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When an Uber or Lyft has caused you serious injuries, a free consultation with a rideshare accident lawyer in Millbrook can give you the direction you need. You deserve quality legal representation on your side, and Those Thumbs Up Guys® at Floyd Hunter are known for the compassion and experience that they bring to Millbrook injury claims.

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While rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have offered accessibility and provided an easy option for securing a sober driver, concerns over safety have emerged. Apart from the list of dangers associated with driving in general, Millbrook Uber & Lyft drivers must operate an app on their phone when taking customers. There is also an added incentive to get to the passenger’s destination faster, which can create unsafe situations on the road. Unruly passengers, long shifts often going late into the night, and many other factors unique to these services make it a risky business. Unfortunately, this puts many in the position of being injured by a rideshare driver’s negligence.

When costs are adding up and you don’t know where to turn next, give us a call. We’ll schedule a free consultation in which a Millbrook rideshare accident lawyer from Floyd Hunter will examine the details of your accident and provide answers to your legal questions. If you have a case, our team will work tirelessly to recover the maximum compensation available to you. Find out what your case is worth today.

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Getting legal representation in Millbrook has never been easier. Either share your story through our online form or give us a call, and we will get started with a free consultation to help you choose your next steps.

Finding Every Dollar You’re Due

When you work with Floyd Hunter, you can rest assured knowing no stone will be left unturned when it comes to recovering your damages. We make sure those responsible pay the maximum compensation you’re legally entitled to for your losses.

Affordable Representation for All

We believe that anyone injured in a collision with a rideshare driver should be able to access legal services. For this reason, we work contingent on your win. This means you only pay if we successfully recover compensation for you!

Understanding Alabama’s Rideshare Laws

The Millbrook, AL, rideshare accident lawyers at Floyd Hunter Injury Law understand the complexities of this evolving legal landscape. With our knowledge and experience, we can offer you accurate advice and support customized to the specific state regulations on rideshare accidents. We deal with insurance policies, liability determination, and keeping up with deadlines while you rest and recover.

Uber & Lyft also have their own regulations when it comes to their Alabama drivers:

Statute of Limitations on Alabama Rideshare Accidents

One important part of the law that applies to rideshare accidents in Alabama is the statute of limitations: a 2-year deadline for filing a legal claim. In other words, you have exactly 2 years from the date of your accident to file a claim. While this may feel like a long time, investigating the accident and gathering evidence can take some time and should be done as early as possible after the accident.

Don’t miss your chance to recover compensation for the harm done to you by a rideshare driver. Call a Millbrook Uber & Lyft injury lawyer from Floyd Hunter today and start on the road to justice.

Who Is Responsible for Your Expenses?

One of the most important aspects of the legal process for personal injury claims, including rideshare claims, is proving that the party responsible for your injuries was negligent. However, the process of proving liability after a rideshare accident is much different than in other types of cases.

When determining who is going to be responsible for paying your accident-related expenses, it often depends on two factors: whether the driver’s rideshare app was offline or active, and whether they were in the middle of a trip or not.

In the case of both Uber and Lyft, the policies are the same:

  • If the app was not in use at the time of the accident, you can only seek compensation through the driver’s personal insurance.
  • If the app was active but the driver had not accepted a ride yet, Uber’s and Lyft’s liability insurance kicks in only if the driver’s personal insurance policy will not cover the expenses. Coverage in this situation for both rideshare services includes
    • $50,000 in bodily injury per person
    • $100,000 in bodily injury per accident 

Lyft & Uber’s $1 Million Insurance policy

Many people have heard that these rideshare companies offer a $1 million insurance policy in accidents, but it is important to know that this coverage only applies when the rideshare app is active and the driver is either on their way to pick someone up or already has a passenger when an accident happens.

What Will Compensation Cover?

While compensation in rideshare accidents depends on the driver’s status in the rideshare app, the expenses you can recover typically include both economic and non-economic damages.

Economic Damages

Economic damages refer to the quantifiable financial losses suffered as a result of the incident. Medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and any other out-of-pocket costs directly associated with the accident will likely be included.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages encompass the intangible losses and hardships that may result from a rideshare accident, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and other non-monetary losses that rarely have a precise financial value.

What About Punitive Damages?

Punitive damages are a unique category of compensation that are not commonly granted and are reserved for situations involving intentional, malicious, or extremely reckless behavior. Punitive damages may be considered if the at-fault party’s actions go beyond mere negligence and exhibit a deliberate disregard for the safety of others. 

In Alabama, punitive damages are also the only form of compensation awarded in wrongful death claims arising from rideshare accidents. They serve as a means of punishment and deterrence, rather than direct reimbursement for specific losses.

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Floyd Hunter – By Your Side Throughout the Claims Process

Whether you’re facing an insurance denial or not sure where to begin with the claims process, we can step in to fight for your just compensation. While many people try handling these situations alone, this is a dangerous decision. Without solid legal advocacy, you put yourself at risk of being manipulated and taken advantage of by insurance companies that don’t want to pay.

By hiring a seasoned Millbrook injury attorney to assist with your rideshare claim, you are setting yourself up for a successful outcome. We investigate the accident and collect evidence, negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, and will even defend you in court if negotiations are unsuccessful. We do whatever it takes to bring a fair resolution to your case while providing you with support and comfort in this trying time.

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