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The rise of the rideshare industry has changed the nature of transportation across the country, with fewer passengers using public transportation, declining taxi services in major cities, and an overall rise in traffic accidents by an estimated three percent, likely due to increased traffic congestion related to rideshare vehicles. Missouri saw 1,234 rideshare vehicle accidents in 2021 alone, with increasing numbers since the end of the pandemic.

A rideshare accident is traumatic, and the distress often continues long after the accident when an injury victim encounters the legal tangles of navigating a claim for damages against the complex, multi-tiered structure of rideshare insurance coverage.

Call the St. Louis accident attorneys at The Floyd Law Firm today if you or a family member sustained serious injuries in an accident involving a rideshare vehicle so we can promptly address the matter with legal action to recover your losses.

Why Choose the St. Louis Rideshare Accident Lawyers at The Floyd Law Firm?

If you’ve been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident in St. Louis, you need an experienced attorney on your side. Walter Floyd is an A-rated attorney with a 98% success rate. He is listed as a top 100 trial lawyer in the USA by National Trial Lawyers.  Mark Floyd has over 25 years of experience in Missouri personal injury law and is listed as an A-rated attorney in the Martindale Hubbell Directory.

The Floyd Law Firm has been advocating for compensation for injured clients since 1958 with a strong reputation for success. Our firm offers many advantages in your case, including the following:

  • A free initial consultation and no attorney’s fees until we secure your settlement or court award
  • A resolution-based approach through investigation, documentation, and a compelling case for compensation
  • Experienced legal counsel and open communication throughout the process of your claim
  • Strong negotiators and experienced litigators who will work toward an ample settlement or argue for a court award for your complete compensation.

Common Injuries in Rideshare Accidents in St. Louis

Victims of accidents involving rideshare cars include those injured as passengers in the Uber or Lyft vehicle, those injured in another vehicle in a collision with a rideshare car, or pedestrians injured by rideshare vehicles. Common injuries in rideshare accident claims include:

  • Traumatic head injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Internal organ damage
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Burns
  • Lacerations, bruises, and abrasions

Injuries quickly become expensive. A successful rideshare claim helps victims recover their losses, known as “damages” in a personal injury claim. Damages commonly include property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and compensation for pain and suffering.

How Does Missouri Rideshare Accident Insurance Work?

Rideshare companies are not liable in an accident because they are not direct employers of rideshare drivers. Instead, they require drivers to carry special insurance that works on the following coverage structure:

  • While the driver uses their vehicle for personal purposes, their private auto insurance is in place
  • Once they turn on their rideshare app and seek a booking, the first level of rideshare insurance coverage is in place with up to $25,000 in property damage coverage and $50,000 in bodily injury coverage per person or $100,000 per accident
  • Once a passenger has booked a ride, during the trip to pick up the passenger, and throughout the rideshare journey, the top tier of insurance coverage is in place with up to $1 million in bodily injury and property damage coverage

Contact a St. Louis rideshare accident lawyer

Call the St. Louis Rideshare Accident Attorneys at The Floyd Law Firm Today

If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries in a rideshare accident in St. Louis, the attorneys at The Floyd Law Firm are ready to investigate the accident, determine the coverage in place at the time of the accident, calculate your damages, and craft a compelling case for your compensation. Call or contact The Floyd Law Firm today for a free consultation so we can begin a strong strategy for recovering your losses.