Uber & Lyft Accident Attorneys in St. Louis
Ridesharing Accident Claims Handled by Professionals
Uber and Lyft are the two most popular rideshare companies in St. Louis and across the United States. Despite the popularity and profits of these companies, they are never eager to help out when a crash involves one of their drivers. Most people who have been in Uber or Lyft accidents have run into trouble seeking necessary compensation.
Were you hurt by an Uber or Lyft driver in St. Louis? DiPasquale Moore can help you explore your legal options and file a claim, whether you had been inside the rideshare vehicle or your car. Our attorneys can deal with these major corporations and their insurance providers, so you can stay focused on your rest and recovery.
Why should you choose DiPasquale Moore?
- 100+ years of combined legal experience
- Millions of dollars in compensation recovered
- Focused entirely on plaintiff personal injury cases
- Contingency fees – if we don’t win, you don’t pay
Contact us online or dial (314) 926-9144 now to learn more about our legal services.
What to Consider in an Uber & Lyft Accident Claim
Uber and Lyft accidents are unlike typical car accidents. Due to the involvement of a parent rideshare company, questions of liability, insurance, and more can be complicated. Before you get caught up and mixed up in the details of your case, hand it to the St. Louis rideshare accident lawyers of DiPasquale Moore. All our knowledge, experience, and resources effectively become your own when you let us represent you.
Three important considerations in an Uber or Lyft accident claim are:
- Driver classification: Both Uber and Lyft have fought hard to keep their drivers classified as independent contractors, rather than employers. This classification can confound liability, possibly shielding the rideshare company from liability for any damages not covered by their insurance policies.
- Insurance coverage: Uber and Lyft have $1 million insurance policies to cover damages caused by drivers who are using their apps when they cause a crash. The high coverage level doesn’t guarantee that you will get any coverage, though. You might still need to fight for it.
- Driver qualifications: Commercial drivers must meet strict qualifications to earn employment at various businesses and companies. Yet Uber and Lyft drivers can usually begin using the app and earning money as a driver with virtually no background check. Drivers with dangerous driving records and criminal records involving violent crimes could be deemed “qualified” to drive for Uber or Lyft. We can consider the driver’s qualifications or lack of them when determining liability.
Can Passengers Sue Their Own Rideshare Driver?
When you are a passenger in an Uber or Lyft, you should be covered by the rideshare company’s insurance policy. However, the coverage might not apply to the full damages that you have experienced, especially if you suffered a catastrophic injury. In that case, you could have the option to file against the insurance policy that the driver purchased to cover themselves.
We can investigate the circumstances of your Uber or Lyft accident to figure out which parties should be named as liable defendants. The goal is to get you the most compensation possible for your injuries and losses.
Get a Free Consultation to Learn More
Dial (314) 926-9144 to speak with a member of DiPasquale Moore. Our St. Louis Uber accident lawyers and Lyft accident attorneys are standing by to help you make sense of the situation and pursue the most compensation possible. With free consultations for every inquiring client, there’s no risk in reaching out today!