If you were injured in an accident with an Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare driver, collecting compensation for your losses can be a challenging process. Several parties might be responsible for your injuries and damages but determining liability can be difficult. Rideshare companies tout their $1 million insurance policies but often deny coverage to injured parties when accidents occur. The attorneys at Tiano O’Dell, PLLC, represent clients who have been involved in rideshare accidents. Contact our office to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation.
Our Rideshare Accident Practice
- Rideshare accidents are not like regular car accidents in West Virginia. Our attorneys know the applicable rideshare and insurance laws. We work with insurance companies on a regular basis, and we know the common tactics they use to deny or limit the coverage they provide to injured parties.
- You will not pay any out-of-pocket attorneys’ fees because we handle our rideshare accidents on a contingency fee basis. We will only collect attorneys’ fees (as a percentage of your total compensation) after we have helped you secure a settlement or trial award.
- We have extensive resources that we use to discover and preserve evidence, prepare our cases, and value our client’s injury claims. We use cutting-edge technology and have access to a medical database used by doctors across the country to investigate and manage our cases.
How Our Rideshare Accident Attorneys Can Help
After an accident, our injured clients often face compounding medical bills, ongoing medical care, and lost wages due to missed work. With confusing insurance coverage explanations, and all parties denying responsibility, you may not know where to turn for compensation for your losses. Our attorneys will take over and manage the legal process so that you can focus on your physical recovery.
We have experience dealing with rideshare defendants and their insurance companies. They will never contact you directly for statements and will go through us instead. We will negotiate with liable parties to help you reach a settlement agreement for the injuries and damages you have suffered. Our personal injury attorneys are trial lawyers who will be ready to advocate for your rights in court if necessary.
West Virginia Comparative Fault Law
In rideshare accidents, responsible parties often accuse others of causing or contributing to the accident to limit their financial exposure. This is a common tactic used by defendants and insurance companies, and it is often the injured party who is accused of some portion of fault for the accident. Fortunately, West Virginia is what’s known as a modified comparative negligence state, which means that you may still recover compensation for your losses even if you were partially responsible for the accident. So long as you were not more than 49% at fault for the accident, you may recover compensation from other responsible parties, and your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
Contact Our West Virginia Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney
The Charleston, West Virginia car crash attorneys at Tiano O’Dell, PLLC, have more than two decades of experience handling personal injury claims, and we know that Uber and Lyft accident claims can be difficult to handle on your own. Contact our office for a no-cost and no-obligation consultation to discuss your accident and go over your legal options. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping injured clients get the justice and compensation that they deserve. Call us today (304) 720-6700.