Legal Representation for Those Injured While Using Uber & Lyft Ridesharing
In Iowa, ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft offer residents easy access to reliable transportation. However, sometimes passengers can fall victim to personal injury as a result of a ridesharing accident.
When this happens, passengers may be able to file a personal injury claim to recover any damages they’re owed. To get the most for your Uber or Lyft ridesharing case, you need a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to help navigate your case.
Peters Law Firm provides Council Bluffs residents with the comprehensive representation they need to successfully litigate their personal injury cases. If you’ve been involved in a ridesharing accident and have sustained a personal injury, contact our team for the help you need.
Contact us to schedule your initial consultation today.
Uber & Lyft Ridesharing Litigation
Causes of Ridesharing Accident Cases
Ridesharing accidents can happen for several reasons, many of which are the fault of the person providing the transportation. These are some of the most common causes of Uber and Lyft personal injury cases:
- Distracted driving
- Speeding to transport more clients and gain more income
- Poorly qualified driver
- Driving under the influence
It’s important to note that if your ridesharing driver was not at fault for the accident, you will not be able to file a claim against the ridesharing company. However, you may still be able to file a claim against the responsible party.
Consult with your local Council Bluffs attorney to better understand your legal options.
Statistics for Ridesharing Accidents in Iowa
Unfortunately, Iowa does not yet separate its crash data by ridesharing segments. However, the following data highlights some of the most important statistics associated with ridesharing and personal injury cases:
- Iowa saw 336 fatalities from car accidents in 2019 — a 105% increase from 2018.
- Since ridesharing applications rose in popularity, the U.S. has seen a 2% to 4% increase in car accident fatalities.
- The cost of deaths associated with ridesharing accidents ranges from $5.33 to $13.24 billion each year.
If you’ve been involved in a ridesharing accident, contact the knowledgeable Council Bluffs attorneys at Peters Law Firm for the representation you need.
Our team is happy to help you navigate the litigation process and recover the damages you’re owed.
FAQs for Uber & Lyft Ridesharing Accidents
How much is my claim worth?
The total amount of your claim largely depends on these key factors:
- Expenses accumulated as a result of the accident
- Severity of your injuries
- Ability to recover from injuries
- Ability to return to work
- Severity of emotional damages caused
- Competence of your legal team
What should I know about filing my ridesharing claim?
Following a rideshare accident, you may be asked to speak to the company’s insurance representative. Doing so may subject you to unnecessary pressure into accepting an unreasonable settlement as the company hopes to save money.
Always consult with your rideshare accident lawyer as soon as possible following your accident to avoid accepting an unreasonable settlement.