Any time you’re in a moving vehicle, there’s some chance that you could wind up in a collision—and if you do, it’s vital to find an attorney who will work with you to get the right compensation and care. This includes rideshare accidents, which are more common than you might think. But how can you be sure the lawyer you choose has rideshare expertise? Get tips from AA Accident Attorneys!
Any time you’re in a moving vehicle, there’s some chance that you could wind up in a collision—and if you do, it’s vital to find an attorney who will work with you to get the right compensation and care.
The situation can become a little pricklier when you’re injured in a rideshare vehicle. In these situations, you’re clearly not the at-fault driver—but how do you file a proper claim? Through the driver’s insurance carrier, or through the rideshare company’s?
There are a lot of complexities here, and it’s not uncommon for those who are injured in rideshare accidents to get the run-around from insurers. In such instances, it’s vital to enlist either an Uber accident lawyer or a Lyft accident lawyer.
It’s important to understand that not all accident attorneys are created equal. For example, an attorney may have a lot of experience handling car accidents—but do they have particular familiarity with the ins and outs of Uber accidents and Lyft accidents?
When talking with a potential attorney, don’t hesitate to ask them how many rideshare cases they have worked on, and for how long they have been representing rideshare clients. This helps ensure that you get seasoned and qualified representation.
Additionally, here are some of the ways you can tell you’re talking with a truly excellent Uber or Lyft accident lawyer.
They’ll meet you where you are. The primary job of the attorney is to help fight for your rights while you focus on recovery—meaning, it shouldn’t be burdensome for you to meet with your lawyer. Find someone who will come meet with you in your home, office, or hospital room, as needed.
They are up front about the cost. In fact, it’s ideal to look for an attorney who won’t bill you unless they win the case—effectively giving them skin in the game, and protecting you from financial risk. Always ask about cost/payment before you get too far into the process.
They are knowledgeable about Uber accidents and Lyft accidents. Don’t hesitate to ask about some of the complexities of rideshare cases, about which insurance policy the claim goes through, etc. Always look for a lawyer who seems comfortable answering these questions, and who shows a real subject matter expertise.
They can boast an impressive win rate. Simply put, you want an attorney who can win cases—so always ask the law firm you’re talking with to disclose their approximate courtroom win rate. Note that here at AA Accident, we win about 98 percent of our cases!
They let you talk with an actual attorney. A lot of the time, when you’re dealing with a big, national firm, your case is farmed out to a paralegal or to a junior associate—and in fact, you may never actually get to talk to the lawyer who’s handling your case! Always look for a firm where you’ll get to talk personally with a skilled, seasoned attorney who is helping with your case.
They are committed to representing people who have been injured. Finally, you always want a law firm that represents individuals—not the interests of insurance companies or other big corporations. Always ask about this up front.
As a concluding note, it’s valuable to look at online reviews and to ask for references—both of which can help you determine whether the attorney in question is trustworthy.
Uber accident and Lyft accidents happen more often than you might think. If one of them happens to you, you’ll want to have the right counsel and a skilled legal champion. AA Accident Attorneys has ample experiencing representing those injured in rideshare vehicles. Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation with one of our Lyft or Uber accident lawyers.