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Craig A. Altman Helps Clients Receive Compensation in PA Personal Injury Cases

uber lyft accident lawyer philadelphiaCraig A. Altman is an experienced personal injury lawyer that can help people involved in an Uber or Lyft rideshare accident get compensation for injuries.

Beware: All Lyft and Uber drivers/passengers. Be advised that the vehicles you operate and/or are a passenger in may not provide coverage if you are injured by an uninsured or underinsured driver. If you have any questions about how to protect yourself, please give us a call at (215) 569-4488. If you have been injured in a ridesharing service such as Uber or Lyft, you have come to the right place. Philadelphia has been using these rideshare services more and more in the past two years, and both Uber accidents and Lyft accidents are increasingly common. Our team of personal injury lawyers is located in downtown Center City and has experience both using these services and dealing with these exact kinds of personal injury claims.

Been Hurt in a Lyft or Uber Accident? Craig Altman Will Help.

If You are an Uber Driver, a Lyft Driver, an Uber Passenger, or a Lyft Passenger, and you’ve been hurt due to someone else’s negligence, you have a variety of options that our rideshare accident lawyers can help you with:

Uber vs. Lyft

Both rideshare companies are different and have different specifics when it comes to dealing with accidents that happen during a rideshare.

Hurt Driving Uber

When hurt driving Uber you have a complicated series of insurance and medical issues that need expert legal counsel.

Hurt Driving Lyft

As a Lyft driver, you are a freelance contractor, and so if you are hurt on the job, you need an experienced attorney to help guide you through your options.

Hurt in Uber Accident

When hurt during an Uber ride, many questions arise about liability and negligence and insurance.

Hurt in Lyft Accident

Lyft may be a competitive option when it comes to booking the rideshare, but if you’ve been hurt during that ride, you need an experienced attorney to help save money on what happens next.

Insurance Companies

Uber and Lyft have their own insurance companies to protect them. You need someone in your corner to safeguard your interests. Our Rideshare Accident team of Lawyers is your advocate.

Medical Expenses

The Uber accident lawyers at Craig A. Altman will help you cover medical expenses for any injuries you suffer during a rideshare accident.

Lost Income

The Lyft accident lawyers at Craig A. Altman can help you recover lost wages and property damage from any accidents you are involved in as a rideshare driver.

Holding Rideshare Companies Like Uber and Lyft Accountable for Accidents

If you have been injured in a ridesharing service such as Uber or Lyft, you are not alone! As these ridesharing services become more common, accidents involving them increase as well. A significant reason Uber and Lyft vehicles are prone to accidents is the service’s reliance on phone apps and GPS. When drivers have to focus on a screen to do their job, they become distracted and may have less reaction time to things that happen during the rideshare. Additionally, ridesharing vehicles frequently stop at odd places in the road to pick up or drop off clients, making them more susceptible to rear-end accidents.

Legal Rights and Protections for Rideshare Drivers Injured on the Job with Uber or Lyft

Rideshare drivers have a lot more to worry about than the typical motorist when it comes to crashes. Since you’re on the road so much and potentially driving during late night hours, it’s only a matter of time before an accident happens. And even if you’re the best driver in the world, there are always others who are texting, not paying attention or just bad at driving and there’s not a lot you can do if they run into you! Accidents are scary and stressful. The thoughts of medical bills lost wages, and property damage can be overwhelming.
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*The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman does not offer any guarantee of case results. Past success in litigation does not guarantee success in any new or future lawsuit.

When You've Been Injured, We Will Help

The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman will help you seek monetary compensation for:

Medical Expenses

Hospital bills can be overwhelming, particularly if your accident caused brain & spinal injuries or other serious injuries. Reimbursement for medical bills is an essential part of recovery in an injury case.

Future Medical Treatments​

Serious injury to your neck and/or back may require years of medical attention and exhaustive physical therapy.

Lost Income​

Recovery for lost wages is essential. In addition, you could be entitled to income continuation.

Timing Matters in Personal Injury Cases

You Need to Act Quickly to Preserve Your Legal Rights

A personal injury case must be filed within a certain period of time as per PA law. A personal injury lawyer can explain what is called the “statute of limitations” in detail. Basically, the statute of limitations on personal injury cases in Pennsylvania is two years from the date of your injury.

After this time has passed, you may be barred forever from bringing a claim. Additionally, your insurance company might require you to provide a statement within 30 days of the accident. Our Pennsylvania personal injury attorney will make sure all necessary documentation for your case is filed in a timely fashion.

Tough Cases. Tougher Lawyers.

The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman is proud of the reputation it has built successfully negotiating and litigating for clients who have suffered personal injuries due to someone’s negligence.

Learn more about this personal injury law firm, the legal team, and its verdicts and settlements. An experienced attorney is what you will need and want if you seek to obtain maximum compensation for your injury case.

PA Rideshare Law FAQs

From the time you accept an Uber trip to the time you exit the Uber vehicle, you are protected by a million dollars in commercial liability insurance, which includes a million dollars in uninsured motorists coverage in case the Uber driver gets into a car accident and PIP insurance. Uber calls this best-in-class coverage, and I have to agree. It is great that they protect their drivers and riders this way. According to its website, Lyft offers a similar million-dollar coverage plan.

Uber and Lyft also protect the drivers through this and provide $1 million in liability coverage while drivers are on a trip or en route to a passenger.

According to their website, Uber conducts a multi-state, federal, and county criminal background check on all of their drivers. Also, Uber claims to review their driver applicant’s driving records before they are approved in the Uber system and continue to monitor driving safety records on an ongoing basis.

But each accident is different, and there that coverage is limited. So if you are involved in a car crash involving Uber or Lyft, speak to an experienced car accident lawyer right away.

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