Lyft & Uber Accident Lawyers Fighting For Your Rights
We can handle your rideshare injury claim
Car accidents caused by drivers working for rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft can be complicated legal cases. That’s because there may be some confusion about who’s responsible for paying for your accident-related expenses.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a crash caused by a ridesharing driver in Fort Wayne or elsewhere in Indiana, don’t try to tackle your case on your own. Get the law firm that gets results for injury victims. Get Glaser & Ebbs.
Our team of trial lawyers has more than 100 years of combined legal experience standing up for the rights of injury victims in Indiana. As a result, we’re familiar with the constantly changing state and federal laws that apply to rideshare accidents.
Who’s responsible for paying injury victims?
In order to understand who’s responsible for paying for your accident, it’s important to understand how the legal system works when it comes to rideshare accidents. Unlike taxi drivers, rideshare drivers who work for companies like Uber and Lyft are not employees. They are classified as independent contractors.
This is an important distinction since Indiana has an at-fault insurance system. That means the at-fault driver is responsible for compensating anyone injured in a car accident. In the case of a crash caused by an Uber or Lyft driver, the at-fault party responsible for compensating you could be more than one person or business, including:
- The rideshare driver
- The rideshare company
- The rideshare driver or the rideshare company’s insurance company
Don’t underestimate the complexity of your legal case. Talk to a lawyer right away who thoroughly understands the legal system and who can aggressively investigate your accident.
When are rideshare drivers on duty?
This question might not seem that important, but when it comes to motor vehicle accidents caused by drivers who work for a rideshare company, whether they were on duty at the time of your crash can often make a dramatic difference in the outcome of your injury claim. That’s because you may be able to obtain financial compensation from the driver, the rideshare company and their insurance companies if the driver was on duty at the time of your crash.
Uber, Lyft and other rideshare drivers are considered on duty in many different situations, including:
- The rideshare app on
- A customer is in the car
- Driver is en route to pick up a customer
- The driver is looking up directions for work
Whatever the circumstances of your crash, don’t try to tackle your Lyft or Uber accident on your own. Many drivers and the rideshare companies they work for often hire an entire team of attorneys to defend their actions and deny your claim. That’s why it’s critical that you have a lawyer on your side who can aggressively investigate your case and actively pursue the money you deserve for your accident-related expenses.
How much is my case worth?
The stakes are high when it comes to many rideshare accident claims. Depend on the severity of your injury, the length of your recovery and many other factors, your injury claim could easily be worth thousands of dollars or significantly more.
It is important to understand that you can often only obtain financial compensation one time after an accident for all current and future accident-related expenses. That’s why it’s important to make sure you get the money you deserve for all your bills, including:
- Emergency medical care
- Hospital bills
- Follow-up doctor’s appointments
- Physical therapy
- Prescription medications
- In-home medical care
- Replacement income during your recovery
- Lost future income if you cannot return to work due to a permanent disability
- Pain and suffering in certain circumstances
You didn’t do anything wrong. You shouldn’t have to pay for a ridesharing driver’s mistake. Demand the money you deserve. Hire a lawyer to investigate your crash and find the facts you need to build the strongest possible legal case.
You have rights. We can fight for them. Contact our law firm.
The clock is running if you have been hurt in a Lyft or Uber accident. In Indiana, you only have two years from the date of your accident in most cases to file a lawsuit or take other legal action. If you miss that deadline (known as the statute of limitations) you could miss out on your only opportunity to obtain all the money you deserve for your medical bills and other accident-related expenses.
Put your trust in a law firm that puts your needs first. Contact us and schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys after your car accident. We have offices in Fort Wayne and other locations conveniently located throughout Indiana.