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Las Vegas Uber & Lyft Injury Lawyers

Rideshare services are a convenient option for getting around Las Vegas. When you use the services of a rideshare program, you are putting your trust in another driver to safely get you from point A to point B. So, what happens when you are injured in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver? Here at SJW Injury Attorney, we have helped numerous clients after they were hurt in an accident involving a rideshare company, such as Uber, Lyft, Zipcar, or Hitch. If you were recently hurt or injured in an accident involving a rideshare company, the attorneys at SJW can help.

Rideshare accident injuries can occur in a number of different ways:

  • Injured as a passenger of an Uber or Lyft
  • Injured while in another vehicle that was hit by an Uber or Lyft
  • A pedestrian hit by a rideshare vehicle
  • Injured while getting in or out of the rideshare
  • Injured while driving for Uber or Lyft
  • Injured in any other manner involving a rideshare company

Regardless of how you were injured, it is common to wonder how the involvement of a rideshare company affects your claim. The information below addresses the issues and concerns we often hear from clients after such an accident.

If you have additional questions or would simply prefer to speak with a Las Vegas car accident lawyer regarding your particular case, please email or call our legal team 24/7 at (702) 291-8007. Initial consultations are free and if you become a client, you don’t pay anything unless we win. Our Las Vegas accident and injury attorneys have experience helping individuals who have been injured in rideshare accidents, fighting to get them the compensation they deserve. Contact our office today.

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While rideshare companies are convenient, they are often criticized for failing to adequately regulate their drivers and for failing to do enough to protect passenger safety. Uber’s Annual Accident Report itself lists not only accident statistics, but also assault and sexual assault statistics. That paints a picture that, although slim, there are some real safety concerns when using rideshare programs.

Part of the safety issues with Uber and Lyft stem from their somewhat lax regulations for who can operate as a rideshare driver. For example, some of the only requirements to be an Uber driver are as follows:

  • Be the minimum age to drive in your city;
  • At least 1 year of driving experience (3 years if you are under 25);
  • Have a clean driving record;
  • Have an in-state driver’s license (depending on their state);
  • Proof of residency and insurance;
  • Pass a basic background check.

In fact, Uber’s website promotes the fact that people can “sign up in minutes” to be a driver. Lyft’s requirements are very similar, with the exception that they require their drivers to be at least 25 years old.

These limited restrictions do not guarantee that Lyft or Uber drivers will operate their vehicles in a safe manner. As such, rideshare accident claims are actually quite common from passengers who have suffered injuries while using one of these services. If you were recently hurt or injured in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver, contact SJW today. Our experienced team can answer your questions and help ensure you are fairly compensated for your injuries.

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Lyft & Uber Accident Injuries

When accidents involving Uber or Lyft rideshare vehicles occur, the same rules and laws apply as with any other motor vehicle accident. In other words, the person or people that are liable for the crash is the person or people whose negligence caused the car wreck. If the accident was caused by the negligence of the Uber or Lyft driver then they will be liable if it was the other driver then they are to be held responsible. If both parties are partly at fault then both could be liable for the rideshare passenger’s resulting injuries.

Currently, the Nevada government requires Uber to provide $1.5 million in auto liability insurance when a passenger is getting a ride in an Uber and $50,000 in coverage if the driver is logged into the app but does not have a passenger. There was a bill SB125, proposed in 2023 which if turned into legislation would have required even more of Uber and its drivers, providing additional protection for passengers. It would have applied a common carrier designation to rideshare services in Nevada, the same classification that taxi services are under. It did not get enough votes to pass in April 2023.

According to Chapter 706 of Nevada Legislation, which controls the regulation and licensing of motor carriers, common carriers must exercise a higher level of care when it comes to the safety of their customers. More specifically, Uber and Lyft must show the same level of care as a “very cautious, competent, and prudent person under the same or similar circumstances.” This higher level of accountability means that rideshare drivers can also be partially liable for a passenger’s injuries if they were not driving carefully. Uber and Lyft drivers are also expected to provide proper care when dropping off and picking up passengers and can be held liable for injuries sustained by a passenger if they were not in the vehicle actively being driven somewhere.

Rideshare injury cases can be somewhat complex. We commonly see questions like “What if a Rideshare Driver Hit Me?” or “What Happens If I Am Injured Getting Out of A Rideshare Vehicle?” at our Las Vegas personal injury law office. It is best to reach out to an experienced rideshare accident lawyer near you if you were injured as a passenger in an Uber or Lyft, or if you were hurt after being hit by an Uber or Lyft driver. SJW has experienced injury attorneys in Las Vegas that are available for a completely free consultation. Contact our office online or call us at (702) 291-8007.

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If you’ve sustained injuries after being involved in a rideshare accident with popular apps like Uber, Lyft, Zipcar, or Hitch, you could be entitled to significant compensation. Get answers to your questions and learn more about the Uber accident claims and Lyft claims process. Contact the Las Vegas rideshare accident attorneys at SJW by email or call our legal team at (702) 291-8007 for a free, no-obligation consultation with a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer.

