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Uber & Lyft Accident

Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyers Serving PA & NJ

Travel has revolutionized with the introduction of rideshare options, such as Uber and Lyft. These rideshares offer a more personal style of transportation as compared to public transit and a more comfortable journey versus traditional taxi cabs. However, this  transportation evolution raises concerns, because you are relinquishing control and placing your safety into the hands of a rideshare driver. If an accident occurs, where does the responsibility fall, the rideshare driver or the transportation company?

These types of questions highlight the importance of considering legal options following an injury in an Uber or Lyft accident. The Spear Greenfield legal team will tackle any questions related to a rideshare accident, because the attorney team has over 200 years of combined experience representing personal injury clients. Schedule a free consultation with a member of the Spear Greenfield legal team today, either by phone or online. This appointment carries no pressure, obligation, or hidden fees, just information.

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Considering the Legal Options Following a Uber or Lyft Accident

If a passenger is injured due to the negligence of their Uber or Lyft driver, they can explore pursuing legal action in order to seek justice for their suffering. A personal injury claim can be filed to hold the negligent driver responsible for the injuries they caused. There is a legal process associated in this pursuit, which a Pennsylvania or New Jersey Uber and Lyft accident attorney can guide you through.

The Spear Greenfield law firm is composed of an experienced legal team, which will help secure you necessary medical care and earn the financial compensation you deserve. Our law firm has guided numerous clients through the legal process.

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Benefits of Working with an Attorney for Rideshare Accidents

Personal injury attorneys are well versed in the legal process surrounding Uber and Lyft accidents. In a stressful and uncertain time, having a guide to answer questions and manage the various legal specifics is critical. With a process that has several self-interested parties and is filled with complexities, having a representative serving your best interest is important. Below are other benefits associated with recruiting an Uber accident attorney .

  • Deal with Insurance Companies – An insurance company’s main goal is to settle claims with the least amount of expense. So your insurance representative may pressure you to agree to your insurance payout before your injuries have developed or before your treatment has been completed. This might mean your claim could be undervalued. An Uber accident lawyer can advise you on the handling of insurance companies and in some instances speak with the insurance company on your behalf.
  • Recognize the Benefits of Taking a Case to Trial – An Uber and Lyft accident attorney initially strives to achieve a favorable settlement instead of taking your case to court. However, a lawyer has the experience to determine whether a settlement or an official trial offers a more favorable compensation and will advise you in the proper course of action.
  • Communicate with Rideshare Companies – When you are involved in an accident caused by a rideshare, the company representing that driver will prioritize their own interests. This means the company will try to escape the fault in the accident and settle with the least amount of cost paid. An Uber and Lyft accident lawyer can sternly communicate with that company to ensure your best interests are represented.

While the legal process is complex, involving an Uber accident attorney will simplify the process. Click below to learn more instances where attorney involvement is important in auto accidents.

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Causes of Uber or Lyft Accidents

Just like any other automobile accident that occurs in Philadelphia, there is a wide range of reasons that the accident may have taken place. When a driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, they have a legal obligation to operate it safely and give the road their undivided attention. When they do not follow this, an Uber or Lyft driver can cause serious accidents. Of course, driver negligence is one of the leading causes of car accidents across the country. While this is a major component, negligence can be combined with other factors. Some of the dangerous actions that can lead to Uber or Lyft accidents may include:

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Texting while driving

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Using other electronic devices while driving

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Disregarding traffic signs/signals

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Drunk/drugged driving

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Excessive speeding/reckless driving

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Driving distracted

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Driving drowsy

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Poor weather conditions

To learn more about the basics of personal injury cases, including a simplified blueprint of the legal process, click on the link below.

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After a Rideshare Accident

When you are injured in an accident caused by an Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare driver, it is critical to document everything you can in the direct aftermath of the accident, which starts by reporting the incident to the police. Be sure to keep any communications between you and the driver, such as taking screenshots of any strange messages and company responses. Also it is important to photograph your injuries and the scene of the accident. Finally, collect contact information and testimonials from all involved parties and witnesses.

Some steps to avoid following an accident include not speaking directly to the rideshare driver, representatives at the rideshare company, or any insurance company. These contacts may not have your best interest prioritized. Also, it is beneficial to avoid posting anything related to the accident on social media, as this may hurt your case.

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If you were injured in an accident while you were a passenger in an Uber, Lyft, or another ridesharing vehicle, it is important to speak with a rideshare accident attorney about your possible case. This is critical because you may be entitled to recover significant compensation that can help offset some of the physical, emotional, and financial burdens caused by the accident. The legal team at Spear Greenfield has over 200 years of combined experience representing accident victims in Pennsylvania. Contact our office today to learn how our Uber & Lyft accident lawyers can help you take action.

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    Why Choose Spear Greenfield?

    Our Spear Greenfield legal team prides itself on being Philadelphia auto accident attorneys with a goal to protect Pennsylvania and New Jersey personal injury victims. Our firm offers over 200 years of combined experience representing clients suffering injuries, financial hardships, and stress from rideshare accidents with negligent drivers. With a team composed of trial lawyers, Spear Greenfield strives for nothing less than the maximum compensation. In fact, our firm once recovered nearly $3 million for one of our car accident clients who trusted us to represent his best interests. Below are additional reasons to choose Spear Greenfield.

    • The Spear Greenfield law firm prioritizes clients first by diligently working through your case and relentlessly fighting for the highest awarded money either through settlement or trial. Over our 30 years of being in business, we have won a total of over half a billion dollars for our clients!
    • The Spear Greenfield trial attorneys have the experience of taking a case from the beginning all the way to a jury verdict. Our law firm is confident in our legal team and regularly takes cases to court. We are not afraid to dedicate the maximum amount of time and resources in order to obtain the highest possible award for our clients. While other law firms might decide to make a business decision by prematurely settling cases, Spear Greenfield will never sell you short!
    • Due to our law firm’s longevity and our attorney’s having a combined experience of over 200 years, Spear Greenfield has earned respect both inside and outside the courthouse. As a law firm composed of successful trial lawyers, signing us as your legal partners elevates your status in the courtroom. Insurance companies are familiar with our law firm and fear our involvement, because we will not let them pressure you to settle for less compensation!

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    Injuries sustained in a rideshare accidents can be devastating and even debilitating. The attorneys at Spear Greenfield understand this fact and are proud to represent victims in seeking justice and rightful Lyft accident compensation. The Spear Greenfield legal team brings both a  record of success and years of experience to the table. We are in it to win it, meaning we will always go the distance for you!

    If you were involved in an Uber or Lyft accident and want to speak with an attorney you can trust, contact Spear Greenfield today. Our consultations are free and carry no obligation or pressure. We also offer a “no fee guarantee”, meaning we will not accept payment unless you win! Allow us to meet with you, learn more about your accident, and provide you with legal insight by clicking below.