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Springfield, Illinois Rideshare Accident Attorney

Champaign Urbana Uber/Lyft accident attorney

Lawyers for Collisions With Uber or Lyft Drivers in Champaign, Bloomington, and Decatur

Being involved in any type of car accident can be a confusing, stressful experience. Determining how you can be repaid for your injuries can become even more complex if an accident involved a driver for a rideshare company such as Uber or Lyft. To figure out who is liable for your injuries, what types of insurance coverage you can receive, and whether you have any other legal options, you will want to work with a personal injury lawyer who is experienced in these types of cases.

The law firm of Kanoski Bresney has been representing injury victims for more than 40 years, and we have helped our clients receive a total of over $400 million. With this experience and record of success, we know the best ways to approach car accident cases, and we are not afraid to take on big insurance companies or other large corporations. We will fight to protect your rights and work to hold rideshare companies responsible for injuries caused by their drivers.

Legal Issues in Uber and Lyft Accidents

Rideshare companies maintain insurance policies that provide coverage for people injured in collisions caused by their drivers. These may include passengers in a rideshare vehicle, drivers or passengers of other vehicles, or pedestrians injured after being struck by an Uber or Lyft driver. However, whether a victim is covered and the amount they can receive may be different depending on whether a rideshare driver was transporting passengers, was on their way to a pickup, was waiting for a ride request, or was driving on their personal time.

If you need to make an insurance claim for an injury that occurred in a rideshare accident, our attorneys can speak with insurance companies on your behalf to make sure you receive the coverage you need. We will review your medical records to gain a full understanding of the expenses related to your injury and the ways your family has been affected financially, and we will work to negotiate a settlement that will fully cover your costs.

In addition to making an insurance claim, you may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against a rideshare company. These types of cases can often be complicated, and companies often attempt to avoid liability by claiming that their drivers are independent contractors rather than employees. With our understanding of the legal issues involved in these cases, we can help you show that your injuries were caused by negligence on the part of Uber or Lyft.

In some cases, we may be able to show that a rideshare company did not take the proper steps to review a driver's records and make sure they would be able to transport passengers safely and reliably. For example, if Uber or Lyft failed to screen out a driver who had a history of DUI convictions, the company may be held liable if the driver caused an accident. In other cases, we may be able to show that a driver's use of a rideshare app led to a distracted driving accident. We can obtain GPS information and other electronic records, as well as police reports, security camera footage, witness testimonies, and other evidence that can be used to show that Uber or Lyft was responsible for your injuries.

Contact Our Peoria County Rideshare Collision Lawyers

Because of the complex issues that may be involved in an accident with a rideshare driver, you need an attorney who is experienced in recovering compensation from insurance companies and other large corporations. At Kanoski Bresney, we will provide the respect, response, and results you deserve, helping you receive payments that will allow you and your family to recover from your injuries successfully. To set up your free consultation, contact us today at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682. We assist with car accident cases throughout the state of Illinois, including Macon County, Champaign County, McDonough County, Peoria County, Sangamon County, Adams County, McLean County, Tazewell County, and Schuyler County, including Bloomington, Macomb, Springfield, Peoria, Decatur, Rushville, Quincy, Champaign, and Pekin.

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