In many ways, ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have benefited the lives of people all across the country. Along with creating thousands of jobs, they also offer a simple way to get around while on vacation or to get home safely after one too many adult beverages. But like all vehicles, they are not accident-proof.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a collision with an Uber or Lyft driver, Bill Easterly & Associates can help you recover financial compensation for your losses. The Nashville rideshare accident lawyers are ready to take your case and do everything to get the most out of your personal injury claim.

Navigating an Uber or Lyft accident claim is complicated, at best. Different insurance plans with different policy limits will kick in, depending on the liability and driving status of the rideshare driver. A knowledgeable rideshare accident lawyer understands these protections and knows how to work with the various insurance companies to maximize accident victims’ compensation.

When someone’s negligence results in a serious car accident, victims shouldn’t have to cover the subsequent costs. The Nashville Uber and Lyft accident lawyers will work day and night to get you the financial compensation you need to cover medical bills, lost wages, and other damages related to your accident.

From filing a claim and negotiating with insurance companies to investigating the details of your accident and even taking your case to court, the Nashville personal injury attorneys at Bill Easterly & Associates will confidently handle each step of your case – you’ll always know you’re in good hands. We’ve helped hundreds of people just like you across Nashville and are ready to go to work. To learn more about your legal rights and options, call us at (615) 244-2222 and schedule a free consultation.

Why Do I Need an Attorney?

Negligent Uber and Lyft drivers need to be held accountable for their actions, especially if those actions directly caused your injuries. Even if the facts of your car accident seem black and white without any room for interpretation, you may still have trouble recovering the financial compensation you deserve. Insurance companies are not eager to hand out money and notoriously fight victims every step of the way by doing everything possible to reduce the amount of the claim or deny it outright. We strongly advise potential clients not to try to handle this kind of case without the guidance and leadership of an experienced attorney.

Depending on the circumstances of your accident, your claim may be covered by the ridesharing company or by the driver themselves, making these cases incredibly complicated. By handing your case off to a Nashville rideshare accident attorney, you can rest assured that your case is in the best possible hands, giving you the best chase at recovering a fair settlement. An attorney will work with experts to determine the cause of your accident, who all was at fault, and the true value of your case, so you aren’t stuck paying for any medical bill or other expense out of your pocket.

Why Choose Bill Easterly & Associates?

When your future and financial security are on the line, you shouldn’t put your trust in just the first personal injury attorney you come across. Dozens of lawyers and firms across Nashville will promise you an exceptional client experience with guaranteed results, but we let our actions and results speak for themselves. The Nashville car accident attorneys have spent almost three decades handling thousands of cases and secured millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. This much experience directly translates to a better outcome for you and your family.

At Bill Easterly & Associates, we also know that even though it’s the ultimate goal of any claim, recovering financial compensation is just one step in a long and often frustrating process. This is a journey with many steps. That’s why we give our clients the personalized attention and care they deserve through every phase of the case, including open lines of communication and regular case check-ins.

We take time to get to know our clients and truly listen to them when they have questions or concerns. A successful case requires a cooperative and trusting client-lawyer relationship. That starts with listening to you to determine your unique needs and formulating a personalized strategy that will get us to the finish line.

Our Nashville rideshare accident attorneys understand how trying this time can be for victims and their families. We will fight as hard we can to hold negligent drivers and rideshare companies responsible for their actions. To learn more about your legal options, call us at (615) 244-2222 and schedule a free consultation.

Why Uber and Lyft Accidents Are Unique

The aftermath of an accident involving an Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare app driver doesn’t unfold the same as it would if you were involved in an accident with a typical motorist. In a typical car accident case, you would deal with the at-fault motorist’s insurance company and seek compensation that way. What makes Uber accidents unique is that liability and the available compensation can vary depending on the circumstances of the accident and the status of the rideshare driver.

If you were in a car crash with an Uber or Lyft driver who was responsible for your accident, available coverage for your claim will depend on the following scenarios:

  • If the Uber/Lyft driver was not logged into their app, their own auto liability insurance will cover your injuries and property damage. Uber and Lyft provide no insurance coverage if the rideshare driver is not logged on.
  • If the Uber/Lyft driver is logged onto the app but has not yet accepted a ride from a passenger, Uber/Lyft will provide $50,000 in injury liability per person in an accident, up to $100,000 in injury liability per accident, plus $25,000 in property damage.
  • If the Uber/Lyft driver has accepted a ride, is on their way to pick up a passenger, or has a passenger in the vehicle, Uber and Lyft’s liability coverage goes up to $1 million.

