Waldorf Rideshare Accident Lawyers
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Uber and Lyft drivers are classified as independent contractors rather than employees. As a result, Uber and Lyft are not liable for many of the accidents that occur while their drivers are on the road. However, that doesn't mean you are left without recourse in the event you are involved in an auto accident while an Uber or Lyft driver is on duty.
Our Waldorf rideshare accident lawyers at Farmer & Klopfer are ready to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. In many cases, we are able to file a third-party claim against the rideshare company's insurance company. These claims are often successful because the rideshare company's insurance company is not allowed to deny coverage based on the driver's classification as an independent contractor.
If you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, we can help. Our goal is to ensure you receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to ensure this happens. If you have been injured, do not wait to seek legal guidance.
Call our team today at (301) 265-2220 to schedule a free consultation.
Maryland Rideshare Driving Laws
You must be at least 21 years old and have a valid driver's license to drive for most rideshare companies in Maryland. Rideshare drivers are required to have their vehicles registered and insured according to Maryland's laws. Additionally, they must carry the appropriate level of insurance coverage.
Rideshare companies typically conduct background checks on potential drivers. In Maryland, certain criminal offenses may disqualify you from becoming a rideshare driver. Some rideshare companies may require a vehicle inspection to ensure it meets safety standards. Check with your chosen rideshare platform to determine if this is necessary.
As an independent contractor, rideshare drivers are responsible for managing their taxes. It's essential to keep track of all earnings and potential tax deductions related to your rideshare driving activities.
Insurance Coverage in Uber and Lyft Accident Claims
Uber and Lyft are not liable for many rideshare accidents. However, you may be able to pursue a third-party claim against the rideshare company's insurance company if the accident was caused by a rideshare driver's negligence.
In most cases, the rideshare driver's personal auto insurance will cover the accident. However, if the driver's personal auto insurance denies coverage, you may be able to file a third-party claim against the rideshare company's insurance company.
Third-party claims are often successful because rideshare companies are not allowed to deny coverage based on the driver's classification as an independent contractor.
What If You Are Injured in an Accident Involving an Uber or Lyft Driver?
If you are injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, you should seek medical attention immediately. You may also wish to document the damage to your vehicle and your own injuries as soon as possible.
Our Waldorf rideshare accident lawyers can help you gather evidence and build your case. We will work to establish the rideshare driver's negligence and hold them accountable for all damages.
Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Punitive damages
An injury from an Uber or Lyft accident can be devastating. Our team is here to help you get the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured, we encourage you to reach out to our Waldorf rideshare accident lawyers for a consultation. We can review your case and help you determine if you have a viable claim.
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