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Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare accidents are usually more complicated than regular crashes. Do not lose out on compensation because of confusing insurance issues and procedures. If you have been injured in a rideshare accident, please contact the car accident lawyers at Valiente Mott. We thoroughly understand these issues and are ready to fight for the compensation you need to heal and rebuild your life. Call today to schedule a free, confidential consultation with a Nevada rideshare accident lawyer.
Rideshare accident laws in Las Vegas and Reno
Insurance plays a key role in recovering compensation for a car accident. However, in a rideshare accident, more parties are involved, and therefore more insurance policies. In fact, special insurance laws apply to Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare companies, known as “transportation network companies,” in Nevada.
The Nevada Transportation Authority has allowed Uber and Lyft to operate in Las Vegas, Reno, and other cities since 2015. The approval was contingent on the companies providing adequate insurance coverage. As a result, the ridesharing company’s insurance will cover a passenger’s damages, up to $1,000,000, but whether it will cover the damages of someone who was struck by the Uber or Lyft driver will depend on fault. Coverage will also depend on whether the rideshare driver was looking for or carrying a passenger.
Who is liable for a Nevada rideshare accident?
Car accidents in Nevada are “fault-based,” which means that the party who caused the accident is also responsible for paying the damages. However, there can be–and often is–more than one at-fault party. For example, some parties who may be liable include the rideshare company, their driver, another driver, the local government responsible for road conditions, or even the manufacturer of a defective vehicle. However, an experienced Law Vegas car accident attorney will determine who is responsible for your damages.
Damages for an Uber or Lyft accident
Nevada allows accident victims to recover damages for their losses. This includes economic losses, including medical bills, lost wages, and the cost of medical supplies. It also can include non-economic losses like pain and suffering, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, and disfiguration.
Too many injury victims overlook compensable damages. Speak with an Uber accident attorney in Nevada to make sure there are no hidden losses, such as future medical costs, that you may have forgotten to include in your claim. Moreover, it is crucial to confer with a Lyft accident attorney as soon as possible. Nevada law allows two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Speak with a Nevada car accident lawyer
At Valiente Mott, our Nevada car accident lawyers help victims of rideshare accidents obtain maximum compensation for their injuries. We attribute our success to superior legal strategy, aggressive representation, and exceptional customer service. When you need a full-service law firm that takes cases on a contingency basis, you can depend on us. Contact us to find out whether you have a viable claim. Consultations are free and confidential.
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