Uber & lyft accidents in Kentucky

Kentucky Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyers

Protecting the rights of rideshare victims in Louisville, Lexington, and all of Kentucky

Rideshare services are becoming increasingly common here in Kentucky and throughout the country, offering both convenience and jobs. Unfortunately, drivers for services like Uber and Lyft aren’t always screened properly before being given the clearance to transport passengers. This often results in serious accidents and injuries due to driver negligence. If you have been injured while traveling in or in a collision with an Uber or Lyft, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

Lawsuits involving rideshare vehicles are often more complex than a standard Lexington car accident. Lyft and Uber’s insurance only covers its drivers during certain times. If you are interested in pursuing full compensation for your injuries and losses, you need an experienced Kentucky car accident lawyer at Wilt Injury Lawyers by your side who is fully prepared to go up against nationwide rideshare service providers. Contact us in Lexington or Louisville today.

What are common causes of Uber and Lyft accidents?

Like most Kentucky car accidents, the majority of rideshare accidents happen due to driver error and negligence. Driver negligence can include:

  • Driving under the influence
  • Distracted driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Failing to follow traffic laws

After you are injured in an accident, the attorneys at Wilt Injury Lawyers launch an investigation into how it happened, who was at fault for causing your injuries and losses, and work to hold them accountable.

What are typical injuries from Kentucky rideshare accidents?

Depending on the nature of the collision, an Uber or Lyft accident can cause serious and life-changing injuries, including:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Traumatic amputation/loss of limb
  • Burn injuries
  • Shoulder, neck, and back injuries
  • Vision or hearing loss
  • Internal organ damage
  • Bone fractures and breaks

If your loved one lost their life in a rideshare accident, our Lexington and Louisville attorneys can file a wrongful death claim on your behalf.

Can I sue Lyft after I’m injured in a Kentucky car accident?

When you’ve been involved in an accident with a Lyft-affiliated driver – whether as a passenger or a driver in another car – you should be protected by both the Lyft driver’s auto insurance and the $1 million auto insurance policy provided by Lyft. However, Lyft’s auto insurance coverage is only active when the driver is in the app waiting for a ride request, when the Lyft driver is on their way to pick up a passenger, and for the duration of the ride.

This means the $1 million auto insurance liability coverage is active only when the driver has picked up a passenger and is transporting them. If the Lyft driver is waiting for a ride request, they have basic bodily injury liability coverage and property damage liability coverage that will apply only when the driver’s insurance does not.

Lyft’s auto insurance coverage after an accident can be confusing. Your Lexington attorney at Wilt Injury Lawyers has the experience you need to ensure that the insurance company is held accountable.

Can I sue Uber after I’m injured in a Kentucky car accident?

Uber also carries a $1 million liability insurance policy to protect individuals injured in an accident with one of its affiliated drivers. The company also requires its drivers to carry their own auto insurance in addition to the coverage provided by Uber. However, like Lyft, Uber’s insurance covers accidents only that occur in specific circumstances, including:

  • When the driver is in driver mode
  • When the driver is on their way to pick up a passenger
  • The duration of a trip

If the Louisville Uber accident occurs during any other time, the Uber driver’s own insurance should be used to protect both the driver, passenger, and anyone else who might be involved in the accident. Your car accident lawyer at Wilt Injury Lawyers will investigate your accident to determine whether your claim should be with Uber’s insurer, the Uber driver’s insurer, or both insurance companies.

Who is liable for my Kentucky Uber or Lyft accident injuries?

Determining the liable parties after a rideshare accident can be a bit complex, as you can see from the insurance issues above. There may be only one at-fault party for your accident or injuries, or there may be several. These parties can include:

  • The Lyft or Uber driver. If a rideshare driver’s negligence behind the wheel caused the accident, they can and should be held responsible for the resulting injuries and losses.
  • The rideshare company. In some cases, Uber or Lyft should be held accountable for their drivers’ actions – for example, when they fail to vet a driver for traffic violations and that driver later causes an accident.
  • Other at-fault parties. If a third party caused your accident and injuries, our Kentucky attorneys will also work to ensure they are held responsible. This includes if you were a passenger in a Lyft or Uber that was hit by another vehicle.

It is possible for more than one party to be liable for your injury claim. The legal team at Wilt Injury Lawyers can help determine the right ones in a personal consultation.

Uber & Lyft accidents in KY

What is the value of my Kentucky rideshare accident claim?

When discussing how much your accident claim may be worth, the impact your injuries have had and will continue to have on your life helps determine how much you could be awarded. You are entitled to repayment for every single loss you have endured. Some of the financial and non-financial damages we seek on your behalf include the following:

  • Loss of income
  • Emotional distress
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Lost quality of life
  • Medical expenses and equipment
  • Property damage
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of household services

These are just a few of the various losses you may be able to recover in your personal injury or car accident claim. Our attorneys carefully examine the details of your case to determine how much you may be entitled to in your Kentucky accident claim.

Is it expensive to hire a Lyft or Uber car accident attorney?

No, it isn’t. We understand that, after a serious injury, it feels impossible to make ends meet and the cost of working with a Kentucky personal injury attorney is worrisome. However, when you work with Wilt Injury Lawyers, there is no need to worry. Our lawyers work with our clients on a contingency fee basis. This means you won’t pay a dime unless we win or settle your case. We want to help.

Do you have an Uber or Lyft accident attorney near me?

Wilt Injury Lawyers has offices in Louisville and Lexington:

Louisville Office

13113 Eastpoint Park Blvd. Suite A
Louisville, KY 40223
Phone: 502-253-9110

Lexington Office

196 W. Lowry Lane, Suite 1
Lexington, KY 40503
Phone: 502-461-1481

If you or your loved one are too injured or ill to travel to us, we can arrange a phone or video conference. We also make hospital visits.

Reputable Lyft and Uber accident lawyers working for you

Remember, just because insurance companies are supposed to provide you with compensation for your losses, it does not mean they will do so willingly. In fact, you can expect the insurance company to do everything possible to minimize the amount they are required to settle for. The aftermath of a car accident is already difficult as it is. Get help with the legalities of your lawsuit by contacting a respected rideshare accident lawyer at Wilt Injury Lawyers. Please call 502-253-9110 or fill out our contact form to schedule a no-fee consultation. We maintain offices in Lexington and Louisville, and proudly serve clients throughout Kentucky.