Were you injured in a taxi or Rideshare accident?

You may have a potential accident injury claim. Take 60 seconds to complete this form to find out what your options are and how we can help you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.

Note: An attorney-client relationship is not formed when calling the number on this site or by filling out a form. By submitting your information, you are not entering into a contract with Stanley & Associates, or its attorneys, nor does the firm promise to accept your case or guarantee any result as it pertains to the outcome of your case.

Taxi, Uber, Lyft, and Other Rideshare Accidents

The first thing you need to do if you’ve been injured in a car accident involving an Uber, Lyft, or other on-demand taxi service is to gather as much information as possible. This includes:

  • taking photos of the scene of the accident
  • taking photos of all vehicles involved, including license plates
  • gathering driver and insurance information for all vehicles involved
  • saving a screenshot of your current trip information, driver, and location

The second thing you need to do is seek medical attention for your injuries. If you are worried or concerned about the cost of seeing a doctor, contact our office to see how we can help.

Rideshare drivers should have their own insurance policy for their vehicles that meets minimum liability requirements as outlined by state law. Most taxi and rideshare drivers are responsible vehicle owners and maintain the required state minimums or at least the minimums required by Uber, Lyft, and etc.

However, some drivers choose not to tell their insurance company they are driving for commercial reasons or allow their insurance policies to expire. This means that some passengers may be excluded from protections those policies could have provided them in an accident.

If for whatever reason the driver’s personal policy does not apply, Uber and Lyft maintain additional insurance coverage for rideshare drivers in case of a covered accident while they are picking up passengers and during trips. We have consulted with many clients who did not know this additional coverage could help them after they were injured during their ride.


Don't Talk to the Insurance Company

They may ask questions that have hidden legal implications or manipulate your answers to make the accident look like it is your fault or claim that your injuries aren’t severe.

It is best if you avoid speaking with any insurance representatives, including your own, regarding your injuries. They may try to pressure you into quickly signing a settlement agreement worth far less than you actually need.

Do not sign any documents or verbally agree to anything until you have had an opportunity to speak with a personal injury attorney. Once you have agreed to a settlement, you cannot ask for more!

Who is liable in an Uber or Lyft accident?

If the rideshare driver of the vehicle you are traveling in caused the accident, the driver is typically liable for damages. This means that you, as a passenger, have a potential rideshare injury claim against the driver.

If another motorist caused the accident, that motorist would be liable for damages. You would be able to make a potential claim against that driver and you may still be afforded coverage under your driver’s rideshare policy or even your own policy if you are insured.

As a driver, could I have an injury claim?

Absolutely! As long as you did not cause the accident, you have the same options available to you as your passengers would. You should immediately begin documenting as much evidence as possible.

Stanley & Associates is experienced in navigating and settling these claims. Let our attorneys and staff manage the process for you while you focus on recovery.

Hiring a Ridshare Accident Lawyer

Our attorneys have experience handling rideshare claims for injured passengers against Uber and Lyft. We file the claims with all parties involved to maximize your compensation and handle all correspondence with the insurance companies so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries.

An experienced car accident attorney will take into account your current and future medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses, so you get the compensation you need to cover the true costs of your accident.

We’re used to dealing with insurance company tactics, so when the insurance company calls, hang up and contact us instead. We’ll help you figure out whether or not a settlement offer is fair, and we’ll talk to the insurance company for you.