Whether you’re going across town or traveling between cities, services like Uber and Lyft can get you where you need to go. Unfortunately, not every ride ends with passengers arriving safely at their destination. If you’ve been injured in an accident, it’s important to have our North Dakota rideshare accident lawyers by your side.
When an accident upends your life, and you believe a rideshare driver or company is to blame, you may have grounds for an injury claim. While the claims process can seem daunting—especially while you’re recovering, your attorneys will support you throughout the entire process and build a claim that proves you’re owed compensation for your losses.
Auto Insurance Requirements in North Dakota
A number of factors could play a role in determining the amount of compensation you’re entitled to after an accident. While your lawyer will total your personal injuries and losses, you could be limited by the at-fault driver’s insurance policy. Auto insurance requirements are established at the state level. In North Dakota, the minimums include the following:
- $25,000 bodily injury per person per accident
- $50,000 bodily injury for all persons per accident
- $25,000 property damage liability
- $25,000/$50,000 uninsured motorist bodily injury
- $25,000/$50,000 underinsured motorist
- $150 per week/$30,000 maximum basic personal injury protection
Rideshare drivers have the option of carrying additional personal coverage for incidents involving the company they drive for. While this is not required, supplemental insurance can ensure accident victims have access to the compensation they need to get their lives back in order.
When it comes to insurance coverage from Uber or Lyft, both companies have a $1M policy that can cover accident expenses in specific situations. For example, accident victims may be covered in the event their driver was transporting them to their destination, but not if the driver was in between rides.
Navigating insurance policies as an accident victim can be challenging, which is why it’s imperative to have an experienced attorney by your side. Our Uber and Lyft accident lawyers are here to help.
Your Rights as a Rideshare Passenger
As a rideshare passenger, whether you’re with Uber, Lyft, or another service, you are entitled to certain rights. When those rights are breached, and you’re harmed as a result, you may have grounds to pursue a claim against the allegedly negligent party.
For starters, you always have the right to a safe trip. Drivers are expected to conduct themselves in a safe manner behind the wheel. This means abiding by any and all traffic signs and road rules. Failure to do that would result in an accident.
If you feel unsafe, you can file a report with Uber or Lyft through the app. The company will investigate your report and determine if action needs to be taken. Unfortunately, not enough is always done, which is where we come in.
You also have the right to terminate the trip at any point. Whether you feel unsafe or simply want to get out of the vehicle, you can stop the trip in the app and tell the driver to let you out of the vehicle. Most of the time, this goes as expected and the
Legal Options for Victims of Uber and Lyft Accidents
Your legal options after an accident will likely depend on who was at fault for the crash. With most injury claims, you’ll either look to hold the Uber or Lyft driver, rideshare company, or third-party driver accountable for your injuries.
To determine who should be held accountable, your lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation, gathering all the information and evidence needed to prove negligence on behalf of the allegedly at-fault party. This could include police reports, accident photos, nearby surveillance cameras, app logs, medical records, and more.
No matter who the at-fault party is, your attorney will help you seek compensation for your losses. An Uber or Lyft wreck can result in economic and non-economic damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
While most accident claims resolve via negotiations, it is possible the opposing party could be unwilling to compromise on a fair settlement amount. If that’s the situation you’re in, our attorneys will help you file a lawsuit in court to seek an official verdict from a judge or jury.
Reach Out to the Rideshare Law Group
As a crash victim, you deserve the best possible chance at recovery. If the actions of an Uber or Lyft driver caused your accident, legal options are available. To maximize your compensation, you need help from our North Dakota rideshare accident lawyers.
The sooner you get in touch with our law firm, the better your chances will be of filing a successful claim. To learn more about your rights, your options, or how to get started with a claim, schedule a free case evaluation with our law firm today.