Don’t Let Convenience Become Inconvenient in a Rideshare Accident
Rideshare application services such as Lyft and Uber, have significantly altered the way we get from here to there. However, although these emerging technologies have changed transit by offering an easy, reliable way to get to our desired destinations by the touch of a button, it is not without its own set of unique complications. This is particularly true when referring to a rideshare accident as the world moves to a more automated transportation structure.
Emerging Technology, Emerging Problems
In North Carolina, Rideshare drivers from companies like Uber and Lyft are deemed independent contractors by statute. In effect, this allows the Rideshare company to escape responsibility for negligent acts by the Rideshare driver. Only in a very limited set of circumstances may you be able to recover from the Rideshare company directly. Further, there are complex insurance policies with competing interests involved. These competing insurance companies may claim they’re not liable at all. The victim of a Rideshare collision may find that the Rideshare company’s insurance carrier, the Rideshare driver’s private insurance carrier, the insurance companies of other negligent drivers, and even your own insurance company are working together to diminish and minimize your injuries. Even worse, these companies may deny any responsibility for the collision or if they take responsibility, may make low settlement offers that won’t even cover hospital bills and lost wages.
Hire a Charlotte Rideshare Attorney With Experience
Bradford Law has experience taking on Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft and navigating their complex insurance policies. Accidents involving Rideshare drivers are hard to resolve, and you need adequate compensation to move forward. It is your legal right to fair compensation after suffering from injuries caused by another’s negligence. Bradford Law has the experience to make sure your rights aren’t neglected and make sure your voice is heard.
No Recovery, No Fee
To best serve our clients, auto claims are handled on contingency, meaning attorneys’ fees are not charged unless there is a judgment or settlement of your case. If you have been involved in an automobile collision involving a Rideshare application service, call Bradford Law at 980-223-7243 or use the form to schedule your free consultation. In some cases, arrangements can be made to visit your home or hospital to ensure timely investigation and filing of your claim.
Bradford Law serves clients in Charlotte, Iredell, Rowan, Mecklenburg, Davie, Davidson, Stanly, Union, Anson, Cabarrus, Lincoln, Gaston, Catawba and Alexander counties, as well as residents throughout North Carolina who have been injured in rideshare accidents involving Uber or Lyft.