Yes, in South Carolina you can file a personal injury claim if you’re a passenger in an Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare vehicle that is involved in an accident. These accidents can be complex, as there are multiple parties that could be held liable for your injuries and damages sustained during the accident.
If your Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare driver was involved in an accident while you were in the vehicle, our team can help you. Speak to our legal team today and schedule your free consultation with an experienced Uber Accident Lawyer by calling (803) 888-2200 or by messaging us online.
Determining Liability in a Rideshare Car Accident
If the Rideshare Driver Caused the Accident:
If the Uber, Lyft, or rideshare driver was at-fault for the accident, then he/she can be held liable under SC law. In this case, you may file a lawsuit against the driver. In addition to the driver’s policy limits, SC law requires rideshare companies to carry liability insurance of $1 million in coverage for passengers who are injured during an auto accident caused by a rideshare driver.
If Another Driver Caused the Accident:
If another driver caused the accident, then that driver’s insurance company will be liable for your damages.
It’s important to note that the insurance company’s mission is to limit or deny claims in an effort to save money. Our experienced Uber Accident Lawyers can help you understand the TRUE value of your claim. For more information on liability specific to your circumstances, contact Cavanaugh & Thickens and receive a free case review with our experienced legal team. Simply call (803) 888-2200 or fill out our online form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.
What Damages Can I Recover After an Uber, Lyft, or Other Rideshare Vehicle Accident?
An Uber Accident Lawyer will work with you to recover:
- Past and future medical expenses: including hospital, disability, physical therapy, chiropractic, and other rehabilitation expenses.
- Lost wages, salary, or income.
- Property damage.
- Punitive damages.
- Past and future pain and suffering.
- Wrongful death if you’re filing a lawsuit on behalf of a loved one who passed.
What Information Should I Collect?
After an accident, while a passenger in an Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare vehicle, it’s helpful to collect the following:
- The name of the driver(s) involved
- The insurance information of the at-fault driver. As a passenger, it’s useful to collect the insurance information of both parties, if applicable.
- Photos and videos of the accident scene, your injuries, the other vehicle(s) involved, etc. (Did you know that you should NOT post about your accident online?)
- Copies of the accident report.
Collecting this information will be useful when submitting your claim. This information is especially important if you decide to hire an Uber Accident Lawyer.
Why Hire an Uber Accident Lawyer?
As a passenger in a rideshare vehicle, the legal process is different than that if you were a driver involved in the accident. Therefore, it’s important to have an attorney on your side who is educated on the specifics of corresponding state laws. Our Uber accident lawyers will help you recover physically, financially, and emotionally.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Cavanaugh & Thickens will determine exactly who is responsible for your injuries/damages and fight to get you the best possible outcome for your case. Schedule your free consultation with our award-winning attorneys today by calling (803) 888-2200 or filling out our online form.