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Have You Been Injured in a Rideshare Accident?

The Long Brothers are prepared to fight for your rights and the compensation you deserve after a rideshare accident.

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Ridesharing apps, like Uber and Lyft, are widely used in Alabama and across the country. Many rides are safe and get people where they need to go, so no one ever expects to be involved in a car accident with a rideshare vehicle until it happens. Whether you were a passenger or were hit by an Uber or Lyft driver, you have rights and you may be entitled to compensation after a rideshare accident.

At Long & Long, our experienced legal team has been helping people injured in car accidents in Mobile, Orange Beach, and across Baldwin County navigate the legal process for years. We know the laws surrounding rideshare accidents in Alabama and we can help you pursue the best settlement possible. Contact our office today to schedule a free case review with an experienced Alabama Uber accident lawyer.

We Make Getting Help Easy

At Long & Long, we know how stressful the legal process can be, especially when you’re trying to focus on recovering from serious injuries. That’s why we make getting the legal help you need as easy as possible. One call or click is all it takes to get started!

We’ll Treat You Like Family

If you’ve been hurt in a rideshare accident, you need a partner who will fight for your rights and treat you like family throughout the process. That’s our mission every day at Long & Long! Our clients are our family and we’ll stop at nothing to protect your rights.

We Don’t Get Paid Unless You Do

When you work with The Long Brothers, you never have to worry about whether or not you can afford a lawyer. Consultations are always free and you won’t owe us a dime unless we win for you!

More Ridesharing Means More Car Accidents

Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services have become increasingly popular throughout Alabama and beyond over the years. The sheer number of rideshare vehicles on the road inevitably means more accidents. While ridesharing is an affordable and convenient way to get around town, what happens if you’re hurt in an accident involving one of these vehicles? Determining who’s at fault and what to do next can be incredibly tricky.

Fortunately, The Long Brothers understand the challenges you’re facing from medical appointments to speaking with insurance adjusters. Rideshare accident cases can be especially complicated, but we’re here to help you every step of the way.

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Do I Have a Case?

In the wake of a rideshare accident, many people miss out on compensation they deserve because they aren’t sure if they have a case or where to begin. Put simply, if you were injured in a rideshare accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be owed money to cover your damages.

Whether you were hit by a rideshare driver, were a passenger in a rideshare vehicle during an accident, or were even a rideshare driver who was hit by someone else, you have rights and may be entitled to compensation.

If you’ve been hurt in an accident and are wondering whether or not you have a case, contact an Alabama Uber accident lawyer. Don’t leave your legal rights up to chance. Long & Long is here for you.

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Rideshare Insurance Policies and the Three Periods

In the event of an accident, most rideshare companies have insurance policies in place. While these policies may be large, determining if your accident is covered and getting the money for your losses can be complicated.

The most important thing you need to know is that coverage under Uber or Lyft’s insurance policies depends on the stage of the rideshare trip in which your accident took place. These stages are broken down into three periods:

Period One:

The first period is when the app is activated and the rideshare driver is waiting for a trip request. During this period, only limited liability coverage is applicable, and that includes medical and property damages. No more than $100,000 will be covered for accidents that occur during this period with a maximum of $25,000 for property damage and $50,000 per person for medical expenses.

Period Two:

This period begins when a driver is en route to pick up a passenger after accepting a trip request. During this period, total liability coverage reaches up to $1 million under Uber’s insurance policy.

Period Three:

The final period is when the passenger is in the vehicle. Coverage during this period also caps at $1 million.

Rideshare Accident FAQs

After a rideshare accident, it’s important to know how to proceed so you don’t risk damaging your case. Remain calm and keep these steps in mind:

  • Get medical treatment.
  • Report the accident to the police.
  • Report the accident to the rideshare company.
  • Take pictures of your injuries and document everything related to
    your accident.
  • Call The Long Brothers.

As an Uber or Lyft passenger, you have rights and will likely be covered if you suffered injuries in an accident at the fault of the rideshare driver or another driver on the road. However, understanding how to proceed and dealing with the insurance company can be a challenge. An Alabama Uber accident lawyer can help you fight for the full amount you’re owed for your losses.

There is no universal answer to this question. The amount of compensation you may be able to receive depends on the unique circumstances of your accident and the severity of your injuries, medical bills, and other losses.

The key to a successful case is the ability to prove fault and ensuring you have all the documentation and records needed to demand a fair amount from the insurance company. Navigating the legal process is tough, especially when you’re also dealing with serious injuries. Having an experienced lawyer by your side will not only give you the best chance of receiving the full amount you deserve, but can also take the hassles of your case off your shoulders so you can focus on your recovery.

With Long & Long, you never have to worry about whether or not you can afford an attorney. We strongly believe that every person should have access to quality legal representation. That’s why we work on a contingency-fee basis. This means that it doesn’t cost any upfront or out-of-pocket fees to hire our team. In fact, you won’t owe anything at all unless we put money in YOUR pocket.

Long & Long Mobile Office

3600 Springhill Memorial Drive N Mobile, AL 36608

Phone: (251) 432-2277

Long & Long Orange Beach Office

27075 Marina Rd. Orange Beach, AL 36561

Phone: (251) 432-4878

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