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New Orleans, LA 70112
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New Orleans Ridesharing Accident Attorney

Call Cossé Law Firm at (504) 265-1600

Ridesharing businesses such as Uber and Lyft have become a popular means of transportation throughout the United States and the rest of the world. However, what happens when a ridesharing driver causes a collision? Who is held responsible for your injuries?

Although this kind of car accident claim is fairly new, our New Orleans auto accident attorney at Cossé Law Firm is committed to recovering your entitled compensation on your behalf. With over 20 years of experience, he can help you navigate through the complexities of your case and determine all of your legal options.

Do not hesitate to contact our firm today.

Who is Held Responsible?

If a person has a driver’s license, a working vehicle, personal auto insurance coverage, and meet other requirements, he or she can become an Uber or Lyft driver. It is important to understand that the majority of these ridesharing drivers lack the proper training and experience driving others for commercial-related reasons. Additionally, these drivers heavily rely on their cell phones and navigational devices for directions, which can be a distraction.

Liability depends on whether or not a ridesharing driver was on duty when the accident occurred. For example, if an Uber driver has their app switched “on” and causes a collision with another vehicle, the company’s contingent liability coverage and the driver’s personal insurance may be assessed depending on the extent of the damage and injuries. However, if an Uber driver has their app switched “off” and causes a crash, they are completely responsible for their own actions.

Get an Experienced & Skilled Auto Accident Lawyer on Your Side

Our New Orleans car accident attorney can conduct a thorough investigation into your accident and gather evidence necessary to determine who is at fault and build an effective legal strategy to recover the compensation you deserve. Whether the ridesharing service or the driver is responsible for your injuries, Attorney Cossé can make sure you make the best recovery possible.

Call (504) 265-1600 and schedule a free consultation.