If you were injured in an accident involving a rideshare vehicle, you may be eligible for financial recovery. A Pittsburgh ridesharing accident lawyer can help you collect compensation for your medical bills and other expenses incurred from the accident.
We offer a free case review during which you can share the details of your collision with us. To begin, call Berger and Green today at (412) 661-1400.
How a Lawyer Can Help You
If another party was responsible for the accident, the financial impact of the accident should not fall to you. However, determining who is financially responsible for your injuries can be difficult as rideshare accidents can have several liable parties.
A lawyer in Pittsburgh can help you make this determination and, at the same time, calculate the cost of your economic and noneconomic damages. Your lawyer can also help you compile the evidence you need to support your claim and review the driver’s insurance policy or the insurance policy of the rideshare company.
Once our team has determined the value of your case, we will begin to build a robust case for damages. In many cases, the insurance company will offer much less than your claim is worth. We will negotiate with the insurer to obtain a fair settlement. If the company refuses to offer a fair settlement, we are not afraid to take your case to trial.
If you were injured in a car accident involving a rideshare vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation. We encourage you to get started with the claims process as soon as you can. To learn more, call Berger and Green at (412) 661-1400.
For a free legal consultation with a lawyer serving Pittsburgh, call (412) 661-1400
File Your Claim for Compensation Without Delay
The reason why we urge you to take prompt legal action is because, in Pennsylvania, you only have a limited time to bring your case to court. 42 PA Cons. Stat. §5524, otherwise known as Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations, usually gives claimants two years from the date of their accident to file a lawsuit. Some elements in your case could extend or toll this deadline. However, for the most part, if you do not file a civil action within this period, you may be barred from litigation altogether.
Your Pittsburgh ridesharing accident lawyer can assess the details of your situation and determine how the state’s statute of limitations applies to you.
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Collisions Involving Rideshare Companies
At Berger and Green, we provide legal assistance to those injured as:
- A passenger in a rideshare vehicle
- The driver of a rideshare vehicle
- Another motorist, passenger, cyclist, or pedestrian who was struck by a rideshare vehicle
The legal process for rideshare accident cases can be complicated because it varies depending on the rideshare driver’s “status” at the time of the accident.
You can trust your Pittsburgh ridesharing accident attorney to review the details of your case and assign liability.
Understanding Uber’s Insurance Coverage
Uber has liability insurance with different third-party insurers. The status of the rideshare driver will determine the course your case takes.
If the rideshare driver was on the app and awaiting a request, the driver’s personal policy applies. However, if the insurer refuses to cover the accident, Uber’s liability insurance covers:
- $50,000 in bodily injury per person
- $100,000 in bodily injury per accident
- $25,000 in property damage per accident
However, if the rideshare driver was en route to pick someone up or had a passenger in the car, Uber maintains the following insurance:
- $1,000,000 in third-party liability insurance
- Financial protection against uninsured or underinsured motorists
- Contingent comprehensive and collision coverage up to a cash value of the driver’s car with a $1,000 deductible
Our personal injury team can help you determine the value of your claim and the procedure involved in seeking financial recovery from Uber’s insurance provider.
Understanding Lyft’s Insurance Coverage
Lyft also has third-party insurance protection in place to cover the financial impact of a car accident.
If the rideshare driver’s app was on and they were awaiting a request, Lyft’s third-party liability coverage is as follows:
- $50,000 per person for bodily injury
- $100,000 per accident for bodily injury
- $25,000 per accident regarding property damage
Like Uber’s insurance, this coverage is contingent upon the driver’s personal insurance policy refusing to payout.
If the rideshare driver was en route to pick someone up or had a rider in the vehicle, the following coverage applies:
- $1,000,000 for third-party auto liability
- Financial protection for uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury
- Contingent comprehensive and collision coverage up to the actual cash value of the vehicle with a $2,500 deductible
Our team can decide whether Lyft’s insurance coverage applies to you.
Recoverable Expenses in a Ridesharing Accident
Right now, you may be worrying about how you will pay for certain expenses stemming from the collision.
In a successful case, you could recover the cost of the following damages:
- Medical bills
- Lost income and reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Mental anguish
Our team can help you create a comprehensive list of covered expenses and losses.
If you lost a loved one in a ridesharing accident, you may be entitled to:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost companionship
- Lost financial support
- Medical bills and hospital expenses
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Call Berger and Green Today
If you were injured in an accident involving a rideshare vehicle, our team can help. When you call Berger and Green, we can explain in further detail how a Pittsburgh ridesharing accident lawyer may be able to assist you.
To begin, call today at (412) 661-1400. We handle cases on contingency, which means you owe us nothing upfront and pay us no attorney’s fees unless you recover compensation. This means there is no risk when working with our ridesharing accident team.