But what if you’re a passenger in an Uber or Lyft vehicle and you were injured in an accident? The following factors will influence your injury claim:

  • If your rideshare driver was responsible for the accident, Uber and Lyft’s insurance coverage will kick in, which will pay up to $1 million for personal injuries and property damage.
  • If the other driver is responsible for the accident and your injuries, their own insurance policy will cover your injuries and losses.
  • In the event that the at-fault party does not have liability insurance, Uber and Lyft provide up to $1 million in uninsured/underinsured insurance coverage.

If Uber or Lyft refuses to pay out your claim or if the insurance company offers an unfair settlement, we can proceed by fighting for your full compensation in court.

Causes of Uber and Lyft Accidents

For many people, getting in an Uber or Lyft may seem like a responsible and safe decision. In Nashville and cities across the country, people who have consumed too much alcohol choose rideshare apps like these as a safe and legal alternative to driving themselves. Unfortunately, making a responsible decision like this does not insulate you from an accident when your Uber or Lyft driver acts recklessly. Their actions can affect their passengers and other drivers on the road.

The most common cause of all car accidents across the country is distracted driving. For an Uber or Lyft driver, everyday distractions are magnified. Along with using the Uber or Lyft app to log rides and pick up additional passengers, they are constantly checking the GPS to get passengers to their locations. Drivers who are new to Nashville and unfamiliar with the roads may rely on these maps more than usual, diverting their eyes from the road and putting everyone at risk of an accident.

These drivers are also dealing with talkative, and in many cases, drunk passengers who can distract the driver even more. With multiple people in the car all going to different locations, a driver can easily become distracted.

In addition to distracted driving, some other common causes of accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Not stopping at red lights or stop signs
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Fatigued driving or falling asleep at the wheel
  • Vehicle defects

No matter the cause of your accident, get in touch with a Nashville Uber and Lyft accident lawyer as soon as possible so we can get started on your case right away and get you the money you deserve.

What Damages Can I Recover?

Uber and Lyft drivers are trusted to act responsibly. When that trust is broken because of a driver’s negligent actions, the consequences can be life-altering. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, injuries can be serious and require extensive medical care and rehabilitation.

You shouldn’t be responsible for covering the cost of your injuries. The team of attorneys at Bill Easterly & Associates will work hard to get you the compensation you need to cover damages, such as:

  • All medical bills, including future ones related to your injuries
  • Lost wages or lost earning potential
  • Emotional trauma
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability
  • Wrongful death

We know the tricks insurance companies try to pull to lessen your claim’s value or to justify their decision to deny it. We will do everything in our power to recover the money you deserve, even if it means going to court.

Contact Bill Easterly & Associates Today

If you were injured in an accident with an Uber or Lyft driver, you don’t have to spend another day worrying about how you’re going to pay your medical bills or support your family if you cannot return to work. To learn more about your legal rights and to take the first step in recovering compensation, contact the Nashville Uber and Lyft accident lawyers at Bill Easterly & Associates. Call us at (615) 244-2222 today and schedule a free consultation to discuss your options.

Immediate Help. Exceptional Outcomes.

How Our Tennessee Attorneys Can Help You

No case is too small or too large for our team of experienced attorneys. We have the skills and resources it takes to pursue all types of personal injury cases. If you’ve suffered at the hands of a negligent party, we want to make sure you are compensated, and the negligent party is held responsible. We start by getting to you know and the facts surrounding your case.

Every case is unique, and we treat them as such, priding ourselves on making sure you have our full attention and focusing our efforts on building a successful case for you. Here’s how we can help:

INVESTIGATE YOUR INJURY

Investigate Your Claim: We want to get to the bottom of the “how” and “why” of your accident. We will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances of your incident. This allows us to gather evidence that can strengthen your case and help us identify all responsible parties involved. Leave all the legwork and paperwork to our team.

