Uber & Lyft Accidents

Springfield, MO Uber & Lyft Accident Attorneys

Injured in a Rideshare Accident?

Over the past decade, rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft have transformed the transportation industry. While this has been a boon for many, the unprecedented growth in the number of rideshare drivers has its drawbacks. Studies show that fatalities in traffic accidents have increased significantly since the introduction of Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services.

At Bishop & Hayes, we represent individuals who have been injured in rideshare accidents throughout Springfield, MO. We focus on auto injury law and always pursue the maximum compensation available in their case.

If you have been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, call (417) 785-3410 to schedule a free consultation today.

A Rise in Rideshare Services Shows Increase in Traffic Accidents and Fatalities

joint study out of the University of Chicago and Rice University showed that with the meteoric rise in rideshare services, traffic fatalities have increased from 2% to 3% in the United States. One reason may be that the emergence of rideshare services saw a notable increase in new car registrations, traffic congestion, and vehicle miles traveled.

According to the study, prior to the arrival of companies like Uber and Lyft, there had been a significant decline in motor vehicle accidents. As the popularity and convenience of rideshare services increased around the country, so did the number of accidents. It was not just accidents involving vehicle occupants but also motor vehicle fatalities involving pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and more. 

What Should I Do If I Am Involved in a Rideshare Accident?

As with any auto accident, it is critical that you act fast. Each state places a statute of limitations on how long you have to file a claim for personal injury or wrongful death—in the case of Missouri, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is five years. Failure to bring a lawsuit within that statutory period could affect your right to compensation.

If you are involved in an Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare accident, you need to:

  • contact law enforcement;
  • take photos at the scene of the accident (if you are physically able to);
  • report the accident to the rideshare company;
  • document everything from eye-witness information to road conditions;
  • seek medical treatment; and 
  • contact our office.

Uber accidents often require complex litigation, with multiple parties and insurance policies involved. At Bishop & Hayes, we have dedicated our firm to auto accident recovery. We have the experience, resources, and skills to fight for the compensation you deserve after an accident. 

Resources for Victims of Rideshare Accidents in Springfield, MO

In the aftermath of a rideshare accident, knowing who to turn to for help can make a significant difference in your recovery process. 

For immediate assistance, it's crucial to have the contact information for local emergency services. The Springfield Police Department can be reached for non-emergencies at (417) 864-1810, and in the case of an emergency, always dial 911. For medical emergencies, Mercy Hospital Springfield provides comprehensive emergency services and can be contacted at (417) 820-2000.

Apart from emergency services, there are local organizations dedicated to supporting victims of traffic accidents, including those involving rideshares. An invaluable resource is The Victim Center in Springfield, MO, which provides free counseling and support services. For emotional or psychological help after a rideshare accident, reach out to them at (417) 863-7273.

We at Bishop & Hayes are committed to guiding our clients through the complex legal aftermath of an accident. While we diligently work on the legal aspects of your case, these local resources can provide the immediate and ongoing support you need to begin the healing process. 

If you or a loved one have been involved in a rideshare accident, remember that you are not alone. Community support is available, and we are here to help you navigate the path towards recovery and fair compensation.


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Can I Sue an Uber Driver?

If the Uber driver was at fault for the accident that caused your injuries, under most circumstances, you will be able to pursue a claim for damages. Even if another driver was at fault for your injuries, but you were a passenger in an Uber at the time, you may still be able to pursue compensation against the driver through their insurance policy.

Uber and other rideshare drivers are required to carry insurance in accordance with state law. A rideshare company may also maintain additional coverage for their drivers in case of an accident. Uber, for example, maintains $1,000,000 in third-party liability, uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury, and contingent comprehensive and collision for drivers who are involved in an accident while en route to pick up riders and during trips.

Can I Receive Compensation After an Uber Accident?

If you are injured in an Uber accident that was caused by another person's negligence, you are likely entitled to seek compensation. As with any traffic collision, rideshare accidents may require an independent investigation to determine who was at fault. It is important to note that it is not your responsibility to determine who was liable for the accident.

Once retained, our experienced Uber & Lyft accident lawyers can help gather evidence in your case and work toward pinpointing liability. 

Whether you are a rideshare passenger, driver, or a third party, we can help. With over 50 years of combined experience in auto injury recovery, we know what it takes to win.  

What Kind of Damages Can I Receive?

One of the most common things individuals injured in Uber accidents ask about is how much their case is worth. Compensation is determined by the amount of loss that an injured party suffered. 

A rideshare accident victim may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical care
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Property/Vehicle damage
  • Pain and suffering

We have recovered millions in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. As experienced litigators, we know what it takes to stand up to rideshare giants like Uber and Lyft. When you are seriously injured or have lost a loved one as the result of another person's negligence, you need a firm with a proven track record of success like ours.

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The Benefits of Working with a Local Attorney at Bishop & Hayes

Working with a local attorney at Bishop & Hayes here in Springfield, MO, on your case comes with several advantages that can significantly influence the outcome of your legal matters. First and foremost, we are intimately familiar with Springfield's local laws and regulations. This knowledge is crucial as laws can vary significantly from one state to another or even from one county to another. We understand the nuances of Missouri and Oklahoma law, and we're adept at navigating the local legal landscape to support your case effectively.

Additionally, our connections within the local legal community can be highly beneficial. Having established relationships with court personnel, other attorneys, and judges in Springfield and surrounding areas means that we are able to communicate and negotiate more effectively on your behalf. These relationships are built on years of mutual respect and professionalism, contributing to the smooth handling of your case.

We also take pride in being accessible to our clients. Being based in Springfield allows us to meet with you in person, get to know you, and build a relationship that goes beyond the confines of legal representation. This personal connection enables us to better understand your specific situation, concerns, and objectives and tailor our strategy accordingly. That said, we also want to remind you that we offer virtual consultations—if you cannot make it to our office, we can accommodate you. 

Our team is prepared to do everything we can to seek justice and fair compensation on your behalf. Trust Bishop & Hayes with your case today. 

Call (417) 785-3410 or contact us online to schedule a free initial case consultation with an Uber and Lyft accident attorney at Bishop & Hayes today.

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