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New Haven Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney

Many residents of the New Haven community take advantage of rideshare programs, such as Lyft and Uber. Oftentimes, these modes of transportation provide a safe, convenient, and relatively inexpensive way to navigate town. However, as with almost all other forms of private and public transportation, there is always the risk of a collision. If you or a loved one is injured in a rideshare traffic accident, our New Haven Uber and Lyft accident attorneys are here to provide prompt, compassionate assistance.

Do New Haven Rideshare Drivers Have Company Insurance Policies?

Rideshare companies provide their drivers with a considerable amount of liability insurance to protect them in the event of an accident. However, it’s important to note that this coverage has limitations. Who this coverage applies to and when it is activated depends on the unique circumstances of the accident.

  • If you’re injured in a single-vehicle accident or your driver was at-fault: Your injuries most likely fall within the insurance company’s coverage policy. However, the ridesharing company may try to deny liability and fight the claim, even if your driver was at fault and on duty during the accident. Our Uber and Lyft accident lawyers fight on your behalf to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your experience.
  • If you were injured by an off-duty rideshare driver: An accident involving an off-duty rideshare driver may not be covered by the company’s insurance. You may need to seek compensation via the driver’s personal insurance policy. Our team works diligently to ensure you’re compensated for the medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages inflicted by the accident.

What to Do After a New Haven Uber or Lyft Accident

To give your rideshare accident claim the best odds of resulting in a favorable settlement, it’s best to begin the process at the scene of the crash. Similarly to a regular car accident, we suggest that you follow these steps:

  • Call 911 to report the accident and request medical assistance if needed. If you suspect that someone involved in the collision is injured, it’s best to err on the side of caution and have experienced medical personnel brought to the scene.
  • Document the accident scene carefully. If safely possible, take time-stamped photos of the area, including the positions of vehicles, property damage, skid marks, traffic signs, injuries, and the interior of cars involved in the crash.
  • Take a photo of the driver’s license, insurance card, and license plates of all drivers involved in the collision.
  • Write down the insurance information of all involved drivers.
  • Take down the contact information of any witnesses. Send them a text message to confirm that you recorded their number correctly.
  • See a doctor as soon as possible. Make sure that all friends and family members involved in the crash do the same.
  • Call our New Haven Uber and Lyft accident attorneys.

Providing the Support You Need to Tackle Your Rideshare Claim

We understand how stressful and challenging it can be to deal with the aftermath of a rideshare accident. Our lawyers are in your corner to provide the resources, legal guidance, and assistance you deserve. Contact our New Haven Uber and Lyft accident attorneys online or call us at (203) 777-2300.

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