Lyft and Uber Accident Lawyer In Vancouver, WA
Call attorney Colin Scott if you’ve been injured
Many people in Vancouver and throughout Washington use ridesharing services, such as Lyft and Uber. What happens if there’s a car accident? Who will pay for your medical expenses and other damages? It can get complicated. That’s why you need an experienced car accident lawyer who can personally guide you through the legal process.
The Scott Law Firm, PLLC knows that injuries from a ridesharing crash can affect you physically, emotionally and financially. Attorney Colin Scott fights back against attempts to minimize your injuries and helps you recover the compensation you deserve.
An attorney who fights for your rights
Drivers for Lyft and Uber are currently viewed as independent contractors and generally do not receive any special training when it comes to operating a motor vehicle. They are paid for each fare. The more rides they give, the more money they make. Some drivers speed to get passengers to their destinations quickly. Others take unnecessary risks on the road. Some even text or check the app while they drive. The result can be a collision that leaves people with serious injuries.
State law sets strict limits on how much insurance drivers must carry, some of it provided by the ridesharing companies. Which insurance policy or policies go into effect when there is a crash? The answer may vary depending on the circumstances. Examples include:
- The driver had the app turned off and was not looking for passengers.
- The driver had the app turned on and was waiting for a trip request.
- The driver had accepted a trip request and was traveling to pick up a passenger.
- The driver was transporting a passenger.
If you’ve been hurt in an Uber or Lyft accident, medical expenses can add up quickly and become overwhelming. You may need surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy and months of follow-up appointments with doctors and specialists. If a negligent Lyft or Uber driver caused the crash, you shouldn’t have to pay for their mistake.
Insurance companies will try to pay you as little as possible, and they may use many different tactics to accomplish this objective, at your expense. For example, they may question the seriousness of your injuries. They may dispute what stage the Lyft or Uber driver was in at the time of the accident (and therefore dispute coverage). They may even try to blame you or offer you a meager settlement that falls far short of covering your damages.
Serving clients throughout Southwest Washington
That’s not acceptable. Attorney Colin Scott believes you should not have to settle for less than fair compensation. He builds strong cases built on facts and fights back to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve.
Our firm can investigate to find out what really happened. We can gather evidence, such as driver records and data from the ridesharing companies. We can also work to identify and interview witnesses, obtain cell phone records, and consult with experts and other specialists who can help piece together what happened.
Colin is determined to help you get the best possible outcome in your case, whether that’s through a negotiated settlement, arbitration award or jury verdict. He fights for a resolution that provides full compensation for his clients, including past and future medical expenses, past lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering and other damages the law may entitle you to recover.
If you were hurt in an accident involving a Lyft or Uber driver, talk to an experienced lawyer to learn your rights. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with attorney Colin Scott.