Can You Sue Uber Or Lyft For Your Auto Accident In Nevada?
If you have been involved in an auto accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver in Nevada, you may be wondering if it is possible to sue the ride-sharing company. The answer depends on a few factors, including the type of coverage your driver had when the accident occurred. Here’s what you need to know about suing Uber or Lyft for your auto accident in Nevada.
Our Las Vegas Uber & Lyft accident lawyer at Cameron Law can assist you in investigating your accident and determining liable parties. Reach out to Attorney Daven P. Cameron today to discuss the facts of your case.
The Three Periods of Coverage for Ride-Sharing Drivers
Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft provide different levels of insurance coverage depending on when the accident occurred and what type of driving the driver was engaged in at the time.
There are three periods of coverage that are important to consider when determining whether or not you can sue Uber or Lyft for your auto accident. These include:
- Period 1: When a driver has accepted a ride request but hasn’t picked up their passenger yet;
- Period 2: When a driver is en route to pick up their passenger; and
- Period 3: When a driver has picked up their passenger and is transporting them to their destination.
When an accident occurs during one of these periods, different types of insurance coverage may apply, which will determine whether or not you can sue Uber or Lyft for your auto accident.
Who Can You Sue For Your Uber/Lyft Accident?
If you were injured in an auto accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver while they were working as a ride-share driver, there are two parties who may potentially be liable – the ride-share driver themselves as well as the ride-sharing company. Depending on the circumstances of your case, either one or both parties could be held responsible for your damages. An experienced lawyer can help you determine who is liable and how to best proceed with pursuing compensation from them.
What Damages Can You Recover?
If you are able to prove that either the ride-share driver or Uber/Lyft is liable for your injuries, then you may be entitled to recover damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, property damage, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and more. Your lawyer can help ensure that all damages related to your case are accounted for so that you receive fair compensation for what happened.
How Can a Lawyer Help?
A lawyer can help by reviewing all aspects of your case and helping build a strong legal claim against any liable party involved in the accident, which may include Uber or Lyft. They will also handle communications with insurance companies and other involved parties throughout the process so that you don’t have to worry about handling these tasks yourself while dealing with recovering from any injuries sustained during the incident.
A lawyer will also ensure that all statutes of limitation pertaining to filing suit against those responsible are met so that you don’t miss out on any potential compensation owed to you due to delays caused by paperwork issues or other problems associated with filing suit in Nevada. Under Nevada law, car accident victims typically have two years to sue the at-fault party for their personal injury (Nevada Revised Statutes § 11.190).
Get Legal Guidance from Cameron Law
Navigating legal issues surrounding an automobile accident involving either an Uber or Lyft driver can be difficult without professional assistance from someone familiar with this area of law. If you were involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, contact our lawyer at Cameron Law for legal guidance. Get a free case review by calling 702-745-4545.