Hailing a ride through Uber or Lyft is a convenient way to get around – especially if you plan on drinking. However, rideshare services may not be as safe as users believe. Rideshare companies do not hold themselves to the strict safety standards traditional taxi and limo services do. Negligent rideshare drivers may endanger the lives of riders and other roadway users.
If you or a loved one has been in a rideshare accident in Philadelphia, discuss your case with a personal injury attorney from Anapol Weiss. We have extensive experience in this practice area and want to help you fight for fair compensation for your damages. Let us help you go up against Uber, Lyft, or their insurance companies in pursuit of financial recovery. Call (215) 735-1130 today for a free consultation.
Why Choose Us?
- We are committed to obtaining justice for rideshare accident victims, and to providing the best possible advocacy for our clients.
- We promise to be responsive, efficient, and transparent during your case. Our firm has a long history of working hard on behalf of clients.
- We operate on a contingency fee basis. Your legal services are free if we do not obtain you a settlement or verdict award.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer?
Uber and Lyft have significant resources available to combat legal claims. Their insurance companies do not work in favor of claimants. Instead, insurance claims adjusters will try to get claimants to settle for less than their cases are worth, or for nothing at all. Claim denials and payout delays are unfortunately common in lawsuits against rideshare companies. Trusting a lawyer to handle your case for you can take the burden of the legal process off your shoulders. Your attorney will advocate for your rights while you focus on healing.
Why Do Rideshare Accidents Happen?
Despite owing a responsibility to riders, rideshare drivers may engage in dangerous or negligent behaviors behind the wheel. Uber and Lyft do not train their drivers or even meet them in person before letting them pick up riders. Both companies only conduct background checks into the past seven years. Lax hiring practices can lead to drivers who riders should not trust to operate a vehicle safely or carefully, along with a high risk of common car accident causes.
- Drowsy driving
- Distracted driving
- Texting and driving
- Drunk driving
- Breaking roadway rules
- Improper lookout
If an Uber or Lyft driver caused your Philadelphia car accident, consult with an attorney. The individual driver and/or the rideshare company may owe you compensation for your medical bills and other damages. A lawyer can investigate your case and help you determine the most probable cause.
Who Is Liable?
Pennsylvania is a no-fault insurance state. No-fault insurance laws require all car accident victims to seek recovery from their own insurance companies, regardless of who was at fault. After a rideshare accident, you will call your own insurance provider first – unless you have serious injuries. Injuries that grant you the right to file a claim outside the no-fault insurance system are those that cause permanent disabilities, disfigurements, or significant loss of a bodily function.
It can be difficult to hold a rideshare company liable for your damage without help from an attorney. Since rideshare drivers are independent contractors and not employees, rideshare companies often escape liability for the negligence of their drivers. With an attorney by your side, you can fight against major corporations and insurance companies in pursuit of fair compensation. Your attorney can help you seek recovery through all available outlets.
Contact Anapol Weiss Today
After a Philadelphia rideshare accident leaves you or a loved one with serious injuries, contact us to request a free consultation. We can review the facts of your case and help you file your lawsuit, if applicable. Our lawyers want to help you fight for a fair settlement or jury verdict. Call (215) 735-1130 today.