How Long does it Take to Settle an Uber or Lyft Accident Case?

Personal Injury • December 23, 2022

Rideshare accidents can be stressful and confusing for all parties involved. If you or someone you know has been involved in a rideshare accident, you may be wondering how long it will take to settle the case. Uber or Lyft accident cases can take longer than a typical collision case because not only are there driver(s), passengers, and victims involved, but also the rideshare company and their insurance company.

These are some of the factors that can affect how long an Uber or Lyft rideshare accident case may take:

  • Determining Who is Liable
    The first step in resolving a rideshare accident is to determine who is liable for the accident. The rideshare driver’s role in the accident is the main factor in determining whether or not the rideshare company can be held liable. If the driver was following all traffic laws and acting with proper care at the time of the accident, the company will likely be liable to cover any damages.
  • Proving the Driver was an Uber of Lyft Driver
    If the rideshare driver was not logged into the app or transporting a passenger when the accident occurred, the rideshare company cannot be held liable. Proving that you were a passenger will require submitting records and can add extra time.
  • Collecting Evidence
    Evidence such as eyewitness statements, police reports, and traffic camera footage will need to be collected and reviewed.
  • How Many Parties Were Involved
    The number of parties involved can have an impact on the length of the case because the more parties there are to communicate with the more time it can take. In general, the more parties are involved in your case, the more time it will take to come to a resolution.
  • The Extent of Your Injuries
    How badly you are injured plays an important role in how much damage you will seek out. Some injuries are more severe than others and will take a longer time to recover from. Serious injuries generally cost more and can sometimes cause you to require lifelong care. Yet, other injuries may not be apparent for weeks after the accident. You will want to wait to understand the full impact and scope of your injuries before you begin your case and file for damages.

Settling an Uber or Lyft Accident Claim

If you are involved in a rideshare accident as a victim, it is important to contact an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the process of filing a claim and seeking compensation. With the help of an experienced attorney from Brady Reilly & Cardoso, LLC, the process can be streamlined and you can get the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible. Contact one of our rideshare lawyers today to learn how we can help you negotiate with the rideshare company and its insurance carrier to get you the compensation you deserve.