Uber/Lyft Injury Lawyers in Gettysburg
Car crash attorneys representing rideshare accident victims
Many Gettysburg locals and visitors use Uber and Lyft because of the availability of rideshare drivers, the ease of ordering a ride through an app, and how quickly the drivers arrive. Uber and Lyft drivers enjoy the ability to earn extra funds, pay for their car, and engage with the Gettysburg community. These benefits come with both risks and dangers. Uber and Lyft drivers have just as many accidents as any other type of motorist. Driving in unknown areas, looking at smartphones while driving, and driving quickly to pick up more passengers adds to the likelihood of an accident.
At KBG Injury Law, our Gettysburg car accident attorneys represent passengers who are injured in an Uber or Lyft. We also represent rideshare drivers struck by other vehicles, and occupants of other cars, pedestrians, and bicycle riders who are injured by a rideshare driver. Our lawyers also fight for families when a rideshare accident kills a loved one. Our lawyers have a strong record of successfully settling and trying cases – often for policy limits and maximum results.
How can we help?
- What types of rideshare accidents does your firm handle?
- Why do Gettysburg Uber and Lyft accidents happen?
- What types of injuries occur when Uber or Lyft accidents happen?
- Who is responsible for my Uber or Lyft accident injuries and losses?
- How do your Gettysburg lawyers fight for rideshare accident victims?
- Is there an Uber or Lyft accident lawyer near me?
What types of rideshare accidents does your firm handle?
Rideshare drivers are involved in the following types of accidents, much like typical car accidents:
- Rear-end crashes
- Head-on collisions
- Broadside collisions
- Accidents while picking up or dropping off a passenger
- Accidents caused by defective auto parts
- Single-car crashes
- Multi-car pileups
Why do Gettysburg Uber and Lyft accidents happen?
Most Uber and Lyft accidents are caused by driver distraction, fatigue, speeding, driving too fast for conditions, and other traffic violations. Uber and Lyft drivers are especially prone to driver distraction accidents because the drivers focus on their apps to schedule rides and GPS to navigate.
What types of injuries occur when Uber or Lyft accidents happen?
At KBG Injury Law, our Gettysburg rideshare lawyers represent all victims of rideshare accidents. Many accidents cause catastrophic injuries that require permanent medical care. Rideshare accidents often cause permanent injuries that mean a lifetime of pain and an inability to work. In the most tragic cases, a close family member dies due to an Uber or Lyft car accident.
Our lawyers understand how traumatic any injury is. You worry about how you will pay your bills, what type of life you’ll have, and how your injuries affect your family. We represent Gettysburg accident victims who have the following types of injuries:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Damage to the spinal cord
- Amputation of an arm, leg, hand, foot, finger, or toe.
- Burn injuries
- Nerve damage
- Soft tissue injuries
- Muscle damage
- Any type of fracture
- Shoulder, neck, and back injuries
- Damage to any internal organs
- Loss of hearing or vision
- All other injuries
Who is responsible for my Uber or Lyft accident injuries and losses?
Our Gettysburg Uber and Lyft attorneys understand the unique issues involved in rideshare accident claims. There are numerous factors starting with who caused the accident (the rideshare driver or someone else), which insurance companies will pay for medical bills, and whether there are underinsured motorist benefits available to compensate the victim.
Compensation for injuries suffered in an Uber/Lyft accident may come from any at-fault driver’s insurance company. Motorists in Pennsylvania are required to carry at least $15,000 per person / $30,000 per accident in liability coverage. While on-app (on duty), Uber/Lyft drivers are coverage under commercial insurance policies carrying $500,000 or more in liability coverage. While off-app, Uber/Lyft drivers are usually covered under their personal insurance policies. Underinsured motorist coverage may come from one’s own insurance policy, a resident-relative’s insurance policy, the Uber/Lyft company insurance policy, or an Uber/Lyft driver’s personal policy.
Other sources of payment for medical bills include a victim’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) or First-party Medical insurance and their own health insurance.
The best course of action is to speak with an experienced Gettysburg rideshare lawyer. Navigating the insurance landscape with competent legal representation is necessary to ensure that the victim of an Uber/Lyft accident is fully compensated.
How do your Gettysburg lawyers fight for rideshare accident victims?
Our Gettysburg Uber and Lyft lawyers fight for victims of catastrophic, permanent, and serious injuries. We work aggressively to determine how the accident happened and who is liable. Some of the many steps we take on your behalf include:
- Investigating an accident by sending investigators to the accident site to photograph and examine the roadway and surrounding areas, examining the vehicles, and speaking with witnesses.
- Demanding to view the phone app used by the rideshare driver or any other driver.
- Questioning everyone involved or who witnessed the accident.
- Negotiating with the insurance companies.
- Speaking with the doctors who are treating you about your injuries, the medical care you’ll need, and how the injuries are causing you pain and suffering.
- Preparing your case for trial.
- Arguing your case before a jury if the case does not settle.
Is there an Uber or Lyft accident lawyer near me?
KBG Injury Law’s offices are located at 37 West Middle Street in Gettysburg, PA. We’re a few blocks off Route 30 and steps from the Adams County Court House. We have five offices throughout South Central Pennsylvania to serve you.
Discuss your rights with an experienced Gettysburg Uber/Lyft lawyer today
At KBG Injury Law, our Gettysburg rideshare lawyers understand the complexity of these types of cases. We’ll answer your questions and explain how the claims process works. We fight relentlessly to obtain all the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers have been fighting for personal injury victims for nearly 40 years. To make an appointment, call us at 717-848-3838 or fill out our contact form. KBG Injury Law has offices in Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Hanover, and Gettysburg. We handle Uber and Lyft accident cases on a contingency fee basis.