Uber and Lyft are increasingly popular options for traveling around the Denver metro area.
Young people and seniors are among those most likely to choose rideshare as a routine way to get around. The environmentally friendly, convenient, low cost option of ridesharing has many advantages. However, when an accident or injury occurs, these types of cases quickly become among the most complex a Denver personal injury law firm can handle.
Because these services rely on independent contractors operating private vehicles, multiple insurance companies and their defense lawyers are typically involved in damage claims, making early consultation with an experienced Denver car accident attorney vital when it comes to protecting the rights of victims.
Injury claims against Uber of Lyft are the most common, as they are by far the two most popular ridesharing services in Colorado. In addition to traffic collisions, worrisome reports of physical and sexual assaults by drivers with criminal records continue to make the news on a weekly basis.
Claims against Uber and Lyft have included:
Identifying all of the insurance policies responsible for compensating victims can be complicated in traffic collisions involving Uber of Lyft because of competing insurance carriers. Most carriers prohibit driving for hire. So unless a driver has disclosed he or she is working as a rideshare for hire, an insurance company may attempt to deny a claim in the wake of a traffic collision.
While both Uber and Lyft provide third-party liability coverage, such coverage is subordinate to a driver’s own insurance policy and is also dependent upon the app status at the time of a collision - whether a driver is off duty, available and waiting for a fare, enroute to pickup a fair, or has a collision with a passenger on board can all impact a claim. Victims are always best served by early consultation with a ridesharing injury lawyer in Denver. Ken Fiedler Injury Law offers free and confidential consultations to discuss your rights.
It’s easy to see why these cases typically involve multiple insurance carriers with some degree of liability. However, it’s common for the insurance companies to wage protracted arguments about which company is responsible for paying damages, and in what order. It is the job of your Denver rideshare injury lawyer to hold each of them accountable and to obtain all of the damages to which you are entitled under the law.
Ken Fiedler Injury Law provides passionate, principled and proven representation to victims and families looking for an experienced personal injury lawyer in Denver or the surrounding areas, including Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Ken Caryl, Columbine, Golden, Lakewood, Broomfield, and Arvada.
If you’ve been injured in a Colorado or Illinois truck accident, contact Ken Fiedler Injury Law to discuss your options in a free initial consultation. You can send us an email by filling up the form below or call our Denver office at 720-996-0871 and our Chicago office at 312-788-2600.
If you or a loved one is injured, contact Ken Fiedler Injury Law at 720-706-6039 for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights.