Lyft and Uber Accident Lawyer
The experienced Nashville car accident lawyer people trust
Ridesharing companies have become very popular in Tennessee. A ride is available simply by using a ridesharing app from services such as Lyft and Uber. But what happens when you are hurt in a car accident during one of these rides? Recovering financial compensation can be a complicated process. That’s why it’s critical that you have a lawyer who knows how to handle an Uber or Lyft car accident injury claim or lawsuit.
The Law Office of Eric Beasley can help. For more than 20 years, Tennessee car accident attorney Eric Beasley has been fighting for the injured in the Nashville area. He is proud of the results he has obtained for clients, as well as the referrals he continues to receive from them. He is not afraid of tough cases and puts in the hard work needed to win. He’s the rideshare accident attorney you want if you were a passenger in a Lyft or Uber accident and you got hurt.
Take action. Report your Lyft or Uber accident
You need to act fast if you were a passenger in a Lyft or Uber vehicle and you sustained a serious injury. Otherwise, you might not get the money you need for medical bills, replacement income if can’t work while you’re recovering from your rideshare accident injury.
Just like any serious car accident, make sure you or someone else calls the police right away. Don’t let a rideshare driver talk you out of calling the police. If you’ve been in a serious accident, a police officer or state trooper should investigate your crash. That’s the law in Tennessee.
Who’s responsible for paying for my rideshare accident?
One of the things that makes rideshare accidents different from other car accidents is you may be able to seek financial compensation from more than once source. Depending on the circumstances of your Lyft or Uber accident, you may be able to get money for your injury-related expenses from the following sources:
- The rideshare driver and their insurance company
- Uber or Lyft’s insurance company
- Another vehicle involved in the accident and their insurance company
Be prepared for a lot of people telling you what to do after your rideshare accident. And one of the things they’ll probably say is who can or cannot pay for your accident. Make sure you get accurate information. Make sure you talk to an experienced Nashville rideshare accident lawyer you can trust. Talk to an attorney at our law firm right away.
Holding negligent drivers accountable
As with other types of crashes, Lyft and Uber accidents are often caused by negligence. A driver was distracted and may have been texting behind the wheel. Another driver was speeding or operating recklessly. Some drivers are fatigued and fall asleep at the wheel or operate under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Drivers for Lyft and Uber don’t receive any special training and many work long hours. They may also be setting up their next ride as they are transporting another passenger. The result is often a collision that leaves people hurt, whether it’s the Lyft or Uber passenger or the drivers and passengers of another car.
If you were hurt in a ridesharing accident, your life can change in an instant. You may need surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy and months of follow-up appointments. Medical expenses can become overwhelming very quickly, but there may be less income coming in if you are unable to work.
When your accident was caused by negligence, you deserve compensation, but the driver may deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept responsibility. A driver may even try to blame you for causing the crash.
Insurance companies are supposed to help, but the truth is they are not on your side. They will use many tactics to try to pay you as little as possible. They may argue your injuries aren’t that serious or that they were pre-existing. Sometimes they’ll offer a settlement and promise quick payment – but it will fall far short of covering the damages you have suffered.
Building strong cases insurance companies can’t ignore
Lyft and Uber have insurance policies that may apply to accidents, but it depends on what the driver was doing at the time of the crash. For example, a driver is usually considered on duty if driving with a passenger, picking up a passenger, checking the app about a potential passenger or driving with the ridesharing app on.
Attorney Beasley knows how complicated these types of accidents can get. That’s why he wastes no time. Our legal team investigates to get the facts. We gather evidence and carefully review all documentation, such as accident reports. We identify and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
You can expect honest answers from Uber accident attorney Beasley. The same is true if you’re dealing with a Lyft car accident. You can also expect him to put in the hard work needed to resolve your case in a way that meets your needs, either through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.
If you were hurt in a Nashville Lyft or Uber accident, learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with a Nashville rideshare accident lawyer who puts your best interests first.