Boston Rideshare Accident Lawyer - Jimmy Knows!®

Jim Glaser Law is here to help if you’ve been in an accident involving a rideshare service like Uber or Lyft in Boston. These services are a big part of life in our city, but sometimes accidents happen. When they do, it’s important to know what to do next. Our team is ready to help you with these tricky situations.

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When you’re in a rideshare accident, you need help from people who know how to handle these cases. Our team at Jim Glaser Law is ready to guide you through each step. Services like Uber & Lyft are becoming more common in Boston, but this means that more accidents involving rideshare drivers are also occurring. In 2022, according to recent data from the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU), there were 1,965 rideshare accidents in the state.

This is a serious concern, and we believe victims should be heard, supported, and have the opportunity to pursue justice for their injuries and other losses. At Jim Glaser Law, you can count on our legal team to listen to your story and be dedicated advocates for you and your family. Don’t hesitate to reach out — we don’t charge any fees unless we win compensation for you!

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Knowing Rideshare Laws and Regulations

Rideshare laws are always changing. Our rideshare accident lawyers keep up with these changes so that we can give you advice that fits your situation.

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Making a Plan Just for You

We know that every accident is different. We listen to your story and make a plan that fits your needs.

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Skilled at Talking and Negotiating

Dealing with insurance companies can be tough. We know how to talk to them and work towards getting you a good result.

Understanding Rideshare Accidents in Boston

Rideshare accidents can be complex, involving various factors that impact your case. Read on to delve deeper into how these accidents differ from other motor vehicle accidents and the common causes behind incidents involving Uber and Lyft.

Uber & Lyft Insurance Coverage

When you’re in an accident with an Uber or Lyft, dealing with their insurance can be tricky. But don’t worry; our Uber & Lyft accident attorneys are here to help you understand the details and make sure you get what you’re owed.

First, let’s talk about how rideshare insurance works. Uber and Lyft have their own insurance policies that cover different damages based on what the driver was doing when the accident happened. There are usually three situations to consider:

  1. The Driver Is Offline: If the rideshare driver isn’t logged into the app at the time of the accident, their own personal car insurance applies. This is just like any other car accident where you deal with the driver’s personal insurance.
  2. The Driver Is Available but Hasn’t Accepted a Ride: In this case, the driver is logged into the app and is waiting for a ride request. Uber and Lyft have some insurance coverage for this situation, but it’s not as much as when they’re carrying a passenger. These policies usually cover injuries and damages up to a certain amount, but less than when a passenger is in the car.
  3. The Driver Has Accepted a Ride or Has a Passenger: If the driver has accepted a ride request or already has a passenger in the car, their insurance will cover a lot more damages. This comprehensive coverage includes higher limits for third-party liability, potentially up to $1 million per accident, and may also cover uninsured motorist bodily injury and vehicle damages with a deductible.

But even with this insurance, getting the money you deserve isn’t always easy. These companies may try to say their insurance doesn’t apply, or they may offer you less than what you need. They may even say it was the driver’s fault and that their insurance shouldn’t pay. This can get confusing and frustrating fast, but Jim Glaser Law can help. 

What Often Causes Uber and Lyft Accidents

When you work with us, we look into why your accident happened. It could be a variety of factors, such as:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Mechanical failures or defective parts
  • Weather or road conditions
  • Rider behavior
  • Inadequate driver experience

Knowing any and every factor involved in your accident helps us build a stronger case for you, so we will investigate the details of your case ourselves when you work with us.

Your Next Steps After a Rideshare Accident

  1. After a rideshare accident, your first step should be to ensure everyone’s safety and call for medical help if needed. 
  2. Next, it’s important to report the accident to the police and the rideshare company, as this creates an official record. 
  3. Gather as much information as possible, like photos of the accident scene, contact details of any witnesses, and the rideshare driver’s information, as this will be crucial for your claim.
  4. Finally, contact a rideshare accident lawyer in Boston to get the legal advice and representation you deserve in your case. Jim Glaser Law is available 24/7 to take your call and schedule a free consultation.

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Available Damages for Your Rideshare Accident Claim

When you’ve been in a rideshare accident, figuring out what kind of money you can get for your case is a big part of what we do. There are several kinds of compensation you might be able to receive, depending on what happened and how it affected you. Let’s talk about these different types of damages and how our team at Jim Glaser Law can help you be compensated for them.

If you got hurt in the accident, you might have needed to go to the doctor or even stay in the hospital. Those bills can add up fast. We can help you prove how much you had to spend because of the accident. By collecting your medical records and bills, we can show exactly what your injuries cost you.

If your injuries kept you from working, you may have lost money you would have otherwise earned. This can be a big problem, especially if you’re the one who brings in money for your family. We can help you figure out how much money you missed out on. We can look at your pay stubs or talk to your boss to determine how much work you missed and how much it cost you.

Pain and suffering damages aren’t about bills or lost wages. They refer to the tough time you’ve faced because of the accident. Maybe you’re in a lot of pain, or maybe the accident made you feel scared or sad. These feelings matter, and you might be able to get compensation for them. We can help tell your story, showing how the accident hurt you not just physically but also emotionally.

If the accident damaged your car or other belongings, you might need money to fix or replace them. We can help show how much property damage was done and how much it will cost to make things right again.

This comes into play when your injuries are severe and you’ll need more medical care or won’t be able to work for a long time. We can work with doctors and other professionals to figure out what kind of care you’ll need in the future and how much it will cost. We can also look at how your injuries might affect your ability to work and earn money later on.

Lastly, if during the accident someone tragically died, their family might be able to file a claim for wrongful death. This can help cover funeral costs and the money the person would have earned. This compensation is a way to help families that have lost someone they depended on.

The insurance company may try to pay you less than you deserve. That’s where a rideshare accident lawyer in Boston comes in. We can talk to the insurance company for you. We show them all the evidence we’ve gathered and work to get you a fair deal. If they don’t offer enough, we’re ready to take your case to court. We’ll tell your story and show why you deserve the money you’re asking for.

Why You Need Jim Glaser Law After a Rideshare Accident

Choosing us means picking a Boston rideshare accident legal team that cares about your case and works hard for you.

We know how to talk to Uber and Lyft and their insurance companies. We’ll look at your case and figure out who should pay and how much. We’ll collect all the information about your accident and your injuries to build a robust case defending your full compensation. Then we’ll talk to the insurance companies for you. We’ll make sure they understand what happened and why they should pay. If they don’t offer a fair amount, we’re ready to fight for you. We can take them to court if we have to.

See What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

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I go to Jim for his advice. I’ve been very successful with his guidance.

-Seth R.

I met with Jim a couple of months ago about my case. I had to reschedule a few times and he was always quick to respond and was very accommodating and flexible. I was a little nervous meeting with a lawyer, but he instantly put me at ease with his friendly manner and legal knowledge. Most importantly, he was able to bring a positive, timely resolution to my case. I would highly recommend Jim Glaser to anyone in need of his services.

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Time is Ticking – Statute of Limitations for Rideshare Accident Claims

For most personal injury cases in Massachusetts, including rideshare accidents, you have 3 years from the date of the accident to start your legal claim. If you miss the deadline, you’ll lose the opportunity to pursue your damages. An attorney can make sure your Uber or Lyft accident case is started on time so you don’t miss your chance for justice.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation and Get the Justice You Deserve!

If you or someone you know has been in a rideshare accident in Boston, give us a call for a free discussion. Our team is ready to help you through this tough time and work towards getting you the compensation you deserve. Don’t wait too long to reach out. Contact us today, and let’s start working on getting justice for you.

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