Richmond Rideshare Accident Lawyer

Richmond Rideshare Accident Lawyer

Richmond Rideshare Accident Lawyer

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft are a convenient and affordable option for locals or visitors who want to take in all that Richmond offers, whether you’re catching the art vibe in Carytown or a ride home from one of the craft distilleries along the Richmond Beer Trail.

When you get into a rideshare, you put your life into the hands of a total stranger. Uber and Lyft supposedly vet their drivers, but accidents can happen, and people can get injured.

If an Uber or Lyft accident injured you, contact a Richmond rideshare accident lawyer from Allen & Allen. Our law firm is committed to providing compassionate and trustworthy legal representation to accident victims. We will navigate the complexities of your rideshare accident claim and your behalf and ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

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Why Choose Allen & Allen for Your Richmond Rideshare Accident Claim?

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Allen & Allen was established more than a century ago to advocate for accident victims in their time of need. In the decades since, our personal injury lawyers have stayed true to our values, providing compassionate and personalized care to residents of Richmond and throughout Virginia.

Through the years, we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients injured by the negligence of others. When you hire Allen & Allen, you get a team of legal professionals dedicated to ensuring your rights are protected and you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a rideshare accident, don’t let the insurance company devalue or deny your claim. Contact us today for your free consultation, and let us fight on your behalf.

How Much Does a Rideshare Attorney Cost?

Uber and Lyft accidents can leave you with serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment. These bills can add up quickly. The last thing you want to deal with is the cost of hiring a lawyer. That’s why the lawyers at Allen & Allen work on a contingency fee basis. We are only paid through the compensation we recover for you. We can discuss our contingency fee arrangement during your free consultation.

We understand the rights of personal injury victims and the tactics insurance companies use to pay injured victims the bare minimum. When you retain our services, we will fight to get you the maximum compensation you deserve. Studies show that personal injury victims who hire lawyers to handle their claims recover about 40% more than people who handle these claims on their own.

Contact a rideshare accident attorney from Allen & Allen today to discuss how we can help you seek justice and the compensation you deserve.

Who Can Bring a Lawsuit Against Uber or Lyft?

To have a case against Uber or Lyft, you must have suffered injuries in an accident involving a rideshare vehicle. Several people may be involved in a single Uber or Lyft accident and have grounds to file a claim.

These include:

  • Passengers in a Lyft or Uber vehicle injured in an accident
  • Rideshare drivers injured in an accident
  • Occupants of other vehicles injured in an accident with a rideshare vehicle
  • Pedestrians and bicyclists struck by an Uber or Lyft vehicle

What Damages Can You Recover in an Uber or Lyft Accident Claim?

What Damages Can You Recover in an Uber or Lyft Accident Claim

If you’re involved in an Uber or Lyft accident and are looking to file a claim for damages, several types of damages may be available. The specific damages you can seek will depend on the circumstances of the accident, the extent of your injuries, and the insurance coverage in place.

Here are some common types of damages in an Uber or Lyft accident claim:

  • Medical Expenses: You can seek compensation for all medical expenses related to the accident, including hospital bills, doctor’s visits, surgery, medication, physical therapy, and future medical expenses if your injuries require ongoing treatment.
  • Property Damage: This includes the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle or other property damaged in the accident.
  • Pain and Suffering: You may be entitled to compensation for physical and emotional suffering caused by the accident, such as pain, anxiety, and loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Lost Income: If you are unable to work due to the injuries sustained in the accident, you can seek compensation for the income you have lost and for any future lost earning capacity.
  • Loss of Consortium: This compensates a spouse for the loss of companionship, services, and support as a result of the accident.
  • Out-of-Pocket Expenses: You can seek reimbursement for any other expenses incurred because of the accident, such as transportation costs to medical appointments or home modifications due to your injuries.
  • Wrongful Death Damages: If a loved one died in the accident, their family may recover compensation for funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and emotional suffering.

The specific damages you can recover will vary based on the circumstances of the accident, the severity of your injuries, and the insurance policies in place.

Who Pays for Damages in a Rideshare Accident in Richmond?

Virginia is an at-fault car insurance state, which means that the driver who caused the accident is responsible for covering the damages they cause to other drivers and passengers. This includes property damage and bodily injury, such as medical expenses, lost income earnings, and pain and suffering. If you can prove that the other driver is at fault, you can file a claim against their insurance company.

