UBER/LYFT ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IN MICHIGAN
INJURED IN A RIDESHARE ACCIDENT IN MICHIGAN? LET US HELP YOU.
Uber and Lyft are the two most popular rideshare companies, responsible for transporting thousands of Michiganders around the state every day. Although ridesharing is a convenient option for many people, these vehicles are not 100% safe. Indeed, they get into collisions like any other car on the road.
At Groth & Associates, our Uber/Lyft accident attorneys can help you bring a claim for compensation if you are hurt. Maybe your Uber driver ran a red light and slammed into someone, or you might have suffered an assault at the hands of a driver. Whatever the circumstances, we can analyze your rights to compensation and begin collecting evidence for your claim.
These companies offer many conveniences, such as contactless payment using an app and a clean car that pulls up to any address you request. But Uber and Lyft also have risks:
- You don’t know what kind of background check was performed on the driver.
- You don’t know how many years of experience your driver has behind the wheel.
- You don’t know if your driver has another job and is doing this as a gig late at night when he or she is exhausted.
Unfortunately, these risks are very real. Countless people are injured by negligent or dangerous rideshare drivers, especially those who are distracted or fatigued. These victims suffer horrifying injuries, including concussions, fractures, and back injuries. Some are even victims of violence and sexual assault.
LIABILITY FOR AN UBER/LYFT ACCIDENT
A big question in every case is determining liability for the accident. Once we identify liability, we can take the next step of seeking compensation from the at-fault party.
Consider the following accidents:
- A dangerous driver on the road slams into your Uber or Lyft, injuring you.
- Your Uber or Lyft driver makes some error that causes an accident.
- You are driving your own vehicle when an Uber or Lyft crashes into you.
- Your Uber or Lyft driver assaults you while you are in the vehicle.
Liability might be different in each case. For example, if another driver hit you, then they are liable (not Uber or Lyft). Conversely, if an Uber/Lyft driver causes the crash, they are responsible whether you are a passenger or motorist in your own car. And if you are assaulted, then the rideshare company itself could be liable for failure to perform necessary background checks.
COMPENSATION FOR YOUR INJURIES
There is good news if your Uber or Lyft driver is responsible for the crash. These drivers are required to carry large insurance policies which cover up to $1 million in losses. That is health insurance coverage that can pay for medical bills and replace any lost income. You should also receive compensation for any pain and suffering you experience.
If you were hit by an Uber or Lyft driver, the amount of insurance available depends on many factors, such as whether the driver is logged into the app and looking for a ride or has a passenger at the time of the crash.
Because Michigan is a no-fault state, you might make a first-party claim on your own insurance. This claim can cover certain economic losses, such as:
- Medical expenses
- Personal attendant services
- Lost wages
- Replacement services for your household
If you suffer more serious injuries, then Michigan law allows you to sue for pain and suffering and similar losses. Meet with our Michigan Uber/Lyft accident lawyers to review how best to maximize the compensation you receive.
GROTH & ASSOCIATES PROTECTS YOUR RIGHTS
Injured victims have a certain amount of time to bring any lawsuit, so it is vital to reach out to a lawyer quickly. We protect your rights to compensation by filing necessary insurance claims and searching for evidence. We can also identify which insurance company to file a claim with. Our legal team can also represent you in a lawsuit if the insurance companies refuse to offer fair compensation. Although going to court isn’t ideal, it remains a powerful avenue for seeking justice.
Legal representation involves more than knowing the law. We also provide compassionate advice during difficult times. If you were assaulted by an Uber or Lyft driver, you have our sympathy. We will do everything in our power to hold the rideshare company accountable for putting you in danger.
SPEAK WITH AN UBER/LYFT ACCIDENT LAWYER TODAY
Rideshare accidents raise many confusing legal issues. Determining when you can sue—and who—takes legal experience. For assistance with your case, please call Groth & Associates today or submit your contact information using our online page. We offer free consultations to those hurt in rideshare accidents, and someone will reach out to you to discuss your next steps.