Uber & Lyft New Orleans Accident Attorneys
Rideshare companies, like Uber & Lyft, represent a fairly recent innovation in the transportation industry; however, they have managed to transform that industry in the various cities in which they have been permitted to operate, and New Orleans is no exception.
The rideshare business has boomed since it arrived in New Orleans. However, the downside of this boom is that more drivers are now on the roads, and that means that more accidents are likely to occur. In response, the City of New Orleans passed regulations in 2015 requiring companies like Uber and Lyft to provide insurance coverage for their passengers and drivers from the moment their application is turned on until the moment it is switched off.
Just like a conventional taxi, you can be picked up from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport after a flight or from your home. It’s clear that Uber & Lyft has changed how we get around. Getting a ride has never been easier and as convenient as it is now. Rideshare drivers make a living driving and may think of the road as their office. However, the truth is that they still have to share the road responsibly.
Steps to Take If You Are In an Accident With an Uber or Lyft
Accidents can happen anytime to anyone. If you are in an Uber or Lyft at the time of a car accident, it is important that you understand the situation. Rideshare drivers may not want to report the accident because their company will likely put them on probation until the claim is settled. By not reporting the accident, you may lose your right to full compensation.
After reporting an accident, a representative will get in touch with you for more information. You should seek an attorney before speaking to or accepting a settlement check from them. Getting an attorney that is experienced in handling rideshare claims ensures that you get full compensation.
Factors to Consider When Filing an Uber or Lyft Accident Claim
Do I Have a Claim Against Uber or Lyft in New Orleans?
Many different types of people who may find themselves making a claim against Uber or Lyft and their insurers. This may include:
• Rideshare drivers who were not responsible for an accident
• Passengers who were injured while in a rideshare vehicle
• Others who were injured due to an accident where another party was using an Uber or Lyft
Who Do I File My Claim With?
There are several factors that can determine who your case is against when you make an accident claim. With several rideshare companies, availability of insurance coverage differs depending on what company is involved. Other factors include if someone who was driving for Uber or Lyft:
• Was in “driver mode” or “on the clock.”
• Whether they had been matched with a ride while activated
• If they accepted a ride and had a passenger in the car at the time of the accident
If you have been injured in an accident involving a rideshare vehicle like an Uber or Lyft, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney. The laws and insurance practices which apply to these situations differ from those of a normal auto accident. Call our experienced and dedicated team of attorneys at the Cueria Law Firm at (504) 525-5211 or by clicking HERE for a free consultation today!