St. Louis Ridesharing Accident Lawyers
Ridesharing has revolutionized how people get around their hometowns and cities when they don’t want to or cannot drive themselves. However, it has also changed how people can seek compensation after being in a bad car accident. If you were hurt while riding in an Uber or Lyft, then filing an injury claim against the liable party will likely get complicated.
To sort out your case and progress it confidently, rely on Cantor Injury Law, LLC and our Uber and Lyft accident attorneys in St. Louis. We are known throughout both Missouri and Illinois as steadfast lawyers who will go to any length to ensure our clients’ success and comfort.
A few reasons why you should choose us first:
- Attorney Mark Cantor has been practicing injury law since 1993.
- We are well-rated by Avvo, Super Lawyers®, and Martindale-Hubbell®.
- You don’t pay unless we win your case!
When your wellbeing and finances are on the line after a ridesharing accident, don’t settle for less! Let only the professionals at our firm represent you.
Call us now at (314) 628-9999 to schedule your FREE consultation with our firm.
Who Can Be Held Liable in an Uber or Lyft Accident?
As with any other car accident claim, the key to success in our Uber or Lyft accident claim will be proving liability and damages. Your damages may be fairly straightforward to prove, like showing medical bills and the income you lost due to being unable to work. Proving liability can be a different and more difficult situation, though.
In a typical car accident, you can usually point at the other driver and solve liability. Things might not be so straightforward in an Uber of Lyft accident, though.
Parties who might be liable for your ridesharing crash:
- Ridesharing driver: There is the very real chance that your own Uber or Lyft driver caused your accident. After all, almost everyone has a story of a ridesharing driver “driving crazy” to get to the destination as fast as possible. Your driver’s own insurance company might be responding to your injury claim. Make sure you are ready to take them on by using our help.
- Ridesharing company: Along the same train of thought, is it possible that Uber or Lyft is partially responsible for your crash? Arguments have been made before that ridesharing companies encourage unsafe driving by paying drivers minimally and per ride completed. The more customers driven in an hour, the more a driver stands to make, which makes many of them drive hastily. Uber and Lyft have also been criticized for distracting drivers by forcing them to use their app while in transit.
- Another driver: Of course, we cannot rule out that another driver on the road caused your Uber or Lyft accident. This situation complicates things as they have a duty to drive safely, but your ridesharing driver has a duty to protect you from harm as their paying passenger. Even when another driver is clearly at-fault for your crash, the argument might be made that liability is split between them and your driver.
- Another passenger: There are also stories of unruly ridesharing passengers causing accidents by distracting or even attacking their drivers. Services like UberPool will place you in an Uber with complete strangers. How do you file an injury claim if a stranger causes your ridesharing accident? With our help!
While pinpointing liability is as important as it is difficult, it is not something you have to do on your own – or worry about at all. Focus on your own recuperation instead while getting our Uber and Lyft accident lawyers from Cantor Injury Law to work on your claim. We can do all the legwork, research, investigating, and claim building for you. Remember: We provide our legal services to clients in both Missouri and Illinois.
Are Uber & Lyft Drivers Employees?
Uber and Lyft accident claims and lawsuits have also been complicated by the perennial question: “Are ridesharing drivers employees?” While most any ridesharing driver will tell you that they behave and are treated like an employee, Uber, Lyft, and the National Labor Relations Board all say differently. The debate is ongoing today.
If an Uber or Lyft driver is an employee, then accidents they cause can put liability directly onto their employer’s shoulders, similar to how Walmart can be held accountable for truck accidents caused by their truckers. If Uber or Lyft drivers are independent contractors, as their parent companies insist, then that separates those companies from liability and makes cases trickier. In either circumstance, you can trust in our team to back you and aggressively seek every single penny of compensation you deserve.
Decades of Legal Experience By Your Side – Cantor Injury Law
All of our clients and legal peers can tell you that we are truly passionate about doing what is best for our clients. Attorney Mark Cantor even has a private weekend retreat that he makes available to certain clients in particularly stressful cases! To get personal injury representation of such a high caliber, you have to come to Cantor Injury Law in St. Louis for your Uber or Lyft accident claim. There is just no substitute for how much we care about our clients and their futures.