Personal Injury

Longmont Rideshare Accident Lawyers

Representing Passengers & Drivers in Uber or Lyft Accidents

Rideshare accident claims are fairly new because the concept of ridesharing has only recently become popular with the advent of apps like Uber and Lyft. Trying to file an injury claim after being hurt while riding in a rideshare service vehicle can therefore be even more complicated than what you might experience when filing a typical car accident claim.

There is some good news, though: If you live in Longmont, Colorado, then you can count on our rideshare accident attorneys of Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. to help you manage your claim. We have been studying rideshare liability laws, insurance policies, claims, and so forth to rapidly become the trusted local name for rideshare accident cases. You can make all of our experience and knowledge with this unique case type your own by allowing us to represent you from start to finish.

Rideshare Company Insurance Policies

Uber and Lyft each offer insurance coverage for rideshare accidents involving their drivers, but only under certain circumstances. The details of these policies can get a bit confusing, further complicating your claim. As your chosen rideshare accident attorneys, we will do all we can to make your case simpler and less stressful for you, even if that means you want us to handle every aspect of it while you focus on your rest.

Lyft’s insurance policy is remarkably similar to Uber’s. If you retain our legal services, though, you will not need to worry about these details because our attorneys will sort through them for you.

Rideshare Drivers & Employer Liability

Rideshare drivers who work for Uber and Lyft might seem like employees by most definitions of the term. However, the law has been consistently upheld that they are actually independent contractors. This different employment status is important when dealing with a rideshare accident claim because it becomes more difficult to cite respondeat superior, a legal rule that makes employers liable for the harm caused by their employees in various situations.

Although Uber or Lyft might be able to provide some coverage through its insurance policies, the division of liability between a rideshare driver and their parent rideshare company will make demanding any additional damages a challenge. This difficulty is also preceded by whether or not the rideshare company even wants to honor its insurance policy for your claim. As is fairly normal when dealing with major corporations and their insurers, you can probably expect that your claim will be denied or at least harshly scrutinized.

Prepare for a Difficult Case with Our Help

After being in a rideshare accident, you should try to save any information you can about your rideshare driver, including the driver’s name, app registration number, ride ID, driver’s license, vehicle description, and license plate. Next, you should arrange to see a medical professional as soon as possible for a check-up or urgent care. Lastly, you should call us to connect with our law firm.

Our Longmont rideshare accident lawyers are standing by to hear from clients in their hours of need. We take genuine pride in being able to make our clients’ lives easier by securing fair and maximized compensation. Let us show you what we mean by retaining our legal services today.

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