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Rideshare Accidents: Our Lawyers Advocate For Injury Victims

Any auto accident with injuries is distressing, but when the crash involves an Uber or Lyft vehicle, it can be difficult to know who is responsible for compensating the injury victim. Is it the ride-hailing service company, the driver or another driver? Legal counsel that can effectively seek compensation is crucial.

At Parthemos, Curran, Buelow and Polizzi, PLLC, our attorneys leave no stones unturned when pursuing justice for our clients. Turn to our firm in Winchester or Manassas, Virginia, after you or your loved one has suffered harm in a ride-sharing vehicle accident. We will find all available sources of compensation and prepare a persuasive injury claim or lawsuit on your behalf. We will fight to ensure that your case receives fair consideration by claims adjusters, a jury or a judge.

Things To Know About Ride-Sharing Vehicle Accidents

Getting a ride through Uber, Lyft or a similar company can seem easy and cost-effective. However, potential hazards include:

  • Drivers’ lack of direct training
  • Traffic congestion made worse by the presence of Uber and Lyft vehicles
  • Statistical increases in traffic fatalities since ride-sharing became popular

it is important to realize that the drivers for rideshare companies operate independently without in-person training. As long as drivers get their paying passengers where they want to go, the ride-sharing companies typically exercise little oversight over the quality of the driving.

Furthermore, some observers have noted an increase in traffic thanks to the easy availability of ride-hailing services. In 2018 the University of Chicago Booth School of Business released a study showing that traffic fatalities had risen nationwide during the same years that ride-sharing services became commonplace.

To protect your rights after a collision, you should consult with an attorney with knowledge, experience and a solid track record in auto accident representation, including Uber and Lyft accidents. At Parthemos, Curran, Buelow and Polizzi, PLLC, our attorneys have more than 75 combined years of experience. We are ready and available to apply our skills to get you the compensation you deserve after a ride-sharing vehicle accident or any auto accident.

Liability Factors: Which Insurance Policies Apply?

Uber and Lyft drivers are typically covered by insurance through those companies. Drivers should also have their own insurance, and some drivers purchase additional ride-share insurance. Your own underinsured motorist coverage could apply, too.

When we take your ride-sharing accident case, you can count on us to uncover all facts that will have an impact on the resources available to you. We want to make sure that your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering are fairly compensated.

Initial Consultations Are Free

For all accident injury cases, we offer free case evaluations. If we represent you after a crash, you will not owe us attorney fees until we earn compensation for you.

To schedule a free consultation, call 540-870-1144 (Winchester) or 571-384-1523 (Manassas) or send a message and we will get back to you promptly.