Philadelphia Rideshare Accident Attorneys

In an Uber or Lyft Accident? Call Us

For as convenient as rideshare services are, they can create serious headaches when a rideshare accident occurs. Who is liable when a rideshare driver like someone who works for Uber or Lyft gets into a crash? What happens if the rideshare driver is the one who caused the accident? All these questions and more will need to be answered for your claim to get anywhere.

Golomb Legal. in Philadelphia can help you make sense of the situation if you were in a rideshare accident. Our lawyers have extensive experience with complex auto accident claims and lawsuits, including those that involve major rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft. We are here to guide you and provide you with legal counsel that can stand up for you in and out of court.

Your rideshare accident claim deserves professional attention. Call (215) 278-4449 to get it.

Who is Liable for a Rideshare Accident?

The question of liability has hung over rideshare accidents for as long as rideshare vehicles have been on the road. Is the rideshare driver to blame? The rideshare company? Another motorist on the road? The answers depend entirely on each case’s unique details.

As your chosen Philadelphia rideshare accident lawyers, part of our job will be to research liability for the accident, so you don’t have to worry about the details. We will want to find evidence that shows that you did nothing to contribute to the crash, no matter how you were involved with it.

Rideshare Accident Clients We Represent

At Golomb Legal., we represent the wrongfully injured in a variety of cases. Our experience as plaintiff attorneys allows us to help you with a rideshare accident claim, regardless of what you were doing at the time of the collision. If you were hurt because someone else made a mistake, then we can see if you can file a claim.

Our attorneys can represent these parties in a rideshare accident claim:

  • Passengers: If you were riding as a passenger in a rideshare vehicle when it was in a traffic collision, then you have the right to seek compensation from the liable party. You might also have the option to use benefits from the rideshare company’s insurance provider that don’t depend on liability.
  • Drivers: As a rideshare driver, you put yourself in traffic every day that you work. If an on-the-job car accident happens, then you can file a claim against the driver that hits you. You could also have the option to make a claim through the rideshare company based on the policy coverage that they provide.
  • Third parties: Golomb Legal. can represent anyone involved in a rideshare accident, including non-motorists like bicyclists, pedestrians, and others. We are here to figure out the complicated details of the accident for you.

Report the Rideshare Accident

Notifying the right parties is an important step after a rideshare accident. If you don’t file a report at all or within a reasonable amount of time, then one of those parties could have reason to challenge the report and the validity of the claim later.

Three parties that should know about the rideshare accident are:

  • Insurance company: You must report the accident to your auto insurance provider about the collision, just as you would report any other car accident.
  • Rideshare company: The rideshare company that hosted the ride should be notified. Using the app, drivers and passengers can send urgent notifications.
  • Highway patrol: If someone was seriously injured in the crash, then you should notify the police and emergency responders right away to send help and take control of the accident scene.

Compensation After a Rideshare Accident

If you are injured in a rideshare accident, then you could be owed compensation to pay for your losses and damages, just as you would in any other type of car accident. How you get that compensation could depend on specific details of the crash, though. Specifically, the case could hinge upon whether or not the rideshare company is offering insurance coverage for your losses.

Uber’s insurance policy is split into three stages:

  1. No coverage: When the Uber driver is not using the app, Uber provides no coverage if a crash occurs.
  2. Limited coverage: When the Uber driver is using the app and is available to take a ride request, Uber can provide a third-party liability policy with 50/100/25 policy limits.
  3. Most coverage: When the Uber driver has accepted a fare, Uber can provide a policy that includes $1,000,000 third-party liability, uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury and/or first-party injury insurance, and contingent comprehensive and collision coverage.

Contact Our Firm for More Information

For compassionate legal counsel, look no further than the Philadelphia rideshare accident attorneys of Golomb Legal. We are here to navigate the legal mazes of rideshare accidents, liability, compensation, and more, so you don’t have to. As a legal team with a nationally recognized name and more than $2 billion in verdicts and settlements for past clients, we are ready to take on your case, too, and elevate it to the next level.

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Philadelphia Rideshare Accident FAQ

  • Are Uber drivers employees?
    Uber drivers are considered independent contractors in Pennsylvania. The same is true of Lyft drivers and drivers for most other rideshare companies. Employers are not strictly liable for the independent contractors that they hire, which makes it more difficult to impart fault on the rideshare company if the driver causes or gets into an accident.
  • Can another rideshare passenger be partially liable for an accident?
    It’s unlikely that another rideshare passenger would be found liable for an accident, such as if you booked an Uber that picked up other strangers along the way. Passengers aren’t directly in control of the vehicle, so they aren’t liable for its unsafe operation. Even if the passenger was being disruptive, it is up to the driver to make the decision to pull over and not proceed until safe to do so.
  • How long do I have to start a rideshare accident claim in Pennsylvania?
    Most personal injury claims in Pennsylvania are held to a two-year statute of limitations, including rideshare accidents and other auto accidents. The date will be the same date as the accident. If two years pass and no claim has been filed, then the expired statute will stop you from filing a claim after.

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