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“Amazing results! The best in Las Vegas! I was rear-ended by a drunk driver at a red light. I was hesitant to seek legal representation. It became apparent in the week following my accident that my pain was increasing and I had multiple injuries. It was difficult to get doctors’ offices to even see me once they heard that it was a motor vehicle accident. The auto insurance company offered me a trivial amount of money that I knew wasn’t even going to cover my copays for the treatment I would need. My friend encouraged me to call Shawn & it was the best decision I could have made. Shawn and his team helped me get the medical care I needed. They walked me through every step of the process with patience and respect. I will be sending my friends and family to Shawn. Call him. You will be glad you did.”

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“I was involved in an accident January 2021 the driver was out of control and he jump in my lane and slammed the break immediately when the police came the realize he was under the influence and they give him a test he fails and was arrested and taking to jail I was injured when I got home I called all the personal injury attorneys that I seen on tv they all told me because I hate him from the rare they would not take my case because I was wrong I been check the telephone book after 15 more attorneys would not take my case the 16th attorney that I contacted I told him my story and he told me on the phone that he would take my case because he said I wasn’t wrong, the Law firm was SJW injury attorneys at law I was told to come to his office and my wife drove me there my attorney Shawn Walkenshaw and he was so sympathetic and very kind also Natasha his paralegal was always so friendly throughout this entire year Shawn rich the settlement on my case and also sued my insurance because my insurance made a bad decision and sighted with the man that caused the accident so he settled with my insurance company as well I was very very impressed with my Lawyer Shawn that got me a lot of money for my accident I Joseph Madira recommend SJW Injury Attorneys”

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“Honestly, the best experience I have ever had when it has come to lawyers. I was in a car accident where I was hit from behind. My car showed no damage but I was hurt from the accident. No one wanted to help me out but SJW Injury Attorneys did. SJW Injury Attorneys also allowed me to choose my own chiropractor which is nice because you know that when they do something like this, they are not buddy buddies with someone who is trying to work together to just fatten their pockets. I also loved how friendly and nice Natasha was during the whole time the case was being settled. As I was recovering from a concussion, she was checking in on me weekly and also kept me updated on the case on a frequent basis. When I had to come in and sit with Mr Walkenshaw, he was very kind and took his time to explain everything about the case. Overall, the best experience I have had as a client compared to a car accident experience I had many years prior. I recommend that anyone who needs a trustworthy lawyer who takes their time to help you and make you feel as a valued client, I recommend SJW Injury Attorneys.”

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“SJW are the best car accident attorneys out there. I originally did not want to get an attorney but after realizing the at faults party’s insurance company was going to give me the run around, I decided to contact SJW. SJW’s entire staff are honest, caring, compassionate and professional. They kept me informed throughout the entire process and always answered any questions I had. While a car accident can be very stressful, they made the entire process feel as smoothe as possible. I highly recommend SJW.”

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“HARDWORKING & COMMITTED! SJW Injury Law was the best decision that I could have ever made when I was hurt in my auto accident. They took the time to listen to me and they made sure that I got thoroughly treated from the accident. Throughout the process they had the highest level of communication, customer service, and direction. They flat out overdelivered in my case and I couldn’t be happier. If you are in any accident don’t make a mistake and go somewhere else… you will regret it if you do. Thank you SJW Law Injury Team you all where AMAZING!”

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“Being involved in a car accident is probably one of the most stressful events in life. Most of us don’t know the laws or what course we need to take. Contacting SJW-injury attorneys was the best decision ever. They took over all of the legal work and kept me in the loop on everything that was going on. They told me to just get well and let them handle everything else. Natasha is a superstar that handles all the calls dealing with medical and insurance issues. They all do a outstanding job, but she is my favorite. I have recommended close friends to their firm and they have been very happy with the results. Thanks 🙏🏾 again for all you do.”

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“Working with SJW has honestly been the easiest process I have experienced. We never wish to be in an accident, but I am grateful I chose the right people to walk me through everything. Natasha was on top of everything and went above and beyond from simple car seat replacement to quickly answering questions/setting up appointments. She always kept me in the loop. I greatly appreciate everything and will be referring everyone over to them.”

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“The lawyers at SJW are the best car accident lawyers in Las Vegas!!! I was rear ended on the freeway. They got me an amazing result, and got it to me quick, and they helped me get the medical care I needed. Anyone I know that gets in a wreak I’m sending them to these guys.”

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“I am extremely happy with the results I had with SJW. I was rear ended and soon began to deal with injuries and car problems that came with the wreck. Was frustrated and didn’t know where to begin. Shawn personally helped to get my car repaired in a timely manner , helped me schedule physical therapy, and settled my case quickly during Covid. I was extremely happy with my results. He made the process easy and I felt he truly cares for my best interest. So thankful for him and his team at SJW law.”

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“Shawn represented me in my car accident case. I must say that I am extremely happy with the representation that I received. Shawn is professional, knowledgeable, responsive, attentive, and truly cares about his clients. They kept me informed regarding the status of my case and were always available to answer questions. The staff was amazing. They were always welcoming and friendly. If you ever need an attorney, Shawn is the person you want to represent you.”

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