Paul Beck
Helping car accident victims and personal injury clients throughout the state of Missouri .

Missouri Uber and Lyft Accident Attorneys

Beck and Beck has resolved thousands of Missouri auto accident cases. The rideshare companies of Uber and Lyft have created an interesting new dynamic to Missouri auto accident law. Unlike Taxis of the past, Uber and Lyft drivers often carry their own personal auto insurance coverage that can be responsible for paying you in addition to the coverage carried by their employer. Uber and Lyft provide a sizeable insurance policy for its drivers, but often it isn’t large enough to fairly compensate injured victims.
Missouri Rideshare Accident Lawyers Beck & Beck  
Just like any auto accident, an accident caused by an Uber or Lyft driver shouldn’t be taken lightly. The auto insurance that covers Uber and Lyft is just as cutthroat as auto insurance companies covering regular vehicles. Their goal is to resolve your case for as little as possible. 

What you should know about Uber and Lyft Accidents

Uber and Lyft are major companies. Their teams of insurance adjusters, investigators and lawyers have one goal in defending their company – to resolve your case for as little as possible. It boils down to them being corporate bullies. They aren’t afraid of you. This is their job and it saves their companies untold millions every year. Is it fair? No! Do they continue to do it anyway? Yes. 

Uber and Lyft will not pay your medical bills until your case is resolved.

Safety of Uber and Lyft Drivers

Uber and Lyft drivers are all too often in a rush to drop off their customer and find another paying customer. These rideshare companies often require their drivers to meet quotas and drive long hours to make ends meet. Uber and Lyft drivers cause accidents frequently because they’re driving in unfamiliar areas and taking their eyes off the road to check the directions on their phone. These factors result in tired drivers which leads to inattention and accidents. These things make it more likely an Uber of Lyft driver will have an accident. 

Will Uber or Lyft Pay My Medical Bills?

When people are injured in an accident with an Uber or Lyft driver, they often believe their medical bills, pain and suffering and wage loss will be willingly handed over by the company. Unfortunately that isn’t true. These cases are just as complex and stressful as a regular auto accident case, but with the added complexity that you’re taking on a multi-billion dollar company, their lawyers and their insurance representatives. They hire extremely talented people who are skilled at getting you to resolve your case for much less than you should. 
Uber and Lyft will not pay your medical bills until your case is resolved.

This is one of their tricks to get you to accept a small settlement. They will often offer to pay the bills and a tiny sum for your injuries, pain and suffering and wage loss in hopes that you’ll take it since you’re afraid of the outstanding medical bills – don’t do it. Medical bills are negotiable and a skilled attorney can usually get them paid off for a fraction of what the hospital is demanding. Outstanding medical bills have a very small impact on your credit. A good attorney will have dealt with reducing auto accident medical bills thousands of times throughout their career and will get your bills significantly reduced.

 
The biggest mistake you can make is believing Uber and Lyft will be fair to someone without legal representation. They know you aren’t trained in auto accident law and don’t have the extensive experience of a firm like Beck and Beck, having resolved thousands of Missouri auto accident cases. Uber and Lyft are huge companies and they prioritize their profits over the well-being of injured customers. This is why they fight so hard on auto accident injury cases because it can cost them a lot of money. Without an experienced Missouri rideshare accident attorney at your side, you’re fighting a huge uphill battle from the beginning against the lawyers of a multi-billion dollar company. 

Have You Been Injured In A Missouri Uber, Lyft or Rideshare Accident?

If you've been injured in a Missouri rideshare accident you should speak with an experienced rideshare accident lawyer as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 314.200.1229 to schedule a free consultation. We help car accident victims throughout the state of Missouri including Columbia, Springfield, Kansas City, St. Louis, Kirksville and Cape Girardeau.