Uber/Lyft/Ride Sharing Accident Lawyers
When injuries happen during ride sharing trips, our Manchester car accident attorneys help you hold responsible parties accountable.
Ride sharing is a fast, convenient form of transportation. Service providers such as Lyft and Uber are prominent throughout metropolitan areas and can eliminate the need to drive yourself or depend on crowded busses or taxis to get around. However, they are just as likely to be involved in car accidents as any other vehicle, and when passengers are injured, seeking compensation can get confusing. At the Law Offices of Burch & Lockhart , our Manchester car accident attorneys can help you hold responsible parties accountable in these accidents, so you can get the compensation you need to recover.
While there is no denying the convenience of ride sharing services such as Lyft and Uber, there are some concerns over their safety. According to 2018 Forbes report, car accidents in general involving these providers have increased steadily over the past few years and fatal collisions have become even more common, costing more than $10 billion in losses each year.
These crashes are often attributed to the same kinds of reckless driving behaviors as any other crash. Speeding, driving under the influence , distracted driving , and aggressive driving are all frequently to blame. Unfortunately, it is often passengers who suffer the greatest amount of harm. At Burch & Lockhart, we represent clients who have suffered the following as the result of these collisions :
● Soft tissue injuries, such as muscle or tendon strains, sprains, and tears;
● Broken bones and multiple fractures;
● Back and neck injuries, such as whiplash and herniated discs;
● Head injuries, including concussion and traumatic brain injuries (TBI);
● Spinal cord injuries, result in partial or complete paralysis.
Companies such as Uber tout the insurance coverage they offer their drivers as a means of reassuring customers. Unfortunately, getting these insurance providers to pay on your claim is often a daunting prospect. Like any business, their bottom line is profits, and one of the ways they protect these profits is by denying or downplaying claims.
In addition to dealing with insurers, determining exactly who is responsible for these crashes and thus liable to pay can prove challenging. When accidents occur at pickup locations or are caused by another motorist’s reckless actions, the insurers for the parties may attempt to deny responsibility. Ridesharing companies have frequently been accused of being reckless in hiring and training drivers, as well, making them liable for collisions. Actions on their part that could play a role in your case include:
● Not conducting background checks or pulling the driving records of their employees;
● Failing to provide proper training;
● Ignoring previous traffic violations;
● Not monitoring the number of trips taken or the hours drivers are working.
At Law Offices of Burch & Lockhart , we are here to protect and defend you when ridesharing accidents occur. If you have suffered injuries in this type of crash, reach out and contact our Manchester car accident attorneys and request a consultation today.