South Carolina Lyft and Uber Accident Lawyers
Car accident attorneys who get results
The ridesharing services Lyft and Uber are popular in Beaufort and throughout South Carolina. By simply downloading an app and setting up an account, anyone can order a ride to get where they’re going. But who pays when you’ve been hurt in an accident caused by a Lyft or Uber driver? The car accident attorneys at Twenge + Twombley can help you sort it out.
Drivers for Lyft and Uber are considered to be independent contractors. Because they use their own car for both their own personal use and for business, insurance liability can be complicated after a car accident. In South Carolina, drivers for Lyft and Uber are required to carry higher limits on their car insurance policies. Some of this coverage can be supplemental insurance provided by the companies.
Lyft and Uber accident attorneys serving Beaufort
So, which insurance company is responsible for covering damages after a crash? It depends on what the Lyft or Uber driver was doing at the time of the accident. For example:
- The driver had the app off and was not looking for passengers. The driver’s personal insurance is responsible.
- The driver had the app on but had not accepted a ride request. The driver’s personal insurance is responsible, and possibly a lower amount of supplemental coverage.
- The driver had the app on and had accepted a ride request. The driver’s personal insurance is responsible, and possibly a higher amount of supplemental coverage.
Insurance companies will likely challenge your claim for compensation after a Lyft or Uber accident. They may question the extent of your injuries or argue that they were pre-existing. They may blame you for causing the accident. Insurance companies providing supplemental coverage may deny any liability and argue they don’t have to pay.
That’s why you need an experienced car accident attorney who understands the challenges of a Lyft and Uber accident and will fight for your rights. We have the experience and the resources to fight back against insurance company attempts to deny or limit your compensation.
We know how an injury from a ridesharing accident can affect you. Medical bills for needed treatment add up quickly and can become overwhelming. You may be forced to miss time from work, resulting in a loss of income. When insurance companies start challenging your claim, you may be left wondering how you will pay your bills.
Car accident lawyers who get results after a Lyft or Uber crash
Our lawyers investigate your crash to find out what really happened. We know where to look for evidence that a negligent Lyft or Uber driver caused your crash and build strong cases that hold them accountable. We stand up to insurance companies and fight to recover the maximum compensation possible.
When you’ve been hurt in an accident caused by a Lyft or Uber driver, it’s important to act fast. Twenge + Twombley is a small law firm that gets big results. We can act quickly to protect your rights. Our legal team can start investigating your case before evidence is lost or destroyed and the memories of witnesses fade.