Uber, Lyft And Ride-Share Accidents
Statistics indicate that Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing services have helped to reduce the incidence of drunk driving. However, statistics also indicate that accidents involving Uber and Lyft drivers are on the rise. This is no mystery; more and more people are using these services on a daily or weekly basis. An increase in crashes is to be expected. But in many of these cases, injury victims are unsure of their legal rights.
The legal team at the law office of Mark A. Di Carlo, PLLC, has a great deal of experience assisting victims of car accidents. These matters tend to bring about a number of questions regarding liability. Was the Uber driver at fault? Or is Uber, the parent company, ultimately responsible? What if the collision was caused by yet another driver on the road?
Based in Corpus Christi, and serving the Coastal Bend region, Mark has a reputation for effectiveness in accident cases. He is skilled at investigating the causes of an accident and determining and establishing liability, and in pursuing compensation for medical care and related concerns.
How Are Ride-Sharing Accidents Different From Other Car Accidents?
Ride-sharing accidents differ from typical car accidents, as there are large corporations at play. As a result, these cases can quickly become complex.
At least nominally, Uber and Lyft insure their drivers for up to $1 million in damages. This is to the benefit of ride-share drivers, passengers and others on the road.
However, these companies are quick to challenge victims’ claims. They have a financial interest in paying out as little as possible to accident victims and will challenge and deny claims. This is why it’s important to work with an experienced attorney who knows how to develop your case, attempt settlement and pursue a lawsuit if necessary.