New Orleans Uber Accident Attorney

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New Orleans Uber Accident Attorney

What Happens if You are Injured in an Uber Accident?

In New Orleans, it is not uncommon for individuals to use the services of Lyft and Uber to move around town. Once the City Council provided approval for the services to operate, individuals in the city could easily get a ride to and from wherever they were going. The ride-sharing service is heavily utilized but its approval was not given without controversy. Taxi drivers were heavily opposed to these companies as they viewed them as a risk to their business. Citizens were also concerned, worried about passenger safety as well as insurance policies held by drivers and the driver screening process.

An Accident with a Driver of Ridesharing Services

When involved in a car wreck with a ridesharing driver, if you are the Uber passenger or driving the other vehicle involved in the car accident,  you may be wondering how automobile insurance will be applied.  Who would be sued? Is the ridesharing driver responsible or you, the passenger?

Car Accident Protocols to Follow

Once an accident takes place involving an Uber or Lyft driver, the proper protocols taking place after the accident will be similar to a standard vehicle wreck. The victim will need to prove liability, determining who is at fault for the wreck, in order to win the case. To do this, an experienced car attorney in Louisiana is needed.

If the ridesharing driver is believed to be liable, then they will be the defendant in the case. When a standard accident occurs, the insurer of the vehicle would file the case. For the most part, auto insurance companies will not extend coverage to drivers who take part in ridesharing services. The driver is responsible to have additional coverage to cover such instances.

Uber & Lyft Have Tried to Deny Liability

Companies like Uber have tried to deny liability for drivers of their business as they claim the individuals are considered an independent contractor and they are responsible for any accidents. The company will essentially deny all responsibility if the driver is found to be negligent and the plaintiff will have to hold the driver liable for the accident.

For now, this is how ridesharing cases in Louisiana are being handled. However, that might change in the future. Uber currently has a case pending where the classification of ridesharing services could change. Drivers would be considered employees instead of independent contractors which would change the way litigation would take place when accidents occur in the future.

If you or a loved one have been involved in an auto accident with a New Orleans ridesharing driver, contact an auto accident attorney New Orleans who specializes in these types of accidents. The details of your car accident will be discussed to see if you have a case.

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Attorney Brent Cueria founded the Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C. located in New Orleans, in order to focus on the representation of injured individuals, where his true passion is. Mr. Cueria uses his past experience to diligently advocate for the injured and disabled clients he now represents against the insurance companies.

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Mr. Brent Cueria does an amazing job! He was always available for any questions or concerns that I had. There was never a moment that he wouldn't take the time to help me out and keep me updated on the process of my case! A great attorney and an amazing guy!
Kevin Byrd
Kevin Byrd
15:59 08 May 19
Awesome caring firm that puts the clients needs first always. Brent was an exceptional lawyer and good person. I highly recommend Cueria Law Firm.
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Cat D
14:19 24 Apr 19
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Tameka Lewis
22:35 07 Feb 19
Mr. Cueria was amazing, helped me beyond my expectations, they answer the phone and respond promptly to their clients. Very easy going, respectful, and professional.
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April Washington
21:59 10 Jan 19
Very nice reliable law firm... we really had good experience with him. And we are really thankful. I recommend him to everyone.
Salwan Ibrahimi
Salwan Ibrahimi
22:43 08 Nov 18
Mr. Brent is a great personal injury attorney as well as a caring attorney. He is always available to talk and answer all our questions. Mr. Brent does not take you on as just a client. He treats you like family.
Rashonda Matthews
Rashonda Matthews
17:11 01 Nov 18
The BEST in New Orleans!! I came into this office not knowing what would be the outcome of my case, and Brent assured me he got this! A big thanks to him and his staff for all your hard work!! I’m telling you if you need someone to represent he’s definitely the guy to call!! Love you guys! Until next time !😁
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Allison Johnson
15:40 11 Oct 18
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Juju Giambe
21:14 22 Mar 18
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17:33 05 Mar 18
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13:17 07 Feb 18
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08:55 30 Jan 18
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The team at Cueria Law Firm is here to assist you in all steps of your case - setting up doctor's appointments, starting an insurance claim, requesting a rental car, and more. We understand life after an accident can be overwhelming, but you aren't going through it alone.

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