BUILD A COMPELLING CASE

Build a Compelling Case: With evidence in hand, we work to build a strong and compelling case in your favor. Whether we are going to court or negotiating with an insurance company, by building a solid case, we can help you maximize the amount of damages you may be able to recover.

MAXIMIZE YOUR RECOVERY

We Are Your Advocate: Unfortunately, insurance companies and negligent parties will not take you seriously unless you have an aggressive attorney on your side who fights for your rights. These parties may use tactics that manipulate or take advantage of a victim in order to keep from paying out hefty compensation packages. Having an attorney backing you up signals to these parties you are serious about getting everything you are entitled to.

FOCUS ON YOUR HEALTH

Focus on What’s Important: You. Your health and safety are what’s most important. Let us tackle the paperwork, the negotiating, and the back and forth, while you focus on your health and the well-being of your family. Trusting the team at Bill Easterly & Associates takes an immense weight off of your shoulders.

DEDICATED. AGGRESSIVE. RESPECTED.

Demand the Full Compensation You Deserve

We genuinely believe that you should not have to pay the price for someone else’s negligent and dangerous wrongdoing. For this reason, you can trust our legal team to do everything within our professional power to make sure you are not stuck with the financial repercussions of a serious injury-causing accident. We are ready to put decades of experience and practice to work for you! To schedule your free consultation, do not hesitate to contact our firm today.

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Hear From Our Clients
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Bill & his team handled my injury case with total professionalism and respect. I was never left out of the conversation and if I had a question, they had an answer. Never having been through anything like this before I was worried it would be a stressful headache. Fortunately this wasn’t the case. Between his team and the other party’s insurance we settled for higher than I expected/demanded. I highly recommend his office and will be sure to send anyone I know in need of help their way. Many thanks you all!

Jeffrey L.

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Marcus H.

“When I hired Bill to represent me in my workers’ compensation claim, I was receiving $238 per week while out of work. Bill found an error in the way the insurance company calculated my wages, and he got my weekly check raised to $352 almost immediately. This couldn’t have come at a better time.”

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Mia G.

“Bill Easterly & Associates have been wonderful to our family. The firm fought for a fair settlement for my case and took away all of the stress that came with my accident. Bill and our assigned paralegal were very nice and kept me informed and updated on my case. Bill Easterly himself was available to answer questions that I had and that made me feel special and that he truly cared about my case. This firm shows total professionalism. Great job! I highly recommend this firm!”

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Kathy

“Several years ago I suffered an injury which required surgery and many weeks of additional hospitalization, as well as months of painful recovery. Feeling that I had a real legal issue, I began to dial up some of the more ‘well-known’ legal firms in the Nashville area. However, with each cold, harsh rejection, my heart and hopes sank deeper….until my niece said, “What about this guy, Bill Easterly?”

From the moment Bill & I spoke, I knew I had reached the right person for the job. Bill went to bat for me immediately and stayed with me the whole way, He and his staff answered all my questions knowledgeably and honestly and were always considerate of my needs and wishes. They guided me through a confusing and sometimes frustrating process with the utmost care and professionalism; I felt I couldn’t have been in better hands.

When my case was finally resolved, I was pleased with results. I can truthfully say that now, should the need ever arise again, Bill Easterly and Associates will be the ONLY telephone number I will call for my legal work.”

Craig

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James

“I never worked with an attorney before Bill. After I got hurt at work it took the insurance company several weeks to get me in to see a doctor, and while I was out of work my checks were always late, so a friend suggested I call Bill. He took my case and I immediately began to see my situation get better. His staff took care of scheduling my doctor appointments and made sure that my checks came on time. After the doctor released me to return to work, Bill was able to settle my case in less than three months, and for more money than I ever thought I would get. I highly recommend Bill Easterly & Associates.”

Chris E.

“I had the pleasure of having Bill Easterly and Associates represent me during a worker’s comp. case back in the spring of 2009. During the entire ordeal which involved surgery, and an arduous road to recover, Mr. Easterly and his staff were professional, kind, and worked very hard on my behalf. Mr. Easterly himself worked directly for me, and handled the entire situation with a high degree of care and expertise to the point where I felt like I was the only case he was working on. Furthermore, if I ever had any questions, I knew I could contact Mr. Easterly himself directly to get any issues resolved. I would recommend Mr. Easterly and Associates to anyone looking for excellent legal counsel especially if it involves a worker’s comp. case.”

Randon W.

“Bill Easterly and his team of associates including: Whitney, Annbern, and Bethany are amazing, they have all been like family to me and represented me and my case as if it were their very own. I cannot express how truly thankful I am for the effort and amount of time and work they have put into my case, even through my being impatient under some circumstances. Even though I rarely spoke with them every time I received a phone call or E-mail from Mr. Bill or his associates it has been nothing but great news. I would strongly recommend Bill Easterly and Associates to any and everyone with any type of Workers Comp. or personal injury case to them. I’ve had such a wonderful experience and I couldn’t have asked for a better job. Thank you guys so much.”

P. Burns

“Bill Easterly and Associate are awesome they took my case and did all they could do to make sure I was stress free and I really appreciate their professionalism and the patience they showed me when I became frustrated. I want to thank you for the work you provided but most of all you and the staff Annbern you are a true angel so mild mannered Whitney your patience Bethany your cheery disposition on the telephone and Mr. Bill Easterly your determination and fight on my behalf thank and may you all continue to be a blessing to all you meet. True Angels here on earth. If you need a team that will fight for you BILL EASTERLY AND ASSOCIATES IS THE BEST WAY TO GO.”

Leslie H.

“GREAT People!!!! GREAT Service!!!!!”

Shannon B.

“I called Mr. Easterly a little over a month ago to take over my case because the attorney I started off with had not even looked at my emails in the three months he was supposed to be working for me… Bill has settled my case/claim already and I could not be happier with the outcome. He had personally made calls to me, which made me feel like a person and not just dollar signs. His paralegal, Whitney, is also amazing. She always returned my emails and calls immediately, and was more than patient with me asking a million questions. I hope no one I know is seriously hurt in an accident like we were, but if so I highly recommend you call Bill Easterly and Associates. Not to mention, Bill Easterly is pretty hot ;).”

Ron M.

“Bill has been my attorney for many years on many cases. I have always been pleased with him and his staff for all they have helped me with. Very professional.”

Mark M.

“Bill Easterly handled my case better and faster than I was told to expect, due to the circumstances of the case. He definitely exceeded my personal expectations and I am more than satisfied with the outcome. Would recommend him to anyone. He’s a great guy.”

Shelley

“I called several accident law firms and none were as knowledgeable and sincere as this firm. Mr. Easterly and his associates were amazing! They took the time to listen and answer any questions I had. I’m also grateful they helped me deal with the not so helpful insurance company. They went above and beyond! Very pleased!”

Keith R.

“Throughout my entire case, Mr. Easterly and his staff were supportive and diligent in handling my claim. Mr. Easterly provided the one-on-one attention that I needed. Thank you for everything!”

Nicole P.

“Bill Easterly and his staff were very courteous and friendly. They made me feel like family. When I walked into the office you would’ve thought I had known them before. When it came to them assisting with my case they were awesome. If they told you that they were going to do something or call you back they did. Mr. Easterly and staff took care of my case in an effective and timely manner making me feel like I was the only client. This is the kind of attention you need when you are hurt. If I needed assistance again, I would definitely use them. I would recommend him without hesitation! They should be the first and only attorneys you call when in need! Great group of people! Thank you!”

Muyala M.

“Mr. Bill Easterly and his staff are very friendly and reliable. They are ready to answer any questions that I have and let me know step by step what is going on with my case. I really recommend them to anybody.”

Irene F.

“Bill Easterly and his staff are amazing to work with. I met Bill years ago when my little girl got hurt and he has been my go to lawyer ever since. If he doesn’t specialize in something I have questions about he always takes the time to send me in the right direction. His staff is very professional and on top of things at all time. Thank you Bill for everything you have done for my family.”

Valerie C.

“Bill is knowledgeable and professional. The staff is helpful, friendly and prompt to respond to questions or concerns. Would recommend without reservation.”

Brenda B.

“When I interviewed attorneys for my case, Bill Easterly was hands down the best choice! Not only was he straight to the point, his confidence was contagious! Bethany was on top of my case every step of the way! Every step was explained to me and I was prepared for what would happen throughout the process. I told a friend that I loved my attorneys, she said,

“You don’t hear anyone say that, ever!” But I can recommend Easterly and Associates without hesitation!”

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