Rideshare services in Nebraska help people get to work, run errands, have safe nights out, and more. While most rides end as expected with the passenger getting to their destination, that is not always the situation. If you’ve been involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, the Nebraska rideshare accident lawyers from the Rideshare Law Group can help.
Some of the most common cities where rideshare accidents happen in Nebraska include the following:
- Grand Island
- North Platte
Whether your crash happened in one of those cities or somewhere else, our attorneys are here for you. When you seek legal guidance from us, we’ll review your situation, determine your legal options, and advise you on how best to proceed to protect your future. You shouldn’t have to deal with medical bills, lost wages, and other losses on your own—especially when the accident wasn’t your fault.
Rideshare Services in Nebraska
When you seek counsel from us, we’ll review what happened and determine who to hold accountable. One of the possible at-fault parties could be the rideshare company. There are numerous rideshare services available in Nebraska, including:
- Blacklane is a luxury vehicle service that offers vehicles for one to five people.
- Carmel gives you the option of riding in a sedan, minivan, stretch limousine, SUV, or SUV super-stretch limo.
- Jayride specializes in airport transport. When you book through Jayride, you can schedule a ride to or from an airport for one to 20 people.
- Lyft has standard car options, as well as Plus vehicles that can seat six or more passengers. The app allows users to book what meets their needs.
- Talixo allows users to book economy, business, or luxury class vehicles. The largest vehicles can accommodate up to seven passengers.
- Traditional taxi cabs can be hailed on stress or called for direct pickup.
- A typical Uber vehicle can seat up to four passengers, but Uber XL vehicles can seat up to six. Similar to Lyft, the Uber app makes it easy for passengers to order the vehicle they need.
While the services described above are available in Nebraska, Uber and Lyft are the most popular. Uber and Lyft drivers are contractors who set their own hours. They can work as much or as little as they want, assuming they abide by local laws. While drivers are vetted before working, negligent drivers slip through the cracks and injure passengers.
Common Types of Uber and Lyft Accidents
Rideshare accidents are typically the result of distracted driving or fatigue. Because of that, some accident types are more common than others. The type of accident you’re involved in can impact the severity of your injuries and what it takes to recover.
In terms of those common types, rear-end accidents and T-bone wrecks happens often. Rear-end collisions are more like to occur at stoplights or stop signs—especially if a driver is more focused on their rideshare app than the road. T-bone accidents tend to happen at intersections. If a driver isn’t paying to the traffic around them, ignores traffic signs, or falls asleep at the wheel while driving through an intersection, there’s the chance another vehicle could collide into the side of their car. If you’re on the side of impact, your injuries are likely to be worse.
While we only covered two types of accidents, there are a number of other accidents rideshare victims could have to deal with the consequences of. When you work with our attorneys, we’ll determine what type of accident you were in and explain why that matters.
The Benefits of Working With a Rideshare Attorney
While you have the option to pursue a claim on your own, it’s not advisable. In order to maximize your compensation and avoid jeopardizing your claim, you’ll want to work with an Uber and Lyft accident attorney.
When you call on the Rideshare Law Group for help, you’ll be paired with an expert injury attorney who knows the ins and outs of rideshare accidents and how best to pursue a claim on behalf of an injury victim.
We will conduct a thorough investigation to get to the bottom of what happened. Whether it was negligence on the part of your driver, the rideshare company, or another driver, we can gather the evidence needed to prove negligence and collect the necessary documentation to value your claim.
While the majority of rideshare accident claims resolve through negotiations, there is a chance you could need to pursue a lawsuit in court. If that’s the case, we’ll be by your side the entire time and fight on your behalf for a favorable verdict.
Contact the Rideshare Law Group
If an Uber or Lyft accident has upended your life, the Nebraska rideshare accident lawyers from the Rideshare Law Group can help. We represent accident victims on a nationwide basis and are ready to take your case on next.
Our attorneys understand the complexities of pursuing an injury claim against Uber and Lyft, and we’re prepared to explain your legal rights and options to you, so you understand what to expect when you file your claim.
The sooner you get in touch with our law firm, the better your chances are of pursuing a successful claim. Contact us today to learn more.