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North Haven Lyft & Uber Accident Lawyer

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When you called a Lyft or Uber driver to get you to your destination in North Haven, you were expecting a safe ride in a vehicle operated by a competent driver. Instead, you now find yourself injured following a car accident, and to make matters worse, the rideshare company is refusing to compensate you for your injuries.

An Uber accident lawyer in North Haven at the Carter Mario Law Firm can take the lead in your fight against the insurance company so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. With our track record of recovering over $1 billion for clients, no matter which driver caused the rideshare accident, you can trust our personal injury attorneys to fight to get the best possible results. 

The North Haven rideshare accident attorneys at the Carter Mario Law Firm are completely committed to the health and financial welfare of their clients. This is why our law firm does not require any upfront payment under our Zero-Fee Warranty

Contact us at Carter Mario Law Firm today for a free initial consultation and to experience how our North Haven rideshare accident attorneys can get you the financial compensation you deserve after a car accident.

Trust Our Rideshare Accident Attorneys’ 30+ Years of Experience

Over three decades of success and victories!

With a 30-year track record of success, including recovering over $1 billion for our injured clients, our car accident attorneys are committed to providing you with expert guidance and representation. The North Haven rideshare accident lawyers at the Carter Mario Law Firm will bring a wealth of knowledge to your case, ensuring you have a strong and seasoned team on your side.

The Carter Mario Law Firm 8-Point Guarantee

A law firm of professional trial attorneys!

While each personal injury case is different, the attorneys at the Carter Mario Law Firm stand by their commitment to providing high-quality legal service via our 8-Point Guarantee. Specifically, our guarantee includes:

  • Zero Fee Warranty
  • Walk-ins welcome
  • Prompt response times
  • Detailed attention to your case with a team of four lawyers
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Online access to your case file
  • Regular updates on your accident case
  • Clients first: You’ll always receive more money than our lawyers

This guarantee ensures you receive the highest level of legal representation and personalized attention, and a relentless pursuit of justice for your Lyft or Uber accident case.

How an Uber Accident Attorney Helps Your Case

Trial lawyers who build real cases for court!

Insurance companies spend their money and resources fighting valid personal injury claims, simply aiming to intimidate and discourage victims. The North Haven Uber and Lyft accident lawyers at the Carter Mario Law Firm refuse to be intimidated and regularly fight powerful insurance companies. 

It’s even been shown that those who settle with insurance companies receive up to three times less than they would have with a car accident lawyer. 

Are Rideshare Accidents Common?

Sadly, Connecticut car accident issues involving Lyft and Uber drivers occur with alarming regularity. These types of car accident cases have caused more victims to suffer life-altering or potentially fatal injuries that require emergency medical treatment. According to a study by the University of Chicago, the introduction of rideshare apps caused an increase in automobile accident-related fatalities.

How Rideshare Accidents Happen

Car accidents involving Uber and Lyft drivers occur for a variety of reasons. Common causes include:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to yield
  • Reckless driving
  • Sudden lane changes

No matter the cause of your car accident, our North Haven Lyft accident lawyers will fight to hold the at-fault driver accountable for the injuries they caused you to suffer.

How Rideshare Companies Work

Uber and Lyft dramatically changed the transportation industry. Instead of contacting taxis, customers can now summon a Lyft or Uber driver to their exact location by using a simple app on their phones. However, it’s important to note that rideshare drivers are not direct employees of Lyft or Uber, which could impact your Uber or Lyft accident claim down the road.

Was Your Rideshare Vehicle in Good Condition?

While the requirements to be a Lyft or Uber driver are minimal, Connecticut law imposes some maintenance standards. Specifically, Connecticut law (13b-119) requires such rideshare drivers to provide certifications regarding the quality of certain parts of their vehicles, such as brakes, steering systems, and seatbelts. 

What to Do After a Lyft or Uber Accident in North Haven

The time following a car accident can be confusing, but it is critical to know the steps to take to build your case. 

Get Immediate Medical Attention

Immediately seek medical attention to ensure your injuries are properly diagnosed and documented.Your health should be your top priority. Timely diagnosis and treatment of your injuries will optimize your recovery time while also creating the necessary documentation to pursue financial compensation from your accident.

Take Photos and Document the Accident

If you can stay at the scene, you can build a solid case by photographing all damage to the vehicles along with the accident scene, including the road itself, skid marks, or guard rails that were impacted. These visuals can significantly strengthen your Uber accident claim.

Talk with Witnesses of the Accident

Independent witnesses usually offer relatively unbiased descriptions of how car accidents occurred. If you are unable to obtain statements, you should take down the names and contact information of potential witnesses.

