Experienced Uber & Lyft Accident and Injury Attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona

At Swenson & Shelley, our Phoenix personal injury lawyers know this is the fifth largest city in the U.S., with 1.644 million people calling the capital of Arizona home. Measuring more than 500 square miles, Phoenix residents and visitors rely on different modes of transportation to get to and from their destinations.

In 2015, rideshares began operating throughout the state, quickly becoming immensely popular due to their convenience, affordability, and efficiency in navigating urban environments.

With the ability to quickly summon a ride via a smartphone app, passengers benefited from reduced wait times and the flexibility to travel on their schedules, eliminating the hassles of parking and navigating public transportation.

Our Maricopa County personal injury attorneys also know residents are not the only rideshare users in the state. According to the Arizona Office of Tourism, over 40 million people visited Arizona last year, nearly half of whom visited Phoenix.

Rideshare transportation is also prevalent among tourists because it offers a reliable, convenient, and user-friendly way for visitors to explore unfamiliar areas. Tourists benefit from the ease of accessing rides through smartphone apps, eliminating language barriers and the need to navigate complex public transit systems.

Rideshare services provide flexibility, allowing tourists to travel on their schedules, visit off-the-beaten-path attractions, and avoid the stress of finding parking in crowded areas. The ability to track rides in real-time and pay without cash adds to the convenience, making rideshare an attractive and efficient option for tourists seeking hassle-free transportation in busy cities like Phoenix.

With all these attributes, it is easy to forget that rideshare vehicles are just as likely to be involved in crashes as any other motorist on our Arizona roadways. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an Uber or Lyft crash in Arizona, you are going to need a Phoenix rideshare accident who will aggressively fight for your rights, standing up to the corporation, its insurance company, and legal staff to pursue the outcome you deserve.

Accident Victims Deserve The Relentless Pursuit of Justice™ our firm can bring, starting with a free consultation. Contact our Phoenix personal injury lawyers today to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the best outcome for your claim.

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Who Is Liable for Uber, Lyft & Other Rideshare Vehicle Crashes

Who Is Liable for Uber, Lyft & Other Rideshare Vehicle Crashes in Phoenix, Arizona?

The circumstances surrounding a rideshare accident in Arizona are unique to each case we handle and each client we represent. At Swenson & Shelley, our Phoenix Uber and Lyft accident and injury attorneys pride ourselves on customizing each of our legal strategies so our clients can pursue the best outcome for their unique needs.

Depending on the circumstances of your crash, liability for Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare vehicle crashes in Phoenix, Arizona, can involve multiple parties.

The potentially liable parties may include:

The Rideshare Driver

  • At-Fault Driver: If the rideshare driver is found to be at fault for the accident, they may be liable for the damages. This includes instances where the driver was negligent, such as speeding, distracted driving, or driving under the influence.

Rideshare companies typically provide insurance coverage for their drivers, which includes:

  • Period 1: When the driver is logged into the app but has not yet accepted a ride request. The driver’s insurance is primarily responsible during this period, but rideshare companies often provide contingent liability coverage.
  • Period 2: When the driver has accepted a ride request and is en route to pick up the passenger. The rideshare company’s insurance policy, which includes liability, comprehensive, and collision coverage, is in effect.
  • Period 3: When the passenger is in the vehicle until they are dropped off. The rideshare company’s insurance coverage is also in full effect during this period.

Other Drivers

  • At-Fault Third Party: If another driver is at fault for the accident, they may be liable for the damages. In such cases, the injured parties can file a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance policy.

Rideshare Companies

  • Vicarious Liability: While rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft often argue that their drivers are independent contractors and not employees, there may be situations in which the company can be held vicariously liable, especially if it is proven that it was negligent in hiring or retaining the driver.

To determine liability for your Arizona rideshare crash, we must thoroughly investigate the collision to ensure that all liable parties are identified and held responsible for our client’s appropriate compensation for their injuries and damages.

If you have been injured in an Arizona rideshare crash, either as a resident or while visiting, our skilled Phoenix Uber and Lyft accident and injury attorneys can help. Contact our dedicated Uber and Lyft accident and injury attorneys in Phoenix to evaluate the specific circumstances of your case and determine the best course of action. We can provide guidance on your legal rights, assess the strength of your claim, and help you pursue fair compensation for your injuries and losses, starting with a free consultation.

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Have You Been Injured in an Uber or Lyft Accident in Arizona?

Call our Phoenix rideshare accident and injury attorneys at Swenson & Shelley today at 602-497-4387 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. During this consultation, you can learn immediately whether your claim is eligible to proceed with legal action.

We do not charge any fees upfront for our services. Instead, you pay us only if we secure payment for you. That makes getting legal help accessible and allows you to focus on your recovery. Contact us now to learn more.