Uber, Lyft, Sidecar Accidents



With an estimated over 2 billion rides in over 450 cities Ride Sharing has become a leading method of transportation for passengers. This billion dollar industry shared between Uber, Lyft and Sidecar provide passengers an easy and convenient way to get around. Other than the obvious benefits of being chauffeured around, passengers prevent risks of facing traffic violations such as a DUI after a few drinks.


However, with the benefit of being driven around, comes a caveat for both passengers and drivers of Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar. State Law Firm, Apc. can assist with the probability of a car accident that results in injury to a passenger or driver.  Since hundreds of thousands of jobs have been created through Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar, just as many cars and drivers are on the road driving on a daily basis.


The risk of injury that can occur as a result of a passenger(s) or driver(s) being injured from the operation of a Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar ride-sharing is also inevitable. When a passenger or driver of Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar are injured, they need an attorney that understands the needs of the respective victim.  State Law Firm, Apc. understands that driver(s) have their own needs, while the passenger(s) is left with their own concerns.


The Driver:  Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar may be a primary method of income for many drivers. With this comes the predicament of how does a driver make an income if they are involved in the following accidents:


  • Automobile
  • Motorcycle
  • Trailer
  • Bus
  • Common Carrier
  • Rear End Collision


Resulting in loss of the Uber, Lyft, and Sidecars vehicle. A genuinely even bigger problem arises when there are disputes to liability or issues with who is at fault for:


  • Lane Change Accident
  • Side Swipe Accident
  • T-Bone Accident
  • Parking Lot Accident
  • Vehicle Rollover Accident
  • Single Car Accident
  • Head-On Accident


An experienced attorney at State Law Firm, Apc. can assist a driver with the concerns and headaches.


Most drivers are concerned about how they will be able to work, to make an income and pay their medical bills as a result of someone else’s negligence. They need their vehicle to be able to Uber, Lyft or Sidecar to make an income, and the medical bills could be growing.


  • Who is going to assist the Driver with issues such as a total loss vehicle as a result of the accident?
  • Who pays for the rental?
  • Who pays for the medical bills?
  • Am I entitled to loss of income or earning as a result of the Accident?
  • How will this accident affect the registered owner of the vehicle?
  • Am I personally responsible for the passengers in my Uber, Lyft, Sidecar when in an accident?
  • What happens if a passenger is injured in an accident and I am the Driver?


These are a few of the common questions and concerns a Driver has when involved in a car accident. An experienced personal injury attorney at State Law Firm, Apc. can help with these questions, and provide Drivers quick relief and peace of mind with some answers.


The Passenger: Passengers or occupants of a Uber, Lyft or Sidecar may be at risk of injury as a result of a passenger occupied vehicle accident.  As a passenger, the type of injury sustained can rely on multiple factors including the passengers seating position in a shared vehicle.  The location of the point of impact to a passenger vehicle may also be determinative of the biomechanism of injury sustained in a loss or motor vehicle accident. Whether a passenger is involved in a


  • Hit and Run Accident
  • Park-To-Reverse Accident
  • Rollover Accident
  • Back-Up Accident
  • Animal Vehicle Collision
  • Head On Collision
  • Multiple-Vehicle Collision
  • Rear-End Collision
  • Run-Off-Road Collision
  • Side Collision
  • Single-Vehicle Crash


An experienced attorney at State Law Firm, Apc. can assist passengers.


Generally, passengers are not liable for a car loss because, in most instances, they do not have any contributory or comparative fault in a Lyft, Uber or Sidecar motor vehicle collision.


An experienced attorney at State Law Firm, Apc. can assist in obtaining maximum compensation for Passengers or Occupants of a ride-sharing vehicle as they are familiar with the benefits that passengers are entitled to not limited to coverage for:


  • Medical Expense
  • Medical Transportation
  • Future Medical Care
  • Loss of Earning
  • Loss of Earning Capacity
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Loss of Household Abilities and Services
  • Pain and Suffering


An experienced attorney can also assist a Passenger in getting the reasonable and necessary treatment they are entitled to. Most passengers or occupants may be unaware of who will pay for their medical expenses, or who is at fault for a ride-sharing accident. Whether they need to use their own insurance, or the insurance of the 3rd party, or the insurance Uber, Lyft, Sidecar driver.


Many passengers in addition to working, may also be students, and their injuries contribute to their inability to be able to focus in class. The possibility of an occupant injury in a ride-sharing car can result in suffering which prevents an injured victim from being able to sit in class, focus, pay attention, contribute or even take notes as a result of the type of injury sustained and the resulting pain.


Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney or lawyer is important when dealing with a car accident.  Call State Law Firm, Apc. and talk to an experienced Personal Injury Attorney Today For Your FREE CONSULTATION!




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