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Arlington Heights Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyers

Lake County Uber Accident Injury Attorneys

Attorneys for Victims Injured in Ridesharing Accidents in Cook County

In major metropolitan areas like Greater Chicago, ride-hailing or ridesharing services like Uber, Lyft, and others have created serious competition for traditional taxicabs in recent years. In many cases, these web-based services may be faster, cheaper, and more accessible than a standard cab would be. They are not without their risks, however.

At Newland & Newland, LLP, we know that when you use your phone to arrange an Uber or Lyft ride, you have every reason to believe that you will get to where you are going without a problem. Unfortunately, accidents do happen from time to time, and when they do, recovering compensation can be extremely difficult due to the complicated insurance coverages associated with ridesharing services. If you or someone you love was injured while riding with Uber or Lyft or in a crash with an Uber or Lyft driver, our skilled lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Trusted Schaumburg Counsel for Injured Passengers

Companies like Uber and Lyft conduct background checks and safety screenings to ensure that their drivers are equipped to provide safe rides for the companies' passenger. While drivers must be approved, they do not undergo specific training and they are not professionals. When you are riding in an Uber or Lyft vehicle, the company maintains an insurance policy that should cover your injuries if an accident were to occur.

According to Illinois law, ride-hailing companies must also provide primary liability coverage any time that the driver has their version of the Uber or Lyft app switched on. As a result, if the driver is involved in an accident with a passenger in the car or while driving around looking for another passenger, the company's policy should pay for any damages that are caused.

The reality, however, is that getting the company's insurance to pay out is not quite so easy. The ridesharing company or the insurer could attempt to avoid paying by shifting blame to the driver or to the driver of another involved vehicle. The insurance company could also dispute the severity of your injuries. In order to get the compensation you need, you might need to file claims with multiple insurance carriers, including the at-fault driver's insurer and possibly your own insurer as well. Attorney Gary A. Newland and his team will help you determine which companies should share in the liability for the accident and will work with you to build a case for maximum compensation.

Accidents Involving Ridesharing Vehicles

You are likely to encounter similar complications if you are ever involved in a crash with an Uber or Lyft vehicle while you are driving your own car. Depending on the circumstances, you might need to file a claim with the ridesharing company's insurer, that of the driver, or both. At Newland & Newland, LLP, we understand that companies like Uber and Lyft rely heavily on their reputation, which often means that they will fight hard to avoid accepting blame for an accident. Our attorneys will work hard on your behalf until you get the compensation you need to move forward with your life.

Call 847-797-8000 Today

For more information about collecting compensation after an accident involving Uber or Lyft, contact our office. Call 847-797-8000 for a free consultation and case review today. Our firm serves clients throughout Northern Illinois, including the communities of Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Schaumburg, Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, Elk Grove Village, Wheeling, Des Plaines, DuPage County, Lake County, and Cook County.

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