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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
- Chelsea R. Harris
- David A. Williams
- Chet G. Boudreaux
- William J. Price
- Mark A. Buterbaugh
- John R. Walton
- Matthew Nezhad
- Yoshiaki Kubota
- Michael L. Justice
- Walker M. Duke
- Lee S. Thomas
- Steven Leibel
Chelsea R. Harris
Chelsea Harris has practiced law in Duval County for 13 years, trying more than 40 cases to verdict, focusing on personal injury-plaintiff, bodily injury, automobile crashes and premises liability. Prior to joining Coker Laws elite team of trial attorneys, she was a shareholder with the firm of Kubicki Draper, defending some of the largest insurance companies in the country. Her range of civil defense cases spanned automobile accidents, premises liability, products liability, first party actions and police liability actions. Prior to working with the civil defense firm, Ms. Harris worked as an assistant state attorney for the 4th Judicial Circuit in Duval County.Ms. Harris graduated cum laude in 2006, with a Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law. While at Florida Coastal School of Law, she was a member of its successful Moot Court Honor Board, where she competed in five moot court appellate competitions and won the Robert Orseck Moot Court Competition in 2006, the Jessup International Law Moot Court Regional Competition, and secured the rank of the 24th best team in the world. Prior to attending Florida Coastal School of Law, Ms. Harris earned a bachelors degree in psychology with a minor in Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Ms. Harris is AV rated and was selected to Top Lawyers Rising Stars for 2016. This selection is based off of an evaluation of 12 indicators, including peer recognition and professional achievement in legal practice. She is a member of the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association, Jacksonville Justice Association (JJA), the Florida Justice Association (FJA), and is the vice-chair of the Law Week Committee for the Jacksonville Bar Association (JBA). She has also served as a volunteer for Guardian ad Litem from 2004-2006.Ms. Harris is married to fellow Coker Law attorney Joel Harris and together they have 3 children, ages 10, 7, and 3. In her spare time she enjoys activities with her family including basketball, swimming, dance, and going to the beach. She stays active through running and working out.
David A. Williams
I exclusively represent individuals and families that are injured by the wrongful conduct of others and employees that are injured while at work. I focus my practice on plaintiffs personal injury law, including cases involving car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcylce accidents,construction accidents, foodborne illnesses, animal bites and wrongful death.I am the son of a small business owner, who was the first college graduate in his family. I was raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, where I attended St. Viator High School. Upon graduation, I obtained a pre-law liberal arts degree from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio). While taking a year off between college and law school, I worked in Washington, D.C. as an investigator for the Federal Public Defender Service. I then enrolled in DePaul Universitys College of Law (Chicago, Illinois), where I was awarded a Juris Doctorate. I worked my way through law school and focused on civil litigation and trial advocacy. My law school work included a post at a well-respected insurance defense firm, where my hard work earned me an associate position after becoming licensed to practice.During my time defending individuals and corporations who were responsible for wrongfully injuring others, I learned that my passion and talents were best suited to serve victims of personal injury. My time as a defense lawyer provides me with a unique perspective and advantage when representing my clients, including a sound understanding of how insurance companies and their lawyers analyze and evaluate cases.I am dedicated to protecting my clients rights and serving as their advocate through a complex legal system. In addition to navigating legal challenges, I take great satisfaction in serving as my clients counselor through an often difficult period in their lives. I am a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and Chicago Bar Association, where I serve as an investigator for its Judicial Evaluation Committee.Please contact me for a free consultation about your case.
