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Rideshare apps such as Uber and Lyft have skyrocketed in popularity in the Grand Junction area, with more and more residents relying on these services to travel from place to place. Unfortunately, the rise of these services also correlates with a rise in rideshare accidents, leading to severe injuries, lost wages, and many other damages.
If you are in an accident while using Uber or Lyft in Grand Junction, Jordan Law can help. Our attorneys will help you gather the evidence you need to build a compelling case for your compensation.
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Are You the Victim of a Grand Junction Rideshare Accident?
If you are struggling with damages after an Uber or Lyft accident in Grand Junction, Jordan Law can help. Our Grand Junction car accident attorneys will meet with you to learn your side of the story, help you understand your legal options, and begin strategizing your next steps.
Contact our firm today to schedule your free consultation with a Grand Junction Rideshare accident lawyer.
Frequently Asked Truck Accident Questions
What is Uber and Lyft's Insurance Policy Model?
While your damages may be high, Uber and Lyft provide significant liability coverage in the event that their drivers cause an accident. As mentioned previously, you must file a claim with the driver’s insurance company before you can file a claim with Uber or Lyft.
Uber and Lyft share similar insurance models. If you do file your claim with a Rideshare company, you can receive the following amounts of coverage depending on the stage of the Uber or Lyft ride at the time of the accident.
- Period 0: The driver was not on the Uber or Lyft app at the time of the accident. You receive no coverage under the company’s policy.
- Period 1: The driver had the app open but did not accept a ride yet. You receive up to $25,000 in property damage liability, $50,000 in bodily injury liability per person, and $100,000 in bodily injury liability per accident.
- Period 2: The driver was on the way to pick up a passenger. You receive up to $1 million in liability coverage.
- Period 3: The driver had a passenger in the vehicle. You receive up to $1 million in liability coverage.
How Can You Collect Compensation After a Rideshare Accident?
If you are the victim of a rideshare accident in Grand Junction, you have two legal pathways available to you: you can file an insurance claim, or you can file a lawsuit. There are many routes you can take inside of these pathways.
For insurance claims, you can file a claim with the at-fault driver’s private insurance or Uber or Lyft’s insurance. Uber and Lyft require you to file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance first, and if the company denies your claim or your damages exceed the policy limits, you can file a claim with Uber or Lyft.
How about Lawsuits against Uber or Lyft?
In terms of lawsuits, Uber and Lyft consider their drivers independent contractors. This essentially releases the companies from liability in situations where their drivers cause accidents, and you cannot file lawsuits against them directly in most cases. However, if your insurance claims do not succeed or your damages exceed the insurance limits, you may file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver in civil court.
Why Choose Us?
- Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis to help limit your out-of-pocket costs. You do not pay legal fees unless we win your case.
- Our attorneys have secured millions of dollars in verdicts for our clients. We will investigate each possible pathway to maximum compensation and help you determine which damages you qualify for.
- Our firm has a wide network of resources and expert witnesses we can utilize to strengthen your case. We will launch a full-scale investigation into your accident to build your claim.