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Uber/Lyft Injury Claim
These apps are revolutionizing the transportation industry. If you want to get a lift, you just have to download one of those apps, and link a credit card to your account. This connects you with nearby drivers who can serve as a taxi cab. All payments are done through the app. Almost anyone can use it, either as a customer or a driver. Uber and Lyft are almost alike. They have a similar way of payment and rating.
Lyft’s insurance policy: According to the company itself, both the driver and the client are covered under their insurance. They claim that the coverage begins immediately after the driver logs into the app, and ends as soon as the driver logs off. This is not entirely true, like Uber's policy, the insurance only applies while the driver is on duty. Check out the following scenarios:
- The driver is off from the app: While the driver is logged off, means that he is not looking for any clients. If the driver is responsible for a car crash, his insurance must pay for all the related bills
- The driver is looking for clients: When a driver logs into the app, he appears in the nearby client's phone. This is when, according to the company, the coverage begins. But this is only a second-tier coverage. And it only applies when the driver's insurance either doesn't respond or doesn't cover part of the expenses.
- The driver is on duty: As soon as the driver accepts to pick up the client, the Lyft's insurance coverage begins. Like Uber, Lyft's insurance policy covers up to $1 million worth in damages.
If the accident happened while the driver was on duty, the company’s insurance must cover all the expenses. But what is the meaning of on duty? When the driver picks up a client, as soon as the client is inside the car, the driver is on duty. This status is finished when the client arrives at his or her destination. Therefore, if the accident happened during the trip, both the company and the driver is responsible for the wellbeing of the client.
Like all normal accidents, one or more individuals can be at-fault for the event. But if the taxi driver is the one who caused the situation, you can sue both the company and the driver. The same procedure applies to freelance drivers. Initially, the drivers are independent contractors. So there is no direct link between the company and the service provider. The owners of these companies use this allegation to avoid any kind of accusation.
As these companies have a handful of lawyers working for them, you must hire a specialist accident attorney. This will level the play in any kind of negotiation. Your lawyer will protect you and your rights; while seeking the maximum compensation amount.
Get in contact with us. Either if your claim is related to a traffic accident, or about the driver's wrong behavior. Our lawyers will take your case, and help you to get as much money as possible for your troubles. Don't let the time pass by, this only favors the responsible for the accident. Call us today!
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Brian S. Shallcross
- Paul W. Burmaster
- Mark R. Gaertner
- Joseph Russo
- Nathan Cobb
- Cyrus B. Shaw
- Janice M. Savinis
- Michael J. D'Amico
- W.P. (Chip) Evans, IV
- Bradley P. Kammholz
- Thomas A. Thompson
- Shawn Gritz
Brian S. Shallcross
The founder of Shallcross Law, LLC, Brian S. Shallcross is a highly focused attorney for his clients in Chicago, Illinois. His practice is primarily focused on representing plaintiffs who have been harmed by the negligence of others, including medical malpractice. Mr. Shallcross also handles general business litigation.Mr. Shallcross grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in political science from DePaul University. He went on to attend DePaul University College of Law and was awarded a Juris Doctor in 2004. After graduation, he spent several years with a well-known and prestigious personal injury firm in Chicago where he worked on many high-profile cases involving medical malpractice, aviation accidents, premises liability and commercial vehicle accidents. He opened his own firm in November 2014. Admitted to practice in Illinois, Mr. Shallcross is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.Mr. Shallcross has a record of success garnered through his hard work, skill and determination. In 2014, he was the recipient of a Trial Lawyer Excellence Award from Law Bulletin Publishing after winning a $5 million jury verdict for his client who received a hysterectomy that was not needed. Other representative matters include his work, together with his co-counsel, in obtaining a $5,950,000 verdict for a client whose iliac artery was torn by a doctor, causing him severe muscle and nerve damage in his leg.Mr. Shallcross is actively involved in several legal organizations, including the American Bar Association and The Chicago Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the Judicial Evaluation Committee of The Chicago Bar Association.
