Rideshare services are widespread across the United States, with Uber and Lyft operating in many towns and cities. However, using these services may come with severe risks to your personal safety. If you or a loved one suffer injuries in a Denver rideshare accident, call the tough, smart, and capable personal injury attorneys at Dormer Harpring.
Dormer Harpring’s Uber & Lyft accident lawyers can help you hold a rideshare company accountable for your injuries and any accident-related losses. Compensation for your rideshare claim can pay for medical bills, lost income, lost earning capacity, and more.
The rideshare accident attorneys at Dormer Harpring are:
At Dormer Harpring, we tailor our representation to fit you. You are unique, and so is your claim. Call us today to schedule your free consultation and learn what makes Dormer Harpring different from other law firms.
There are many reasons to hire an experienced rideshare accident attorney, including the following:
Rideshare accidents are more complicated than other car accidents. Liability for these crashes is often confusing, and insurance companies will attempt to deny or devalue your injury claim. Dormer Harpring’s rideshare attorneys can identify any liable parties for your crash and gather the necessary evidence to determine who is most responsible for paying your damages.
When you need a Denver rideshare accident attorney, call Dormer Harpring. Our lawyers care about you and your recovery. Dormer Harpring has an excellent trial record and represents clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning we charge no fees unless we win.
Rideshare drivers are like any other motorists. They receive no special training or education before transporting passengers. Uber/Lyft drivers are everyday drivers who, unfortunately, may not have the skills necessary to get passengers safely to their next destination.
Rideshare accidents share many of the same causes as other car accidents, including:
There are some causes of accidents more specific to rideshare drivers, including:
As a backseat passenger, a rideshare accident victim may not realize an accident is about to occur or have time to brace themselves for an impact. Many backseat passengers of rideshare vehicles also fail to wear seatbelts and do not have an airbag. This can cause rideshare accident victims to incur more severe injuries than other car accident victims.
Common accident injuries include, but are not limited to, the following:
It is imperative to receive medical care immediately following an accident as not all conditions are readily apparent at an accident scene. Some car accident injuries take days or even weeks before they are noticeable to injured victims.
Compensation in a rideshare accident is complicated. Recovery depends on the rideshare company’s insurance policy and the status of the driver at the time of the accident. In Colorado, there are three different levels of liability for an Uber accident.
The same limitations for bodily injury and property damage listed above apply if the driver is on duty and waiting for a pickup. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and other motorists can recover compensation from the rideshare company’s liability policy as long as the rideshare driver is transporting or picking up passengers at the time of the accident.
There is coverage for uninsured or underinsured drivers who cause passenger injuries, and rideshare drivers can also obtain compensation through Uber and Lyft’s liability coverage policies. To learn more about coverage in particular circumstances, contact an experienced rideshare accident attorney.
Compensation awards in a rideshare accident vary according to a victim’s severity of injury and prognosis for recovery. Generally, rideshare damages cover the following economic and non-economic losses:
No one can predict the exact amount of damages a victim will receive for a rideshare accident. However, any accident settlement needs careful review to ensure current and needs to include future accident-related expenses.
A victim must protect both their legal and physical well-being after a rideshare accident. The following steps can help ensure a victim receives the maximum compensation available for their injuries and make a full recovery:
At Dormer Harpring, our Denver car accident attorneys will stand beside you throughout the accident claims process and keep informed of any progress in your case. Our lawyers will promptly respond to your phone calls, emails, and text messages.
Call (303) 747-4404 or email us via the contact form on this page to find out more about our commitment to providing legal representation to Coloradans from all walks of life. Dormer Harpring never charges for a consultation, and our legal fees are contingent, meaning you pay based on the amount we recover.