Rideshare Accidents


Rideshare Accident Lawyer in Chelsea, MA

Representing the People Throughout Massachusetts

At Georges Cote Law, we understand how traumatic and confusing being involved in a rideshare accident can be. After all, ridesharing is unique to the 21st century. Consequently, personal injury laws related to being in a ridesharing accident can be confusing, with far fewer examples to look to than accidents involving cars, trucks, or taxis.

Our firm, however, is very familiar with the particulars of ridesharing and personal injury law and can offer you informed and reliable legal representation and guidance in your case. Our Chelsea rideshare accident lawyers provide compassionate and experienced legal assistance for injury victims of rideshare services, including Uber and Lyft drivers. 

Our experienced attorneys have the knowledge and resources to fight for the best possible outcome in your case. With our support, you will have access to experts who can answer all your questions about filing a claim or lawsuit against the responsible parties involved in your accident.

Are Drivers for Uber and Lyft Insured By their Employer?

When you consider how long taxis and buses have been a part of our lives, rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber are relatively new ground for lawmakers. In this burgeoning field, insurance and liability can become confusing. Luckily, there are some protections in place for victims of rideshare accidents.

In Massachusetts, drivers for Lyft and Uber are required to have the following minimum insurance coverage:

  • $20,000 per person and $40,000 per accident for bodily injury liability coverage: This coverage will pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages if you're at fault for an accident and someone else is injured.
  • $8,000 per person for personal injury protection (PIP) coverage: This coverage will pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and other related expenses, regardless of who is at fault for the accident.
  • $20,000 per person and $40,000 per accident for uninsured motorist bodily injury coverage: This coverage will pay for medical expenses and other damages if you're in an accident with a driver who doesn't have insurance.
  • $5,000 per accident for property damage liability coverage: This coverage will pay for damages to someone else's property if you're at fault for an accident.

It's important to note that when drivers actively use their Lyft or Uber app, they are covered by the company's insurance policy and their own personal insurance coverage. Lyft and Uber provide liability coverage up to $1 million per accident. However, the coverage amount and terms may vary depending on the specific circumstances of the accident.

Lastly, remember that insurance claims only cover economic damages, such as medical bills, property damage, and other quantifiable variables. If you seek non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, or other intangible costs, you must file a claim or lawsuit. In a lawsuit, it is also possible to win compensation for punitive damages, though these are only awarded in cases of extreme negligence.

Why Choose Georges Cote Law for Your Rideshare Accident Case?

At Georges Cote Law, our team of experienced rideshare accident attorneys is dedicated to fighting for justice on behalf of our clients. We understand the complexities of rideshare accident cases and are committed to representing the people throughout Massachusetts who have been injured in such incidents.

When you choose Georges Cote Law, you can expect:

  • Personalized attention and support throughout your case
  • Thorough investigation and gathering of evidence to support your claim
  • Aggressive negotiation with insurance companies to secure the compensation you deserve
  • Representation in court if a fair settlement cannot be reached

Don't navigate the legal process alone after a rideshare accident. Reach out to Georges Cote Law today to schedule a consultation and discuss your case with a skilled rideshare accident lawyer in Chelsea, MA.

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Sustaining injury can upend your life, leaving you saddled with medical bills and other associated costs. Our rideshare attorneys at Georges Cote Law are here to ensure you are protected and represented by a competent, experienced, and passionate legal team. 

We will consult with medical professionals and witnesses and analyze your case comprehensively, seeking to maximize any compensation to which you are entitled.

If you need advice, guidance, or representation regarding a rideshare accident in Chelsea, MA, call (617) 229-6720 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

Commonly Asked Questions

What should I do immediately after a rideshare accident?

After a rideshare accident, ensure everyone is safe and call emergency services if needed. Exchange information with the other parties involved, take photos of the scene, and seek medical attention even if you don't feel injured.

How can I determine who is liable in a rideshare accident?

Determining liability in a rideshare accident can be complex. It may involve the rideshare driver, their insurance, the rideshare company's insurance, other drivers involved, or even road conditions. Consulting with a rideshare accident lawyer can help clarify liability.

Is it necessary to report a rideshare accident to the police?

In Massachusetts, it is advisable to report any accident involving injury, death, or property damage exceeding $1,000 to the police. A police report can provide valuable documentation for insurance claims and legal proceedings.

What types of compensation can I seek in a rideshare accident lawsuit?

In a rideshare accident lawsuit, you may seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and other related costs. An experienced rideshare accident attorney can help you determine the full extent of damages you are entitled to.

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  • $700,000

    Georges Cote Law obtained $700,000 on behalf of a client injured in a motorcycle accident.

  • $237,500

    Georges Cote Law obtained $237,500 on behalf of a client who was injured in a scooter accident.

  • $230,000

    Georges Cote Law obtained $230,000 on behalf of a client who was injured in a premises accident.

  • $230,000

    Georges Cote Law obtained $230,000 on behalf of a client injured in a truck accident.

  • $170,000

    Georges Cote Law obtained $170,000 on behalf of a client who was injured after slipping and falling.

  • $150,000

    Georges Cote Law obtained $150,000 on behalf of a client who was injured in a motor vehicle accident.

What Evidence Should I Gather to Support My Case?

To win a rideshare lawsuit in Massachusetts, you must provide sufficient evidence to prove that your driver or another party was at fault for the accident and that you have suffered considerable damages as a result. 

Here are some types of evidence that may be useful in your case:

  • Police Report: The police report from the accident can provide valuable information, including statements from witnesses and the police officer's assessment of fault.
  • Eyewitness Statements: If there were any eyewitnesses to the accident, their statements could be valuable evidence in your case. Be sure to collect their contact information so we can contact them for a statement.
  • Medical Records: Medical records and bills can provide evidence of the injuries you sustained in the accident and the costs of your medical treatment. Be sure to get medical help immediately, as the time it takes you to seek care could be used against you by insurers or the other party's attorney.
  • Photos and Videos: Photos and videos of the accident scene, damage to the vehicles involved, and your injuries can help establish the accident's severity and the extent of your damages.
  • Rideshare Company Records: The rideshare company's records, including trip logs and driver data, can be used to show that the other driver was working for the company at the time of the accident. 
  • Screenshots: Screenshot any information about the driver and your trip, as we can refer to this in the future. 
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