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Nashville Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyer

Uber and Lyft have become essential parts of Tennessee’s transportation system in more urban areas like Nashville. Their drivers make mistakes like anyone else, but most of us don’t spend many hours a week driving people from place to place. If you’re injured in a crash involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle, get legal representation to ensure you get the most compensation possible.

Legal Help for Seriously Injured Tennessee Rideshare Accident Victims

attorney Aaron HicksWhen a Lyft or Uber vehicle is involved in an accident, there are insurance issues you may not find if you’re struck by a personal vehicle. Aaron Hicks is a Nashville Uber & Lyft accident attorney who can get you the fair compensation you deserve for the injuries you suffered.

Call us at (615) 200-0084 or complete our online contact form today.

What is Rideshare Insurance?

Whether Uber or Lyft is involved or not, insurance plays a critical role in compensating accident victims for their losses. Insurance is a contract where the insurer, in exchange for premiums, covers negligent acts that cause injuries and property damage, with coverage exclusions and monetary limits.

It’s Tennessee law that drivers must have at least minimal liability coverage.

If another driver’s negligence causes an accident that injures you, you may file a claim against their policy. You should be covered if what the driver was doing isn’t excluded (like committing a crime or intentionally striking you) and they were negligent, up to the policy’s limits.

Negligence is a legal theory that applies to harm caused by vehicle accidents. It’s not enough that the other driver makes a mistake. You have the burden of proving that it’s more likely than not that the Uber or Lyft driver owed you a duty of care because of your relationship (you shared the road or were a passenger). They breached that duty, caused the accident and your injuries, and under Tennessee law they must compensate you for your losses.

Whose Insurance Will Cover Me If I’m Injured?

Whose insurance will cover you and for what amount varies on the situation. The insurance companies provide drivers depends on their status. The accident happens when the driver is:

  • If they are not using the app, their personal insurance should cover them if they are at fault because they are not driving for Uber or Lyft.
  • Using the app on their way to pick up a passenger, making a delivery, or transporting a passenger, the company’s coverage becomes involved if the driver is at fault. If you’re struck by a rideshare driver as a pedestrian, bicyclist, motorcyclist, in another vehicle, or a passenger, their insurance will cover at least $1,000,000 for injuries and property damage when that driver’s at fault
  • Using the app, but they haven’t accepted passenger or delivery, the company’s insurance would cover third parties when the driver’s at fault for $50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident for injuries, with $25,000 for property damage per accident

The driver must have the right coverage to work for Uber or Lyft. If their policy only covers personal use, but they’re making money while driving, they shouldn’t be driving passengers, and a claim will be denied. Drivers may need to purchase a commercial policy to cover them while driving for Uber or Lyft.

Why Should I Retain Aaron Hicks to Represent Me If I’m Injured in a Lyft or Uber Accident?

Aaron Hicks has practiced law in California and Tennessee for about twenty years. His focus is representing people injured in accidents so they can get the most compensation possible and put their lives back together.

Negligence and insurance laws are highly complex, and Aaron Hicks has the knowledge and experience needed to make sure your legal rights and interests are fully protected. Whether he’s investigating your case, negotiating a settlement, or arguing your case in a courtroom, your needs take priority.

Aaron Hicks has dealt with insurance companies for years. He knows how they’ll try to avoid paying a claim or at least minimize how much they’ll spend. He will put in the necessary work to ensure their efforts won’t impact what you truly deserve.

Aaron Hicks, after helping thousands of clients like you, understands what you’re going through, the challenges you face, and how vital a favorable outcome is for you and your family. We will tell your story, treat you professionally and with care, and greatly value your trust.

Contact Our Nashville Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyer at Hicks Firm Today

If you or a loved one are injured in an accident with an Uber or Lyft driver in the Nashville area, time is of the essence. The earlier you retain our services, the sooner we can investigate what happened and why. Hicks Firm offers a free initial consultation to discuss your case, how Tennessee law may apply, and discuss your options. Additionally, our experienced Nashville rideshare accident attorney can provide guidance and representation tailored to your specific situation.

Take the first step toward obtaining fair compensation for your injuries and putting your life back together again. Call Hicks Law Firm at (615) 200-0084 or complete our online contact form today to schedule your free consultation.