition to lost wages during treatment and lost wages
after treatment could easily exceed $1 million. Let’s say the accident
caused a severe spinal cord injury that resulted in tetraplegia, or the
partial loss of use in all four limbs and torso. If you’re about
25 years of age at the time of the injury, your lifetime costs can range
from $3.3 million to $4.5 million—or more. Suddenly, the $1 million
liability limit seems pretty paltry in comparison to what you actually
need. If the worst occurs, and your costs exceed the liability limit,
you need an experienced attorney who can help you fight to make up the deficit.
Call Our Experienced Attorneys Today
Don’t let yourself pay for someone else’s negligence. If you’ve
been injured, let us deal with the tedious task of contacting the insurance
company regarding your compensation. Your focus can be on recovering emotionally
and physically while we support and assist you with your legal struggle.
Our skilled Fargo personal injury lawyers will fight tooth and nail to
protect your rights and strive to win you as much as possible to cover
your expenses. Our attorneys, David L. Marquard and Jonathan C. Ruth,
have more than 30 years of experience helping people all over the North
Dakota area. Let us assist you through this trying time.
Contact us today at (888) 288-4756 or by filling out our online form to schedule
your free case consultation.