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Rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber have exploded in popularity over the past few years by providing convenient, reliable, and safe transportation. However, as more vehicles are on the streets and roads of Las Vegas to drive for rideshare companies, it means an ever-increasing risk of accidents with these vehicles.

If you have suffered a serious injury in an accident involving a rideshare vehicle, whether you are a passenger of a rideshare vehicle or the occupant of another vehicle involved in a collision with a rideshare vehicle, you need to understand your legal rights and options.

You may be entitled to monetary compensation, including potentially from the rideshare company, for your injuries and damages, including your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Contact the Las Vegas rideshare accident attorneys of The Bourassa Law Group today at (702) 851-2180 for a review of your case at no cost to you to help you understand your rights and options, as well as the process of seeking compensation for your injuries.

The personal injury attorneys of The Bourassa Law Group have helped clients in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada who have been injured through no fault of their own in accidents with rideshare vehicles. Our firm enjoys a measurable track record of success winning fair and full compensation through a settlement or at trial for those who have been injured by someone else’s negligence.

At The Bourassa Law Group, we believe that the people we represent aren’t simply our clients – they are our neighbors here in Las Vegas. We vigorously fight to protect the rights of all Las Vegas residents who have suffered serious and life-altering injuries in rideshare accidents.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a rideshare accident, contact The Bourassa Law Group now at (702) 851-2180 to schedule a consultation with one of our dedicated and experienced personal injury attorneys. It won’t cost you anything to speak with us about your case, and when you hire The Bourassa Law Group to represent you, you don’t pay us anything until we secure compensation for you.

Do I Need a Rideshare Accident Lawyer?

If you’ve been seriously injured in an accident with a rideshare vehicle, you may be left with many questions. How will you pay your medical bills? How long will you be out of work and unable to earn a living? How will you support your family if your injuries are so severe that you won’t be able to return to your job or to work at all? Where does the fault lie for your accident and injuries? Do you need to hire a lawyer?

When you are injured due to someone else’s intentional acts, recklessness, or negligence, you may be legally entitled to compensation for the expenses and losses that you incur as a result of your injuries, including hospital bills, therapy and rehab, long-term care, lost wages, and pain and suffering. But you are much more likely to receive the full amount of compensation that you are entitled to when you are represented by an experienced rideshare accident attorney.

The process of pursuing a claim for compensation for a rideshare accident can seem confusing to someone not experienced in the law. Let the Las Vegas rideshare accident attorneys of The Bourassa Law Group handle the heavy lifting in your case – collecting evidence, analyzing the evidence to identify all the liable parties, negotiating a settlement with the insurance companies, or filing a lawsuit on your behalf – so that you can keep your focus and energy on your recovery and your family.

Why Choose The Bourassa Law Group to Handle My Case?

If you need a rideshare accident lawyer in Las Vegas, you have many attorneys and law firms to choose from. It can be difficult to know which attorney or law firm is right for you. Unfortunately, not all personal injury law firms are created equal, and choosing the right attorney can be critical to the outcome of your case.

At The Bourassa Law Group, we believe that factors that set us apart from other rideshare accident attorneys here in Las Vegas include:

  • Experience – Each of our attorneys brings years of experience fighting on behalf of injured victims in tort and personal injury claims
  • Track record of success – Our firm has helped our clients secure millions of dollars in compensation for their injuries and other losses
  • Client satisfaction – We strive to provide each of our clients with cost-effective, innovative, and results-focused legal representation that meets the highest ethical and professional standards
  • Our legal team – Although we work tirelessly to obtain the best possible results for our clients, we also maintain a relaxed office culture that allows our attorneys and staff to be able to continue to do the work that they love.

Types of Rideshare Cases We Handle

The Las Vegas rideshare accident lawyers of The Bourassa Law Group have helped injured victims of accidents involving Uber and Lyft vehicles. Our firm can help you and your family secure the financial recovery you need when you are seriously injured in a rideshare accident. We can help you if you are:

  • The driver of a rideshare vehicle involved in an accident caused by another driver
  • An occupant of a vehicle involved in an accident caused by a rideshare vehicle
  • A passenger of a rideshare vehicle that is involved in an accident
  • A motorcycle rider, bicyclist, or pedestrian that is struck by a rideshare vehicle

If you or a loved one have been injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a rideshare vehicle, The Bourassa Law Group can help you identify who may have been at fault for the accident and the sources of compensation that may be available to provide you with the financial recovery that you are entitled to.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it cost to hire The Bourassa Law Group to handle my case?

