Legal Representation for Ride-Sharing Accident Victims in Indianapolis
Like the internet and the iPhone before it, ride sharing has revolutionized the way we get around. But one thing hasn’t changed: negligent drivers continue to cause serious injuries in auto accidents. And sometimes, those drivers are working for a service like Lyft or Uber.
Uber accidents happen. Even here in Indianapolis, where ride-sharing has become extremely popular in recent years, people have been injured while paying to ride in someone else’s vehicle. In fact, one high-profile case in the area even involved a self-driving Uber vehicle. For the passengers, an Uber accident can be confusing. How do you get justice? Who can you sue? What if your own Lyft or Uber driver was at fault? What if it was the other car’s fault?
Because ride-sharing technologies are still relatively new, local governments and state courts are still deciding how best to regulate the services and how to address litigation when it arises. Likewise, the ride-sharing companies themselves continue to evolve their own contracts and policies. Unfortunately, though, they have sometimes treated the victims (i.e. their customers and/or employees) unfairly.
But while the law continues to grapple with these new technologies, one thing remains clear: if you have been injured in an auto accident and someone else’s negligence is to blame, you are entitled to financial compensation for your damages.
That has always been true under Indiana auto accident law, and it’s no different when a company like Uber is in the picture. At Eskew Law, we work hard to represent the legal and financial interests of people who’ve been unfairly injured in ride sharing accidents.
You can count on us to know the very latest legal developments and to fight aggressively for your best interests. That means exploring each and every avenue of potential compensation for your claim — and maximizing that value everywhere we can.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an Uber car crash, please contact the Indianapolis ride-sharing accident attorneys at Eskew Law today.
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FAQ: Who Can I Sue After an Uber Auto Accident?
After a ride-sharing accident, you could be in a position to take legal action against multiple parties at the same time, depending on the facts and circumstances of your claim. These parties might include:
- The ride-sharing company (e.g. Uber, Lyft, etc.)
- The ride-share driver
- The driver of another vehicle
- The vehicle manufacturer
- State and local governments
- Other third parties
Additionally, your claim for monetary relief will likely involve one or more insurance companies. Sadly, insurance companies are notorious for reducing or denying compensation to injured people — especially in ride-sharing cases, where they have so many other parties to blame.
As Indianapolis ride-sharing accident attorneys, it is our job to take a stand against negligent insurance companies and insist they handle your claim honestly, fairly, and according to the full value of what you’re owed.
FAQ: What Causes Most Ride-Sharing Collisions?
Like any car crash, a ride-sharing wreck can happen for many reasons. Some of the most common causes include:
- Driver distractions (see below)
- Following too closely
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Failure to follow the rules of the road
- Drowsy driving late at night (especially on unfamiliar roads)
- Failure to adjust to weather conditions
- Inadequate vehicle maintenance
In addition to texting behind the wheel, ride-share drivers can face additional distractions:
- Using the Uber service (or similar app) to accept new ride requests
- Using a GPS to reach the destination
- Checking traffic apps
- Adjusting the radio to match drivers’ requests
- Distributing bottled water, mints, or other incentives to passengers
- Interacting with passengers
While the driver might feel that these are all part of his or her job responsibilities, the driver nevertheless has a duty to drive safely and follow the rules of the road at all times.
FAQ: What About Taxi Cabs?
While this page is focused specifically on Uber accidents and other ride-sharing incidents, the attorneys at Eskew Law can also represent the victims of auto accidents involving taxi cabs, including pedestrians.
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At Eskew Law, you will never have to pay for an attorney’s services unless we get you money first. Strict legal time limits apply, though, so it is in your best interest to contact our office right away.
Whenever possible, we will work hard to settle your claim out of court — in your best interest. If that isn’t possible, we’re ready and willing to take our clients’ cases all the way to trial.
If you’ve been injured in a Lyft or Uber accident — whether as a passenger, driver, employee, or pedestrian — we want to help. Explore your options. Set up a free case review today. Dial 317-974-0177 or contact us online.