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Virginia Rideshare Accident FAQ

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If you have been injured in a rideshare accident from an Uber or Lyft driver’s negligent or reckless behavior, you likely have a number of questions about what your legal options are. At Shevlin Smith, we have provided the answers you need regarding rideshare accidents in our book. We encourage you to download this free guide, but in the meantime, we want to give you helpful answers to your questions. Below, we offer answers to a number of questions you may have regarding the Uber or Lyft accident you have been involved in.

What should I do if I’m in an accident with an Uber or Lyft driver?

here are a few steps that you will want to take if you were in an accident with Uber or Lyft. Although these actions are general to any type of accident, it is especially crucial that you act carefully through each step because of the various insurance policies involved. Here is what we encourage you to do after your accident:

  • Contact the police - It is essential that you file a police report

  • Document the scene of the accident - Take photographs and write down any information regarding the scene of the accident

  • Contact a lawyer - If you have been injured, work with a car accident attorney who handles ridesharing accident claims

What will happen if the Uber or Lyft driver was responsible for the crash?

Uber or Lyft drivers carry two types of insurance coverage: personal and company coverage. If you are a passenger or another driver who was injured, we encourage you to get assistance with your case to ensure that you get the compensation you need.

If my vehicle was hit by an Uber or Lyft driver, can I sue the company?

Uber and Lyft have protections in place against lawsuits. They do this by designating their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. Although there are some cases that could warrant a lawsuit against the company, a thorough investigation of the incident would be required.

Injured in a Rideshare Accident? Get Legal Help Today!

Regardless of whether you are a passenger of a rideshare vehicle or the driver of another vehicle involved in an accident with an Uber or Lyft driver, our firm can help you pursue the compensation you are entitled to receive for your case. Call us today for your case evaluation.

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