Contact Your Insurance Company and the Rideshare Company

You should contact your insurance company following a rideshare accident. You may have personal injury protection (PIP) insurance coverage which can be used to pay your medical expenses. Additionally, you should contact the rideshare company to report the collision and your injuries.

Talk with a Lyft and Uber Accident Lawyer in North Haven

Many rideshare accident victims make the mistake of failing to consult a personal injury attorney following their collision. This leaves them at the mercy of insurance companies who fail to inform them of their rights or the true value of their personal injury claims. The Carter Mario Law Firm’s North Haven Uber accident attorneys will provide you with a free and thorough case evaluation and help you get the maximum compensation you rightfully deserve.

Who Pays for Damages in an Accident with a Rideshare Vehicle?

If the rideshare driver’s Uber or Lyft app was off, their personal insurance policy will provide coverage and payment in the event of an accident. 

If the app was on while you were in the car, then the Uber or Lyft commercial insurance policy provides coverage.

Establishing Fault in an Uber Accident in Connecticut

You have a strong personal injury claim if you were in a passenger rideshare vehicle that was involved in a car accident. This is because you are essentially blameless since you were not driving. However, if neither driver accepts fault, you must prove one or both drivers caused the collision and your injuries by a preponderance of the evidence, i.e., 51%.  

The Time Limit on Filing a Rideshare Accident Claim

Under Connecticut law (52-584), you only have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Possible Recoverable Damages in North Haven Rideshare Accidents

“Damages” describe your legally recognized losses. Connecticut law (52-572h) allows accident victims to claim both economic and non-economic damages. Additionally, Connecticut law (14-295) also allows car accident victims to seek punitive damages in certain limited circumstances.

Compensatory Damages

Compensation damages, which are also known as economic damages, are the financial losses you suffered as a result of your car accident. You can seek compensation for your past and future medical expenses. If your severe injuries prevented you from working, you can also seek compensation for your past and future lost wages.

Non-Compensatory Damages

Non-compensatory damages — that is, non-economic damages — are designed to compensate you for your intangible losses. Specifically, you are entitled to financial compensation for your physical pain and suffering. You can also seek compensation for the mental anguish you experienced.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are not designed to compensate injured victims. Instead, they are designed to punish individuals who commit intentional or reckless acts. Connecticut law allows car accident victims to seek treble damages — that is, three times the amount of their compensatory damages — from individuals who drive under the influence or engage in reckless driving.

North Haven Lyft and Uber Accident FAQs

Car accidents are frightening events that often leave victims injured and confused. Explore answers to frequently asked questions about Lyft and Uber accidents in North Haven, CT. If you have additional questions, our experienced legal team is ready to assist you.

How are rideshare services different from taxis?

Less regulation but more risk!

Rideshare drivers are independent contractors who use their own vehicles to transport customers. Taxi operators drive vehicles that are owned and maintained by licensed taxi companies. In short, rideshare drivers are subject to less regulation and oversight as opposed to taxi drivers.

Do rideshare companies & drivers need special insurance coverage?

Yes, rideshare companies carry special insurance coverage.

If a rideshare driver is not using the Lyft or Uber app, they are covered by their personal insurance. Under Connecticut law (13b-120), if one of the apps is on but the driver does not have a passenger in the vehicle — for example, traveling to pick up a passenger — Lyft or Uber must provide insurance coverage with limits of $50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident. If the rideshare driver is involved in a car accident while transporting a passenger, Lyft or Uber must provide insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million.

As a rideshare driver, what should I do after an accident?

Report and document the accident!

Lyft and Uber have strict car accident reporting requirements. If you fail to report the car accident immediately, Lyft or Uber may decline to provide you with insurance coverage. You should also document the North Haven car accident in order to gather evidence of the other driver’s negligence.

What do I do if my Uber Driver leaves the scene of the accident?

Report the accident to the rideshare company, your insurance, and the other driver’s insurance immediately!

Lyft and Uber maintain detailed records. Reporting the accident immediately will help identify the driver of your vehicle. If Lyft or Uber disclaims insurance coverage and the other driver is not at fault, you may still be able to recover compensation from your own insurance company via an uninsured motorist claim pursuant to Connecticut law (38a-336).

What should I ask my rideshare accident lawyer?

Preparation can help move your case forward!

When consulting with a rideshare accident lawyer in North Haven, knowing the right questions to ask is crucial. Preparing a list of questions prior to a legal consultation can reduce confusion and allow your attorney to provide you with clear guidance on how to navigate the personal injury claims process. Specifically, you should prepare a list of questions that addresses your concerns while also helping you and your attorney develop a clear case strategy.

Are there different types of rideshare accidents?

Yes, there are many types of rideshare accidents!

