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Frequently Asked Questions
When considering your options for pursuing a legal case, you may have many questions and concerns about the process. We’ve put together some top questions our clients have to help address your considerations.
Do You Need an Attorney to Help You Seek Fair Compensation After an Accident?
Having an attorney is critical to helping you receive fair compensation for the physical and emotional damages an accident causes. The SEPTA system has a range of resources and claims investigators to represent the person or entity at fault, so you’ll need the right expertise to represent your interests.
Can You Be Banned From the App if You Make a Claim Against a Driver?
Many clients worry about the ramifications of bringing a claim against an Uber or Lyft driver. However, when you work with your Lyft or Uber accident lawyer to make a valid claim for damages, you will not receive any penalty. Rideshare companies’ goal is to ensure riders are safe and provide reliable services. They may help to resolve the situation if you are a victim of an accident.
Are Drivers Required to Have Insurance?
Rideshare companies require drivers to have insurance so that you have coverage during your rideshare experience. Additionally, they can provide separate coverage to protect passengers. Your Lyft accident attorneys will work with you and relevant insurance companies to help you find a resolution for your claim.
Do Rideshare Drivers Have Unique Driving Requirements?
While most of us face distractions while driving, rideshare drivers face a unique set of problems. They often travel to unfamiliar areas, which can lead to needless mistakes. They must also listen to and watch their phone for necessary updates. Regardless of these requirements, they must drive safely.
Who Is Liable After a Lyft or Uber Accident?
Anyone who was involved in your accident and may have contributed to your injuries can be liable. However, the responsible parties may not be readily evident, as rideshare companies classify drivers as independent contractors. Different precedents across the court may cause conflict and complications in determining who is responsible.
When you work with a rideshare accident attorney, we can monitor changing laws and decisions on your behalf. We’ll help you determine the best course of action for your specific situation.
You can seek compensation for negligence on the part of several different parties, including:
- The rideshare driver
- A relevant government agency
- The driver of another vehicle involved in the accident
- A pedestrian
- A cyclist
- The operating transit company
- The vehicle manufacturer, who may be responsible for an equipment defect
What Should You Do if the Rideshare Driver or a Company Representative Contacts You?
If you receive any form of contact from an insurance company, the rideshare driver, or a rideshare company representative, do not engage with questions or solicitations. Instead, direct any inquiries to your lawyers to avoid compromising your case.