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Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer > Columbia Rideshare Accident Lawyer

Columbia Rideshare Accident Lawyer

Rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber have made getting around Columbia easy. Using an app, consumers can request a ride from one of the many independent contractors who drive for these companies. Instead of waiting for a bus or trying to flag down a cab, a consumer can tap a few buttons and wait for a lift. Uber and Lyft, along with other rideshare companies, are revolutionizing the transportation industry—and consumers are benefiting.

However, rideshare vehicles get into collisions like other vehicles on the road. If you were injured, call our law firm today. A Columbia rideshare accident lawyer can explain more about how to negotiate a settlement in a free consultation.

Why Do You Need a Rideshare Accident Attorney?

Our lawyers provide many critical services to accident victims, including the following.

  • Identifying Fault

Who caused the crash? You might assume your driver did, but it’s possible another motorist on the road collided with your car. Our firm can take an objective look at the evidence to identify which driver was negligent.

  • Negotiating a Settlement

Any car accident is expensive. Passengers can suffer disabling injuries and struggle for years with pain. Helpfully, South Carolina tort law allows victims to seek financial compensation. We can request money for the following damages:

  • Property damage
  • Medical treatment and bills
  • Lost income or income opportunities
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

If your rideshare driver is to blame for the collision, you submit a claim on their insurance. However, if a different driver is at fault, you will make a claim on their insurance policy.

Uber and Lyft drivers carry liability coverage—and the policy limits are large. They can pay up to $1 million in compensation for an accident. Even better, these policies will kick in if a different driver is to blame but their insurance is insufficient.

For example, imagine you are riding in a Lyft when a drunk driver hits your car. This driver unfortunately only has the minimum liability coverage. Your medical bills and lost income far exceed the $25,000 policy. In this example, the rideshare insurance should provide essentially underinsured motorist coverage.

Gathering Evidence

Your case is based on evidence of what happened and who caused the wreck. Evidence is critical. The defendant might claim you were negligent and partly to blame for getting hit by a rideshare vehicle.

Under South Carolina law, you can request compensation so long as your fault is 50% or less. Any fault will also reduce the amount you get to take home. Our firm will fully review all evidence, such as the police report and any witness statements.

Our Consultations Are Free

Anyone hurt in a rideshare accident should find an experienced attorney who has their back. Rideshare companies might have generous insurance policies, but claims adjusters still put up hurdles in front of anyone needing compensation. The Stanley Law Group has represented accident victims for decades, and one of our Columbia rideshare accident lawyers can connect for a free consultation to discuss your accident.

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