For those in more urban centers, and even spreading into more rural regions, Lyft and Uber are becoming an increasingly more common way for people to get around. In Las Vegas, NV it’s no different. These services have also become a common way for people to make a little extra money on the side. Unfortunately, as the services still operate in a legal gray area, many find themselves looking for an Uber attorney or a Lyft lawyer.
If you drive for Uber or Lyft and live near Las Vegas, Boyack Law Group can help you navigate some of the most common legal issues.
Some insurance carriers refuse to cover ridesharing drivers, or require those drivers to purchase special coverage. Insurers may unceremoniously drop drivers’ policies, which can lead to hefty traffic citations in states like Nevada where car insurance is mandatory. If a driver gets into a car accident, it could also mean that they do not have coverage for any damage caused.
Just like any driver, ridesharing drivers sometimes get involved in car accidents. As with any normal car accident, other drivers, passengers or property owners might file suit for any damage done as a result of a vehicle accident.
Passenger Injury Liability
Slightly more unique for ridesharing drivers is the increased liability they face for the passengers in their vehicle. Although many ridesharing apps have some form of waiver of liability built into their terms and conditions, these do not always protect the drivers from suits. This is especially true if a driver is believed to have been exceptionally negligent in their driving of the maintenance of their vehicle.
How We Can Help
If you are looking for a Lyft lawyer or an Uber attorney, Boyack Law Group can help. Our firm represents numerous drivers protect themselves from motor vehicle accident and personal injury claims. WE can help you determine if you are covered under an app’s liability waiver and mount a defense to claims of fault in an accident.
Please call Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney Bryan Boyack at the Boyack Law Group for more info on how we can help. Call now