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Uber/Lyft Accident Lawyers Serving the Philadelphia Area for over 10 Years

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

 

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 the past two years, and both Uber accidents and Lyft accidents are increasingly common.

 

Our team of personal injury lawyers are located in downtown Center City and have experience both using these services and dealing with these exact kinds of personal injury claims.

 

Let us help you.

 

Call us today or fill out the form here for an immediate callback free of charge, to talk to an attorney that knows your legal options when hurt driving Uber, or injured in an Uber accident.

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When You’ve 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 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.

Battling 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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IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS

 

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 the negligence of others. Learn more about this personal injury law firm and its verdicts and settlements.

Recent Verdicts and Settlements:

$10,000,000.00 verdict for a burn victim
$2,000,000.00 for a longshoreman injured while working
$1,300,000.00 for patron injured after being attacked in a bar parking lot
$1,300,000.00 for a work place injury
$1,000,000.00 for an individual injured in a work place accident
$750,000.00 for individual harmed from an exploding thermos
$825,000.00 for a work place injury
$440,000.00 for a work place injury
$300,000 for a minor with a broken leg without the necessity of litigation.

*The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman LLP does not offer any guarantee of case results. Past success in litigation does not guarantee success in any new or future lawsuit.

What Coverage Exists to Protect Drivers and Passengers using Rideshare Services like Uber and Lyft?

 

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, to speak to an experienced car accident lawyer right away.