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The Denver Rideshare Accident Lawyers

We are committed to helping our clients through every step of the process by being available to answer any questions.

At The Bendinelli Law Firm, we proudly assist clients with all types of personal injury cases.

Rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber have become popular throughout Colorado, including Denver. Individuals find that rideshare services are more convenient than using public transportation. However, many people do not understand the complications that arise when a rideshare vehicle is involved in a car accident.

If you were involved in a Lyft or Uber accident, contact the Denver car accident attorneys at Bendinelli Law Firm for a free consultation. Our Denver rideshare accident attorneys are here to help you through the process, from start to end.

Who Is Liable for a Rideshare Accident in Colorado?

A rideshare driver is an independent contractor. They use their personal vehicle to provide rides for payment. The fact that the driver is an independent contractor complicates accident claims when the rideshare driver is responsible for causing the accident.

When rideshare services first appeared, the rideshare companies refused to pay accident claims involving their drivers. They claimed that they were not responsible for rideshare drivers’ actions because the company did not employ the drivers.

The rideshare driver’s insurance company also denied the accident claims. The insurance companies alleged that they were not liable for the claims because the insurance contracts excluded accidents in which the driver was providing a ride for payment.

Accident victims were left with no recourse if the rideshare driver caused the crash. However, under extreme pressure from lawmakers and other organizations, Uber and Lyft now provide limited liability insurance for their drivers.

Therefore, if the rideshare driver caused the crash, you should be able to file a claim with the rideshare company. However, that is not a guarantee that your claim will be paid.

Other Parties Liable for Rideshare Accidents

Another driver or party could be responsible for causing the rideshare accident. If so, your injury claim for damages is against that party. In some cases, both drivers could share liability for the accident, or a driver and a third party could share liability. In those cases, you may have multiple personal injury claims against several parties.

Sorting out liability for a rideshare accident can be difficult. The Denver rideshare accident lawyers of the Bendinelli Law Firm have experience handling these types of claims. We investigate the accident to determine how the crash occurred and identify the parties liable for your damages.

We then file claims with each insurance company that provides coverage for the accident. While you are recovering from your injuries, we work to gather evidence documenting your damages. Our goal is to recover the maximum amount available for your case, including compensation for your medical bills, injuries, lost income, pain & suffering, and other damages.

What Should You Do After a Denver Rideshare Accident?

Insist upon notifying the police. If the drivers want to exchange information and leave the accident scene, call 911 for help. It is best for you if there is an official accident report when you file your personal injury claims.

Seek medical treatment for your injuries as soon as possible. Documenting your injuries with medical records is crucial to your case. Insurance companies use delays in medical care to undervalue and deny injury claims.

Notify the rideshare company about the accident. The apps should have a simple way to notify the company that the vehicle was involved in a traffic accident. Keep screenshots of all responses.

Contact the Bendinelli Law Firm to schedule a free consultation with one of our Denver rideshare accident lawyers. Keep in mind that you are going up against huge corporations and insurance companies that are more interested in protecting their profits than compensating you for your damages. However, with our legal team on your side, you will have the support you need to fight back and protect your interests.

Call Our Denver Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney Today

At the Bendinelli Law Firm, our Denver personal injury lawyers want you to concentrate on recovering from your injuries and returning to your normal day-to-day activities. Our attorneys take care of the complicated legal issues and deal with the insurance company for you.

Put our experience to work for you and contact us today for your confidential and free initial consultation.

Speak with an Attorney Right Away

While you generally have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit, hiring an attorney as soon as possible is very important. In the days and weeks after an accident, witnesses’ memories get hazy, evidence disappears, and insurance companies implement strategies to devalue claims. In fact, once they are alerted that you may be injured, insurance companies are notorious for calling and offering a medical settlement amount that is far less than you need to recover from your injuries.

Hiring an attorney will help in a number of ways. At the Bendinelli Law Firm, PC, we can:

  • Connect you with medical experts to get a full understanding of your injuries
  • Help put together a treatment plan to make sure you get the medical care you need to recover
  • Handle all interactions with the insurance companies to make sure they don’t take advantage of you
  • Gather all necessary evidence and documentation to build the strongest case possible
  • Negotiate a fair settlement from the insurance companies
  • Take them to trial if they don’t treat you fairly

Call Today for a Free Consultation

If you think you may have a case, you need to speak with an attorney. Call us at (303) 940-9900 for a free and confidential case evaluation. We will listen to the facts of your case, advise you on your legal options, and get to work building a strong case for you if you allow us to represent you.

Meet the Attorney

At The Bendinelli Law Firm, we proudly assist clients with all types of motor vehicle accidents.

We work throughout Colorado, including the Denver Metro Area, but have litigated cases all over the country. Our reputation extends well-beyond Colorado and we have co-counseled with many firms.

Although they may appear helpful in the beginning, insurance companies are known to deny claims. It is important to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer before signing anything from the insurance company. At the end of the day, the insurance companies are really in the business of protecting their bottom line.

Why Choose The Bendinelli Law Firm?

Our personal injury attorneys in Colorado bring a wealth of legal experience and a team-oriented attitude to the table. They also care about each one of their clients. They work closely with our excellent support staff to ensure you get the most personal and the most loyal legal service in Colorado. We’re proud of the genuine relationships we foster with each one of our clients. When you choose the Bendinelli Law Firm, you get personal service; you get legal representation with a human touch.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

In most cases, you only need a lawyer after a car accident if you or a loved one has suffered injuries. In order to make sure the insurance company does not take advantage of you, it is always advised to hire a car accident lawyer who will try and maximize the settlement amount offered by the insurance companies.

How much is my car accident case worth?

The value of a car accident case is different in every situation. The amount of settlement money offered by the insurance company should account for hospital bills past, present and future, loss of income from inability to work, pain and suffering, and other factors. Generally speaking, the more serious the injuries one has suffered, the more value a case has.

How Much Money Does it Cost to Hire Your Firm?

No up-front money is required to hire our law firm. We take all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay if we successfully recover money on your behalf. We are confident in our abilities to win car accident cases and based on our history of success, we know we have a great chance of winning your case. Consultations are 100% free, so call us now to discuss your situation without any obligation.