Experienced Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney in Mechanicsville, Virginia

At Wind Law, LLC, our Mechanicsville Uber and Lyft accident lawyer knows Virginia officials reached an agreement with app-based ridesharing services to continue operating in the state in 2014 after a contentious start to their relationship. Nearly a decade later, over 100,000 Uber and Lyft drivers are registered throughout the Commonwealth.

Since rideshare drivers must hold a valid driver’s license and liability insurance and pass each company’s screening process to operate legally, the increase in Uber and Lyft drivers doesn’t necessarily place more drivers on our roads. However, it places drivers on roads operating in different capacities than a non-Uber/Lyft driver.

These drivers operate with very little oversight from Uber or Lyft, rely heavily on electronic devices while driving, and carry passengers for hire. When involved in a collision — with or without passengers onboard — liability can shift from the driver to their employer.

That is why our Hanover County rideshare accident and injury attorney is here.

Our law firm founder and managing partner, Ryan E. Wind, will review your critical case during a free consultation, focusing on producing real results for real people who need our help.

If you have been hurt in an accident caused by a negligent Uber or Lyft driver in Virginia, contact our skilled personal injury attorney today for help.

Uber and Lyft Law in Mechanicsville

When is Uber or Lyft Liable for an Accident with Injuries in Mechanicsville, Virginia?

With 15 years of experience, our highly skilled Mechanicsville Uber and Lyft accident attorney knows that no one schedules a rideshare service expecting to be in a crash during their ride.

Unfortunately, it happens more often than most think. In addition, riders are not the only ones in danger when Uber or Lyft drivers operate their vehicles negligently. Other motorists, pedestrians, and even bicyclists are at risk. When they are, our attorney must sort through the crash details to determine who is liable for the client’s damages.

Determining when Uber or Lyft may be liable for an accident with injuries typically depends on the specific circumstances surrounding the accident and the terms of the ridesharing company’s insurance policies.

Here are some scenarios where Uber or Lyft might be liable:

  • During a Ride

If the accident occurs while the driver is actively transporting a passenger or en route to pick up a passenger, both Uber and Lyft provide liability coverage for their drivers up to $1 million to cover injuries and damages resulting from the accident.

  • While Waiting for a Ride Request

Ridesharing companies also offer coverage for drivers waiting for ride requests but have not yet accepted a passenger. This coverage is typically more limited than during an active ride, but it may apply if the driver’s personal insurance policy does not provide sufficient coverage.

  • Driver Negligence

If the accident was caused by the rideshare driver’s negligence, including speeding, running a red light, or distracted driving, Uber or Lyft may be liable for the injuries and damages resulting from the accident. Ridesharing companies have a duty to ensure that their drivers meet specific safety standards and may be held responsible for failing to screen or train their drivers adequately.

Our Mechanicsville Uber and Lyft accident lawyer will thoroughly investigate the incident that caused your injuries or the loss of your loved one and build your case around the facts and resources available to outline your complete financial recovery needs accurately. Call us today to learn more.

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Partner With Our Dedicated Uber and Lyft accident Attorney in Mechanicsville, Virginia Today

Before founding Wind Law, LLC, Ryan Wind was a trial attorney at two of Virginia’s largest personal injury firms. He became known for settling claims quickly while maximizing his clients’ outcomes.

If you or a loved one has been injured because of a negligent driver, store owner, product manufacturer, or another party anywhere in Virginia, Wind Law, LLC is here to support you and your family, removing the obstacles associated with Uber and Lyft accident claims so we can together seek justice.

Contact our dedicated Uber and Lyft accident attorney in Mechanicsville, Virginia, today to discuss your important case during a free consultation. We want to hear your story to ensure your voice is heard and work diligently to ensure you are treated fairly and get justice in your case.