Denver Rideshare Accident Lawyer
Front Range Injury Attorneys helps victims of rideshare accidents get medical treatment and recover compensation for their injuries, lost wages and other damages. If you were injured in a rideshare accident involving Uber or Lyft, contact our office for a free case review.
Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft provide convenient alternative transportation in Colorado; however, accidents involving rideshare cars present unique challenges for victims. Rideshare services are subject to their own laws in Colorado, including insurance coverage for injury claims. Insurance companies for rideshare services only make resolving your claims more frustrating. Let us take the frustration out of the process so you can focus on getting better. Our Denver rideshare accident lawyers can help you get the medical treatment you need and get paid for your injuries and losses.
Why Choose Front Range Injury Attorneys?
Our Denver ridesharing accident attorneys understand the unique challenges you face in these car accidents. Our law firm focuses on working with clients to maximize the value of their cases and take the stress out of the process. We don’t put clients on the backburner and wait to collect our fee. Our Denver personal injury lawyers use their expertise with rideshare accident claims to put as much money as possible in your pocket.
How we can help you
Watch this video to see managing attorney Adam Kielich discuss rideshare accidents and how we can help you recover for your losses.
Contact our office to discuss your Colorado rideshare accident case. We offer free case reviews for injury and accident cases across the state.
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Why you need an attorney
Recovering money for injuries in a ridesharing accident can involve many challenges. Victims of rideshare crashes can include:
- Passengers in a rideshare vehicle
- Uber or Lyft drivers
- Passengers or drivers in other cars
- Pedestrians and bicyclists
There may also be multiple victims fighting for compensation and several insurance companies may become involved. Every victim wants as much as possible and ever insurance company wants to shift blame away from their insured. It is easy for you to get lost in this mess.
Our Denver car accident attorneys can cut through the confusion and fight for you. You may be entitled to damages including past and future medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress and pain and suffering.
How does ridesharing work?
Ridesharing services use technology to pair passengers with drivers for private car transportation. The most popular services, Uber and Lyft, utilize smartphone apps to make scheduling transportation simple. Other rideshare services also use apps or websites to schedule a ride. Rideshare also eliminates the need to pay the driver at the end of the ride. The app or website charges a credit card or online bank account automatically.
For most rideshare services you need a smartphone, credit card or online bank account and the app or website. When you input your destination, the ridesharing service locates a nearby driver and assigns them to pick you up.
How do ridesharing accidents happen?
Like other car accidents, driver error is the most common cause of ridesharing accidents. Driver error commonly causes:
- Distracted driving
- Failure to obey traffic signals and signs
- Unsafe lane changes
- Failure to properly maintain the vehicle
- Fatigued driving
Distracted driving is a particular problem with rideshare drivers. These drivers often juggle driving with checking the rideshare app on their phone, following GPS navigation and conversing with passengers. The driver may lose focus or make unsafe decisions to stay on the navigation route.
Who is liable for my ridesharing accident injuries?
If you suffered injuries due to a ridesharing accident, you may have a personal injury claim to pursue. In a rideshare accident, there may be several responsible parties and all of them want to avoid liability for compensating you. The rideshare company may be at fault or have a duty to pay for your injuries through its insurance policy for drivers and passengers. If the driver of another vehicle caused the crash, that driver is liable for your injuries. Both drivers may share liability for injuries to a passenger, pedestrian, or bicyclist.
Investigating and determining liability can be a difficult task. Typically nobody volunteers blame for causing a wreck. Denver rideshare lawyers at Front Range Injury Attorneys can help hold the right parties accountable and maximize your case.
Contact us today for a free case review
Our Denver ridesharing accident attorneys help clients obtain medical care and the maximum compensation for their injuries. Front Range Injury Attorneys are dedicated legal advocates for our injured clients. If you suffered injures in a ridesharing accident, contact our law firm. We only take Uber and Lyft accident cases on a contingency basis. You only pay us legal fees when we settle or win your case. Contact us today for a free case review.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, if Lyft or Uber are responsible for your injuries and the company is liable for your damages. Generally, a rideshare company is only liable for your injuries if their driver caused the collision. If an Uber or Lyft driver is responsible for your injuries, it may be necessary to sue the company if their insurance policy does not make you whole.
Rideshare accidents can cause injuries ranging from minor injuries to catastrophic injuries or even death. At least one study suggests ridesharing led to an increase in fatal car wrecks. Rideshare accidents can be more dangerous if the driver is distracted or driving more aggressively to finish rides faster to make more money.
This question can be complex than you expect. The insurance company for any responsible driver is liable for your injuries. If there is not enough liability coverage, you might also need to look at uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage for your driver or even your policy as a passenger. You may ultimately need to file a lawsuit against one or more responsible party.
Our Denver rideshare accident attorneys will explore all available insurance coverage and make sure we recover everything possible on your case.
You can settle a claim without hiring a rideshare lawyer for your case. The rideshare company or its insurance company may deny your claim or look for ways to reduce the value of your case. Rideshare lawyers like ours understand how to properly value your case and fight to get you paid maximum value on your case.