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Albuquerque Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyer

Albuquerque Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyer

Uber and Lyft rideshare services are extremely popular in Albuquerque, with many residents relying on these apps to travel around New Mexico. Unfortunately, many accidents occur in these vehicles each year — leading to devastating consequences.

If you are the victim of an Uber or Lyft accident, you have the right to claim compensation for your injuries if you were not at fault. In these situations, trust Jordan, Herington & Rowley to represent your case.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our attorneys have decades of experience in personal injury law and have handled many rideshare accident claims. We have the skills, strategies, and knowledge necessary to build your case.
  • Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis to limit your out-of-pocket costs. If we do not secure a settlement on your behalf, you do not have to pay any legal fees.
  • Our attorneys understand how Uber and Lyft insurance operates and can help you navigate the complex process so you can focus on recovery, not paperwork.

When Can You File an Insurance Claim with Uber or Lyft?

Whether you were a passenger in the rideshare or driving another vehicle, you can claim compensation for damages you suffer as a result of an Uber or Lyft accident. To do so, you will need to prove that the rideshare driver was responsible for the crash.

You can choose to file an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit to collect compensation. In most cases, the first step is to file an insurance claim. Uber and Lyft require you to file a claim with the driver’s private insurance before filing with the company’s policy. If the driver’s company denies your claim or your damages exceed policy limits, Uber and Lyft provide the following amounts of coverage.

  • If the driver was not using the Uber or Lyft app during the accident, you receive no coverage.
  • If the driver had the app open but did not have an active ride, you can receive up to $50,000 in bodily injury liability per person, $100,000 in total injury liability per accident, and $25,000 in property damage liability.
  • If the driver was going to pick someone up or had a passenger in the car, you can receive up to $1 million in liability coverage.

Since Uber or Lyft considers their drivers independent contractors, you cannot hold these companies liable in a lawsuit and you will have to file against the driver. This option is best in situations where your damages exceed the policy limits of the insurance company or the insurance company refuses to settle.

Possible Damages for Albuquerque Rideshare Accident Victims

You can collect two main types of damages when you file your rideshare accident claim. You can claim economic damages for your tangible, out-of-pocket losses, and you can claim non-economic damages for intangible pain and suffering harm.

The purpose of these damages is to compensate you for the losses you suffered as a result of the collision. Some of the most common damages you can claim in your rideshare accident case include the following.

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Disability accommodations
  • Lost wages during recovery time
  • Property repairs
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Emotional distress
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Chronic pain
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of quality of life

Are You the Victim of an Uber or Lyft Accident in Albuquerque?

Uber and Lyft accidents can lead to significant physical, emotional, and financial consequences. If you need help filing your insurance claim or navigating the New Mexico lawsuit process, contact Jordan, Herington & Rowley today.

Our attorneys will meet with you to learn your side of the story and help you understand your legal options for compensation. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with an Albuquerque rideshare accident lawyer.