Wilmington Uber/Lyft Rideshare Injury Attorney

Rideshare is everywhere. Rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft match those needing rides with those wanting to make some extra money driving people around in their cars. Log on to the app and type in where you want to go. Soon you’ll get some choices of available drivers, where they are, and how long before they can pick you up. A car and driver show up matching the description you were given and you hop in assuming you’ll be safely taken to your destination. But what do you really know about your rideshare driver? And what assurances do you have that your ride will go safely? Speak with an attorney at Nagle & Associates, P.A. today by calling (910) 762-2355.

The Wilmington Uber/Lyft rideshare injury attorneys at Nagle & Associates, P.A. are seeing rideshare accidents becoming more common as ridesharing continues to grow in popularity. When riders are injured in accidents, rideshare safety becomes a concern. If you were injured in a rideshare accident, we can help.

Trust Nagle & Associates, P.A. to Represent You

When you are injured in a rideshare accident you may find yourself dealing with several insurance companies – none of which are excited about paying you for your damages. For over 20 years, Nagle & Associates, P.A. has taken on insurance companies recovering millions of dollars for our clients.

  • We only handle serious motor vehicle accidents – Our practice is focused so we can be the best at what we do.
  • We don’t let insurance companies undervalue claims – Our legal team includes former insurance company adjusters and we beat them at their own game.
  • We limit our fees so that you keep most of the money you recover – We know money isn’t a perfect solution for the losses you’ve suffered but it’s the best the law can do and we want to make sure you have what you need.

How a Rideshare Injury Attorney Can Help You Recover Compensation

Most people are at a bit of a disadvantage when it comes to negotiating a settlement with an insurance company adjuster. It can be a really quick lesson in learning that the insurance company’s objective is not the same as yours. You may find that casual comments you make are suddenly used against you and you may begin to feel defensive. You may resent being treated like the bad guy when you were the one injured. Enter your rideshare injury attorney. Suddenly the insurance companies back off. They realize they will be held to the terms of their policies and every possible avenue of recovery is going to be pursued on your behalf. Now you have an army on your side.

What Rideshare Companies Are Doing to Ensure Rideshare Safety

Until you got into a rideshare accident, you might not have been too concerned about the safety precautions that rideshare companies are taking to protect both passengers and drivers. However, with rideshare use skyrocketing and rideshare accidents also increasing, rideshare safety has become an important issue.

Uber is the dominant rideshare company in the US with 68 percent of the rideshare business. The company has implemented the following safety protocols to facilitate safe rides for those using its app.

  • Driver background checks – Before drivers are able to work on Uber’s platform they must pass screenings for criminal behavior, driving violations, and drug use.
  • Training – Drivers are trained to use the Uber app in conjunction with GPS navigation and must complete a course on sexual harassment.
  • Insurance provided – Uber provides liability coverage on behalf of drivers. The coverage is $1 million when drivers are carrying riders.
  • Driver profile provided – Riders can review information about a driver before agreeing to a ride.
  • Ability to call for help – Riders can contact Uber 24/7 through the app and also call 911.
  • Location updates – The Uber app keeps track of your location on a live feed and allows you to share that information.
  • RideCheck – Uber technology will pick up an unusual occurrence – like a vehicle going off course or stopping for a long period – and then reach out to the rider and driver to see if everything is okay.
  • Driver hours limited – Drivers can drive for 12 hours and then must wait 6 hours before they can log back onto the app.
  • Random driver identity checks – Uber prompts each driver at different times to take a selfie which is then compared to the picture on file for the driver.

Contact Our Rideshare Injury Attorney

While rideshare companies like Uber can do a lot to help keep rideshare trips safe for both riders and drivers, they can’t control traffic situations or driver response when something unexpected occurs. So accidents will happen. And when they do, it’s good to know that the Wilmington Uber/Lyft rideshare lawyers at Nagle & Associates, P.A. are available to help you obtain the compensation you are entitled to. To discuss the specifics of your situation, contact us here and schedule a free consultation or call our office at (910) 762-2355.