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Boston Ridesharing Accident Attorneys

Were you injured while riding in an Uber or Lyft vehicle in Boston?

Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft are now prime transportation options for many people in Boston and other parts of Massachusetts. However, if you’re in an accident while using a rideshare service or are hit by an Uber or Lyft contractor, you might be unsure about how to obtain legal relief. At Feinberg & Alban PC, we have offices in Boston and Brookline to help rideshare accident victims get the payment they’re entitled to.

What are the most common causes of ridesharing accidents in Boston?

Uber and Lyft drivers aren’t required to complete specialized safety training, so they are just as prone to auto accidents as anyone else on the road. In fact, the nature of rideshare work might increase the likelihood of a collision caused by one of the following factors:

  • Distracted driving — A contractor looking to maximize the money they earn while on the road could be concentrating on their next fare instead of paying attention to the road.
  • Fatigue — For many, working for Uber or Lyft is a “side hustle” to make extra money when not working at their primary job. Accordingly, the person giving you a ride could be at the end of a very long work day or trying to get a few hours in without getting proper rest.
  • Reckless driving — Speeding or committing other traffic violations to finish a ride more quickly put passengers and others on the road at risk.

No matter what led to your accident, our firm is ready to fight for the payment you deserve.

Whose insurance covers your ridesharing accident?

As rideshare contractors use their own vehicles, the question of whether the company’s insurance policy will cover an accident claim depends on what the driver was doing at the time. An Uber or Lyft driver who is not checked into their rideshare app must rely on their own insurance coverage if a collision occurs. Drivers who are online and ready to pick up a ride can receive up to $50,000 in bodily injury coverage per person and $100,000 per accident if a crash occurs. Once the driver commits to picking up a fare, the rideshare company provides up to $1 million in third-party liability coverage.

What to do if you’re injured in a ridesharing accident

The steps you take in the immediate aftermath of a rideshare accident can have a significant effect on the outcome of your case. Photos from the scene and contact information of witnesses could be necessary to prove your eventual legal case. Once you’ve addressed your urgent medical needs, you should speak with a qualified attorney who can advise you about your legal options and the financial recovery you should seek given the circumstances of your case. Remember that the insurance company working for a rideshare company is committed to paying as little as possible and might try to lure you into a quick, unfair settlement.

What types of damages are available in an Uber or Lyft accident claim?

Massachusetts law allows personal injury plaintiffs to recover special damages, which reflect tangible costs, and general damages, to address harm that does not have a specific monetary value. Specific types of damages that can be awarded include compensation for the following:

  • Healthcare expenses
  • Lost income
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

When we first meet with you, we will give you an honest assessment of the payment you should demand based on the facts in your case.

Contact a proven Boston rideshare accident lawyer to set up a free consultation

Feinberg & Alban PC represents clients throughout the Boston area who have been injured in an accident involving a rideshare vehicle. Please call 617-232-5950 or contact us online for a free consultation. We have offices in Boston’s Central Plaza and in Brookline.

Feinberg & Alban, P.C. fervently protects your rights
  • The Boston firm of Feinberg & Alban, P.C. specializes its practice in the area of personal injury.

    The attorneys serve the entire state of Massachusetts in addition to affiliating with lawyers in other states to handle cases outside of Massachusetts.

  • $7.7 Million Award for Feinberg & Alban Client in Personal Injury Trial

    Boston Attorneys Win Highest Injury Verdict in Massachusetts in 2011 & 2012.

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