If you or a loved one have been in an accident due to an Uber of Lyft accident, contact the Las Vegas Ride Sharing Accident Attorneys at Benson & Bingham to get the compensation you deserve. Drivers of Uber, Lyft, and other ride sharing companies are regulated in Nevada under the PUC (Public Utilities Commission) and not governed under the NTA (Nevada Transportation Authority) similar to taxicabs, limousines and other commercial carriers. Nevada Law mandates that such companies operate with a minimum of $1.5 million in liability coverage for personal injury or death in a motor vehicle accident.
Screening for drivers of Uber and Lyft are done by the respective companies who drive their own vehicles for a fee. The popularity of the service has grown by leaps and bounds as the prices often undercut the competition and afford passengers a viable option, especially in under served residential neighborhoods where taxicabs are often not present.
If you are physically able to do so, check on the health and wellbeing of the other parties in the accident. Immediately call 911 so that your injuries can be examined and you can begin to receive treatment. This information will be helpful for your attorney.
As soon as possible, contact Uber through the app or by phone to inform them about the accident. Include basic details about what happened. Contact law enforcement as required by Nevada law so that they can investigate and file a police report.
Pictures of the accident scene provide compelling evidence for your insurance and personal injury claims. Include details of your injuries and the involved vehicles. Obtain the contact information of the other parties and any witnesses who observed the accident.
Before you talk to any insurance companies, call Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC, to schedule your free consultation. We will help you explore your legal options and explain how we can maximize financial compensation for your damages.
Your Las Vegas Uber accident attorney will investigate the evidence to determine who was liable for the collision. Your medical records, expert testimony, and many other types of evidence will be used to build a personal injury claim on your behalf.
Most personal injury claims are resolved out of court in mediation, which is why it’s imperative to work with a Las Vegas ridesharing lawyer who is an expert at negotiation. We will fight for a full, fair settlement on your behalf that considers all of your injuries and damages.
No matter what injuries you’re facing after an accident with an Uber, you need representation from a trusted Las Vegas ridesharing accident lawyer. At Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality, personalized legal approach for each client we serve. We are an award-winning law firm who has developed a reputation for success. Call us today to schedule your obligation-free, confidential consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys!
People who are facing severe injuries must take time off work to recover. Your settlement should include all of your lost wages as well as your reduced earning capacity if your injuries affect your ability to continue working.
All of your medical expenses related to your accident, including ambulance transportation, emergency care, imaging, surgeries, medications, equipment, therapy, rehab, and future expenses should be covered by your settlement.
Injuries from ridesharing accidents in Las Vegas can result in acute or chronic pain, as well as suffering and decreased quality of life. Your Reno ridesharing accident attorney will include these calculations into your personal injury claim.
Ridesharing accidents can cause a great deal of emotional distress, trauma, and PTSD. Our Reno Uber accident attorneys will work you each step of the way to maximize your compensation for the damages that you’ve suffered from your accident.
When accidents are fatal, family members may suffer from loss of companionship or loss of consortium with a spouse. Although it can be difficult to place a financial value on these painful losses, we will fight for a fair settlement on your behalf.
Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC, is proud to be a leading personal injury law firm in Las Vegas. Our name partners, Mr. Joseph L. Benson II and Mr. Ben J. Bingham, and our associates are award-winning attorneys with extensive experience handling all types of car accident claims.
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Since 2004, the award-winning attorneys at Benson & Bingham have secured over $500 million in compensation for our clients who have been injured because of someone else’s recklessness or negligence.
Although we work with most personal injury claims, we specialize in car accident claims. Our firm was recently able to win nearly $2 million for a client who had been in a rear-end taxi accident.
Clients seek our services for all types of car accident claims. We have won as much as $1 million for an Uber accident that took place in an intersection in Nevada.
Our personal injury law firm is conveniently located in downtown Las Vegas. Call our award-winning lawyers to schedule your free, confidential consultation where we can discuss your legal options and ensure justice is done!