Virginia is one of just a few states nationwide that does not require drivers to carry liability insurance. Those who opt out must pay a $500 Uninsured Motor Vehicle fee each year when they renew their vehicle registration. If they cause a wreck, they are personally responsible for covering the damages that result.

Drivers who do opt for insurance must carry the following minimum amount of liability insurance:

  • $30,000 for bodily injury or death of one person per accident
  • $60,000 in liability coverage bodily injury or death for two or more people per accident
  • $20,000 in property damage per accident

What Types of Insurance Do Richmond Uber and Lyft Drivers Have?

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Uber and Lyft require all drivers to carry personal auto insurance, which means rideshare drivers in Richmond must carry at least the minimum amount of liability insurance. Uber and Lyft provide additional cover if their drivers get into an accident. Here’s what these rideshare companies provide and when:

When the Rideshare Driver App is Offline or Turned Off

The Uber or Lyft driver’s personal auto insurance coverage applies.

When the Rideshare Driver is Available or Waiting for a Ride Request

Both Lyft and Uber provide the following coverage for third-party liability if their driver’s personal car insurance doesn’t apply:

  • $50,000 in bodily injury per person
  • $100,000 in bodily injury per accident
  • $25,000 in property damage per accident

When the Rideshare Driver is In Route to Pick Up Riders and During Trips

Both Lyft and Uber provide the following car insurance on behalf of their rideshare drivers in the event of an accident:

  • $1 million third-party liability
  • Uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury and/or first-party injury insurance
  • Contingent comprehensive and collision up to the actual cash value of the car with a $2,500 deductible

How Can a Lawyer Help with My Uber or Lyft Claim?

A lawyer can be immensely helpful with your rideshare accident claim in several ways, as they can navigate the complex legal and insurance issues associated with these cases. Here are some ways a lawyer from Allen & Allen can assist you.

Legal Expertise

Our personal injury lawyers have a deep understanding of the relevant laws and regulations that affect rideshare accident cases. We can help you navigate the legal landscape, ensuring you understand your rights and responsibilities.


Your attorney can conduct a thorough investigation into the accident, collecting evidence such as police reports, witness statements, and any available surveillance footage. You need this to build a strong case.

Determining Liability

Rideshare accidents can involve complex liability issues, such as whether you can hold the driver or the rideshare company at fault, or whether multiple parties share liability. Your attorney can hold all liable parties accountable.

Insurance Claims

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft typically have insurance coverage for their drivers. Your lawyer can assist in navigating the insurance claims process, ensuring you receive fair compensation for your injuries and damages.


Your attorney can negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company or the rideshare company to secure a fair settlement on your behalf. We can advocate for your best interests and ensure nobody pressures you into accepting a lowball offer.

Filing a Lawsuit

If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiations, we can file a lawsuit on your behalf and represent you in court. We will prepare and present your case, advocating for your rights and seeking the compensation you deserve.

Understanding Damages

Your lawyer can help you assess and quantify your damages, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any future costs associated with your injuries.

Statute of Limitations

We are aware of the statute of limitations, which is the time limit for filing a personal injury lawsuit. Failing to meet this deadline can result in losing your right to seek compensation, so we will file your claim in a timely manner.

Expert Witnesses

If necessary, your attorney can enlist the help of expert witnesses, such as accident reconstruction specialists or medical experts, to support your case and provide professional opinions.

Peace of Mind

Dealing with an accident can overwhelm you. Having a lawyer on your side allows you to focus on your recovery while someone with experience handles the legal aspects of your case.

Contact the Rideshare Accident Lawyers at Allen & Allen Today

Rideshare Attorney Jason Konvicka

Jason Konvicka, Rideshare Accident lawyer

Uber and Lyft drivers are easy to find in Richmond. And while rideshare companies vet their drivers to ensure they have clean driving records, these drivers are not immune from traffic accidents.

If you suffered injuries from an Uber or Lyft driver as a passenger, driver of another vehicle, or a pedestrian or cyclist, you may recover compensation for your medical bills and other losses.

Contact the Richmond personal injury attorneys at Allen & Allen today at (866) 552-5683 for your free consultation, and let us fight for your right to full and fair compensation.


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