If you or a loved one is struggling in Surprise, Arizona in the wake of an Uber or Lyft-related motor vehicle accident and you don’t know what to do next, the team at Stewart Law Group is here for you.
For over two decades, we’ve sought maximum compensation for our clients. Our track record of successful settlements and jury verdicts speaks for itself.
So get started with one of Surprise’s best legal teams. Request your free no-obligation consultation in your Uber/Lyft accident case today at 623-263-1000.
Understanding Uber And Lyft In Arizona
Since Uber and Lyft services launched in Arizona, the use of ridesharing services has doubled, according to researchers at Arizona State University. In the greater Phoenix area, ridesharing accounts for 14% of all car trips.
Despite the surge in the use of these services, individuals that drive for these companies are not required to receive additional training outside of just passing a standard driver’s license test. This can have fatal consequences for other motorists on the road. According to a study by the University of Chicago, ridesharing services have led to a 3% rise in vehicle fatalities and fatal accidents from 2014 to 2016.
Despite claims by some specialists that these services could potentially decrease accident rates by offering a safe substitute for driving under the influence, the decline in drunk driving incidents may not outweigh the overall surge in crashes ridesharing services have caused.
Complications Resulting From Ridesharing Accidents
Navigating the aftermath of car and motor vehicle accidents is already complex enough. If an individual is driving for a ridesharing service at the time of an accident, that adds an extra layer of complexity to your claim and negotiations.
For instance, when a motorist is driving on the clock for Uber or Lyft, that changes the liability coverage these companies offer. Ridesharing drivers in Arizona are already required to carry $250,000 of liability coverage when a passenger is in the car, thanks to a 2015 bill introduced at the Arizona state legislature.
Additionally, liability coverage offered by the driver’s parent company changes depending upon if a driver has the app on but is in-between rides, if an individual is navigating to or from a ride, or has a passenger in the car.
We understand if you’re feeling overwhelmed when parsing through the nuances in a Uber/Lyft case. These circumstances can be exceptionally overwhelming, so we recommend working with one of our experienced attorneys so that you can feel confident in your pursuit of compensation. Reach out to the Stewart Law Group today to get started with a free case review.
Statute Of Limitations In Uber/Lyft Cases
The standard statute of limitations for cases of negligence applies to residents of Arizona injured in a ridesharing accident. Individuals who have been harmed in such an accident typically have two years from the date the injuries were discovered to start legal proceedings in their case.
Because of the added complexity when a ridesharing app is involved in an accident, it is best to begin working with an attorney as soon as possible after the accident so that time does not run out.
Work with the Stewart Law Group
At the Stewart Law Group, we understand the difficulties you may be facing after a rideshare accident, and we are ready to help you. We offer a transparent fee structure and free initial consultations. Get started working with us on the legal aspects of your case as soon as you believe you have one. Call us today to request your free, no-obligation case review at 623-263-1000.