Nevada Rideshare (Uber/Lyft) Accident Attorneys
With thousands of people using rideshare apps such as Uber and Lyft every day, accidents are bound to happen. If you were riding in an Uber or a Lyft that was involved in an accident, you have the right to recover compensation for your injuries.
The rideshare accident attorneys at The Bourassa Law Group are here to help. They will review the circumstances of your rideshare accident at no cost to you, and will thoroughly explain the process of filing a claim on your behalf through the legal system. They will also explain what type of recovery you can expect, and they will answer any questions that you may have.
The Bourassa Law Group has many years of experience helping people injured in automobile accidents. The firm’s team of personal injury attorneys have worked diligently to obtain millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of their clients. Their number one motivation is to get the best possible results for their clients.
The legal experts at The Bourassa Law Group understand the stress, worry, and confusion that their clients experience following an accident, and they truly want to help.
They will be able to offer advice regarding your medical treatment. They can also assist in making sure that your medical bills are paid. They can even help you identify potential sources of temporary income benefits if you are unable to work because of your accident.
If you or a loved one were injured in a rideshare accident, call The Bourassa Law Group now. Their initial consultation is free. You can call them at (702) 851-2180. If you prefer, they can be contacted by email or online chat. The attorneys at The Bourassa Law Group will never charge a fee for their services until they recover money for you.
Do I Need A Rideshare Accident Lawyer?
If you were involved in an accident while riding in an Uber or a Lyft, you should speak to a rideshare accident attorney as soon as possible to understand your legal rights to recovery, and to ensure that you recover all of the benefits to which you may be entitled under the law.
Additionally, rideshare accidents present their own particular set of rules that may affect whether you will be entitled to compensation. An experienced Nevada rideshare accident attorney can help you understand these rules.
Rideshare drivers use their own vehicles to transport others, and these drivers carry their own personal automobile policies. However, Uber and Lyft also offer insurance for their drivers.
An experienced rideshare accident attorney at The Bourassa Law Group will be able to help determine whether the insurance company for Uber and Lyft will cover your accident and compensate you for your injuries.
For example, your attorney will be able to conduct discovery to determine whether your rideshare driver was logged into the app when the accident occurred. Generally speaking, if the driver was logged into the app, then the ridesharing insurance company will most likely cover your claim. The coverage will extend from the time that the driver accepts your ride request until the trip has been completed.
However, it must first be proven that the Uber or Lyft driver was at fault, or partially at fault, for the accident. If another party was at fault for your accident, then Uber and Lyft’s insurance policies may not provide coverage for your injuries, depending on the circumstances of your accident.
The attorneys at The Bourassa Law Group can determine who will be liable for your damages. After your initial consultation, your attorney will immediately start investigating your case. This may include speaking to the investigating police officer and any witnesses to the accident.
The attorney may also travel to the accident site to take photographs. In some cases, your attorney may even obtain an accident reconstruction expert to help determine who was responsible for causing the accident.
An experienced rideshare accident attorney will also be able to explain the different types of compensation to which you may be entitled. This may include payment for your medical treatment and reimbursement for your lost wages, as well as other types of compensation.
If you were an innocent victim of a rideshare accident in Nevada, do not attempt to navigate the complex legal claims process yourself. Different rules apply when Uber and Lyft vehicles are involved.
Instead, you should contact the team of rideshare attorneys at The Bourassa Law Group as soon as possible. They can be reached at (702) 851-2180.
Why Choose The Bourassa Law Group To Handle My Nevada Rideshare Accident Case?
The Bourassa Law Group was founded by Mark Bourassa, who has many years of experience representing people injured in accidents caused by the fault, or negligence, of others.
Mr. Bourassa is licensed to practice law in Nevada, as well as in Arizona, California. He is admitted to the United States District Courts for the Districts of Nevada, Northern California, Central California, Colorado, and New Mexico. Mr. Bourassa has also appeared before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Bourassa is a graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law where he was a member of the Pepperdine Law Review and the Pepperdine Moot Court Team.
Valerie Gray is an attorney who works in the firm’s Nevada offices. A Nevada native, she started as a law clerk at The Bourassa Law Group and then officially joined the firm after graduating from the University of Nevada Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law in 2017. Ms. Gray is admitted to the State Bar of Nevada.
When she is not advocating for her clients, Ms. Gray enjoys teaching dance class and she also volunteers for special needs foster children for the Clark County School District.
You can learn more about all of the attorneys and the work they do at The Bourassa Law Group here.
Nevada Rideshare Accident Cases
If your rideshare driver was logged into the app when the accident occurred, the insurance company for Lyft or Uber will most likely accept your claim.
If you are a passenger involved in an accident in an Uber or Lyft vehicle in Nevada, you will be covered for up to $1,000,000 in damages, per person and a maximum of $2,000,000 per accident.
Furthermore, you will also be covered by Uber or Lyft’s commercial insurance if you were a pedestrian or bicyclist who was struck by a rideshare driver that was logged into the app, or if you were driving a vehicle and were involved in an accident that was caused by an Uber or Lyft driver who was logged into their app.
However, if there is no coverage afforded by the companies that insure the Uber or Lyft rideshare vehicle, there may still be insurance available from one of the driver’s personal automobile policy.
In Nevada, automobile owners are required to carry at least $25,000 per person in liability coverage for injuries caused to others in an accident, with a $50,000 per accident coverage limit. Of course, some drivers may carry insurance with greater limits than the minimum required under the law.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are some common causes of rideshare accidents?
There are numerous causes for car accidents in general, but distracted driving is a common cause of car accidents in Nevada. Cellphone use and texting while driving has become a more frequent culprit for car accidents in Nevada.
Rideshare drivers for Uber and Lyft are logged into an app on their cellphone while they are operating a vehicle. If the driver is concentrating on the app instead of the road, disaster can follow.
You should always insist that your rideshare operator use a hands-free device for their cellphone and refrain from talking on the phone while the ride is in progress.
What type of injuries can occur in rideshare accidents?
Depending on the severity of the crash, there are different types of injuries that can be sustained in a rideshare accident. These may include:
- Herniated discs in the spine;
- Torn ligaments;
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Cuts, lacerations, and abrasions;
- TMJ; and
- Post-traumatic stress disorder.
What type of damages can I recover from my rideshare accident?
In Nevada, you can recover damages for the pain and suffering you endured from the injuries that were caused in the accident. You may also be entitled to recover:
- The cost of your medical bills;
- All future medical expenses related to your injuries;
- Lost wages and/or lost earning capacity;
- Property damage to your vehicle; and
- Any out-of-pocket expenses related to your accident.
Of course, the amount you recover will depend on the nature and extent of the injury you suffered.
Call the Nevada Rideshare Accident Attorneys at The Bourassa Law Group Now
If you were involved in an accident with an Uber or Lyft vehicle, the Nevada rideshare experts at The Bourassa Law Group are ready to assist with your claim.
The attorneys at The Bourassa Law Group will investigate all aspects of your accident to ensure that there is ample insurance coverage for your injuries. They will also work to make sure that you recover all of the compensation that you are entitled to under the law.
The Bourassa Law Group will never charge a fee for their legal services until a settlement is obtained. We provide an initial free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your rideshare accident and resultant injuries.
Call us now at (702) 851-2180 and let us work to get you the justice you deserve.
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.