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Injured by a Ride-Sharing Service? Let Marquard & Associates Fight for the Compensation You Deserve

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 ride-sharing 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?

Insurance

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.

Catastrophic Injury

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.

What Makes Our Firm Unique?

  • 30+ Years
    of Experience

    We have assisted with so many brave individuals' journeys to recovery and are always amazed by this experience.

  • Proven Track
    Record of Success

    We've helped a countless amount of injured victims and recovered millions of dollars for their injuries.

  • You Don't Pay Us
    Unless We Win

    We offer our services on a contingency fee basis, helping to lift the financial burden from your shoulders.

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