Chet G. Boudreaux
As an attorney at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, Chet G. Boudreaux is committed to representing clients in Lafayette, Baton Rouge and throughout the state of Louisiana as well as in Texas and Mississippi. He focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death cases that involve the following matters: motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, dog bites, 18-wheeler accidents, chemical exposure, offshore and maritime cases, bus accidents, premises liability and land contamination.Mr. Boudreaux earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, graduating with honors. He went on to receive a Juris Doctor and graduate magna cum laude from the Southern University Law Center in 2003. During law school, Mr. Boudreaux was a recipient of the Whos Who Among Students scholastic honor. In 2016, Mr. Boudreaux was inducted into the Southern University Law Center Hall of Fame.With more than a decade of experience helping victims of negligence, Mr. Boudreaux is dedicated to securing the highest amount of compensation available for clients. He understands that suffering an injury can be emotionally and physically devastating, which is why he approaches every case with compassion for the client and tenacity for justice. Among Mr. Boudreauxs successes is a $2.855 million verdict in a wrongful death case from a bus accident. In addition, Mr. Boudreaux has handled multimillion dollar cases involving construction accidents, farm trucks and tractor trailer accidents. For his achievements, he has been named in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40.Mr. Boudreaux holds memberships with the Baton Rouge Bar Association and the Louisiana Association for Justice. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Appeals Court for the 5th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
William J. Price
Attorney William J. Price of Elk & Elk Co. Ltd. focuses his practice on personal injury litigation for those who have been hurt seriously or died while riding their motorcycles and those hurt in a car accidents or while simply walking across the street. At Elk & Elk Co. Ltd. his title is General Tort, Product, and Professional Liability Civil Attorney. Attorney Price is a former Summit County prosecutor and published author. His published cases include: Aggravation of Congenital Defect Claimed Following Car Crash, Head-On Crash Resolved Through Mediation, and Pre-Suit Settlement Reached in Dram Shop Matter. Attorney William (Bill) Price is a motorcycle rider as well as ,motorcycle accident injury attorney,, and a member of Harley Owners Group Boston Heights Chapter, Women on Wheels (WOW) Associate Member, ABATE of Ohio, the American Motorcycle Association (AMA) and an honorary member of the Lorain County Street Soldiers. His honors and certifications include membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is a member of several bar associations and licensed to practice in federal district and appellate court (Northern District of Ohio).He received his law degree from Michigan State University, and he was recently named as a Rising Star by Ohio Top Lawyers magazine. He has tried more than 40 cases in multiple civil areas of negligence, product liability and ,wrongful death,. Attorney Price represents clients throughout the 88 Ohio counties, including Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, Canton, Youngstown, Lorain, Hamilton, Elyria, Mentor, Middletown, Cuyahoga Falls, Mansfield, Newark, Warren, Strongsville, Beavercreek, Lima, Findley, Lancaster, Westerville, Marion, Brunswick, Medina, Wooster, Sandusky, Zanesville, Xenia, Centerville, Alliance, Chillicothe, Troy, Athens, Ashland, Piqua, Portsmouth, Norwood, Sidney, Miamisburg, Ashtabula, Sylvania, Steubenville, Marysville, Tiffin, Springboro, Pickerington, Perrysburg, Fremont, Norwalk, Defiance and Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Mark A. Buterbaugh
Mark A. Buterbaugh is one of the managing partners at Mooney Law. Central PA Attorneys at Law, where he focuses his practice primarily on workers compensation matters. Located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, he also assists people who are applying for Social Security Disability benefits, and his practice encompasses personal injury and wrongful death litigation as well. Mr. Buterbaugh has been admitted to practice in Pennsylvania since 2009.In his workers compensation practice, Mr. Buterbaugh represents people throughout Pennsylvania who have been injured on the job or who have contracted occupational diseases and who are seeking their rightful benefits under their employers insurance coverage. In many of these cases, his clients claims have already been disputed or denied, and he thus provides advocacy on their behalf at subsequent hearings and trials.Mr. Buterbaughs personal injury and wrongful death litigation experience has largely dealt with incidents arising out of premises liability and animal attacks, and he has been able to obtain several sizable jury awards and negotiated settlements. In his Social Security Disability practice, he helps clients prepare and file their initial claims, and he argues on their behalf at administrative hearings in cases where the Social Security Administration has issued an initial adverse decision.Mr. Buterbaugh is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, where he majored in political science and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1992. He also holds a masters degree in public administration from Shippensburg University, and his legal education was obtained at Widener University Commonwealth Law School. His experience prior to entering private practice included serving as counsel to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Highly regarded by his colleagues, Mr. Buterbaugh has received an Excellent peer review rating through Avvo.
John R. Walton
John R. Walton is well known in Southern California as a business and intellectual property litigator, and also as an advocate for personal injury plaintiffs. In his career with the Walton Law Group, P.C. he has amassed an impressive list of achievements in a variety of legal matters.Mr. Walton has secured many multimillion-dollar judgments and settlements for clients in disputes over patent rights, trade secrets, trademarks, copyright, business torts, breach of contract, shareholder disputes and partnership dissolutions, and catastrophic personal injuries. In a case that exemplifies his ingenuity and skills, Mr. Walton won a verdict for his client totalling $14.4 million after a three-week jury trial, despite having been retained barely two weeks before the start of the trial.Mr. Walton received his Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University and went on to earn a law degree with honors from the University of Michigan Law School. Having already spent a year in high school and a year and a half in college studying in Japan, Mr. Walton returned there after law school to earn a Master of Laws degree from Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan. He is fluent in spoken and written Japanese, and has represented many Japanese clients in litigation in California courts.Admitted to the practice of law in California, Mr. Walton has served the profession as a member of the executive committee of the International Law Section of the State Bar of California. His contributions to his community include volunteering as a leader in the Cub Scouts.Among other honors he has received during the course of his legal career, Mr. Walton has been named as one of the top lawyers in the region by Pasadena Magazine, and likewise included among the top-rated lawyers in Southern California by The American Lawyer magazine. He has also been recognized for excellence in trial advocacy by the mayor of Lancaster, California.His clients include other lawyers (including partners in international law firms), members of famous families, small- to mid-sized businesses, entrepreneurs who started life in a different country using a different language, and also a general assortment of individuals who have suffered injury or injustice. Most clients are referred by other lawyers; approximately half of them are later referred by lawyers who were previously Mr. Waltons opposing counsel on another matter.
