Experienced Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accident Attorneys in Salt Lake City, Utah

At Swenson & Shelley Law, our Salt Lake City rideshare accident lawyers have represented individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by negligent Uber and Lyft drivers since they were first approved to operate in Utah over a decade ago.

We have represented clients who were hurt and lost their loved ones in Uber and Lyft crashes when they were passengers because of the rideshare driver’s negligence, traveling in another car hit by a negligent rideshare driver, passengers and rideshare drivers hit by another careless driver, and pedestrians and cyclists who were victims of the crash circumstances.

Our Salt Lake County Uber and Lyft accident and injury attorneys are knowledgeable, adept, and compassionate. We understand that every accident is unique and requires customized legal solutions to pursue actual results. No matter how it occurred, you do not have to fight your personal injury battle alone. We are here to help, and we genuinely care about your recovery.

Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights and options to hold all potentially liable parties liable for your complete financial recovery needs.

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What are the Most Common Causes of Rideshare Accidents in Salt Lake City, Utah?

Uber and Lyft accidents are typically caused by the same types of driver negligence seen in other crashes. The difference is which parties can be liable for the collision and its damages.

Common causes of rideshare accidents, injuries, and fatalities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Distracted Driving

Drivers may become distracted by using their phones to accept rides, communicate with riders, adjust GPS to reach or drop off riders, or engage in other activities while operating the vehicle—like eating or interacting with passengers—increasing the risk of accidents.

  • Speeding

Exceeding the speed limit or driving too fast for road or weather conditions can lead to loss of control, reduced reaction times, and more severe collisions. This often occurs when rideshare drivers attempt to fit in more rides in less time, putting profits over safety.

  • Driver Fatigue

Rideshare drivers may work long hours or irregular shifts, leading to fatigue, drowsiness, and impaired driving performance, contributing to accidents.

  • Impaired Driving

Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or prescription medications can impair judgment, coordination, and reaction times, significantly increasing the risk of accidents.

  • Failure to Yield Right of Way

Accidents can occur when drivers fail to yield the right of way at intersections, merge lanes, or make turns, resulting in collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians, or cyclists.

  • Unsafe Lane Changes

Improper lane changes, such as failing to signal, cutting off other vehicles, or merging without checking blind spots, can lead to sideswipe accidents or collisions with adjacent cars.

  • Following Too Closely

Tailgating or following other vehicles too closely reduces the driver’s ability to react to sudden stops or changes in traffic flow, increasing the risk of rear-end collisions.

  • Poor Weather Conditions

Adverse weather conditions, such as rain, snow, ice, or fog, can create hazardous driving conditions and increase the likelihood of accidents if drivers fail to adjust their driving behavior accordingly.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a rideshare collision in Utah, contact our experienced Uber and Lyft accident attorneys in Salt Lake City today for help. We will investigate your crash and uncover all potentially liable parties to pursue the best outcome for your claim.

Who is Liable for Uber & Lyft Rideshare Accidents in Salt Lake City, Utah

Determining liability for Uber and Lyft rideshare accidents in Salt Lake City, Utah, can be complex and may depend on various factors, including the accident’s circumstances, the drivers’ actions, and the applicable insurance coverage.

Generally, potentially liable parties in rideshare accidents may include:

  • Rideshare Driver.
  • Rideshare Company.
  • Other Negligent Parties.

Insurance coverage is a critical factor in determining liability for rideshare accidents. Both Uber and Lyft provide commercial insurance coverage for their drivers while they are actively engaged in providing rideshare services.

The coverage may vary depending on the driver’s status at the time of the accident, including when:

  • The driver is logged into the rideshare app but has not yet accepted a ride request. During this period, the driver’s auto insurance policy typically applies.
  • The driver has accepted a ride request and is en route to pick up the passenger. Rideshare companies provide contingent liability coverage during this period, which supplements the driver’s personal insurance coverage.
  • The driver is transporting a passenger. Rideshare companies provide primary liability coverage, including coverage for bodily injury and property damage to third parties and for the rideshare driver and their vehicle.

In rideshare accidents, determining the applicable insurance coverage and navigating the claims process can be complex. This is why we are here. You do not have to face the negligent driver or the rideshare company’s insurance representatives or attorney alone. We can help ensure your rights are protected from the start of your claim so you can pursue the best outcome available for your unique circumstances.

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Contact Our Leading Rideshare Accident & Injury Lawyers in Salt Lake City, Utah

Call us today at (801)-447-5464 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation where you can learn immediately whether your claim is eligible to move forward with legal action.

Getting legal help shouldn’t be a burden, especially when dealing with the aftermath of an accident. That’s why we do not charge any upfront fees for our services. Instead, you pay us only if we secure payment for you. This approach makes getting the legal assistance you need accessible and allows you to focus on your recovery. Contact us now to learn more.