Calling for a ride with an Uber or Lyft rideshare driver has grown in popularity over the last decade. With the increase in usage of ridesharing companies, the number of vehicles driven by Uber and Lyft drivers has also flooded the roads leading to many rideshare accidents.

If you have been involved in one of the many car accidents with Uber or Lyft, as Uber or Lyft drivers or passengers, you need to schedule a free consultation with a rideshare crash lawyer in New Orleans to discuss your legal options for recovering fair compensation. Desiah Law Firm, LLC is a leading New Orleans rideshare injury law firm dedicated to helping injury victims find the at-fault driver and hold them accountable.

Desiah Law Firm, LLC is trusted throughout New Orleans for our aggressiveness with rideshare accident cases 

With Uber and Lyft accidents being such a common occurrence across New Orleans, Desiah Law Firm, LLC has worked hard to be a trusted New Orleans Uber accident lawyer. We understand the frustration that can come with an Uber or Lyft accident, and we want our clients to know that we will fight tirelessly to get them compensated for the damages they have suffered. 

Desiah Law Firm, LLC is a leader in helping accident victims offering a comprehensive range of services in handling rideshare accident claims

Our Lyft accident attorney brings expertise, experience, and commitment to all rideshare services handled at our law firm. From negotiating with the at-fault driver’s insurance company after Uber accidents occur to filing a lawsuit against the rideshare company for not providing proper liability coverage, our legal team will seek justice and compensation for your damages.

Rideshare accidents have become a growing problem for New Orleans residents

With ridesharing services growing in popularity, Uber or Lyft accidents frequently leave the rideshare drivers or their passengers dealing with the fallout of these crashes. Crash victims often suffer physical injuries requiring them to seek medical attention for severe injuries, leaving them with high medical bills and lost income.

According to Louisiana Law Statute §866, when a car accident occurs, injury victims have the right to seek compensation for the following damages:

Economic Damages

Economic damages are the actual financial losses experienced, or expected to be experienced, due to the harm caused to you when an accident occurred. Economic damages may include:

  • Medical bills for hospital visits, doctor appointments, and emergency room treatments 
  • Ambulance rides
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of potential future earnings
  • Actual cash value of property damage

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages refer to the losses someone suffers resulting from an accident. These damages compensate for the intangible losses that affect a person’s well-being, such as:

  • Emotional anguish
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Permanent physical disfigurement or disability
  • Humiliation and embarrassment

If you have been the driver or passenger in a rideshare accident, an Uber accident lawyer with Desiah Law Firm, LLC will help you seek compensation for the damages you suffered due to another person’s negligence. We will help you prove your case by gathering the proper evidence and reviewing all available insurance policies to get you the necessary compensation.

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How do you file a rideshare accident claim?

Rideshare companies (or transportation network companies) hire independent contractors to service consumers using their personal vehicle for transportation. When a passenger requests a ride through a rideshare app, certain insurance coverage begins for the driver of the vehicle in case of motor vehicle accidents. Lyft and Uber are covered as a company by the insurance in which they pay premiums. 

Rideshare companies maintain third-party liability insurance for covered accidents when the driver’s personal insurance does not cover the crash. 

This third-party liability coverage includes the following:

  • $50,000/person for bodily injury 
  • $100,000/accident for bodily injury
  • $25,000/accident for property damage 

Louisiana requires that all rideshare companies purchase uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage in case a rideshare driver or passenger is struck by an underinsured/uninsured driver who was at fault for the accident.

Desiah Law Firm, LLC brings expertise to rideshare accident cases in New Orleans

With nearly a decade of experience handling New Orleans Uber accident cases, Desiah Law Firm, LLC can help you seek financial compensation.

We want to support and guide you through the whole process

When a rideshare vehicle is in a traffic accident, emotions can be high. You are worrying not only about the expenses that come with the accident, but if you are a Lyft or Uber driver, you could worry that you may lose the job that you are dependent on to support your family. Our law firm wants you to know we are here to guide and support you through the legal process.

Let us prove liability in your rideshare accident

Proving liability in a ridesharing car accident can be difficult. Unlike a regular car accident case where you can file an insurance claim directly with the insurance company of the liable driver, ridesharing drivers or the ridesharing company may be the liable party.

Our legal team will work hard to prove liability in your ridesharing accident to hold the correct person or company liable for your damages.

Our team will negotiate with the insurance companies for you

As an Uber driver, you may run into issues with the at-fault driver’s personal insurance or your own insurance, depending on the situation. The insurance adjuster may tell you that your auto insurance policy does not cover the accident or that you had the wrong type of coverage. Our rideshare accident attorney will carefully review your auto insurance policy and negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf.

You deserve fair compensation for your injuries

Damages from a rideshare accident can be tremendous. Victims of rideshare accidents often face significant losses, including medical bills, and lost wages, making the overwhelming expenses may be difficult to manage. A rideshare accident attorney in New Orleans will help you seek fair compensation for your damages, and gather the proper evidence to prove your losses.

Our team is prepared to bring the liable party to court

A New Orleans rideshare accident lawyer carefully researches the evidence in your case to determine who the liable party is in your rideshare accident. As personal injury attorneys, our expertise in the small details helps us determine if the Lyft or Uber driver, or another driver, was responsible for the crash. If negotiations with the appropriate insurance company are not fruitful, your Lyft accident lawyer will bring the at-fault driver to court to prove that they were responsible for your damages and injuries. 

Let the qualifications and experience work for you

Uber drivers may worry that bringing their own rideshare company to court could cost them their job, but if your claim is valid, you do not need to worry about being penalized. Uber and Lyft drivers have a portion of their fares paid directly to the insurance company for this exact reason. Our Lyft Accident Lawyer in New Orleans will work hard to prove your case and ensure your job stability remains.

Desiah Law Firm, LLC prides itself on the success of our clients

Our firm has a proven track record of successfully litigating Lyft accidents in New Orleans. Desiah Law Firm, LLC’s Uber accident lawyers understand how a motor vehicle accident can dramatically change your life. We pride ourselves on the successful cases won for our clients.

Tips and advice if you have been the victim of a rideshare accident

Personal vehicles often get destroyed when rideshare accidents occur, and Uber and Lyft drivers have the right to file a personal injury case to recover compensation for their damages. As rideshare attorneys who have seen multiple car accidents involving rideshare vehicles, we suggest you do the following:

  • Carefully check yourself and your passengers for injuries
  • Move yourself to a safe location out of the way of oncoming traffic
  • Call 911 to request help for anyone who may be injured
  • Seek medical attention right away through the EMT on the scene or a nearby hospital
  • Take photo or video evidence of the crash and any injuries
  • Exchange contact information with other drivers
  • Contact New Orleans’ experienced Uber accident attorneys at Desiah Law Firm, LLC

Being involved in a crash and thinking about having to file Uber accident claims can seem overwhelming, but with the help of our rideshare attorney, the process can be much easier.

Secure legal representation for your rideshare accident today! Desiah Law Firm, LLC can be your ally

Getting a ride with an Uber or Lyft driver is a popular way around New Orleans. Rideshares can save you money on car payments, insurance, and gas, but sometimes the price you pay is higher than you could ever plan for. A Lyft driver has a responsibility to keep themselves and their passengers safe at all costs. Unfortunately this does not always happen, sometimes due to no fault of their own. 

Our Uber accident and Lyft accident lawyers know what is at stake when you have been injured in a rideshare accident. You may be out of work and watching your medical bills and daily expenses pile up before your eyes, and you need financial compensation for your damages. Reach out to our New Orleans rideshare accident lawyer today using our secure online contact form to discuss your circumstances with our free consultations.