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Were You Hurt in a Rideshare Accident?

If you have been injured in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft in Baton Rouge, you have the right to seek compensation. At Gauthier Amedee, our experienced Baton Rouge rideshare accident lawyers are dedicated to helping you navigate the complexities of rideshare accident claims. We understand the unique challenges these cases present and work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

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As rideshare services like Uber and Lyft become increasingly popular in urban areas, the number of rideshare drivers on the road continues to grow. While many of these drivers are committed to providing safe transportation, accidents still happen. Unlike commercial drivers who require specialized training and a commercial driver’s license, rideshare drivers only need a standard driver’s license, which can lead to safety concerns.

Due to the complexity of rideshare accident cases, it’s always best to consult with an experienced Lyft & Uber accident lawyer in Baton Rouge before taking legal action. Our team at Gauthier Amedee takes a personalized approach to each case, ensuring that your rights are protected and your needs are met. We offer free initial consultations to discuss your case and explore your legal options. Contact us today to schedule your FREE initial case review and take the first step towards recovery.

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Maximizing Your Compensation After a Rideshare Accident

Being involved in a rideshare accident can be a traumatic experience, leaving you with physical injuries, emotional distress, and financial burdens. At Gauthier Amedee, our goal is to help you maximize your compensation so you can focus on your recovery. To secure the full compensation you deserve, it’s important to take immediate steps after the accident, document everything thoroughly, and work with an experienced rideshare accident lawyer who understands the intricacies of these cases.

What Types of Compensation Can I Recover?

When you are injured in a rideshare accident, you may be entitled to different forms of compensation. Understanding the types of compensation that may be available can help you navigate your claim more effectively.

Economic damages are meant to compensate for the financial losses you have incurred as a result of the accident. These are quantifiable and commonly include:

  • Medical expenses (hospital bills, rehabilitation, prescription medication, etc.)
  • Lost wages (lost income due to time off work and reduced earning capacity)
  • Property damage

Non-economic damages are meant to compensate for the non-financial impact of the accident on your life. These are more subjective and difficult to quantify, but just as significant. Common examples include:

In some cases, you may be entitled to punitive damages. These are not meant to compensate for any specific loss, but rather to punish the at-fault party for particularly reckless or negligent behavior to deter similar conduct in the future. Punitive damages are awarded at the discretion of the court and are less common in rideshare accident cases. 

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Legal Process

Navigating the legal process after a rideshare accident can be complex, but understanding your responsibilities and the steps involved will help you pursue compensation effectively. At Gauthier Amedee, our Baton Rouge personal injury lawyers are committed to guiding you through each stage to ensure your rights are protected.

  • Call the police: File an official accident report.
  • Notify the Rideshare Company: Report the accident through their app or designated process.

Seek immediate medical attention for any injuries, even minor ones. It can be hard to tell how serious an injury is right after an accident, and medical records provide crucial evidence for your claim. 

Collect and preserve evidence from the scene of the accident:

  • Photos and videos
  • Witness statements
  • Medical records
  • Accident report

Consult with a lawyer who has experience navigating rideshare accident claims. They will be able to evaluate your care, investigate the accident, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. 

Your lawyer will help file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance, which includes:

  • Demand letter: Outline your case and compensation sought.
  • Negotiation: Engage with the insurance company to reach a settlement.

If a fair settlement is not reached through negotiation, your lawyer may file a lawsuit. This would mean your case goes to trial and your compensation would be decided in court before a judge.  

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Seven Figures

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$5 Million

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$4.4 Million

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$4 Million

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$1.5 Million

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$1.2 Million

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$1.175 Million

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$1 Million

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$830,000

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$825,400

 

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Rideshare Accident Liability

When a rideshare accident occurs, determining liability can be complex. While rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft provide insurance coverage, the rideshare driver’s personal liability also comes into play. 

Determining who is liable (and whose insurance will pay compensation) comes down to if the driver was negligent or reckless, if the driver was logged into the app and/or transporting a passenger, and what coverage is available from both the driver’s personal insurance and the rideshare company’s insurance. 

The Rideshare Driver’s Liability

Rideshare drivers typically have their own personal auto insurance. However, personal insurance policies often have limitations when the driver is using their vehicle for commercial purposes, such as driving for Uber or Lyft. Here’s how insurance coverage works in these situations:

  • Logged Out of the App: When the driver is not logged into the rideshare app, only their personal insurance applies. If an accident occurs during this time, you may need to seek compensation through the driver’s personal insurance policy. 
  • Logged In, Waiting for a Ride Request: When the driver is logged into the app but has not yet accepted a ride request, their personal insurance may offer limited coverage. In this scenario, the rideshare company’s contingent liability coverage may also apply.
  • En Route to Pick Up a Passenger or During a Ride: Once the driver has accepted a ride request or is transporting a passenger, the rideshare company’s insurance typically takes over. However, the driver’s personal insurance may still play a role in covering certain damages. 

The Rideshare Company’s Liability

Rideshare companies provide liability insurance to cover accidents involving their drivers. This insurance is meant to protect passengers, other drivers, and pedestrians. The coverage varies depending on the driver’s status at the time of the accident. 

  • App On, No Ride: During this period, the rideshare company provides limited liability coverage, which usually includes:
      • $50,000 per person for bodily harm
      • $100,000 per accident for bodily injury
      • $25,000 per accident for property damage
  • Ride Accepted or Passenger in Vehicle: During these periods, the rideshare company’s liability insurance increases significantly, often providing up to $1,000,000 in coverage for bodily injury and property damage.  

Put an Award-Winning Firm on Your Side!

If you’ve been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, never forget that you have rights. You deserve justice, and you deserve to be compensated for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, lost future earnings potential, and the emotional damage you’ve suffered. That’s why our team at Gauthier Amedee is here for you.

If you’re looking for a law firm that truly understands what you’re going through while bringing years of experience to the table, we are ready to help. We’ve seen too many people come through our doors who are suffering because someone else was irresponsible, and we’ve dedicated our lives to fighting for the justice they deserve. We are your Go2Lawyers. All it takes is a simple phone call — you don’t even have to leave your house! Just reach out to us and we’ll start your case review right away.

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Gauthier Amedee understands the hardship you face after suffering an injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve. Our team works on a contingency fee basis, so we only get paid when we win your case. You can rest easy knowing your case is in qualified, capable hands. Get started with a free case review today.