Las Vegas Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyer

Las Vegas Rideshare Accident Attorney

Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have grown incredibly popular throughout the United States, but they are especially valuable in busy metropolitan areas and tourist destinations. For example, Las Vegas is one of the busiest places in the country, and millions of people from all over the world visit the city on a regular basis. As a result, rideshare services are incredibly popular, and drivers for both Uber and Lyft provide rides to local workers, residents, and tourists every day.

Reliable Legal Counsel for Las Vegas, NV, Rideshare Accident Victims

While most people take advantage of rideshare services without worry, it’s important to recognize that you face the same risks in a rideshare vehicle as you do in any other vehicle. However, when a rideshare accident occurs, you are likely to face a far more challenging recovery process than you would after any other motor vehicle accident.

Uber and Lyft are the most popular and prolific rideshare services throughout the United States, and both of these companies are required to maintain robust insurance coverage to provide peace of mind to drivers and their passengers. However, filing an insurance claim after a rideshare accident can be daunting, and like any other insurance carrier, the insurance company of the rideshare service responsible for your accident is likely to fight your claim in whatever way they can.

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Benefits of Legal Representation for Your Rideshare Accident Case

It’s natural for the victim of any accident to have many pressing legal questions as they address the aftermath of their experience. A vehicle crash can cause devastating personal injuries, including those that result in long-term or permanent harm. Some victims never fully recover, facing lifelong disability, diminished ability to earn income, and possibly even losing the ability to live independently.

When faced with expensive medical treatment costs, property loss, and inability to work because of an accident, having an experienced legal advocate on your side allows you to recover peacefully, knowing your legal affairs are in capable hands. Easton & Easton has a team of experienced attorneys with decades of successful personal injury claims behind us. Our firm believes in client-focused legal counsel because we know that no two claims are exactly alike. Even if two people suffer identical personal injuries, they can have vastly different recovery experiences.

An experienced Las Vegas rideshare accident attorney is the ideal asset to have on your side when you have been injured by another driver’s negligence or misconduct. Recovery from a rideshare accident may entail a difficult insurance claim through the rideshare company in question, and you may need to file a civil claim for damages against a specific party bearing fault for your losses. Whatever your situation entails, you will be best equipped to meet the legal challenges of your recovery efforts when you have a Las Vegas rideshare accident attorney representing you.

Proving Liability for a Rideshare Accident

Rideshare accidents happen in the Las Vegas area for many of the same reasons as all other vehicle accidents, such as:

  • Inattentive driving. Whenever a driver is not paying full attention to the road ahead, they put themselves and others at grave risk. As a result, distracted driving is the leading cause of all vehicle accidents throughout the United States each year.
  • Speeding. When a driver exceeds the speed limit, they increase the risk of having an accident. Additionally, accidents at higher speeds are most likely to result in severe or fatal injuries.
  • Reckless driving. Unfortunately, some drivers intentionally engage in risky or outright dangerous maneuvers behind the wheel. Reckless driving can easily lead to criminal charges, especially when this behavior causes injuries or fatalities.
  • Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. Any type of DUI is illegal, and the at-fault driver faces various criminal penalties if convicted. Additionally, their penalties are significantly increased when they cause bodily injury or death by driving while intoxicated.

This is not an exhaustive list of all the ways that rideshare accidents can happen in Las Vegas. However, if you have reason to believe that any other party is directly responsible for your recent rideshare accident, you must prove liability before you can secure any type of compensation for your losses.

If you were a passenger in a rideshare vehicle when you experienced your accident, you could not be held at fault in any way since you were not in control of the vehicle. However, if you were driving your own vehicle when you experienced your accident and contributed to causing the accident in any way, the state’s modified comparative negligence law could come into play in your recovery efforts. Under this law, a plaintiff may still claim compensation for damages from the defendant, but only as long as they are less than 50% responsible for the accident. If their fault exceeds 50%, they lose the right to claim compensation from the defendant. If their fault percentage is below 50%, their fault percentage is deducted from their final case award.

Regardless of how you believe your recent rideshare accident occurred, having a seasoned Las Vegas rideshare accident attorney advising you will significantly improve the quality of your recovery efforts and the amount of compensation you reach at the conclusion of those recovery efforts. The attorneys at Easton & Easton aim to help every client we represent maximize the results of their auto insurance claims and their personal injury actions, and we are ready to leverage this experience on your behalf.

Filing a Rideshare Accident Insurance Claim

Uber and Lyft have identical insurance policies that apply to Las Vegas drivers and their passengers. As rideshare companies grew in popularity, they first required drivers to have their own insurance that would come into play when accidents occurred. After that, however, public outcry pressured legislators to enact new laws requiring rideshare drivers to have more expansive insurance coverage.

