This is the first post in the series which will discuss the topic of bringing a lawsuit against Uber or Lyft after an accident in Peoria, Illinois. I am addressing this topic due to the fact that, with the rise of ride-sharing, accidents involving such vehicles are becoming more common. Unfortunately, many individuals do not know how to proceed after a wreck occurs. It is important to understand that you have rights which must be protected. The goal of my upcoming articles is to provide information which will assist individuals in better understanding their situation. It is also my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a personal injury lawyer. If you or a loved one have been in an accident which involved Uber or some other ride-sharing company then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I will be addressing several topics over my coming articles. Some of the issues which I will look at include:
- Can a rider sue Uber after an accident?
- Bringing suit against Uber or Lyft after one of their vehicles hits your car
- Suing Uber or Lyft due to the conduct of one of their drivers
- The need to retain an experienced attorney if you have been in an accident which involved a rideshare
I have chosen to address these topics for several reasons. First, many are under the mistaken assumption that they cannot sue Uber or Lyft directly due to the fact that the drivers are independent contractors. This is incorrect as, under certain circumstances, the company may be responsible for the acts of its independent contractors. Moreover, a victim will always be able to bring a claim against the insurance policy of the driver. Second, the driver of a vehicle that is hit by a rideshare can bring suit as they would against any other commercial entity. Third, it is possible to bring a claim against these companies for inappropriate actions, such as assault, by their drivers. Finally, such cases can be highly complicated as you will be dealing with large corporate defendants. It is, therefore, important to retain an experienced attorney to assist you.
If you or a loved one are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a Peoria Uber accident lawyer. My office is experienced in bringing claims against commercial entities and we understand that this is a serious time in your life. Ensuring that your case is handled properly will help to increase the chances that you receive the compensation that you deserve. We devote our practice to protecting the rights of individuals, not corporations, and we take pride in the level of service which we offer. Contact us today to speak with an attorney. Our firm also serves clients in the Illinois cities of Bloomington, Eureka, Galesburg, Morton, Normal, Pekin, Springfield, and Washington.