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Many innovative and revolutionary technological advancements have been achieved with the development of mobile application software programs. Countless corporations and independent software developers are utilizing this new technology to provide cost-effective and convenient services to consumers world-wide. In recent years, Uber and Lyft have dominated the ridesharing industry by providing efficient and user-friendly mobile app transportation services to millions of on-the-go Americans.
However, as small companies evolve into successful giants, they tend to start cut corners as they adapt to the increasing needs of their customers. Both Uber and Lyft are constantly hiring new and inexperienced drivers to account for the expanding market. Consequently, the number of rideshare accidents is significantly increasing each year.
It can be difficult to negotiate or litigate for damages when personal injury cases involve Uber or Lyft drivers. If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a rideshare driver, contact the Las Vegas Uber & Lyft accident lawyers at Bernstein & Poisson. With over 60 years of combined personal injury experience, our attorneys can help you secure the compensation you need to facilitate your physical and financial recovery.
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Any car collision can lead to devastating physical and cognitive injuries that necessitate extensive medical treatments and expensive rehabilitative services. Many injury victims rely on the damages they’re awarded in insurance company settlements or courtroom verdicts to alleviate their injury-related financial burdens.
Unfortunately, many frustrated rideshare accident survivors find it difficult to secure damages after a collision. This is because ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft can deny liability because their drivers are considered “independent contractors,” rather than employees. Fortunately, if you want to obtain compensation for your injuries, there are a few steps you can take to safeguard your claim.
If you’re injured in a collision involving a rideshare driver, follow these steps to safeguard your right to damages:
- Call 911
- Take screenshots of your receipt
- Don’t leave the scene of the accident until law enforcement officials arrive
- Take pictures of your injuries, the accident scene, and any vehicles involved
- Help law enforcement officials complete the accident report
- Write down the names and phone numbers of the drivers and any witnesses
- Seek immediate medical attention
- Request copies of the accident report and your medical record
- Do not discuss the case with a rival insurance company
- Don’t post about the accident on social media
- Call Bernstein & Poisson to explore your legal options
While Uber and Lyft are proud to promote their $1 million liability policies, their insurance providers rarely pay out. Again, because these companies can legally deny liability, their insurance companies have the authority to arbitrarily deny accident claims. As a result, many plaintiffs usually file claims against whichever driver is considered at-fault for the accident. The problem in this scenario is that a rideshare driver’s insurance company may not provide you with a settlement that fully accounts for your accident-related financial losses.
At Bernstein & Poisson, we can thoroughly investigate your case and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to secure a beneficial settlement that reflects your legal objectives. If necessary, we are willing to litigate against corporate insurance companies to guarantee that our clients are awarded the damages their injuries warrant.
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Bernstein & Poisson has been representing the legal rights of Nevada residents since 1983. Our dedicated lawyers recognize that a severe or catastrophic injury can alter the quality of a victim’s life forever. For this reason, we are committed to providing our clients with exceptional legal services and reliable representation.