New Orleans Car Accident Lawyers – (504) 475-2429
Determining liability in a rideshare accident is notoriously difficult due to the numerous parties involved, namely the ridesharing companies themselves, like Uber and Lyft. If you are hurt as a passenger in a rideshare accident, The Chopin Law Firm LLC and our car accident attorneys in New Orleans can help you file a claim against the appropriate parties. While you focus on recuperating and resting, we get hard at work on your claim to maximize your chances of securing fair compensation for your injuries and damages.
Accolades and accomplishments that set our law firm apart include:
- 50+ years of collective legal experience
- Rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell®
- Millions secured for our clients through winning case results
- We offer FREE case evaluations to inquiring clients
Perhaps best of all, your calls to our law firm after you become our client go directly to an attorney’s cellphone. You do not have to worry about important questions and concerns going unanswered. We are here to help you around the clock.
Find out more about our ridesharing claim representation by contacting us today.
Who is Liable for Your Uber or Lyft Accident?
When you are hurt in a car accident caused by an individual driver, you will likely have a clear idea who should be held liable for your damages. In a rideshare accident caused by a negligent Uber or Lyft driver, the legal situation may be different. Some jurisdictions might see ridesharing drivers as employees of their parent ridesharing company, but others might label them as independent contractors. There can be numerous complications that arise in either situation that our New Orleans rideshare accident attorneys will help you overcome.
Parties that may be liable for your damages in a rideshare accident:
- Your rideshare driver and their private insurer
- Parent ridesharing company, like Uber or Lyft
- Another motorist
- Another passenger who recklessly distracted your driver
- Pedestrians who caused a roadway hazard
For many rideshare accident cases, attention is drawn to the involved ridesharing company. In order to be an Uber or Lyft driver, for example, a driver must download an app, surrender a portion of fares earned to the company, and keep their smartphone on their dashboard at all times. The phone app directs the driver to new fares and destinations, and also helps the passenger verify they entered the correct vehicle. This causes a significant distraction that can cause a crash.
Dedication – Experience – Excellence – Chopin Law Firm, LLC
After being hurt in a rideshare accident in New Orleans, the last thing you will want to do is navigate the legal processes of filing a personal injury claim. With our car accident attorneys by your side and managing your case on your behalf, you do not have to worry about legalities, statues of limitations, and so forth. You can feel confident in knowing we are on the case and pursuing maximized damages for medical costs, property replacement, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Your satisfaction and comfort throughout your case are our top priorities.
Get a free evaluation with our experienced team by calling (504) 475-2429.