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    Rideshare/Uber/Lyft Accident Attorneys Las Vegas

    If you’ve been in a car accident while riding in a rideshare vehicle like an Uber or a Lyft, you should seek a law firm that specializes in rideshare accidents such as Anthem Injury Lawyers.

    Uber and Lyft drivers have multiple forms of insurance in place that can pay for injuries that are caused by an Uber or Lyft accident.

    Ridesharing in Las Vegas

    Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft became legal in 2015.  Unlike a traditional taxi cab company, rideshare companies require rideshare drivers to work as independent contractors and drive their own personal vehicles.  Uber and Lyft customers use apps to request and pay for their rides.

    To become an Uber driver, you must pass the rideshare company’s screening process, which involves a background check and vehicle inspection.

    Ridesharing Insurance Issues

    If you were a passenger, pedestrian, or another driver who was injured in an Uber accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation.  Under Nevada law, the at-fault driver is responsible for paying for bodily injury and property damage.

    When you’ve been injured in a ride-sharing accident, multiple types of insurance coverage may apply:

    • Uber drivers carry their own personal insurance policy
    • Uber provides $1 million in liability coverage for accidents and collisions
    • Uber provides $1 million in uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage

    However, not all accidents are covered by Uber’s insurance policy. If the driver is not logged into the Uber system, only the driver’s insurance policy applies. If the driver is logged in, but waiting for a ride request, the personal insurance policy has primary responsibility, but Uber will provide some additional coverage. If the driver is en route to pick up a rider or has a passenger in his or her vehicle, then Uber’s liability policy applies.

    What are common examples of personal injury cases in Las Vegas?

    The most common example of a personal injury case is a car accident. A vehicle accident occurs when a driver fails to exercise reasonable care while driving. If you were injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you should consult an experienced Auto Accident lawyer in Las Vegas. Other common types of personal injury claims include:

    What Should I Do If I’m Injured in an Uber Accident?

    If you’ve been injured in a rideshare accident, it’s important to collect the appropriate documentation to support your case:

    • Seek necessary medical attention
    • Obtain all of the driver’s insurance information, including personal and Uber policies
    • Take pictures of the accident scene and injuries
    • Ask whether the driver was logged in to the rideshare app when the accident occurred
    • Contact law enforcement and file a police report

    Experienced Las Vegas Auto Accident Attorneys

    If you have suffered personal injury because of a Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare company, contact experienced personal injury attorneys at Anthem Injury Lawyers to set up your free consultation.

    Our personal injury lawyers are experienced at handling complex accident claims involving Las Vegas Uber drivers.  Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 987-0202 for a free case evaluation.

    Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas Before the Insurance Companies

    It’s important to speak with us before you speak with any insurance companies. If they try to contact you, let them know you have an attorney, and provide them with your Las Vegas personal injury lawyer’s contact information. The other side’s insurance company will often try to get you to settle your case for a low-ball amount. Never sign, accept, or deposit anything from the other party or their insurance company without consulting your personal injury lawyer first.

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