Although Uber, Lyft and other rideshare companies have dominated the public transportation landscape, they are still figuring out passenger safety and appropriate company protocols — and unfortunately, riders have acted as guinea pigs in real time. Thousands of Uber and Lyft riders have suffered injuries from traffic accidents due to negligent rideshare drivers. Some victims have passed away. Others are still dealing with emotional trauma from rideshare driver sexual assault.
If you or a loved one has injuries from any type of Uber or Lyft accident in Des Moines, Iowa, discuss matters with an attorney from Trial Lawyers for Justice. Our rideshare accident attorneys may be able to help you hold Uber or Lyft accountable. You could recover compensation for your damages. Contact us today for a free initial consultation. Call (866) TL4J-LAW to reach our attorneys directly, 24/7.
Why Hire Trial Lawyers for Justice?
- Our lawyers live up to our law firm’s name – we are passionate about fighting for justice and fair compensation on behalf of injured accident victims in Iowa.
- Our attorneys can and will take defendants to trial if that is necessary for top results. We have recovered over $1.5 billionfor clients throughout our law firm’s history.
- Our Des Moines Uber and Lyft accident attorneys accept clients on a contingency fee basis. We do not charge anything for services rendered unless we recover compensation for the client.
Common Causes of Uber and Lyft Accidents in Des Moines
In a no-fault state, an injured accident victim does not have to demonstrate fault to obtain compensation.
In a fault state, the victim has the burden of establishing negligence. Iowa is a fault state. Although this means you may have to prove someone else’s negligence before you can recover benefits, it also means a better chance of a higher recovery amount. Trial Lawyers for Justice can help you determine and prove fault in your Uber or Lyft accident case.
- Distracted Uber or Lyft driver
- Drunk or drugged driver
- Drowsy driver
- Tailgating or aggressive driving
- Unsafe lane changes or merges
- Poor vehicle maintenance and upkeep
- Sexual assault by a rideshare driver
Rideshare drivers do not receive any special training before receiving permission to pick up passengers. Unlike taxi companies, rideshare companies use independent contractors, not employees, and have lax driver hiring and training protocols. This can lead to dangerous drivers who are responsible for the safety of rideshare passengers. If a negligent or reckless Uber or Lyft driver caused your accident, the driver and/or company may owe you compensation.
What Might a Rideshare Company Owe You?
Both Uber and Lyft have insurance policies that provide $1 million in liability coverage to passengers injured in traffic accidents. If the rideshare driver negligently caused your accident, the company might be responsible for covering your damages. A successful Uber or Lyft accident claim in Des Moines could repay you for several losses.
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Property damage or losses
- Pain and suffering
- Attorney’s fees
The value of your Uber or Lyft accident claim will depend on factors such as the seriousness of your injuries and your prognosis for recovery, as well as your age and income. At Trial Lawyers for Justice, we can review your case for free to give you an accurate idea of how much it could be worth.
Injured in an Uber or Lyft Accident in Des Moines, IA? We Can Help
Uber or Lyft might not treat your case fairly, but a personal injury lawyer will. Our attorneys can protect your rights as a rider. Representation by Trial Lawyers for Justice will show an insurance company you mean business. Our lawyers can demand full compensation for your past and future losses from the rideshare company or another defendant while you focus on healing. Discuss the potential value of your accident claim in Des Moines today. Call (866) 854-5529 or send us a brief description of your case online for a callback.