Uber Accidents Lawyer in Minnesota
The phrase “transportation network company” (TNC) is used to describe business entities that provide “ridesharing” services. Uber and Lyft are two of the most popular TNCs in Minnesota, and the drivers working for such companies as well as the companies themselves are required to maintain automobile insurance policies that satisfy higher minimums for liability coverage.
When a ridesharing vehicle is involved in a crash, the immediate aftermath can be extremely confusing for victims. The insurance requirements can differ, depending whether a driver was logged on to a company’s digital network as well as whether he or she had a passenger when the crash occurred.
Need an Injury Lawyer Minnesota represents people who have suffered catastrophic injuries or whose loved ones were killed as the result of a negligent Uber, Lyft, or other ridesharing driver. Our firm helps clients in communities throughout Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Anoka County, Washington County, Saint Louis County, and several other surrounding areas.
Ridesharing Laws in Minnesota
Subduvusion 2 of Minnesota Statute § 65B.472 establishes that a TNC driver or the company on the driver’s behalf must maintain a primary automobile insurance policy that covers the driver when he or she is logged on to the company’s digital network or while he or she is engaged in a prearranged ride. When the driver is logged on the digital network but is not engaged in a prearranged ride, the minimum insurance required is as follows:
- $50,000 — Bodily injury or death to one person in one accident
- $100,000 — Bodily injury or death to two or more persons in one accident
- $30,000 — Property damage
If a driver is engaged in a prearranged ride though, the minimum amount of liability insurance required is $1.5 million. The dramatic difference in liability minimums, however, usually means a TNC is only more inclined to find reasons to reduce payouts for or completely deny victim claims.
Ridesharing companies often attempt to claim that drivers are independent contractors in an effort to distance themselves from a driver’s negligent conduct. In some cases, they may argue that they cannot be held liable when a driver violated a company policy.
Need an Injury Lawyer Minnesota can help identify your best path forward for obtaining the compensation you need and deserve. Our firm can negotiate a settlement that provides full and fair compensation, or we will file a lawsuit when a company or its insurer is unwilling to provide an adequate award.
Find an Uber Accident Attorney in Arkansas
If you sustained serious injuries or your loved one was killed in an accident caused by an Uber, Lyft, or other ridesharing company driver, it is in your best interest to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Contact Need an Injury Lawyer Minnesota right away.
Our firm is available 24/7 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation so our experienced personal injury attorneys can review your case and discuss all of your legal options. We handle these cases on a contingency fee basis, so you do not have to pay us one cent unless you receive a monetary award.