When an Uber driver is on the app and actively waiting for a rideshare request, the driver’s auto insurance company is liable for the primary coverage if there is an accident. Uber’s contingent liability insurance will cover damage that is beyond the driver’s personal policy limit.
Once a driver has accepted a ride request, Uber’s commercial liability policy becomes primarily liable for damages in the event of an accident. This coverage ends once all passengers have exited the vehicle and the trip has been marked as ended in the Uber app. Victims may pursue damages from Uber, the driver, or their own insurance as well.
In these cases, the driver’s personal auto insurance company is responsible for paying for damages if the driver or vehicle is involved in an accident. The case would be pursued like any other personal injury claim with a private vehicle because the Uber driver is not actively working or seeking ridesharing passengers.
Fractures in the back, hips, pelvis, legs, arms, ribs, and shoulders can occur after a car accident. These injuries can require months of rehab and treatment for a full recovery.
Severe cuts that leave scars, bruising, burns, and road rash are common injuries after ridesharing accidents in Nevada. You may be able to pursue damages for disfigurement.
Occasionally, severe car accidents can result in crush injuries or another reason for amputations. Your Las Vegas ridesharing accident lawyer may pursue damages for dismemberment or reduced quality of life.
Whiplash and similar neck injuries are among the most common ridesharing accident injuries and are caused by the sudden force of collisions with another vehicle. Victims may experience headaches and other symptoms.
Concussions and other TBIs can be very serious and limit your ability to function normally, work, or care for your family. Full recovery may take months or longer, depending on the symptoms.
Damage to the spinal cord or nerves can cause reduced range of motion, inability to walk, organ dysfunction, chronic pain, tingling, and other symptoms that may be permanent.
Drivers who are distracted by their phones, the radio, other passengers, or their surroundings can cause serious accidents and may have reduced reaction time.
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not only a crime, but one of the leading causes of accidents in Nevada. Passengers may be seriously injured or killed.
Excessive speeds prevent drivers from being able to react appropriately to their environment and may cause fatal injuries to pedestrians, other drivers, and passengers.
Willfully disregarding the safety of others while driving is a common cause of ridesharing accidents in Nevada. Drivers may be intentionally aggressive, such as tailgating, or neglectful.
Driving while very tired can be as dangerous as driving drunk. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize the seriousness of driving while fatigued and cause major accidents.
Limited visibility, anxiety, reduced reaction time, or poor handling of the vehicle due to road conditions and weather can also cause serious ridesharing accidents in Nevada.
Some accidents occur because defective car parts prevented the vehicle from functioning properly. The manufacturer and/or mechanic may be held liable for damages.
Your medical records will provide crucial evidence in your personal injury case, including imaging reports, statements from your doctor, physical therapy records, and even expert testimony, in some cases.
Documentation from your employer, such as pay stubs, will be used to demonstrate how much income you lost while your injuries forced you to stop working. Lost earning capacity may also be calculated.
The police report, any pictures that were taken, and any traffic camera footage that can be recovered will be key evidence for your Las Vegas Uber accident lawyer and will help investigators determine liability.
Reports from your mechanic and insurance adjuster, along with photos and information regarding any other relevant property damage, will also be an important part of your personal injury case.
Phone records that prove distracted driving, police reports, witness testimony, expert testimony, dashcam footage, and other pieces of evidence will be uncovered by your Las Vegas ridesharing accident lawyer.
Rideshare services, like Uber, are quickly becoming the primary method of transportation in Las Vegas for visitors and workers alike, outshining taxi cab companies in recent years as passengers find Uber more affordable and even more convenient than hailing a taxi. However, the question comes up over and over again: What happens if your Uber driver gets into an accident while you are riding in the back seat? What if you are injured in this accident?
Read on for answers to the questions that we hear most frequently from our clients about Uber accidents in Las Vegas.
Let Benson & Bingham help you understand your legal options in Las Vegas. Even though the technology hasn’t been around for long, Benson & Bingham has helped hundreds of rideshare accident victims obtain just settlements or trial verdicts; contact us today for a free, no pressure case evaluation.