Ridesharing Accident Attorneys in Missouri and Illinois

Ridesharing through such companies as Uber and Lyft has become an easy and convenient way to get around town when you either are unable to drive or wish to be free of that responsibility. Unfortunately, with these new services, accidents can still happen, making personal injury claims for passengers more complicated than ever.

If you or someone you know was injured in a traffic accident involving an Uber or Lyft service, call the experienced Uber accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Justin L. Mason, LLC as soon as possible. We have the knowledge and experience to review and sort out your situation and handle the proper legal process in pursuit of the compensation to which you are entitled. Our firm has obtained many successful settlements and verdicts for our injury and wrongful death clients throughout the area through aggressive legal action.

Schedule your free consultation with a St. Louis Uber and Lyft accident attorney at 314-200-0723 or by contacting us online.

Who Is Responsible for a Rideshare Accident?

As in any other traffic accident, your injury claim will be founded on proving liability and damages involved in the event. In a rideshare accident, the number of potentially liable parties is more complex than other accidents. For this reason, injury claims for rideshare accidents can be more complicated and challenging.

Those who may be responsible include:

  • Your Uber or Lyft driver, in which case their own personal insurer may be responsible for your claim
  • The Uber or Lyft company, in which case the company’s insurer may be responsible
  • Another driver on the road, who will then be held responsible through their insurer

The complications arise due to an ongoing controversy in how rideshare companies classify their drivers. These companies often insist that their drivers are independent contractors instead of employees, which they then claim absolves Uber or Lyft of any responsibility for the accident. This differs significantly from trucking companies and other corporations with drivers who are classified as employees, thus making the company’s insurer responsible. Because of this complication, injury claims in rideshare accidents can be extremely complex.

Establishing liability and which insurer should be held responsible means considering whether the driver was:

  • Using the rideshare app
  • En route to a pickup
  • Driving a customer

At The Law Offices of Justin L. Mason, LLC, we have dedicated our careers to standing up for the injured, opposing insurance companies, and fighting for fair and just outcomes. We urge you to take advantage of our commitment, skills, and legal tools to help you at this difficult time.

Let us fight for the compensation you need and deserve. Call our car accident lawyer in St. Louis at 314-200-0723 to get started.


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