At The Bourassa Law Group, we offer each of our prospective clients a free initial consultation to discuss their rideshare accident case in detail and learn more about their legal rights and options for compensation. When you hire us to handle your rideshare accident case, there is no upfront cost to you. You owe us nothing until we win compensation for the losses you have suffered.

What kind of insurance do rideshare companies provide?

Some rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber provide liability coverage depending on the circumstances at the time of the accident. If the rideshare driver is not logged into the rideshare application on his or her phone at the time of the accident, the rideshare company typically will not provide any liability coverage.

If the driver is logged in but is not driving to pick up or transport a passenger, rideshare companies often provide limited liability coverage, usually in the amounts of $25,000 per person or $50,000 per accident.

If the driver is driving to pick up a passenger or is transporting a passenger, the rideshare companies will usually provide the maximum amount of liability coverage they offer, which may be as much as $1 million.

What happens if another driver is at fault for my accident?

If the driver of a vehicle other than the rideshare vehicle is found to be at fault for your accident, we will pursue the at-fault driver and his or her auto insurance policy for compensation. In certain circumstances, some rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft also provide uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, with coverage limits potentially as high as $1 million.

Las Vegas Rideshare Accident Statistics

As the popularity of rideshare services like Lyft and Uber continue to increase, that means that there are ever more vehicles on the roads of Las Vegas driving for rideshare companies. That also means that the greater numbers of rideshare vehicles pose an increased risk of motor vehicle accidents.

Traffic crashes are already a serious problem in Las Vegas. According to the Nevada Office of Public Safety, in 2019 there were 145 fatal motor vehicle accidents in Clark County, which resulted in 149 fatalities.

The Las Vegas Rideshare Accident Lawyers of The Bourassa Law Group Will Fight to Get You the Compensation You Need and Deserve

The personal injury attorneys of The Bourassa Law Group know how hard the people of Law Vegas work to support themselves and their families. When someone is suddenly injured in a rideshare accident, it can leave them out of work for an extended period, facing a mounting pile of medical bills as well as lost income.

We understand the severe financial hardship and emotional stress that being in this situation can cause for you and your family. That is why our Las Vegas rideshare accident attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation you need and deserve when you are injured in a rideshare accident through no fault of your own.

If you or a loved one have been hurt in a rideshare accident in Las Vegas, NV, don’t wait another day to start the process of seeking financial recovery. Contact The Bourassa Law Group today at (702) 851-2180 to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys. Chat with us live on our website, fill out our online contact form, or call us today.

Frequently asked questions

The legal definition of a personal injury is when someone’s failure to use reasonable care in a particular situation results in another person’s physical, emotional, or psychological injury. Personal injury cases often rely on the elements of negligence to prove the responsible party’s actions were the cause of the other party’s injuries.

The length of a personal injury case depends on the type of case and various factors, such as the severity of the injury sustained and the duration of necessary treatment. A car accident case might take six months to resolve, while a wrongful death lawsuit could take two years. It all depends on the circumstances surrounding the case.

No. Whether you got hurt in a car accident or on someone else’s property, you should never speak with their liability insurance company about the claim. They try to save money whenever possible and could attempt to trick you into accepting a low settlement amount or intimidate you into dropping the case. Your Denver personal injury lawyer will handle all communication on your behalf.

It depends. A vast majority of personal injury cases settle out of court. When we file a claim with the insurance company, we’ll submit evidence that proves you deserve compensation for your injuries. Sometimes the insurer is willing to settle. Other times, they deny the claim or provide a settlement much lower than you deserve. Under those circumstances, we will file a lawsuit and take the case to court.

Mediation is a step during a lawsuit where both sides meet to try to reach an agreement. The mediator listens to the arguments on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s sides and attempts to resolve the issue. If they can reach an agreement, they will settle out of court, and the case will get dismissed. If they can’t resolve the matter, the case will proceed to trial.

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