20 South Clark Street, Suite 1800,, Chicago IL 60603
Paul W. Burmaster
Focusing his practice primarily on criminal defense matters, Paul W. Burmaster is the founder of his eponymous law firm. Based in Overland Park, Kansas, his clients come from the greater Kansas City metropolitan area that encompasses both Kansas and Missouri, and he is admitted to practice before all state courts in those two jurisdictions. Mr. Burmasters experience also includes personal injury litigation, in which he represents people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties, and he also assists clients who have been injured on the job and who are seeking their rightful benefits under their employers workers compensation insurance coverage.A significant portion of Mr. Burmasters caseload consists of defending people who have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. He has been able to obtain favorable outcomes for many of his clients, whether through acquittals at bench or jury trials or through the negotiation of plea agreements with the prosecution. Mr. Burmaster continues to stay abreast of the latest developments in impaired driving defense strategies through his active participation in The National College for DUI Defense®, Inc. His other criminal defense experience has encompassed white collar crimes, drug possession and distribution, domestic violence, sex offenses, and homicide.Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Burmaster spent several years as a prosecutor, and that experience has enabled him to often anticipate the types of tactics that he now faces as a defense attorney. Highly regarded by his colleagues, he has received a 10.0 Super peer review rating through Avvo and a Distinguished peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. A former member of the board of governors of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Mr. Burmaster obtained his legal education at the University of Kansas School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1990.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Mark R. Gaertner
Attorney Mark R. Gaertner is a partner at the law firm of Walsh & Gaertner, P.A. in St. Paul. At the Twin Cities firm, Mr. Gaertner focuses his practice on representing the interests of individuals in personal injury matters. Thanks to his excellent reputation as a knowledgeable and dedicated client advocate, clients from Minnesota Western Wisconsin know to turn to him when facing complex legal challenges.Mr. Gaertner began his legal career in 1992 after earning a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law and his approval to practice law in Minnesota. In 1998, the State Bar of Wisconsin granted him admission, and he has represented clients from both the states for more than 15 years.Over the course of attorney Gaertners 20-plus year career, he has earned the respect of both his clients and his peers. He has a Superb rating from Avvo, and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel includes him on its list of the top 1 percent attorneys in the country.Mr. Gaertner has also received recognition for other achievements. The Minnesota State Bar Association named him a North Star Lawyer for his many hours of pro bono work, and Amazon.com recognizes him as a best-selling author for his book A Cup Of Coffee With 10 Of The Top Personal Injury Attorneys In The United States. In addition, he is a regularly requested guest speaker at both legal and professional events.
Attorney Joseph Russo is the owner and managing partner of Injury Law Center in Nashua, New Hampshire. Mr. Russo focuses his practice on personal injury and medical malpractice, representing plaintiffs in New Hampshire and throughout northern Massachusetts who have been injured or lost a loved one due to negligence.Mr. Russo has more than 10 years of experience and is committed to his clients. He provides dedicated representation and outstanding legal service to ensure that clients receive fair compensation for their injuries or loss. Over the course of his career, he has attained many substantial recoveries through settlement or litigation and established himself as a seasoned trial attorney.Before founding Injury Law Center, Mr. Russo worked in New York as a prosecutor in the Brooklyn District Attorneys Office. He prosecuted numerous criminal cases in this role, developing his trial skills which he now puts to use for his personal injury clients.Active in the legal community, Mr. Russo is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. Due to his professional achievements, the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys named him a top ten attorney under 40in the state of New Hampshire for multiple years.Mr. Russo earned a bachelors degree from Lafayette College and received his law degree from St. Johns University School of Law. He holds a law license in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York and is qualified to appear before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Attorney Nathan Cobb is the founder of the Law Office of Nathan Cobb, LLC, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mr. Cobb focuses his area of practice on personal injury law, representing individuals who have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one due to the negligence of another throughout the state of New Mexico. He also has experience in the areas of insurance and workers compensation law.Admitted to practice law in the state of New Mexico since 2008, Mr. Cobb has several years of litigation experience in these areas. He earned a bachelors degree in marketing from The University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management obtained a law degree from The University of New Mexico School of Law. While attending law school, Mr. Cobb served as vice president of the student bar association. He was also a member of the international law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta.Following law school, Mr. Cobb gained legal experience through working at a private New Mexico-based firm. He spent several years at this firm and earned a partner role due to his dedication and skill. While working at this firm, he was involved in many different areas of civil litigation, including matters focused on insurance defense, products liability, professional liability, propane and natural gas, and workers compensation.Mr. Cobbs experienced and passion for the legal field drove him to found his own law practice in 2017. As a solo attorney, he continues to focus his practice on personal injury and serve a diverse range of New Mexico clients.
PO Box 25605, Albuquerque NM 87125
Cyrus B. Shaw
Attorney Cyrus B. Shaw is the founder and owner of Shaw Law, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Devoted to helping his clients achieve the best possible results for their serious and complex legal matters, Mr. Shaw represents the rights, interests and entitlements of a diverse range of clients throughout Pennsylvania and New York who are dealing with legal challenges involving any of the following:,Personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from car, truck and motorcycle accidents, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, premises liability accidents, and other preventable tragedies,Workers compensation and Social Security Disability,Wills, trusts and estate planning,In all cases, Mr. Shaw provides the personalized counsel and dedicated support his clients need to help them achieve the favorable outcomes they seek for their legal issues as efficiently as possible. From this high level of commitment to those he serves, Mr. Shaw has helped recover many substantial settlements and awards for his plaintiff injury clients. In addition, he has assisted numerous individuals with protecting themselves and their assets for the future while helping them to create lasting legacies for their heirs and loved ones.Recognized for his impeccable professionalism, selfless service and exceptional legal abilities, Mr. Shaw has earned high marks from his peers as well as many positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients.A 2002 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Shaw attended Widener University Delaware Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2008. He received his license to practice from the Pennsylvania Bar Association in 2010 and from the New York State Bar Association in 2014. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.Along with maintaining a successful legal practice, Mr. Shaw is highly involved with his legal community, and he is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Mr. Shaw also supports his local community through his involvement with Philly VIP, and he supports those who sacrificed so much to defend America through his involvement with the Wills for Heroes and the Military Assistance Project, where he serves on the board of directors.
