Lyft and Uber Accidents
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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.
The Law Office of Eric Beasley can help. For more than 20 years, 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.
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 attorney Beasley. 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.