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