Matthew Nezhads practice is dedicated to representing injury victims and Personal injury cases. He is a life member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum – The Top Trial Lawyers in America, for having successfully obtained million and multi-million dollar results for his injured clients. This prestigious recognition is bestowed on only the top 1% of lawyers in the nation. He has also been selected as a Top Lawyerby his peers. A very select group of attorneys have this honor. A Top Lawyeris identified for having attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement and are selected for inclusion to this esteemed group. In 2014 and 2015, he and his firm won the coveted and prestigious Litigator Awards, back to back, for Catastrophic Injuries and Personal Injury. The Litigator Awards represent the highest honors in Trial Law, and justly stands as the nations most coveted symbol of Litigation Achievement”. The Awards are based on actual Verdict & Settlementdollar achievement. Mr. Nezhads firm is now part of an exclusive fraternity of Super-Star Lawyers who have won Million, Multi-Million cases- a feat achieved by fewer than 1% of all lawyers. Of the nearly 1.1 million lawyers considered, only a select few (about 12 Law Firms) per State, achieve distinction of being awarded each year.In 2016, Matthew Nezhad was selected as Top 100 by the National Trial Lawyers. In 2017 and 2018, Mr. Nezhad was selected as a Top 25 Mass Tort Trial Lawyer and Truck Accident Lawyer amongst other awards and accolades.Matthew continues to aggressively pursue his clients best interests not only against insurance companies but also against large corporations and major pharmaceutical companies for their defective and dangerous products along with environmental cases against some of the largest coporations in the US. He has also represented hundreds of clients against the makers of the diet drug, Fen-Phen, and continues to represent those who have been victims of life altering prescription drugs. The firm is currently involved in handling and respresenting hundreds of homeowners and victims of the Porter Ranch (Aliso Cyn) Gas Leak Catastrophe and also representing many victims of the deadliest mass shooting, in our history, the Las Vegas Route 91 mass shooting which left 58 dead and thousands injured. Matthew loves being a Personal Injury Lawyer for its challenges and because he is a natural problem solver. He is also a firm believer that in all injury cases the devil is in the detail. The ability to focus on the smallest detail, while never losing sight of the big picture, is crucial. Matthew Nezhad and firm have successfully managed to balance their detailed knowledge of personal injury law and the injuries their clients sustain with the strategic planning that helps them realize and achieve their clients goals. A distinguishing characteristic of the Nezhad Law is that the firm accepts a limited number of cases annually. Due to its success, the firm has been fortunate to receive referrals of cases over the years from past clients, other attorneys and law firms and has also been mentioned in the media for noteworthy and publicized cases. Aside, from the practice of law, Mr. Nezhad, dedicates his time to his family and spends time on certain projects that are very near and dear to him, namely, the Corazon De Vida Orphanages and other organizations assisting children in need. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, playing tennis, basketball and bike riding.
15233 Ventura Boulevard, Penthouse 10,, Sherman Oaks CA 91403
As partner at Kubota & Craig, Yoshiaki Kubota handles personal injury cases of premises liability, trucking accidents and motor vehicle accidents for clients in Orange County, California. As personal injury litigation can be extremely complex and complicated, Mr. Kubota represents the severely inured as they work through the process. He has tried close to 40 personal injury trials to completion and is fully prepared to take on any case and protect the rights of his clients.Mr. Kubota is experienced in wrongful death, governmental tort liability, products liability, catastrophic injuries and complex litigation. Extensively experienced and knowledgeable in the areas of litigation, case evaluation and trial practice, he has been given the Presidential Award of Merit from the Consumer Attorneys of California four times. His dedication, commitment and leadership made him a natural choice as someone extremely invested in consumer protection.The United States Congress recognized Mr. Kubota and gave him a certificate of congressional representation, and he was inducted into the Laws Hall of Fame at Western State College. He is also a member of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, the Orange County Bar Foundations Society of Fellows, the Orange County Asian American Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association and the American Association of Justice.With a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California, Riverside, Mr. Kubota attended Western State College of Law where he obtained a Juris Doctor in 1994. He is admitted to practice in California state courts and before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell. 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.
