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Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney in Phoenix

Ride-sharing companies, such as Uber and Lyft, have quickly become the preferred option for transportation due to their convenience, surpassing traditional taxi services. These companies differentiate themselves from taxis by categorizing their drivers as independent contractors, which may exempt them from specific driver testing and inspection requirements. As ride-hailing popularity continues to surge, the potential for accidents also increases. Despite the inevitability of some accidents, ride-hail drivers are susceptible to the same dangers on the road as any other drivers.

If you experience an Uber or Lyft accident in Phoenix, it is crucial to seek legal counsel immediately. At Fendon Injury Law, we can offer you an experienced attorney to collaborate with you to seek compensation for any damages sustained. We provide a free consultation to evaluate your case and ensure you are fully informed about all legal options.

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Uber and Lyft Accident Coverages and Liability

Typically, the driver who caused a car accident is held responsible for the resulting damages. But in the context of a rideshare accident, the liability can change. If the driver was on the clock when the accident happened and wasn't at fault, their employer might be responsible for covering the damages.

Given the complexity of determining fault in an accident, it's common for multiple insurance companies to get involved in the recovery process. If the rideshare driver is off-duty and is the one who caused the accident, they will likely be held liable for any damages. To seek compensation in this scenario, you must file a claim with the driver's insurance provider. Below are some potential parties and their liability:

  • Non-Rideshare Driver: If the accident were caused by a driver not associated with the rideshare service, that driver would be liable for any resulting damages.

  • Uber or Lyft Driver: Uber and Lyft require their drivers to carry private insurance. If the driver causes an accident, their insurance policy will provide coverage up to the state-mandated liability insurance limits. Arizona limits are $25,000 per person for bodily injury, $50,000 per accident, and $15,000 for property damage liability.

  • Rideshare Company: Uber and Lyft have insurance policies with up to $1 million limits. These policies may apply when a driver is logged into the app and waiting for a ride request or when they are carrying a passenger. The limits for the coverage differ based on if the driver waits for a ride request; the coverage is up to 50/100/25, and the range is up to $1 million when the driver carries a passenger.

  • Third-Party: There are instances where a third party could be at fault, such as the local government if road conditions were hazardous or the car manufacturer if a defect contributed to the crash.

Working with a skilled lawyer is crucial when determining liability for an Uber or Lyft accident in Phoenix. To build a compelling case, you and your attorney must conduct a thorough investigation that involves collecting evidence and witness accounts, among other things. This process aims to establish a clear picture of the parties involved and determine who was negligent.

It's important to remember that if multiple parties are found responsible for the accident, they will be required to pay damages according to their percentage of fault. This means that if you were not at fault, you could receive compensation from all parties responsible for the accident.

Compensation and Recovering Damages From A Rideshare Accident

If you have been involved in a rideshare accident, it is within your rights to seek compensation for damages. Multiple variables can influence the compensation you may be awarded, such as the extent and severity of the damage sustained and the scope of the damage incurred. An attorney will understand all the factors that play a role in recovering compensation.

After a rideshare accident, it's essential to recognize the necessity of planning for your future quality of life. These accidents can result in life-altering injuries, so it's crucial not to underestimate their potential impact. Securing the services of an experienced attorney who will fight for appropriate compensation to cover injury-related costs is vital. Your attorney will work with you to identify the economic and non-economic damages that should be included in your claim.

A Phoenix Uber or Lyft accident claim may provide compensation for the following:

  • Pain and suffering 
  • Medication costs 
  • Current and future medical expenses 
  • Permanent disability 
  • Lost wages and potential future earnings 
  • Emotional distress 
  • Therapy and physical rehabilitation 
  • In-home care 
  • Nursing care 
  • Assistance-related expenses
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Attorney Donna Fendon is the founder and Managing Attorney of Fendon Injury Law, PLLC. She focuses her practice on workers’ compensation claims and personal injury matters in Phoenix, Arizona. She is admitted to practice in Arizona and is a member of the State Bar of Arizona. Attorney Fendon comes from a strong background in workers’ compensation disputes with her family being in the industry for over 40 years. She has the experience and knowledge of a 40 year firm that helps get favorable results for her clients. Read More

Contact A Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney

Our top priority at Fendon Injury Law is to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your rideshare accident claim. When working with our skilled attorney, you can be confident that your concerns will be heard and addressed with patience, empathy, and an engaging approach.

Our law firm is dedicated to serving clients throughout Arizona, including Maricopa County, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your claim and explore your legal options.

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