Rideshare accidents are essentially car accidents, and common types of car accidents include:

No matter the type of accident you were involved in, you can be confident that the New Haven rideshare accident lawyers at the Carter Mario Law Firm will fight to protect your rights.

Is there a statute of limitations on rideshare accidents in Connecticut?

Time is not on your side!

Connecticut imposes a strict two-year time limit on personal injury claims, including rideshare accidents. This time limit begins on the day of your accident. Your car accident claim is permanently barred if you fail to file a lawsuit within this statute of limitations.

How can I prove damages in an Uber accident?

Expert witness, medical records, and other evidence of your losses!

If your injuries are severe, your case will likely require testimony from expert witnesses such as your medical providers. You can also use your medical bills and items such as sick slips to prove your economic losses, including your lost wages. Finally, your own testimony can be used to prove the physical pain and suffering you endured because of the car accident.

How well-trained are Lyft & Uber drivers?

Almost no training!

Beyond instruction on how to use the Lyft and Uber app, rideshare drivers receive virtually no training. Instead, Connecticut law (13b-119) only requires rideshare drivers to have a working vehicle and a valid license. However, under Connecticut law (14-1(86)), individuals are not eligible to be Lyft or Uber drivers if they have been convicted of certain serious traffic offenses.

Speak with an Experienced Rideshare Accident Attorney in North Haven, CT

Ready to speak with an experienced rideshare accident attorney? Our team of Uber and Lyft accident lawyers is not afraid to fight for your rights and is here to guide you through your rideshare accident case.

Contact the Carter Mario Law Firm for a free consultation for personalized legal advice and dedicated representation following an Uber or Lyft accident in North Haven. 

Client Victories

We’ve Recovered Over $1 Billion for Clients
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$17M

Rear-End Collision

Our client sustained a significant injury to his cervical spine after a rear-end crash. After receiving a low initial offer from the insurance company, we fought hard for our client to get him the settlement he deserved.

$4M

Medical Misdiagnosis

Our client’s doctor misread an x-ray causing a delayed diagnosis of sarcoma, which resulted in our client’s death.

$3.9M

Failure to Treat

Gastroenterologist and primary care doctor failed to treat or transfer our client who was hospitalized for GI bleeding, which resulted in our client’s death.

$3.4M

Failure to Diagnose

Our client’s doctors failed to diagnose him with abdominal cancer, resulting in his death.

$3.4M

Medical Malpractice

Our client suffered brain damage, paralysis, and speech deficits after undergoing a bedside procedure.

$3.3M

Brain Damage

Our client suffered brain damage after their breathing tube was misplaced.

$3M

Failure to Diagnose

Our client’s doctor failed to diagnose Fournier’s Gangrene, resulting in necrotizing fasciitis, sterility, abnormal gait, and muscle loss.

$2.6M

Personal Injury Resulting in Death

Our client, an innocent bystander to a bar room brawl, required surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon. After the surgery, our client developed a pulmonary embolism, resulting in his death.

$2.5M

Gas Poisoning

Our client suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning with cognitive loss after an on-site contractor ran gas engines during business hours.

Why choose Carter Mario?

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    A Team That Puts You First!

    Our clients are our #1 priority and everything we do is focused on getting you the best result! You are the reason we became lawyers. To the insurance company, you are no more than a claim number but to us, it’s personal. We’re here for you 24/7, 365 days a year. We communicate often and call you back the same day or lunch is on us. We believe an informed client is a happy client. You are the reason we fight!

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    Over $1 Billion Recovered!

    For over 30 years, we’ve fought fiercely and tirelessly against Big Insurance and won countless victories for our clients. You were already hurt physically when you came to us, but we make sure you aren’t hurt financially when you leave. Our goal is to give you a better tomorrow.

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    No obstacle is too big. Our seasoned attorneys were handpicked and know how to hold the insurance companies accountable. We have experience in and out of the courtroom. Our attention to detail and in-depth investigation helps identify key evidence we use to prepare your case. Our attorneys have the knowledge, the dedication, and the passion it takes to win. They love what they do.

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    When we go to trial, we are battle ready, but taking a case to trial takes more than confidence, experience, and commitment. It takes cutting edge technology and a War Chest to support the costs of zealous representation. Many firms aren’t willing or don’t have the resources and financial stability to front your costs and maximize your case. We’ll spend whatever it takes to get you every penny you deserve!

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    Making the Law Make Sense!

    At Carter Mario Law Firm, our mission is to make the law make sense. You’ve been injured and it wasn’t your fault. Life is suddenly overwhelming and confusing, and you don’t know where to turn. You need help, but it matters who you get. Let us come to your rescue. We’ll do the work, so you don’t have to. You can focus on you!

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