Michael L. Justice
Michael L. Justices own name reflects the intense passion he has for making sure injured and wronged clients receive the justice they deserve. Representing people in Westlake Village and Southern California, Mr. Justice makes it a matter of pride to aggressively defend his clients interests against businesses and individuals that are at fault for their suffering. He realizes this is a stressful and sometimes painful time for his clients, so he takes great care to handle each case with compassion, understanding and personalized attention.Mr. Justice has extensive experience with a wide variety of personal injury and discrimination issues, including catastrophic brain and spine injuries, burns, sexual harassment, business disputes and employment discrimination. He has successfully settled or brought to trial hundreds of cases that have resulted in his clients receiving compensation for their injuries or injustices.After graduating from the University of La Verne College of Law, where he was class valedictorian, Mr. Justice passed the bar exam on his first attempt. One of his proudest accomplishments was becoming a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates in 2008.A few of his successes particularly stand out as reminders of why he enjoys making a difference in peoples lives. In one case, he won a settlement for over $500,000 against a foster family that had abused children in its care. In another, he settled with a school district for forcing a boy with a disability to walk when he wasnt able. Another success involved winning an outstanding compensation for an elderly employee who was wrongfully terminated. Mr. Justice is proud of his law firms long string of triumphs that have helped clients recover from their losses and move on with their lives.
5707 Corsa Avenue, Second Floor,, Westlake Village CA 91362
Walker M. Duke
Walker M. Duke is a partner at Dallas, Texas-based Duke Seth, PLLC. Representing clients throughout the metropolitan area and surrounding counties, he focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, assisting plaintiffs who have been harmed by another partys negligence. The types of cases that he handles in this regard have included premises liability, motor vehicle accidents and defective products. Throughout his career he has been able to obtain sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients. Mr. Duke also has extensive experience in business litigation, including the representation of construction companies that have not been paid by contractors or developers, and he assists homeowners who are facing foreclosure or eviction.Mr. Duke is frequently asked to deliver presentations to groups of fellow attorneys at continuing legal education seminars. He has also written extensively for industry publications on construction law and other topics.Mr. Duke attended Trinity University in San Antonio as an undergraduate, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1999. He then enrolled at the Southern Methodist University Dedman College of Law and obtained his Juris Doctor in 2002. While in law school, he was a member of its Board of Advocates. After graduation, Mr. Duke was associated with two area civil litigation firms before founding the predecessor to his current firm in 2009. Admitted to practice before all Texas state courts, Mr. Duke is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. His professional memberships include the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas.
Lee S. Thomas
Lee Thomas is the managing partner of the Kent, Washington, law firm of Harpold Thomas, PC. Established in 1972 with the goal of serving the people of Kent, Seattle, and South King and North Pierce counties, founder David Harpold left the firm in Mr. Thomas very capable hands when he retired. Since attorney Thomas took over the firm, the residents of the area have continued to put their trust in him and the small-town firm known for its dedication to clients who have needs in the following areas:,• Workers compensation,• Third-party claims,• Personal injury,• Wrongful death,Mr. Thomas professional career began in education. In fact, he earned a Master of Teaching from Seattle University College of Education before attending law school. In 2008, he began his legal career after earning his Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law and his admission to the Washington State Bar Association. Unsurprisingly, his education did not end there. He is also a graduate of the highly regarded Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College.Attorney Thomas is highly respected by both his clients and his peers who describe him as being professional, capable, skilled and extremely talented. As evidence of the high regard with which he is held, he is peer-rated as AV Preeminent according to Martindale-Hubbell and holds a Superb Avvo rating.Mr. Thomas is an active participant in the legal community in Washington state. He is a member of the American Association for Justice and an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice, where he serves on the Workers Compensation Legislative Steering and Development committees. Mr. Thomas is also a past president and a current trustee for the South King County Bar Association.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.
Attorney Steven Leibel is the founder of Leibel Law in Cumming, Georgia. Mr. Leibel serves clients throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area in personal injury matters. He handles cases involving car accidents, brain injuries, premises liability, trucking accidents, wrongful death and other catastrophic injuries.Mr. Leibel has 30 years of experience representing Georgia residents in personal injury cases. Over the course of his career, he has recovered substantial sums in verdicts and settlements for his clients. He is licensed to practice law in both Georgia and the District of Columbia.Mr. Leibel enjoys educating his peers and the public on various legal topics. He has taught at several educational institutions and appeared on media outlets discussing numerous cases. He is active in his community and belongs to the Forsyth County Bar Association, the Enotah Judicial Circuit Bar Association, the Lawyers Club of Atlanta and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.Mr. Leibel has held several community roles, including serving on the board of Legacy Link Area Agency on Aging, and as a Founder and later Vice-Chairman for Foothills Comunity Bank now a CoastalStates Bank. He also served on the state of Georgias Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission.Mr. Leibel graduated summa cum laude with a bachelors degree from Queens College, City University of New York and earned his law degree from Emory University School of Law. In addition to his college and law school education, he is a certified mediator and a graduate of the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy. He uses this training to advise sheriffs and police chiefs on various legal issues.