As we hop into a rideshare like Uber or Lyft, we’ve all thought, “What happens if we get in a wreck?” For most of us, it’s a fleeting thought that never comes to fruition. But as ride-sharing applications continue to become more popular, so do the corresponding accidents resulting from taking rides from these services. The ride-sharing phenomenon may have made getting around town more convenient and easier, but if you are involved in an accident, you may not find getting assistance as simple. In Las Vegas, Hale Injury Law offers assistance to victims involving ride-sharing companies, such as Uber and Lyft.

Understanding Rideshare Accidents In Nevada

Rideshare apps can help reduce drunk or tired driving but can also cause their fair share of accidents. In fact, in one US city, one in four accidents involved a rideshare.  In Las Vegas, where ride-sharing apps have become extremely popular for visitors and residents alike, there are plenty of rideshare accidents that cause damage to vehicles, injuries, and even death. And while any car accident is a nightmare to deal with, adding in the complexity of insurance for Uber/Lyft as well as liability and criminal proceedings, you need a legal team that knows rideshare injury law. That’s why Hale Injury Law is your best choice for Uber/Lyft accidents. We use our decades of experience to inform every decision we make for your case. 

Common Scenarios In Rideshare Accidents

You should know a few common scenarios for rideshare accidents before getting into a ride. While each case is different, they generally fall into one of these categories:

Injured As A Passenger

If you are injured as a passenger in a rideshare, first and foremost, call the police and paramedics. If you are injured, make sure your injuries are addressed as quickly as possible. Then, if you can, get photos of the crash, as well as the names, license plates, and insurance information for everyone involved. Rideshare apps have a mechanism to contact them in the case of an accident, make sure you do so as soon as possible.  

Accidents Involving Drivers At Fault

Rideshare drivers can be at fault for all kinds of reasons. Distracted driving is the main cause of drivers at fault in rideshare accidents. 

Non-Fault Accidents Involving Rideshare Vehicles

Sometimes accidents truly happen, and there isn’t “fault” assigned to the driver, the passenger, or a third party. In this case, there are still likely damages and injuries that need to be compensated, which is why hiring a rideshare accident attorney is the best option. 

Steps To Take After A Rideshare Accident

Immediate Actions Post-Accident:

First, check for the safety and well-being of everyone in the vehicle and address any injuries appropriately. If there are neck or back injuries or even the potential for those, do not move the injured person. If someone is seriously injured, get professional help immediately by calling 911. 

Documenting The Case:

Then, if everyone is okay, take pictures of the vehicles involved and the surrounding area. Get everyone’s insurance information, contact information, and license plate numbers. Documentation is crucial for building a strong case, so if you aren’t sure if you should document it, err on the side of caution and do. 

Contacting A Rideshare Accident Attorney: 

There’s a lot to deal with post-accident and not just the immediate aftermath. One of your biggest concerns after the accident should be contacting a skilled rideshare attorney. We offer a free consultation that can help you get started. 

Why Choose Hale Injury Law For Your Rideshare Accident Case

Hale Injury Law is one of many personal injury attorneys in Las Vegas, but we’re the only one who offers a combination of client-centered care, aggressive representation no matter who our opposing side is, and a dedication to detailed investigation and evidence gathering. Every decision we make in your case will lead us to justice and the maximum compensation for your case. Call us or fill out our consultation form to get started on your case today. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Rideshare Accidents

What Should I Do Immediately After a Rideshare Accident?

Check for injuries, get medical help, contact the police, and take pictures of everything. 

How Does Insurance Work in Rideshare Accidents?

Uber, Lyft, and other ride-sharing apps all require their drivers to have insurance, as well as insurance from Uber and Lyft. However, the complexity of how these insurance policies work together depends on many factors we’ll consider when we look at your case. 

Can I Seek Compensation if I Was a Passenger in a Rideshare Vehicle?

Yes, but to find out how much and for what, you’ll need to reach out to an attorney who specializes in rideshare accidents. 

What Are the Most Common Injuries in Rideshare Accidents?

Whiplash, spine and neck injuries, broken or sprained bones, lacerations, and many other injuries often accompany a ride-share accident. 

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim After a Rideshare Accident?

In Nevada, you generally have two years from the crash to file a claim, so it’s crucial to get a skilled attorney involved as quickly as possible. 

What Compensation Can I Claim in a Rideshare Accident Case?

Medical expenses, pain and suffering, property damage, lost wages, and more. 

What Makes Rideshare Accident Cases Different from Regular Auto Accidents?

With shared liability and multiple insurance companies, rideshare accidents are uniquely complex, so having the right legal team on your side will be crucial to getting compensation and justice. 

Who Is Liable in a Rideshare Accident: The Driver or the Company?

Liability is complex, especially when a driver and a rideshare company are involved. Based on your individual case, we’ll create a legal case to find liability with the correct party. 

How Can an Attorney Help in a Rideshare Accident Case?

With potential injuries, loss of wages, and other painful consequences of a rideshare accident, a dedicated attorney to help you get the maximum compensation is a critical part of your healing process. 

Uber & Lyft Accident Victim Assistance

At Hale Injury Law, we are experienced at taking larger corporations head-on, and when you find yourself a victim of an accident, you may find yourself in unfamiliar territory. Our staff is well versed on the ins and outs of representing those injured in collisions or accidents as the passengers in or not-at-fault-driver of another vehicle involved in the accident. The rideshare legal team deals with these incidents daily and will make every attempt to guide you in the way that gives them the most benefit. Don’t be fooled by their tactics. Contact the skilled counsel at Hale Injury Law to get you the compensation you deserve and hire a proven Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer.