Nashville Rideshare Accident Attorney

Uber accidents and Lyft wrecs are more common than you may realize. Citizens and tourists in Nashville Tennessee utilize Uber and Lyft rideshare services for affordable transportation. The rideshare business model requires drivers to utilize their mobile phones and personally owned vehicles to earn income. Rideshare Accident Attorney George Angelopoulos wants to navigate your personal injury case resulting from an Uber accident or Lyft wreck. Car accident injuries can be sustained as a passenger, pedestrian or while driving your own vehicle. The rideshare attorney provides FREE case evaluations, Legal expenses are advanced and fees are not due until accident clients receive compensation.

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Transportation Network Company Services Act

Tennessee adopted the Transportation Network Company Services Act (TNCSA) codified beginning as T.C.A. 55-12-141 on January 1, 2016. The act clarifies the insurance requirements of Uber, Lyft and other Rideshare taxi networks. The Tennessee bill is a model utilized by other states in this developing legal area.

What is required under the TNCSA?

A rideshare driver on the application (Transportation Network), but without a customer in the vehicle nor in route to a prearranged fare is required to carry $50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident in bodily injury liability insurance. Additionally $25,000 is required for property damage. These elevated insurance minimums are not required when the rideshare driver is not on the rideshare application. The driver must carry proof of this insurance and rideshare drivers cannot offer their services while off the network. As your rideshare attorney a swift and thorough investigation into the facts is required to determine the priority of insurance policies available to compensate personal injury victims.

When the Uber or Lyft driver has a passenger in the car or has accepted a fare through the application then the minimum liability insurance coverage increases to $1 million for liability claims. This can include personal injury and damages sustained by third parties or rideshare passengers if the Uber or Lyft driver caused the collision. Tennessee law mandates the transportation company must provide the insurance coverage if the driver fails to carry this enhanced minimum liability insurance.

What Should I do after an Uber accident or Lyft wreck?

Anyone involved in a car accident should seek a medical evaluation. If you choose not to accept emergency medical attention then subsequently have pain or any discomfort seek a medical clinic evaluation or schedule doctor’s appointment ASAP. Some car accident injuries, such as whiplash, back injuries or brain injuries may be progressive in nature. Contact George as your Rideshare accident attorney for a FREE legal evaluation.

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As a driver for Uber or Lyft, call the police then report the car wreck to your rideshare company immediately. Further, report the auto accident to your insurance carrier. Do not speak with the other driver’s insurance company or give any recorded statements without consulting with your own rideshare attorney first. George as your personal injury lawyer will review and discuss your legal options.

As a Uber or Lyft passenger make sure 911 is called and you are identified as the passenger. When medically able provide the police with a statement of your factual observations. Contact George as your rideshare accident attorney to discuss whether you have a personal injury claim before giving any recorded statement to a Uber, Lyft or any insurance adjuster.

As a third party injured by an Uber or Lyft driver report the accident by calling 911, notify your car insurance company and obtain a medical evaluation. State the basic facts of what you know, but do not give a recorded statement without first speaking with your Uber accident lawyer.

This is rideshare attorney advertising and is not legal advice for your personal injury claim. Settlement or compensation is not guaranteed.