While rideshare services may be limited to cities like Cheyenne and Laramie in Wyoming, it doesn’t mean that the state is immune to accidents. Uber and Lyft passengers are still at risk of injury when their drivers are negligent behind the wheel. If you’ve been injured, our Wyoming rideshare accident lawyers are here to help you get back on your feet.
Accident victims may be entitled to compensation for their injuries and losses. Pursuing a claim, however, it’s always easier—especially if you’re going up against a rideshare company like Uber or Lyft. Fortunately, our attorneys are well-versed in rideshare regulations and laws, so we’re prepared to guide you through the process, ensure you understand your rights, and fight for full and fair compensation for your damages.
Insurance Policies and Limits for Rideshare Drivers in Wyoming
Each state sets its insurance minimums so drivers have the necessary coverage in the event of an accident. In Wyoming, all driver’s are expected to have the following:
- Bodily Injury: $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident
- Property Damage: $20,000 per accident
- Uninsured Motorist Bodily Injury: $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident
When a rideshare driver is in an accident, it’s often their own policy that is gone after first if someone was injured. If, however, Uber or Lyft’s coverage applies, there could be up to $1 million in coverage available for accident victims.
Understanding policy limits and insurance coverage is often confusing, especially after a crash. If you’ve been harmed, your attorney will explain what is available to you and the best way to obtain compensation.
Filing a Lawsuit for an Uber or Lyft Accident
When you pursue an injury claim, there are several ways it could go. For accident victims with strong cases, it’s more than likely your claim will resolve in a settlement offer through negotiations. While your lawyer will explain what is happening and why throughout the negotiations, you ultimately will need to decide if you wish to settle.
If you choose not to accept the settlement offer, you can proceed with a lawsuit. While this will extend how long it takes for you to resolve the legal matter, it may be the only way to receive fair compensation for your suffering.
If you’re pursuing a lawsuit against the rideshare driver, the lawsuit process will be fairly standard. You’ll go to court, and your lawyer will explain the different parts of your potential trial. Your case could still resolve via negotiations, up until the time your trial begins and the judge or jury starts deliberating on your case.
If you’re pursuing a lawsuit against Uber or Lyft, the situation is likely to get more complicated. This is because the companies could have arbitration agreements in their terms and conditions that you may be unaware of. This has been a topic of conversation recently because the apps do not always make it expressly clear that the terms and conditions need to be reviewed by users.
No matter who you’re filing a lawsuit against after your accident, our attorneys are here to guide you through the process and make sure you’re given a fair chance at recovery.
Tips for Rideshare Accident Victims in Wyoming
What you do after an accident will have an impact on any claim you file in the future. It’s important to take certain steps to protect your rights and ensure you have access to the evidence your lawyer will need to prove your case.
The most important thing you can do after an Uber or Lyft accident is to seek medical attention. Not all injuries are visible, and you could be suffering from internal damage you don’t know about. You’ll want to ensure you’re properly evaluated, diagnosed, and treated for any harm you sustained. In addition to that, seeing a doctor will ensure all your injuries are documented in your medical record.
In terms of the evidence your attorney can use after the crash, do what you can to take photos of the scene, collect contact information from witnesses, and file a report with the police. When your lawyer collects all of that information, it will be easier for them to recreate what happened and prove you were wrongfully harmed.
Contact the Rideshare Law Group
The last thing you need to worry about when you’re focusing on healing is money or dealing with insurance companies. If you’ve been injured in a crash, our Wyoming rideshare accident lawyers are here to help. While you take care of your injuries, we’ll manage your claim, handle the paperwork, and speak with adjusters and opposing attorneys.
The sooner you get in touch with our attorneys, the better your chances are of pursuing a successful claim. We will explain your legal rights and options, help you decide how best to proceed for your future, and ensure your rights are upheld. Contact us today for more information.