Omaha Rideshare Accident Lawyers
Defending Against Negligent Uber and Lyft Drivers
Uber and Lyft have become household names in every city across America. Allowing riders to schedule fast and convenient rides at the touch of a button, these smartphone apps have changed the way we view transportation. They’ve also changed the nature of some car accidents.
Because of the nature of Uber and Lyft agreements, it may be difficult to determine liability in an accident that involves a ridesharing service driver. Our Omaha rideshare accident attorneys at Carlson & Burnett are BBB® accredited, and led by attorneys Clete Blakeman, an AV Preeminent-rated personal injury lawyer, Joe Risko, and Andy Wilson; all well-versed in these kinds of cases. We can help you investigate what happened and advocate for fair compensation on your behalf.
Call today at (402) 810-8611 for more information on how we can help!
Determining Liability in Ridesharing Accident Cases
Like any car crash, an Uber or Lyft accident may have many parties involved and many factors contributing to the collision. However, in most car accidents, you are directly interacting with the other driver and their insurance company. In a ridesharing case, the share of liability will depend on the driver’s employment status at the time of your accident, as well as their level of responsibility.
Some of the most common parties in a ridesharing accident case may include:
- The Uber or Lyft driver
- Another car or truck driver
- The Uber or Lyft driver’s personal insurer
- The corporate insurance provider for Uber and Lyft
- The ridesharing company itself
Comparative Negligence in Nebraska
All states adhere to a legal doctrine called “negligence” when calculating liability, and Nebraska is no exception. Adhering to what is called modified comparative negligence, the state will allow you to recover damages even if you were partially at fault for your accident – provided that your share of fault is 50% or less than the defendant. This isn’t always easy for people directly involved in the accident to determine, as the trauma of impact tends to blur the details.
This means you will need the help of a skilled personal injury lawyer to figure out whether your share of fault actually stands at less than 50%, especially with so many parties involved. With years of experience performing deep-dive investigation into car crashes, our team at Carlson & Burnett can assist you with piecing together the details.
Committed Representation for Complex Rideshare Accidents
When you’re dealing with a serious injury, you shouldn’t have to face the additional stress that can come with filing a lawsuit, or negotiating with insurance companies. Our Omaha ridesharing accident lawyers understand that stress, and we want to help you recover from your painful injuries. We always aim to provide the kind of warm, compassionate support you would expect from a trusted friend and advisor, as well as the powerful legal counsel you need to succeed.
If your life has been up-ended by an Uber or Lyft driver, we can get things back on track. Contact us online today for a consultation!