Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accidents in Mobile
Our lawyers help injured Alabama crash victims get results
Uber and Lyft have changed the Alabama transportation landscape. You can see the familiar logos on all types of vehicles motoring up and down streets like Dauphin and Beauregard in Mobile.
With so many rideshare drivers on the road, the risk of getting in a car accident involving an Uber or a Lyft has increased. It’s happening more and more: people in Alabama are getting serious and life-altering injuries through rideshare crashes. But crash victims often do not get the relief they deserve.
Filing a claim with an international, billion-dollar company like Uber is complicated and confusing - especially if you’re still reeling from injuries.
A lot of Alabama rideshare accident victims don’t know where to begin. How does insurance apply to rideshare cases? Who is going to pay your accident-related medical bills?
This is where the Uber accident attorneys at Dean Waite & Associates, LLC come in. Our trusted Mobile-based law firm can help.
How did your ridesharing accident happen in Mobile?
Uber and Lyft accidents often happen because the ridesharing driver behaved in a reckless or negligent manner. More specifically, many ridesharing accidents happen because the driver was:
- Texting while driving
- Asleep at the wheel
- Under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Remember, you didn’t do anything wrong. But if don’t take legal action, you could end up paying for your accident-related expenses out of your own pocket. That’s why we want to talk with you as soon as possible about your ridesharing accident.
No case is too complex
The Alabama rideshare accident lawyers at Dean Waite & Associates know how to get results. It doesn’t matter if we’re fighting for you against a local distracted driver or billion-dollar company; we are aggressive with their insurance adjusters to get you maximum compensation.
If you were injured or lost a loved one in an Uber, Lyft, or another type of rideshare crash, contact Dean Waite & Associates for a free case consultation.
You heal. We’ll handle your Uber car accident insurance claim
Car accidents are frustrating - car accidents involving corporations, even more so. Whether you are an injured passenger, driver, or someone outside of the cab, here’s how our Alabama law firm can help while you heal.
Identify who is liable for your injuries
In an Alabama rideshare accident, identifying the insurance company that pays for your medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses largely depend on your role in the trip (driver, passenger, bystander) and whether the driver was “on the clock.” Uber usually has a bigger policy for injuries than individual drivers. It typically benefits victims if the driver was “punched in” at the time. Here’s how liability breaks down for Uber and Lyft accidents depending on the status of the driver:
- Driver is offline and the app is off – the driver’s personal insurance applies.
- Driver is signed into the app and waiting for a ride request – the driver’s personal insurance may apply, but the rideshare company carries supplemental insurance as well.
- Driver has accepted a ride request and is en route to pick up a passenger or transporting a passenger – the rideshare company’s full insurance with a $1 million policy limit applies.
Depending on the circumstances, if the at-fault party doesn’t have enough insurance to cover your medical and related expenses, you may have to use your own insurance. If you opted to purchase an uninsured/underinsured motorist policy or MedPay, the policies could be useful in this situation.
Investigate the crash
Our car accident attorneys have excellent reputations for conducting in-depth investigations that turn up evidence that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. In addition to collecting standard evidence like accident reports, medical records, and rideshare driver background checks, we comb the accident scene and talk to witnesses. If it will help, we will consult with accident reconstruction and injury experts to build you the strongest case for full compensation.
Protect your rights
It’s a lot easier for insurance companies to reject car accident claims in Alabama compared to most states. Alabama has an all-or-nothing approach to car accident claims: if the insurance company can prove that a seriously injured accident victim contributed, even a little, to causing the crash, then they get nothing. This is why it is important to have an experienced Alabama car accident lawyer by your side throughout the process. The insurance company is gunning for you. They want to reject whittle down your claim, especially in rideshare cases with a lot of money at stake.
The attorneys at Dean Waite & Associates shut down insurance adjuster tactics and make them take your case seriously. We build cases that support maximum compensation.
Negotiate for maximum compensation
Studies show time and again that people who hire lawyers to negotiate their settlements or litigate their cases recover more than those who do not. Dean Waite & Associates attorneys have developed hard-hitting negotiating tactics that get results. The insurance companies know that we will hammer away at them until they make a substantial settlement offer. They also know that if they don’t bargain in good faith, we will prepare to take them to court. We don’t back down. We get you the compensation you deserve.
We put injured Alabama accident victims first
A lot of people don’t know where to begin after an accident with an Uber or Lyft vehicle. Negotiating with their adjusters and attorneys on your own is not a fair fight. Our attorneys level the playing field. From our headquarters in Mobile, we serve Mobile and Baldwin counties and all of Alabama.
If you were injured in a rideshare accident, contact us to schedule a free case evaluation. At no cost to you, a member of our team can explain how the law applies to your situation, the value of your claim, and help you weigh your legal options.
If you’re worried about whether you can afford to hire an Alabama attorney with a track record of success, don’t be. You can. Dean Waite & Associates represents accident victims on contingency. This means that our fee is a percentage of the final settlement or verdict. If we don’t win, you don’t pay us anything.
Contact us 24/7 to schedule your free case evaluation. We are ready to hear from you now.