Pittsburgh Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyers
Pursuing Full Compensation for Victims of Rideshare Accidents
Rideshare, like Uber and Lyft, is a modern convenience that many could not imagine their lives without. That being said, accidents happen, and when an Uber or Lyft is involved, the path to compensation may seem long and winding. Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. is here to help you navigate this path and recover your maximum compensation as quickly as possible.
Our attorneys have litigated motor vehicle accident claims for more than 40 years, and we have earned national recognition from industry organizations — Super Lawyers® and The National Trial Lawyers, among others — and, more importantly, our peers and clients. Our individualized approach to personal injury law has helped us achieve six- and seven-figure verdicts and settlements for our clients time after time. If you have been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, we want to advocate for you. There is no charge unless we win, so why wait?
Contact our Pittsburgh firm online today to arrange a free consultation with an Uber & Lyft accident attorney.
Who Can File an Uber & Lyft Accident Lawsuit?
Pennsylvania law grants anyone injured in an accident — including Uber and Lyft accidents — the right to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. In order to win the lawsuit, however, the accident victim (or plaintiff) will be required to establish that the at-fault driver was negligent in some capacity.
Several examples of negligence for which a driver could be held liable include but are not limited to:
- Acting recklessly due to road rage
- Running red lights and/or stop signs
- Talking on the phone or texting while driving
- Driving while drowsy, stressed, or mentally preoccupied
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/drugs
- Overloading their vehicle with passengers
Therefore, the Uber/Lyft driver is not always the one at fault for an accident; sometimes, the Uber/Lyft driver is the victim of negligence and may qualify to file suit. Other potential plaintiffs include injured Uber and Lyft passengers, passenger car drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and more.
Legal Deadlines for Uber & Lyft Accident Lawsuits
For Uber and Lyft accident lawsuits, injured individuals must report the accident to the appropriate rideshare company. Neither of these apps provide a firm deadline by which you must report an accident, but it is best that you do so as soon as possible to (a) create an electronic paper trail of the accident and (b) avoid missing legal deadlines.
From here, accident victims usually reach out to their insurance companies. If you have suffered severe injuries in the accident, it would be wise to consult an attorney before you move forward with insurance. Often, insurance agents will add deductions on to your insurance claim and try to shortchange you. A seasoned lawyer, however, will be able to provide you with a valuation of your case and inform you of all your legal options.
Typically, severe injuries warrant a lawsuit because of the significant impact that such injuries have on the victim’s day-to-day life. If you and your lawyer determine that a lawsuit is your best bet for recovering your maximum compensation, you must file suit before the two-year statute of limitations runs out. Per 42 Pa. Con. Stat. Ann. § 5524, the clock starts running on the date of the accident.
Why Hire an Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyer?
Plaintiffs have the option to represent themselves in court, but when you are pursuing compensation for catastrophic injuries, the defense likely comprises highly skilled attorneys who will explore every avenue possible to avoid accountability. Having a highly skilled attorney of your own is the best way to give yourself a real chance of winning.
Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. has a team of seasoned trial lawyers with decades of experience in handling the entire process of litigation, from case preparation to resolution. We are driven by a passion to make a difference in the lives of our clients by recovering them the compensation they need to move on from devastating accidents. At our firm, our clients are always our top priority.
To get in touch with a Pittsburgh Uber & Lyft accident lawyer, call (844) 383-0565 today.