Williamsburg Rideshare Accident Lawyer

Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have become a convenient and popular mode of transportation for millions of people nationwide. While ridesharing has benefits, it also comes with certain risks, including potential accidents. Rideshare drivers sometimes fail to follow Virginia’s traffic laws and/or are not vetted thoroughly by rideshare companies. 

If you have suffered injuries due to rideshare driver or company negligence, you are entitled to recover compensation through a rideshare accident claim. The award-winning lawyer at Waterman Law Centers, PLLC, helps you navigate the legal process by assessing the details of your case, conducting an investigation, collecting vital evidence and negotiating on your behalf to protect your best interests and obtain the justice you deserve. 

How a Williamsburg Rideshare Accident Lawyer Helps Your Claim

A Williamsburg rideshare accident attorney provides invaluable assistance in navigating the complex legal process following a rideshare accident while you focus on recovery. Unlike traditional car accidents, dealing with Uber and Lyft’s insurance adjusters might be challenging, as they aim to protect the company’s bottom line instead of considering your well-being following an accident. 

At Waterman Law Centers, PLLC, we help increase your chances of success in a rideshare accident claim by handling the following legal matters: 

  • Gathering evidence like police reports, medical records and employment records
  • Answering all your legal questions
  • Making your claim timely and otherwise properly 
  • Negotiating with insurance companies
  • Determining who is liable for your injuries
  • Calculating your damages
  • Utilizing resources like healthcare providers and accident reconstruction specialists
  • Taking your case to trial if necessary
  • Researching medical and technical literature

If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you should not risk your right to compensation by handling your case on your own. We understand the evolving rideshare laws and regulations and other challenges your claim will face throughout the legal process. With a rideshare accident lawyer on your side, we mitigate obstacles to a successful resolution with award-winning legal strategies and extensive legal resources.

Liability in a Williamsburg Rideshare Accident

Determining liability in a rideshare accident in Williamsburg is challenging due to the involvement of multiple parties. Liability depends on various factors, such as whether the rideshare driver was on or off duty during the accident and whether other third-party drivers were involved. 

A Williamsburg rideshare accident attorney helps investigate the accident and identity all potentially liable parties, including the following: 

  • The rideshare driver: If the rideshare driver caused the accident—regardless of whether the rideshare app was not active or not—he or she is responsible for any injuries sustained. 
  • The rideshare company: In some cases, the rideshare company also is liable for an accident caused by one of its drivers. For example, the company is likely responsible if it failed to conduct a proper background check or if the driver was employed in fact by the rideshare company at the time of the accident.
  • Involved third parties: If another driver or passenger caused the accident, he or she could be liable for contributing to or causing a collision with the rideshare vehicle. 
  • Passengers: A passenger is at fault for a rideshare accident if he or she causes the driver to crash. 

Rideshare drivers are required to hold insurance coverage that meets state requirements. In addition to damages recoverable through a driver’s own insurance, Uber and Lyft have a coverage method that varies depending on the circumstances of the accident:

  • When a driver is logged into the rideshare app and waiting for a ride request, Uber or Lyft provides liability insurance coverage. This insurance covers up to $50,000 per person injured and $100,000 per accident. 
  • Once a driver has accepted a ride request and is en route to pick up a passenger or has a passenger in the vehicle, coverage increases to $1 million in liability coverage for accidents. 
  • Uber and Lyft provide uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage for drivers and passengers in accidents involving a driver without insurance or inadequate coverage. 

Consult an experienced Williamsburg rideshare accident lawyer who helps you understand your rights following a rideshare accident. We negotiate with insurance companies and other parties on your behalf and ensure your rights are protected.

Recoverable Compensation in a Successful Rideshare Accident Claim

In a successful rideshare accident claim, you are eligible to recover compensation for economic and non-economic losses resulting from the rideshare driver, company, and/or other negligence. Depending on the extent of your injuries and the unique circumstances of the accident claim, you might recover the following losses: 

  • Pain, suffering, and inconvenience 
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Continuing disability and limitations
  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages from missed work
  • Mental anguish

Award-winning attorney Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman, Jr., Esq. determines the damages you are able to recover and the total value of your losses given the injuries and other damages you suffered due to someone else’s negligence. 

Contact a Williamsburg Rideshare Accident Lawyer at Waterman Law Centers, PLLC

If you have suffered injuries in a Williamsburg rideshare accident, seek award-winning representation at Waterman Law Centers, PLLC. We help you navigate the legal process, determine liability and pursue compensation in a complex rideshare accident claim. 

With 40 years of premier legal services, we protect your legal rights during this challenging time and provide the guidance you need to move forward. Attorney Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman, Jr., Esq. was named to The Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury during 2007-2023, and was voted its “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury in Southeast Virginia in 2022; and Waterman Law Centers has been listed as a Metropolitan Tier 1 Best Law Firm for Personal Injury in U.S. News & World Report for 2021-2023.

Schedule a complimentary case evaluation today by calling (757) 906-4707 or filling out our contact form