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 personal injury attorney. Our team is here for those in the Suffolk, Emporia, Courtland, and surrounding areas.
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.
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 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:
If you need a Virginia Uber & Lyft accident lawyer, 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.