Being injured in a motor vehicle accident can be distressing. From lost wages due to time away from work to physical and emotional injuries, being in a car accident that is not your fault can come with a series of grievances that may leave you confused.
If your motor vehicle accident was on account of an Uber, Lyft, or rideshare service app, you may also be confused as to who is liable. In some cases, the driver of these rideshare apps may have minimal insurance that cannot fully compensate your costs from pain and suffering.
If you’ve been hurt in an Uber or Lyft accident, keep reading to learn how to maximize your compensation.
How Much Can I Get From the At-Fault Driver’s Insurance?
In the state of Colorado, all drivers are required to have liability insurance in the event of a crash or accident. However, the minimum coverage for one person who suffered an injury or fatality in a car accident is only $25,000.
If your property, such as a bike or car, is damaged, the minimum coverage is only $15,000. These compensations may not cover the costs of your pain and suffering.
You can be compensated for medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
When the driver of an Uber or Lyft has inadequate liability insurance, you may be able to receive compensation from the rideshare service’s liability insurance, which can pay you up to $1 million or even more, depending on your circumstances.
What Can Hiring a Lawyer Do for You?
A lawyer can help you build a case while you focus on rest and recovery. The emotional turmoil from a motor vehicle accident cannot be understated; you must take the time you need while letting someone skilled and experienced handle the stress of the law.
Jeffress Law, PC, in Boulder, CO, is led by attorney Christopher Jeffress, who has been practicing law for over 30 years. He and his firm are dedicated to bringing you all the compensation you deserve and are allowed under the law.
Not only will you receive personal care and attention, but you will have an unparalleled experience. Christopher Jeffress used to work for insurance companies, allowing for greater maneuverability around their policies which can help maximize the compensation you receive.
His firm proudly serves not just Boulder, CO, but also Fort Collins, CO, Longmont, CO, and Loveland, CO, as well as the surrounding areas.
If you or a loved one has become injured in an Uber, Lyft, or rideshare service accident, call 303-993-8685 or fill out our contact form here to get started.