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Injured As A Passenger On An Uber Or Lyft Ride?

The convenience and affordability of transportation via Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing services are well-known. All is fine when a gig economy-based ride goes as planned. But what happens after you have been injured while riding in an Uber or Lyft car or van?

As with any motor vehicle accident, prompt legal counsel can help you protect your right to pursue maximum available compensation. At Tremont Sheldon P.C., we are ready to start an investigation, review all relevant insurance policies and help you seek recovery of the costs of your medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Whose Insurance Applies?

Will you be filing a claim against a driver of another vehicle or the driver of your Uber or Lyft vehicle? What about the company of Uber or Lyft? Will your own auto insurance or health insurance be necessary resources? To begin answering your questions, let us review the facts. Both Uber and Lyft carry $1 million liability policies; however, your eligibility to collect may depend on the status of the driver and the vehicle at the time of the crash. For example:

  • Was the Uber or Lyft driver’s personal auto insurance valid, as the ride-sharing companies require?
  • Was the driver on or off the clock with the Uber or Lyft app?
  • Was the driver’s negligence the cause of the accident?

Getting to the bottom of your potential injury claim or lawsuit against the driver, another driver and/or the Uber or Lyft company is a job for a dedicated personal injury attorney. Remember that claims adjusters naturally want to limit the payout of claims. That is their job.

Our job, if we represent you, will be to help you recover the maximum available compensation from all available sources. We are available to apply our vast knowledge and experience to your case. We may need to help you file a claim through your own uninsured/underinsured motorist (UI/UIM) coverage.

There Is No Risk And No Fee For An Initial Consultation

Meet with one of our attorneys at no charge. You will not owe attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.

To schedule an appointment by phone, videoconference or an in-person meeting in our law offices or at your home or hospital, call 203-212-9075 or complete our online inquiry form. We represent Connecticut residents and visitors who have been injured while riding in Uber or Lyft vehicles in our state.

Auto Accident Frequently Asked Questions

What is a personal injury attorney?

A personal injury attorney represents victims and their families who have been injured due to someone’s negligence or reckless actions. A personal injury attorney can help you find justice after an accident by pursuing compensation to help pay for your medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering and damages depending on your case.

When should you contact a lawyer after a car accident?

You should call a lawyer before you speak to the insurance company. An attorney can protect your rights by collecting evidence, evaluating all options for recovery and negotiating with the insurance company to maximize the compensation in your case.

When should you hire an attorney after an accident?

Hiring an attorney is a big decision, especially after you have been injured. However, it is one that should be made as soon as possible so your right to file a claim is protected.

What are your rights after a car accident?

You have the right to pursue a legal claim against the driver responsible for the accident. To protect yourself, do not admit fault after an accident. You also do not need to make statements to the insurance company or sign any settlement agreements without consulting a lawyer first. Speaking to a lawyer can help you protect your right to file a lawsuit after an accident.

Who Pays Your Medical Bills If You Were Injured In A Car Accident?

Connecticut is a “fault” insurance state. This means that if the other driver was at fault for the accident, their insurance company is responsible for paying for your losses, including medical bills. However, the insurance company will not pay your damages until your claim is resolved. At Tremont Sheldon P.C. in Bridgeport, we can help, but it can take several months. In the meantime, you will need to find another way to pay your bills. Your options may include:

  • A personal medical insurance policy
  • Group medical coverage through your employer
  • Medicare or Medicaid

The most important thing to do after an auto accident is to obtain medical coverage and follow your doctor’s treatment plan for your recovery. If you fail to see a doctor or discontinue treatment, two things can happen:

  • You may be left with a chronic condition that can keep you from living your life to the fullest.
  • The insurance company of the at-fault driver may decline your personal injury claim.

What If You Are Uninsured?

What If You Are Uninsured?

If you are in a car accident and do not have medical insurance, our lawyers can help you find a doctor who will provide you with treatment in exchange for a lien on your personal injury settlement or verdict. This is called a letter of protection.