Uber/Lyft Accident Attorneys in Newport News
Millions Recovered Successfully for Injured Clients
With the popularity of media apps comes consequences. Rideshare apps are popular these days, especially amongst young people and on weekends – Lyft has reported having over 30 million users as of 2019 and more than 2 million regular drivers. However, the increase in Uber and Lyft rides and drivers also means an increase in accidents on the road. If you’ve been involved in a rideshare accident, it’s important to understand your rights. Our Uber/Lyft accident attorneys in Newport News can work through the complexities of Uber and Lyft claims and can seek compensation for your injuries. With over 45 years in personal injury law, Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law, P.L.L.C. have the experience needed to make your problems go away. While going up against a company like Uber or Lyft can be intimidating, our lawyers aren’t afraid to stand up for our clients and achieve the justice you deserve.
Available Damages We Can Recover
Damages victims can sustain after an Uber/Lyft accident are the same as in a normal car accident. If you’ve been injured by a negligent party, our team of professionals can fight for your rights to compensation for your damages.
Since 1973, we have worked tirelessly to recover millions for our clients to help them pay for:
- Medical bills
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Property damage
If your loved one has died in a rideshare accident, you may be able to file a claim for:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Financial loss, especially if the deceased was the breadwinner in the family
- Loss of companionship and support
We’re committed to helping victims in Newport News emerge from their cases stronger than ever with our support. We’re here to listen to you, provide you with options, and represent your interests in court.
Determining Liability in a Rideshare Accident
Figuring out who is responsible for any car accident can be complex and require the trained eye of a personal injury lawyer, but generally, liability is based on negligence. Determining liability in an Uber or Lyft accident is no different.
Common examples of negligence in an Uber of Lyft accident include:
- Disobeying traffic laws
- Not paying attention to the road
- Driving while under the influence
However, in a rideshare accident, it’s possible for a Lyft or Uber driver to not be 100% liable. Liability comes down to determining what the driver was doing when the accident took place.
Liability depends on whether the driver:
- Didn’t have a passenger and didn’t have the app turned on
- Was already carrying a passenger or was on route to pick up a passenger
- Had the app turned on and was waiting for a passenger
If the driver had a passenger in their vehicle, the company’s $1 million commercial coverage will go into effect to pay for injuries and property damage. If the driver was not logged into the app, any claims from an accident must be covered by the driver’s personal insurance. Our lawyers are well-versed in rideshare accidents and can investigate so all you have to worry about is focusing on your recovery.
There’s no need to be intimidated by rideshare companies when you have our support. Call our Newport News Uber/Lyft accident attorneys at (757) 330-3425.
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