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Paducah Rideshare Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured in a rideshare accident in Paducah, you may be entitled to compensation. To discuss your legal options, contact our Paducah rideshare accident attorney at Bryant Law Center P.S.C. We offer free consultations; call (270) 550-1230 or contact us online.

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Why Choose Our Paducah Rideshare Accident Attorney? 

  • Our Paducah personal injury attorneys bring more than 20 years of experience to each rideshare accident case. 
  • We know how to negotiate car accident claims and have recorded millions in compensation for our clients. 
  • We accept rideshare accident cases on a contingency fee basis which means no upfront fees, and we only get paid if you do. 

Why You Need a Rideshare Accident Attorney

Dealing with filing a claim and its potential complications on top of recovering from a severe injury can be overwhelming. Companies such as Uber or Lyft often attempt to avoid liability for a collision by claiming their drivers are independent contractors rather than employees. With a Paducah rideshare accident attorney on your side, every aspect of your claim will be handled for you. With their thorough understanding of the applicable laws and resources to gather evidence in support of your case, they can ensure you recover full and fair compensation. 

Who is Liable in a Rideshare Accident in Paducah? 

A rideshare company or its driver may be liable, but it will depend on the circumstances of the collision. For example: 

  • The rideshare app is off, or the driver is not logged on: If a rideshare driver causes an accident but they have not begun working or are not logged into the app while driving, they will be liable. That means you will have to file a claim with their personal auto insurance company.
  • The rideshare app is on, or the driver is “available” and waiting for a rider: When a rideshare driver causes an accident while the company’s app is on, meaning they are working but has not received a ride request, the rideshare company’s contingent liability coverage applies. In other words, if the rideshare driver’s personal auto policy will not pay for the accident, the rideshare company will cover damages up to policy limits.
  • The rideshare driver has accepted a ride, is heading to pick up a rider, or is transporting a rider: The rideshare company’s commercial insurance policy will pay for the accident. For example, Uber and Lyft insurance coverage include up to $1 million for property damage and bodily injury per accident and another $1 million if another driver involved is uninsured or underinsured.

In some cases, a rideshare accident is caused by a third party, such as another driver, a government agency, or a defective part manufacturer. In those situations, the party responsible for causing the collision would be liable. If you lost a loved one in a rideshare accident in Paducah, contact a Paducah wrongful death lawyer to discuss next steps. 

No Fault Insurance in Kentucky 

Kentucky is a “choice” no-fault insurance state. This means, depending on your policy, you may have to go through your own insurer to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other injury expenses, regardless of who was at fault for your rideshare accident. However, if the collision resulted in: 

  • At least $1,000 in medical bills; or,
  • Caused permanent disfigurement, fracture of a weight-bearing bone; compound, compressed, or displaced fracture of any bone; 
  • A permanent injury or any permanent loss of a body function.

Then you have the right to sue regardless of whether you have no-fault coverage. 

Get Help From a Skilled Paducah Rideshare Accident Lawyer

If you have been harmed in a rideshare accident, our rideshare accident lawyer in Paducah will help you determine who is responsible and hold the responsible parties accountable. Call Bryant Law Center P.S.C. or send us a message online to arrange a free consultation about your case.