Janice M. Savinis
Janice M. Savinis is a partner at Savinis & Kane, L.L.C. located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She concentrates her practice in the area of personal injury law, with a particular focus on representing clients throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia who are suffering from mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that has been linked to asbestos exposure. Devoting her entire practice to litigation, Ms. Savinis also handles matters involving other toxic torts as well as product liability.After graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982, Ms. Savinis earned her law degree from Duquesne University School of Law in 1988 and was honored with membership in the Order of Barristers. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.Through her dedicated litigation efforts, Ms. Savinis has been successful in obtaining significant compensation for a number of mesothelioma victims and their families. In one case where she represented a mesothelioma victim and his wife, the jury awarded $3 million to each of them. In another trial, the estate of a victim and his wife were awarded $1.4 million by the jury.To stay up to date on the latest developments in her chosen field of practice and to cultivate connections with her colleagues in the legal profession, Ms. Savinis maintains active membership in several different professional organizations, including the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. In addition, she has received an AV Preeminent peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
707 Grant Street, Suite 3626, Gulf Tower,, Pittsburgh PA 15219
Michael J. D'Amico
Michael DAmico is a founding partner of DAmico Law Offices, LLC. Mr. DAmico concentrates his practice on representing asbestos victims and their families throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Mr. DAmico prides himself on personally handling all phases of the litigation from initial client interview through trial. Mr. DAmicos efforts have resulted in settlements in excess of millions of dollars for those suffering from mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other asbestos-related malignancies. Contact Mr. DAmico today to schedule a free consultation.Mr. DAmico graduated in 2006 with his Bachelor of Science in marketing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He then went on to pursue his legal education at Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, from which he graduated with his Juris Doctor cum laude. Mr. DAmico has been admitted to practice law before all of the state courts of Pennsylvania since 2010, and he was admitted to practice in West Virginia the following year. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania as well as the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.Dedicated to furthering his knowledge of the law, Mr. DAmico pursues additional studies through his attendance at continuing legal education courses each year. In order to forge professional relationships and keep up-to-date on happenings in his practice, Mr. DAmico is an active member of the American Bar Association, and he serves on the board of governors of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.
310 Grant Street, Suite 825, Grant Building,, Pittsburgh PA 15219
W.P. (Chip) Evans, IV
The lead lawyer and owner of The Evans Law Firm, W.P. (Chip) Evans IV represents those in Austin, Texas, and the central area of Texas in legal matters related to wrongful death, car accidents, truck accidents, products liability and other personal injury issues. With a desire to help the individual over the corporation, Mr. Evans has worked for 15 years to protect the rights of his clients.Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in personal injury trial law, Mr. Evans is also a member of the Austin Bar Association, the Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the State Bar of Texas. A member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas and in all Texas courts.From Southwestern University, Mr. Evans obtained a political science degree in 1994, then attended St. Marys University School of Law where he earned a Juris Doctor in 1997. His commitment to family is a large part of what motivates him to protect the rights of the injured and consider every client he represents as a member of his extended family.One of his most notable cases involved an automobile accident that injured a teenager. As he navigated the legal system, he was able to secure a full policy limits settlement, despite several interests claiming rights to several insurance policies. The family was able to place the funds in an account to pay for the injured mans college education, and he later went on to earn a masters degree with the money secured by Mr. Evans.
Bradley P. Kammholz
As founder of Kammholz Law PLLC, in Rochester, New York, Bradley P. Kammholz knows how life-changing it can be to suffer a personal injury. He has spent decades working with victims of negligence across the state, striving to obtain maximum compensation for their losses. His caseload includes motorcycle, car and trucking accidents; medical malpractice; and birth injuries.Thanks to his relentless pursuit of justice, Mr. Kammholz has received a number of accolades. The Rochester Business Journal named him to its 40 Under 40 list; he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America; the New York State Bar Association honored him with its Young Lawyer of the Year Award; and the Monroe County Bar Association granted him its Presidents Award.Nice though they are, these recognitions are not the reason Mr. Kammholz goes to work every day. Instead, he draws his motivation from the desire to help people during one of the most vulnerable periods of their lives. He helps clients understand whether or not they have a case, and if they do, he outlines the best possible way to achieve their goals.Working as an attorney is in Mr. Kammholzs blood; his grandfather founded a large labor law firm. Mr. Kammholz earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting in 1987 from the University of Maryland. He then pursued a legal career, receiving a Juris Doctor in 1990 from the Boston University School of Law, where he was a member of the mock trial team.Today, Mr. Kammholz is active with the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Association for Justice and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.Outside his practice, Mr. Kammholz enjoys spending time with his wife and their twin children.
Thomas A. Thompson
Tom Thompson has been practicing in Washington State since 1980. His commitment to representing injured workers led to his appointment as Chair of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Workers Compensation Section in 2005. He has lent his expertise to symposia and continuing legal education seminars. Tom received his B.A. from the University of Washington in 1977 and his J.D. from Gonzaga University Law School in 1979. He is admitted to practice in Washington State, U.S. District Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. For several years, he was a member of the Washington State Labor Council/Washington State Association of Justice Caucus working on workers compensation legislation.
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