Rideshare companies offer insurance coverage that fluctuates based on the timing of an accident. For example, all rideshare drivers for Uber and Lyft must have their own personal auto insurance, and this is what comes into play if a rideshare driver has an accident while using their vehicle for personal reasons or when they log out of their Driver app. Once a rideshare driver is marked as available for a ride request, the company’s first level of insurance coverage comes into effect. This coverage includes up to $50,000 in bodily injury liability coverage per person injured in an accident up to $100,000, and up to $25,000 in property damage liability coverage.

Once a rideshare driver has picked up a passenger, the highest level of their insurance takes effect and lasts until the rideshare driver drops the passenger off at their destination. This level of coverage is $1 million in compensation that can apply to the rideshare driver, their passenger, or a third party injured in an accident. Determining fault for the accident is still crucial, and the at-fault driver’s own insurance would be exhausted first before the rideshare company’s insurance comes into effect.

Your Las Vegas rideshare accident attorney will be invaluable when it comes to maximizing your insurance claim settlement. Most insurance companies will look for any reasons to justify denying claims or offering the lowest settlements possible. When you have legal counsel helping you with your claim, the insurance company is far less likely to attempt any such bad faith tactics. When you have the attorneys at Easton & Easton representing you, we will guide you through the insurance claim process as efficiently as possible, and we are also prepared to help you navigate any further legal recourse necessary for your recovery.

Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Las Vegas

If you are unable to turn to auto insurance for any reason after a rideshare accident, or if the insurance claim settlement you obtain is not enough to fully compensate your losses, you will likely have grounds to file a personal injury claim against the party responsible for your accident. Under Nevada law, the plaintiff in a personal injury case has the right to seek full repayment of all the economic losses they suffered due to a defendant’s actions, including both immediate and long-term losses that have not yet materialized. So, for example, you can claim compensation for the medical expenses you incur immediately following the accident, but if your injuries require long-term treatment, the defendant is liable for these ongoing medical expenses as well.

You must identify the party who caused your personal injury and prove the full extent of the damages you suffered because of their actions. Under state law, you can claim compensation for economic damages such as property losses, medical expenses, and lost income, but you also can recover pain and suffering compensation. There is no limit on this aspect of your recovery in most personal injury cases, so if you suffered any long-term or permanent harm, it could form the majority of your total case award.

The attorneys at Easton & Easton can help a client file a compelling personal injury claim supported by material evidence, witness testimony, or even signed statements from professionals offering expert witness testimony. So if you are unsure who is to blame for your rideshare accident, or if your damages are extensive and you are uncertain about how to recover the scope of losses you suffered, we can help.

Uber &  Lyft Accident Lawyer FAQs

Q: Do I Really Need to Hire a Las Vegas Rideshare Accident Attorney?

A: There is no law requiring you to hire legal counsel to help you recover from any type of vehicle accident. You can file an insurance claim and even a personal injury suit on your own. However, you stand a much better chance of success with your legal endeavors when you have experienced legal counsel advising you. Rideshare accidents tend to generate more complex insurance claim proceedings than other types of accidents, and having an attorney guide you through this process will significantly improve your recovery experience. They can also help you file a personal injury claim if necessary to maximize your compensation.

Q: Can a Passenger Sue a Rideshare Driver for an Accident?

A: Technically, yes, the passenger injured in a rideshare accident would have grounds to sue their driver if the driver caused the accident. However, the rideshare company’s insurance coverage would come into play, negating the need for the passenger to sue their driver. For example, both Uber and Lyft provide up to $1 million in insurance coverage for an accident while a passenger is en route to their destination. In addition, having an experienced Las Vegas rideshare accident attorney assist you with your claim will streamline the insurance claim filing process significantly.

Q: What Happens if I’m Injured by a Rideshare Car Accident While in Another Vehicle?

A: Both Uber and Lyft carry insurance that applies to passengers, drivers, and third parties. In the event you are driving or a passenger in your own vehicle and a rideshare driver causes an accident with your vehicle, you can file a claim against the rideshare company’s insurance policy. If you have any concerns about filing your claim after this type of accident it is best to consult a Las Vegas rideshare accident attorney as soon as possible.

Q: How Much Is My Rideshare Accident Claim Worth in Las Vegas?

A: State law allows the plaintiff in a personal injury case to seek full compensation for all the economic damages they suffered along with pain and suffering compensation. It’s important to remember that you can claim compensation for both immediate and long-term economic losses resulting from the accident, and the state does not place any limits on pain and suffering compensation. Your legal team can assist you in making the strongest case possible for maximizing your recovery.

The attorneys at Easton & Easton have years of personal injury experience in Las Vegas and have helped many clients recover from all types of motor vehicle accidents, including rideshare accidents. We know the challenges you are likely to face throughout your recovery efforts and want to help you approach this process with confidence and peace of mind. If you are ready to explore your options for legal recourse, contact us today to schedule your case review with a trustworthy Las Vegas rideshare accident attorney.

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