UBER & LYFT
Rideshare Injury Attorneys in Philadelphia
Rideshare companies like Uber, Lyft, taxis, even limousines offer many benefits to the riders who use these services. Besides the convenience of being able to call for a ride when you need it most, rideshare is a great way to quickly & affordably get around the city of Philadelphia. However, the benefits do not take away from the fact that rideshare vehicles are susceptible to getting into an auto accident. If you were the passenger or driver of an Uber, Lyft or taxi or your vehicle was struck by a vehicle that was being used for a rideshare that was in an accident and you’ve been injured, you need a law firm on your side to fight for your rights. Call J. Fine Law toll free at 1-800-HURT-123 for a free consultation with our rideshare injury attorneys to discuss your options!
J. Fine Law is comprised of a team of first-rate personal injury lawyers who understand the unique circumstances surrounding rideshare accidents and your rights as either a driver or passenger. With law offices in Philadelphia PA, Pittsburgh PA and Cherry Hill NJ, we have the experience to get you the fair compensation you deserve. Our rideshare injury attorneys will fight hard against Uber, Lyft and/or their insurance companies to collect damages for pain & suffering, as well as medical bills.
Why do Uber, Lyft & Rideshare Accidents Happen?
Every day we take the risk of driving our vehicle knowing there is a chance an auto accident can occur, usually through no fault of our own. Entering a rideshare Uber, Lyft or taxi vehicle is no different and sometimes comes at a higher risk. If you were involved in a ridesharing vehicle accident for any of the following reasons, call to speak with one of J. Fine Law’s experienced personal injury attorneys today.
Lax Hiring Practices. Almost anyone with a valid driver’s license, insurance and no major accidents/tickets within the last 7 years can get a job with a rideshare company. The drivers are not trained and there is no official meeting between the company & driver before they are allowed to pick up passengers. These factors certainly carry a very high chance you could become the victim in a car accident.
Fatigue. Many passengers use rideshare services at late hours of the night, after dinner & drinks when it is not safe for them to drive themselves home. Consequently, the drivers face long hours, many of whom use this as a second source of income. It is not uncommon for drivers to feel exhausted and distracted by the time they start their late night shift, which could easily cause distraction and an accident.
Negligence. While it is the driver’s responsibility to follow traffic and safety laws, sometimes they simply do not. Running a traffic light, speeding and overall reckless driving almost always lead to an accident, sometimes with major consequences and damages owed to you as the passenger.
Common Car Accidents. Some accidents are, unfortunately, unavoidable and do happen from time to time. Whether the fault of the driver of the rideshare vehicle or another car involved, you may be eligible for compensation for medical bills and other damages.
Steps to take after a Rideshare Automobile Accident
Just like any other accident, there are steps involved that need to be taken immediately after in order to ensure our personal injury lawyers can determine probable cause. These steps should be followed after it is clear that all parties involved have not suffered serious injury. If that is the case, call 911 immediately before taking further action. First, make sure to report the accident on the Uber app, Lyft app or call the taxi company directly if no app is available. Secondly, call your insurance provider to report the accident and the police to file a report. Lastly, take pictures of all damages for later documentation and proof. Finally, call our Uber and Lyft accident lawyers to discuss your case. We have the knowledge and experience to fight these corporations and ensure you’re fairly compensated.
Free Consultation with Professional Ridesharing Injury Attorneys
Do not try to fight an Uber or Lyft vehicle accident on your own! These huge, million-dollar corporations have unlimited resources to fight legal claims. Trust the J. Fine Law personal injury attorneys to fight on your behalf; we’ve helped both passengers and drivers. We’ll take the stress off of you and ensure you get a fair settlement for your damages, injuries and/or medical bills. Free consultations are available at any of our three offices in Philadelphia PA, Pittsburgh PA or Cherry Hill NJ. Our dedicated lawyers are also available for phone consultations toll free at 1-800-HURT-123.