With ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft becoming more and more popular, the risk of accident becomes greater as well. If you have been involved in a ridesharing accident—either as a passenger or as the driver of another vehicle—you deserve compensation. Contact the experienced injury attorneys at Swenson & Shelley today to schedule a free consultation.
If you’ve been involved in an Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare crash in the state of Utah, in many ways, it’s like any other car crash. However, there are some ways that it’s different. As far as it being the same, you want to still get to your doctors, get the treatment, follow your doctor’s advice, do what you need to take care of yourself, and make sure that you’re healing well. However, it’s different as far as the regulations, the number of defendants, the parties that may or may not be at fault, and how to pursue a claim. You want to talk to an attorney who’s experienced in this field and is a trial lawyer, because many of these cases go to trial. They’re pushing them hard and fighting them with everything they have.
In the state of Utah, rideshare companies like Uber or Lyft can be at fault for causing the crash. If they are at fault, you can sue them like you would any other party or any other defendant.
With the rising popularity of rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft, people often ask us, “If I was injured as a passenger of a rideshare, do I have a claim?” The answer is typically yes. As a passenger, you usually do not bear much if any of the fault in the crash. Therefore, you would have a claim against either the driver of the rideshare or the other driver of the vehicle that you collided with. It’s important that you hire an attorney who understands how to handle a claim when you have been injured in a rideshare.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured as the passenger of an Uber or Lyft and have questions about ride share accident compensation? Contact our dedicated Utah car accident attorneys at Swenson & Shelley today for a free confidential consultation. Let our experience work for you.