Albuquerque Uber/Lyft Accidents Attorney

When accidents happen, our experienced ridesharing accident attorney can help you hold drivers and the companies they work for accountable for the injuries you suffer.

Ridesharing services have become increasingly popular in Albuquerque, providing an easy and relatively inexpensive form of transportation. However, the drivers of these vehicles are just as likely to be involved in car accidents as any other motorist. When these types of accidents do happen, seeking the compensation you need to recover can be a challenge. At the Law Offices of Edward Chavez, Jr., our Albuquerque car accident attorney provides the aggressive representation you need to hold at-fault drivers and the companies they work for accountable.

Representing You in Uber/Lyft Accidents

According to recent Gallup polls , roughly 30% of Americans rely on ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft to get them where they need to go. Unfortunately, as the numbers of users have increased over the years, so have reports about accidents and injuries.

Ridesharing companies are not always thorough in screening drivers, and there is little oversight to ensure they are following standard safety precautions while on the road. Drivers may engage in the same types of reckless driving behaviors that make car accidents so common among other motorists. These include:

  • Speeding and driving too fast for conditions;
  • Disregarding traffic signs and signals;
  • Aggressive driving, such as tailgating and failure to yield;
  • Drowsy driving and falling asleep behind the wheel;
  • Distracted driving , such as using cell phones, texting , or changing GPS settings;
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or prescription medications.
  • When accidents occur as the result of the above, ridesharing passengers can suffer serious injuries. As an experienced Uber/Lyft accident attorney, Ed Chavez provides the trusted legal guidance you need to get compensation you need to recover.

    Protecting Your Rights to Compensation

    When ridesharing accidents happen, reckless drivers can be held accountable, as can the company they work for if they failed to properly screen and vet their employees. However, the process of filing an insurance claim seeking compensation for your injuries can be complex for several reasons:

  • The drivers may lack sufficient insurance coverage or may have failed to disclose their occupation, leading to a denial of your claim.
  • While Uber and other ridesharing companies boast about the large insurance policies they have covering their drivers, they can prove reluctant to pay.
  • Albuquerque Uber/Lyft accident attorney Ed Chavez can negotiate with these companies on your behalf, helping you to pursue the maximum amount needed to cover your costs. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, he can advise you on your rights in filing a lawsuit against both the driver and the ridesharing company involved.

    Reach Out to Our Albuquerque Uber/Lyft Accident Attorney

    When going up against ridesharing companies and their drivers, the Law Offices of Edward Chavez, Jr. can be a strong legal ally on your side. To request a consultation regarding how Ed can assist you, call our office or contact our Albuquerque Uber/Lyft accident attorney online today.