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We're Here to Help After a Rideshare Accident

Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have become an integral part of our transportation landscape, providing convenient and affordable rides to countless passengers in Louisville, Kentucky. However, as the popularity of rideshare apps has grown, so too has the number of accidents involving these vehicles. If you've been injured in a rideshare accident, understanding liability and knowing what steps to take are crucial.

At Kinnard Law, we understand that rideshare accidents are different from other types of car accidents. We're dedicated to representing individuals who have been injured in these accidents and helping them navigate the complex legal process to secure the compensation they deserve.

For a consultation with one of our rideshare accident attorneys, call (615) 933-2893 or contact us online.

Who Is Liable in a Rideshare Accident in Louisville?

Determining liability in a rideshare accident can be complex, as multiple parties may share responsibility for the victim's damages and injuries. Understanding these potential liable parties is essential for pursuing a successful claim:

  1. The Rideshare Driver: The driver of the Uber or Lyft vehicle can be held liable for the accident if their negligence, such as reckless driving, distracted driving, or driving under the influence, directly caused the accident.
  2. Rideshare Company: Uber and Lyft are multi-billion-dollar corporations with extensive legal teams. They may also be held liable for accidents involving their drivers under certain circumstances, especially if they failed to conduct proper background checks, provide adequate training, or maintain their vehicles.
  3. Other Motorists: In some cases, a third-party driver, not affiliated with the rideshare service, may be responsible for the accident. In such instances, their insurance may come into play.
  4. Vehicle Manufacturer or Maintenance Providers: If a mechanical failure or defective vehicle component played a role in the accident, the manufacturer or maintenance provider may be held responsible.

At Kinnard Law, our Louisville rideshare accident attorneys are here to help. We can answer your questions and help you navigate the claims process.

Tactics Rideshare Companies May Use to Reduce Liability

Uber and Lyft are known to employ various tactics to minimize their liability and reduce payouts in accident cases. These tactics may include:

  1. Independent Contractor Status: Rideshare companies often classify their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. This classification can limit their liability for accidents involving their drivers.
  2. Complex Insurance Coverage: Rideshare companies have specific insurance policies that apply at different stages of a ride (e.g., app on, app off, and passenger in the vehicle). Understanding and navigating these policies can be challenging.
  3. Quick Settlement Offers: Rideshare companies may try to settle with accident victims quickly and for a lower amount than they deserve. It's important not to accept any settlement offers without first consulting with an attorney.

What Should You Do After an Uber or Lyft Accident?

If you've been involved in a rideshare accident in Louisville, here are the steps you should take:

  1. Seek Medical Attention: Your health is the top priority. Ensure you receive immediate medical attention, even if your injuries seem minor.
  2. Gather Evidence: If you're able, gather evidence at the accident scene, including photographs, witness information, and any other relevant details.
  3. Contact the Police: Report the accident to the police, and ensure an accident report is filed.
  4. Do Not Admit Fault: Avoid making any statements or admissions of fault, either to the rideshare driver, other parties, or insurance companies.
  5. Contact an Attorney: Reach out to an experienced rideshare accident attorney such as one of the attorneys at Kinnard Law. We can help you understand your rights, navigate the legal process, and maximize your chances of receiving fair compensation.
  6. Notify Your Insurance Company: Inform your own insurance company about the accident, but be cautious when discussing details without legal counsel.
  7. Avoid Speaking to Rideshare Company Representatives: Rideshare companies may reach out to you for statements or settlements. It's advisable to have your attorney handle all communications with them.

At Kinnard Law, we're committed to protecting your rights and helping you secure the compensation you deserve after a rideshare accident in Louisville. Contact us today for a free consultation, and let us guide you through the legal process while you focus on your recovery.

Call (615) 933-2893to speak with an attorney today.

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