Birmingham Rideshare Uber / Lyft Accident Lawyer
Rideshare is a popular way to get around Birmingham, with hundreds of drivers available at the tap of a button. Taking an Uber or Lyft, however, might not be the safest way to travel the city. Rideshare companies aren’t as stringent in their safety policies as other for-hire transportation services, such as taxis. Drivers may be guilty of negligence, recklessness or criminal acts that lead to serious accidents, while the companies do little to supervise.
If you or a loved one was in an Uber or Lyft accident in Birmingham, please contact Wettermark Keith for a free legal consultation. Uber, Lyft, an individual driver or someone else may owe you compensation. Our lawyers may be able to help you fight for recovery.
Why You Should Choose Us
- We do our best to maximize recovery awards for our clients. Our law firm has obtained over $800 million on behalf of clients.
- We understand the rideshare industry and how to handle injury claims involving rideshare vehicles and their drivers.
- We accept Uber and Lyft accident clients in Birmingham on a contingency fee basis. You won’t pay unless we win your case.
How Can a Lawyer Be of Service?
A rideshare accident lawyer in Birmingham can review your case, name the at-fault party and help you seek fair compensation for your damages. Even if an insurance company tries to treat your claim unfairly, your lawyer can help ensure a fair outcome. A lawyer can negotiate with insurance adjusters, investigate your crash, prove damages or fault, and take care of many other important steps in the fight for financial recovery. While you and your family focus on moving forward after a traumatic crash, your Uber/Lyft accident lawyer can focus on your legal case.
What Are Common Causes of Rideshare Accidents?
Rideshare accidents can happen for all the same reasons as other types of car accidents: driver error, distracted driving, texting and driving, drunk driving, and broken roadway laws. They can also happen if the driver doesn’t take proper care of his or her vehicle. Uber and Lyft don’t control the maintenance, inspections or repairs of rideshare vehicles. They leave these responsibilities up to their drivers, without offering to pay for any repair costs. Poor maintenance could lead to a vehicle that isn’t roadworthy and related accidents.
Uber and Lyft accidents could also come down to the negligence of a third party – not the company or the rideshare driver, but someone outside of the vehicle. For example, if another driver crashes into your Uber while you are a passenger, that driver could be liable for your damages. In another case, the city could be accountable if your crash stemmed from poor roadway design or road maintenance. Multiple parties could also share fault for your Birmingham rideshare accident.
If an Uber or Lyft driver caused your injuries, you most likely will not be able to bring a claim against the company. Rideshare drivers are independent contractors, not employees. The companies, therefore, will not take vicarious responsibility for their drivers’ actions. Instead, you may only be able to bring a claim against the individual driver. Uber or Lyft’s insurance coverage may pay for your damages, however, if the driver was working at the time of the crash. Work with our attorneys for help dealing with the complicated aspects of your rideshare accident case.
Are You Eligible for Recovery? Find Out Today
An Uber or Lyft accident in Alabama could leave you with broken bones, soft-tissue injuries, whiplash, lacerations, a concussion, a back injury or many other types of personal injuries. At Wettermark Keith, we can help you seek justice and financial recovery for the negligence or wrongdoing of a rideshare company or one of its drivers. You may be eligible to recover an award for your medical bills, property repairs, lost wages and more. Contact us today to find out what your case is worth. Reach our local office online or at (205) 933-9500.