If you were injured in a car accident with an Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare driver, you may be eligible for compensation from any number of legally liable parties:
- The driver
- The driver’s insurance company
- The rideshare company
- The company’s insurer
A Bolingbrook ridesharing accident lawyer from The Kryder Law Group, LLC, can help you take on the responsible parties and recover the compensation you deserve.
While ridesharing is still a relatively new concept—it took off in the 2010s—the team from The Kryder Law Group, LLC will put our collective knowledge of Illinois liability law to work for you. A car accident claim involving a rideshare driver has many important differences from a typical claim. Our team knows how to navigate this new and complex area of the law, helping our clients collect the money they deserve.
We are so confident in our ability to help you get paid that we never charge a fee until we win your case.
A Lawyer Can Help You File a Ridesharing Injury Claim
Uber and Lyft swept in during the 2010s and disrupted the taxi industry. Ridesharing offers an easier, cheaper, and more convenient way to get a ride. But these ridesharing companies still contribute to traffic congestion and accidents.
If you were in an accident with a rideshare driver, filing a claim and recovering compensation is more complex compared to doing so after an accident with a regular motorist. There are more parties involved, including the rideshare company and the rideshare company’s insurer (which is likely different from the driver’s personal insurance company).
A Bolingbrook Uber/Lyft accident lawyer can help you navigate the complex legal process and make sure you are able to collect fair compensation from every party you are entitled to receive it from. The Kryder Law Group, LLC can help you no matter the circumstances of your ridesharing accident.
Injured While a Passenger in a Ridesharing Car
If your Uber or Lyft driver got into an accident while you were in the car, we can help you recover compensation from the driver, the ridesharing company, or any number of insurance companies (yours, the driver’s, the rideshare company’s). You should contact us as soon as possible after the accident so we can get to work investigating.
Injured in an Accident With a Ridesharing Car
If you were driving or were a passenger in another vehicle that was involved in an accident with a ridesharing car, we will investigate the accident and collect evidence showing that the rideshare driver was at fault. We will then figure out which insurance companies are obligated to compensate you—this can vary based on whether the other driver was transporting passengers at the time of the accident—and then pursue a monetary award.
We Take on the Insurance Companies for You
The most difficult part of pursuing a ridesharing accident claim is holding the insurance companies responsible. This process is made more complex by the fact that while Uber and Lyft provide their drivers with a blanket insurance policy, it only pays out in certain situations. Like most insurers, the rideshare’s insurance company will do everything possible to claim that your accident does not qualify.
Whether the ridesharing company’s insurer is obligated to pay for your accident depends on the status of the driver at the time of the crash:
Transporting a Passenger
If the driver was transporting a passenger, then the ridesharing company’s policy should kick in and pay for any damages that resulted from an accident.
On the Way to Pick Up a Passenger
If the driver was on the way to pick up a passenger, the company policy should also pay (albeit potentially at a lower amount).
Not Picking Up a Passenger
Because most Uber and Lyft drivers use their personal vehicles for ridesharing, it can be ambiguous whether they were working or not working at the time of an accident. The insurance company—of course—will claim (if at all possible) that the liable driver was not working. We can push back against these claims and make sure they pay you everything they should.
Your Bolingbrook Ridesharing Accident Compensation
The Kryder Law Group, LLC, will fight for the full and fair damages you deserve for your Bolingbrook ridesharing accident injuries. We will help you recover a monetary award that includes money for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
We can also file a wrongful death lawsuit if your loved one lost their life in a ridesharing accident.
The Statute of Limitations May Restrict Your Options
Illinois’s statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits (including ridesharing accident injuries) is two years under 735 ILCS 5/13-202. However, this timeline may vary based on a number of factors. Since ridesharing accident claims are complex, to begin with, you do not want to leave this to chance. Letting the timeline expire can cause your claim to become time-barred, meaning you are no longer eligible for compensation. The Kryder Law Group, LLC, can take quick action—if necessary—to keep your claim alive.
Call to Speak with a Bolingbrook Rideshare Accident Attorney
The Kryder Law Group, LLC, is ready to take on the insurance companies and get you the compensation you deserve for your Bolingbrook ridesharing accident injuries. For a free case evaluation, call us now.