Legal Representation for Uber & Lyft Ride Sharing Accidents
In Iowa, ride sharing 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 ride sharing accident. When this happens, passengers may be able to file a personal injury claim to recover any damages they’re owed. In order to get the most for your Uber or Lyft ride sharing 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 ride sharing accident and have sustained a personal injury, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for the help you need. Contact us to schedule your initial consultation today!
Council Bluffs Uber & Lyft Ride Sharing Litigation
Causes of Ride Sharing Accident Cases
Ride sharing accidents can happen for a number of reasons, many of which are the fault of the person who is providing you transportation. The following illustrate 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 ride sharing driver was not at fault for the accident, you will not be able to file a claim against the ride sharing company. However, you may still be able to file a claim against the responsible party. Consult with your attorney to better understand your legal options.
Iowa Statistics for Ride Sharing Accidents
Unfortunately, Iowa does not yet separate its crash data by ride sharing segments. However, the following data highlights some of the most important statistics associated with ride sharing and personal injury cases:
- Iowa saw 336 fatalities from car accidents in 2019 — a 105% increase from 2018
- Since ride sharing applications rose in popularity, the United States has seen a 2%-4% increase in car accident fatalities
- The cost of deaths associated with ride sharing accidents ranges from $5.33 to $13.24 billion each year
If you’ve been involved in a ride sharing accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to the knowledgeable 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 Ride Sharing Accidents
How much is my claim worth?
The total amount of your claim largely depends on the following 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 ride sharing claim?
Following a ride share 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 ride share accident lawyer as soon as possible following your accident to prevent against accepting an unreasonable settlement.