Nashville Rideshare Accident Attorney

Uber and Lyft are popular rideshare taxi services operating in Tennessee. The rideshare business model puts drivers on their phones while operating personally owned vehicles. Auto accidents involving Uber and Lyft vehicles occur frequently. The popularity of the rideshare services combined with driver distraction are partly to blame. Nashville Rideshare Accident Attorney George Angelopoulos navigates Uber Accident and Lyft Personal Injury claims starting with a FREE Consultation. No upfront cost and legal fees are contingent on winning.

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Steps to take after a Lyft of Uber accident

Rideshare accident injuries can be sustained as a passenger, pedestrian or while operating your own vehicle. Anyone involved in an auto accident should seek a medical evaluation. If you choose not to accept emergency medical attention then subsequently have pain or any discomfort seek an urgent care evaluation or schedule a doctor’s appointment ASAP. Some car accident injuries, such as whiplash, back injuries or brain injuries may be progressive and not immediately realized. Contact George ASAP.

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.

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 Uber or Lyft 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 Tennessee rideshare acident attorney a swift and thorough investigation into the facts occurs to determine the auto liability 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 injuries sustained by third parties or 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.

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This is Nashville Rideshare Accident Attorney advertising and is not legal advice for your personal injury claim. Settlement or compensation is not guaranteed.