Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyers in Wichita, Kansas
We can fight for financial compensation for you
Ridesharing services such as Lyft and Uber have become very popular in Wichita. The apps are easy to use and the service is convenient. But when there’s a car accident caused by one of their drivers, you can be left with serious injuries. If an Uber or Lyft driver caused your accident, you deserve financial compensation. But the legal process can be confusing and frustrating.
At Warner Law Offices, we know the impact an injury from a car accident can have on your life. You can be affected physically, emotionally and financially. You need medical treatment and the expenses can become overwhelming. You may no longer able to take part in your usual activities and may have to miss time from work, resulting in lost income.
We’re focused on winning your case
Drivers for Uber and Lyft are independent contractors and must carry their own car insurance. They may also have supplemental insurance from the ridesharing companies. The insurance policies that apply depend on what the driver was doing at the time of the accident. For example:
- The app was off and the driver was not seeking or transporting passengers.
- The app was on but the driver was not transporting or on the way to pick up a passenger.
- A trip request was accepted and the driver was on the way to pick up a passenger.
- A trip request was accepted and the driver was transporting a passenger.
Medical expenses can add up fast if you’ve been hurt in a ridesharing accident. You may need diagnostic tests, surgery, medication, hospitalization, physical therapy and months of follow-up appointments with doctors. Recovery can take months or even longer. Some people are left with a permanent disability.
If a negligent Uber or Lyft driver caused your accident, you should not have to pay for your accident-related expenses. But the driver may deny responsibility for the accident – even though that driver was texting, speeding, operating recklessly or under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
Don’t expect much help from the insurance companies. They will likely try to pay you as little as possible to help keep their profits as high as possible. They may question the extent of your injuries or the need for certain treatment. They may blame you for causing the accident. The ridesharing company’s insurance carrier may deny any liability.
We’re determined to help you get the best results
Insurance companies have lawyers fighting for their best interests. You need an experienced attorney who is ready to fight for your rights after your car accident. Our legal team can investigate your accident and gather evidence. We carefully review accident reports and medical records. We interview witnesses and if needed, consult with accident reconstruction experts.
We build strong cases and fight for the compensation you deserve – either through a negotiated settlement or jury verdict. Our firm is known for our courtroom success and medical training. We have a reputation for being experienced and tough-minded attorneys who get results.
If you were injured in a Wichita Uber or Lyft accident, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced lawyers. We’ll review the details of your car accident, go over your legal options and answer any questions you have.
Call us 24/7 at (316) 269-2500, (800) 815-5297 or send us an email.