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Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, PA

We have over a century of collective legal experience and have been practicing in state and federal courts across Minnesota since 1983.

Uber / Lyft Accidents

Proven Minneapolis Car Accident Attorneys

Rideshare services have become immensely popular throughout Minneapolis and the United States. Today, smart phone users can access an application and be connected instantly to a driver. The fees they pay are intended to cover a safe ride. Unfortunately, car accidents and injuries can happen at any time, and sometimes they involve Uber and Lyft. When they do, the unique nature of these rideshare services can cause victims to face challenges during the personal injury claim process.

Our legal team at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. has been protecting the rights and futures of residents throughout the Twin Cities and state of Minnesota since 1983. Backed by decades of combined experience, our Minneapolis car accident lawyers have the tools and resources to produce winning results, even in the most difficult cases. If you or someone you love has been injured in an auto accident involving an Uber or Lyft, you can trust in our firm to guide you through the legal journey ahead and toward the financial compensation you deserve.

Discuss your accident during a free consultation. Call (612) 444-5020.

Uber / Lyft Accidents & Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury claims arising from car accidents can introduce many challenging issues. When vehicles involved are operated by motorists who work for Uber or Lyft, there are a number of unique legal issues that must be addressed, especially in regard to who can be held at fault for victims’ damages.

  • Liability – Because rideshare services don’t classify their drivers as employees (they are considered independent contractors), they have the ability to deny or dispute lability for drivers that cause accidents and injuries. This can be true when drivers are not actively transporting a rider, driving to pick up a customer, or using the rideshare application at all. Investigations into Uber and Lyft accidents will focus on what the driver was doing at the time of a crash. If a driver was “on duty,” for example, the rideshare application could potentially be held liable for injuries they cause.
  • Insurance Coverage – The unique employment relationship between rideshare services and drivers also introduces issues when it comes to insurance coverage. For example, when drivers are actively transporting a ride or driving to pick up a rider, victims harmed by their drivers (whether they are passengers or motorists in other vehicles) are covered by a $1 million commercial insurance policy. This policy also includes uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, which means that if you were a passenger and hurt in a wreck caused by another driver who did not have insurance, you could still be covered by the rideshare’s commercial insurance policy. In accidents where rideshare drivers are not transporting a rider or not actively using the application, however, victims harmed in accidents they cause may have to pursue compensation from the at-fault driver’s personal insurance or the rideshare company’s contingent insurance policy, which has lower limits.

Whether you were a passenger in an Uber or Lyft or a motorist or pedestrian struck by an Uber or Lyft driver, our attorneys can help investigate the unique facts and circumstances of your case to determine your rights and available options. In every case, we work closely with accident victims and meticulously evaluate the best strategies in order to maximize compensation.

Insurance Companies Are Not on Your Side

It is important to remember that insurance companies and corporations like Uber and Lyft are in business to make money, not pay out claims to victims. This means they often work diligently to deny, despite, and underpay personal injury claims. Simply put, they are not on your side.

By working with experienced attorneys who have the resources needed to level the playing field with these corporations and insurance companies, you can put yourself in position to make the recovery you deserve, including a recovery of damages that may include medical expenses, lost wages, and your pain and suffering, among others.

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Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. has become an established law firm in the Twin Cities, and one known for going the extra mile for clients facing difficult legal battles. Because we know accidents can happen anytime, we make ourselves available around the clock to help.

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Put Our Attorneys On Your Side

Our team has 100 years of collective experience. Our lawyers, Allan Caplan and Joe Tamburino, are frequently featured on local news networks, including radio and television appearances on Fox and WCCO radio. This has helped Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. rise to prominence and gain a solid reputation of fighting vigorously not only for our clients, but also against the injustices they face when they have been charged with a crime or have been wrongfully injured.

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