Nevada Uber Accidents Lawyer
Entities that provide prearranged rides for passengers or ridesharing services are referred to as transportation network companies (TNCs). Nevada began allowing popular TNCs such as Uber and Lyft to begin operating in Nevada in 2015.
While many TNCs are viewed as being alternatives to taxis, the way that TNCs are operated is very different. TNCs are regulated in Nevada by the Nevada Transportaiton Authority. Uber and Lyft drivers may have different insurance limits, depending on whether they have any passengers.
When a ridesharing vehicle is involved in a motor vehicle accident, victims can often be extremely confused about how to file an injury claim. Many TNCs will claim that their drivers are independent contractors in an effort to avoid liability.
If you suffered serious injuries or your loved one was killed in an accident caused by a ridesharing driver’s negligence, it is in your best interest to quickly retain legal counsel. Need an Injury Lawyer Nevada represents clients in North Las Vegas, Sparks, Carson City, Elko, Boulder City, Mesquite, Las Vegas, Reno, Henderson, and many other surrounding areas of Nevada.
Nevada Ridesharing Laws
Senate Bill 554 was legislation that passed in the final hour of the 79th Session of the Nevada Legislature in 2017. The bill requires drivers to obtain a $200 state business license within three months of joining a TNC and also requires TNCs to review drivers’ driving records annually and conduct new criminal background checks every three years.
TNCs do have increased liability insurance coverage when their vehicles have passengers. When ridesharing drivers are actively transporting passengers, Uber provides up to $1 million in coverage while Lyft provides up to $1.5 million.
When a driver is logged into a TNC network but does not have any passengers and is not involved in a ride request, Uber provides $50,000 in liability coverage. When a ridesharing driver is not logged into a TNC network and has no active passengers then his or her own personal automobile insurance policy will dictate the limits.
Even when a ridesharing driver has passengers and a TNC would seemingly be liable for the injuries resulting from a crash, it is not uncommon for ridesharing companies to claim that their drivers violated company policy or took some other action that negates their liability. Any person who is injured in a crash involving an Uber or Lyft driver will want to immediately seek legal representation for help conducting a thorough investigation in order to secure maximum compensation.
Find an Uber Accident Attorney in Nevada
Did you sustain catastrophic injuries or was your loved one killed in an Uber, Lyft, or other TNC vehicle crash in Nevada? Contact Need an Injury Lawyer Nevada as soon as possible.
Our firm helps individuals in communities throughout Lyon County, Elko County, Douglas County, Nye County, Clark County, Washoe County, and Carson City. We are available 24/7 to schedule a free consultation so you can have our experienced personal injury attorneys review your case and help you understand all of your legal options.
Need an Injury Lawyer Nevada provides legal representation on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless you obtain a monetary award.