Virginia Uber & Lyft Accident Attorney

Uber and Lyft are household names in Virginia and throughout the rest of the United States. Many residents and visitors to the Commonwealth use these rideshare services to get from place to place. However, if you or somebody you love is injured in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle, securing compensation for your injuries and damages can become complicated. At Randall Page, P.C., we are standing by to help when you need a Virginia Uber & Lyft accident attorney. Our team is here for those in the Suffolk, Emporia, Courtland, and surrounding areas.

Uber and Lyft crashes can result in severe injuries

Do not assume that just because Uber and Lyft specialize in transporting passengers from place to place that their drivers are different from other drivers on the roadway. The reality is that it is not difficult to become an Uber or Lyft driver, and these independent contractors have no additional driver training under their belts. They are just as likely to get into an accident as any other driver on the roadway.

According to data available from the Virginia Department of Transportation, there were more than 128,000 total vehicle crashes during the latest reporting year across the Commonwealth. Out of those incidents, there were 827 fatalities and nearly 66,000 injuries.

Insurance and rideshare crashes – the pointing of fingers in liability

Determining which insurance carrier is going to be responsible for paying damages after a rideshare crash can be difficult. This will all depend on the driver’s status at the time of the crash.

  • If an Uber or Lyft driver causes a crash when they are not signed into the rideshare app to work, then they are on their personal time, and their personal insurance carrier is responsible for damage and injury expenses.
  • If an Uber or Lyft driver causes a crash when they are signed into the app but do not yet have a passenger, their personal insurance carrier is still going to be primarily responsible for damage and injury expenses. Both rideshare companies will provide supplemental insurance in the event the personal insurance carrier denies the claim or if the insurance limits are exhausted.
  • If an Uber or Lyft driver is signed into the app to work and has a passenger or is on the way to pick a passenger up, then both companies have a $1 million liability insurance policy designed to cover anybody involved in the crash.

We are ready to help with your injury case – call for a free consultation

If you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle, speak to an attorney as soon as possible. At Randall Page, P.C., we are going to get to work investigating your case immediately. Our goal is to ensure you get the compensation you need, which can include:

  • Coverage of all medical expenses related to the crash
  • General household out-of-pocket expenses
  • Lost income if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages

If you need a Virginia Uber & Lyft accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 757-517-8956. We have a proud history of helping injury victims in the Suffolk, Courtland, and Emporia areas.

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