Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are household names now. It is no longer a strange concept to open up your phone, press a button, and wait for a ride to show up at your door. However, what happens if an accident occurs involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle? At The O’Sullivan Law Firm, we are here to help if you need a Denver rideshare accident attorney. Our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience handling complex vehicle accident claims, and we know what it takes to navigate the insurance nightmare that these accidents cause. Let us help you secure full compensation for your losses today.
Why Choose The O’Sullivan Law Firm?
At The O’Sullivan Law Firm, our team handles every aspect of the case on your behalf. Our message has always been, “We focus on your case so you can focus on healing.”
Attorney O’Sullivan is a former insurance defense attorney and has also been practicing personal injury law for 25 years. He knows how insurance companies think and act, and will use this to his client’s advantage.
We take Denver rideshare accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that our clients will not have to pay any legal fees until after we obtain the compensation they need.
How Will an Attorney Help a Rideshare Claim?
A skilled rideshare accident lawyer is going to be necessary to handle a rideshare accident claim. Unlike typical vehicle accident cases, these claims usually involve many other parties that claimants usually do not have to deal with. This can include the rideshare company as well as legal teams for the company and their insurance carriers.
A rideshare accident attorney in Denver can:
Use their resources to obtain all evidence needed to prove liability for the claim.
Obtain all insurance policies related to the claim and review them to ensure that their client is being treated fairly.
Ensure their client receives treatment from a trusted medical professional who can also help properly calculate the total expected losses.
Negotiate with every party involved to ensure the client receives fair compensation.
Understanding Rideshare Accidents and Insurance
In general, we will find that accidents involving rideshare vehicles are just as likely to occur as a crash involving any other vehicle on the roadway. These drivers are just like anybody else, with their regular driver’s license and their personal vehicles. What makes these cases different is the way that the rideshare companies handle insurance claims on a tiered basis:
If an Uber or Lyft driver is not signed into work and is on their personal time when they cause an accident, then their personal insurance carrier will be responsible for covering the damages of other parties involved.
If an Uber Lyft driver is signed into the app to work but does not have a passenger and is not on the way to get one when they cause a crash, their personal insurance carrier will still be primarily responsible for covering damages. However, both Uber and Lyft will provide coverage if a claim is denied by the personal carrier or if the insurance limits are exhausted.
If an Uber or Lyft driver has a passenger or is on the way to pick one up when an accident occurs, then both companies have a $1 million liability insurance policy that is supposed to cover every party involved.
Call a Denver Rideshare Accident Attorney Today
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a rideshare accident in the Denver area, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At The O’Sullivan Law Firm, our attorneys have significant experience handling complex vehicle accident claims, and we have the resources necessary to investigate the incident and determine liability. We will not back down from aggressive insurance carriers, and our goal is to secure full compensation for our client’s losses. When you need a Denver rideshare accident attorney, you can contact us online for a free consultation or call us at (303) 388-5304.