Fayetteville Uber and Lyft Accidents
Uber and Lyft have continued to grow in popularity in Cumberland County. As more people have gotten on board with these ridesharing options to get to work, go out socially, run errands, or avoid driving when they know they will be coming home intoxicated, the number of Fayetteville Uber and Lyft accidents have increased.
Maurer Law represents passengers, pedestrians, and other motorists injured in crashes involving rideshare vehicles. Oftentimes, determining who should be held liable can be very challenging, which is why you want seasoned Fayetteville Lyft and Uber injury lawyer Mike Maurer representing you. Our law firm has achieved excellent results for our clients in their North Carolina motor vehicle accident lawsuits involving rideshare drivers.Proving Liability in Lyft and Uber Crashes Can Be Complicated
In North Carolina, a rideshare driver is officially on the clock from the time they log onto the company app to indicate that they have accepted a fare until they note the conclusion of the ride or the passenger has exited the vehicle. This is very important because it is only when an Uber or Lyft driver is officially working that the rideshare company’s insurance coverage will kick in. Coverage includes:
- Bodily injury and property damage coverage while the Uber or Lyft driver is en route to pick up passengers.
- Personal injury liability of up to $1.5M once there is a passenger in the vehicle.
- If the rideshare driver is available for Lyft or Uber rides but has no passengers lined up, then the motorist’s own insurance would come into play in the event of a car accident. However, rideshare companies have contingency coverage to supplement that policy if needed.
At any other time, the rideshare driver is considered off the clock. It doesn’t matter that they were operating the same vehicle that they use when working as an Uber or Lyft driver. The motorist would be the one to be held liable if they caused a car accident.
Sometimes, in a Fayetteville Lyft or Uber accident, it is a different motorist other than the rideshare driver who caused the collision. In such instances, this other driver would be the liable party.
Maurer Law recently achieved a remarkable result in an Uber injury case involving a client whose Uber was rear-ended by an uninsured drunk driver in the Fayetteville area near I-95. Aside from being stunned from the impact itself, our client was even more stunned when she found out how complicated insurance coverage issues can be in a North Carolina car accident case like this one.
Not only did the drunk driver lack valid insurance, but also, the client did not own a car and had no direct access to insurance herself. (Typically, in a situation like this, a client’s uninsured motorist coverage would apply.) However, our client lived with a family member whose own insurance policy provided coverage under their uninsured motorist policy, which we were able to apply. Our law firm was also able to obtain coverage through the Uber driver’s policy.Former Insurance Defense Lawyer Now Defending You
As you can see, Uber injury claims can get really complicated. As a former defense lawyer for insurers, Attorney Maurer knows what tactics these companies will use to pay the least amount of injury compensation possible, delay payment, or avoid paying anything at all. These days, he is the one defending Uber and Lyft injury victims against such maneuverings and making sure that they receive the compensation they are owed for their pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
Attorney Maurer is also a former police detective, and he always conduct his own investigation into an accident. We can’t tell you how often our law firm has caught errors in official police reports that would have negatively impacted a client’s case.Representing Fort Bragg Military Members in Their Lyft and Uber Injury Cases
Maurer Law represents military personnel and their families that were injured in all kinds of traffic accidents, including those involving Uber and Lyft drivers. Our Fort Bragg Lyft and Uber injury law firm is here to work with service members in obtaining the maximum compensation possible. We are also here to support you in navigating the unique circumstances that can come with being a member of the US Army member who is pursuing damages from a civilian motorist and their insurance company.
Over the years, our law firm has built a reputation for representing those who need our help the the most and signing on to the hard cases that other firms are too afraid to take on. We remain committed to providing personalized, quality legal service. Read our testimonials to find out what past clients have to say about working with us.
To schedule your free case evaluation with Fayetteville Uber and Lyft accident attorney Mike Maurer, call (844) 817-8058 or contact us online.