Rideshare Injury Attorneys in North Carolina


Pella Windows Class Action Case

$25.7 Million

We have recovered a $25.7 million settlement on behalf of our client on a Pella windows class action case.

Chinese Drywall Settlement Case

$24 Million

We have recovered $24 million on the largest individual Chinese drywall settlement case.

Marriott Vacation Club Class Action

$13.3 Million

We have recovered a $13.3 million settlement for Deceptive Trade Practices at Marriott Vacation Club.

Wilmington, NC Rideshare Injury Attorneys

Legal Representation for Injuries From Vehicle Collisions

Ridesharing, most notably Uber and Lyft, has gained widespread popularity and continues to expand. As this new mode of transport evolves, insurance claims for injury and damages sustained can become a little complex due of the number of variables in play.

At Rhine Law Firm, P.C., our Wilmington rideshare accident lawyers are intimately familiar with this area of litigation and can help you pursue fair compensation after a collision. With more than 30 years of legal experience and hundreds of millions of dollars recovered on behalf of our clients, our legal team has what it takes to help you seek justice.

Rideshare: Not in Driver Mode

When the Uber/Lyft driver is on the road but not available to passengers (not in driver mode) and he or she gets into collision or hits a cyclist or pedestrian, the driver’s personal insurance coverage applies. Uber and Lyft do not extend insurance coverage to their drivers in this case.

Rideshare: In Driver Mode

When the rideshare driver is on the road and available (in driver mode with the rideshare application on), but has not yet accepted a trip, the driver’s personal auto insurance covers him as well as an additional contingent liability coverage from the rideshare company. This contingent coverage can cover up to $50K per person and $100K maximum per accident for bodily injury and a $25K maximum for property damage if the driver’s personal car insurance doesn’t respond.

Non-Passenger Injury

Should you be injured (as another driver, pedestrian, cyclist, etc.) by an Uber/Lyft driver who is in driver mode, how you recover compensation, how much you can get, and from which policy depends on the position the driver’s personal car insurance takes. In some cases, the Uber/Lyft driver may get dropped by their own insurance because they were hiring themselves out.

While Lyft and Uber will step in, in that case, recovering compensation can become complicated and take undue time. If you are a passenger in a rideshare vehicle and you are involved in an accident, Uber and Lyft extend coverage up to $1 million even if the driver was reckless or negligent.

Potential Rideshare Compensation Complications

As the rideshare market evolves, there are still issues that are unresolved. Currently Uber/Lyft drivers are privately licensed motorists but are arguably acting as commercial drivers. They are also independent contractors and that role may be adjudicated to include times when they are not in driver mode. For example, they haven’t yet logged into the app, but they are on the road because they are going to be working, as demonstrated by their weekly work patterns.

Also, what if an Uber/Lyft driver commits a criminal act toward the passenger? Is the rideshare company liable? Uber and Lyft deny liability, but it was through their company that the ride was solicited. State by state, rideshare laws are continuing to evolve.

Get Started on Your Case Today

If you have suffered an injury or property damage due to the actions of a rideshare driver, we strongly recommend that you contact our Wilmington rideshare accident attorneys for a free consultation. This area of litigation is continually changing and without our experienced guidance, you might be forced to settle for much less than you deserve – or nothing at all.

Our law office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. We offer Spanish interpretation and translation services.

Request Your Free Police Report

Rhine Law Firm, P.C., is happy to assist you with getting your crash report at no cost. Visit our police report request page and fill out our form. We’ll take care of the rest.

Our Promise to You

  • National Practice with a Local Presence

  • Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Won

  • Over 30 Years of Experience

  • Experienced, Thorough & Dedicated Attorneys

  • Spanish-Speaking Services Available

  • Evening & Weekend Appointments Available Upon Request

Hire Us for Your Car Accident Claims

Any injury resulting from a car wreck is unexpected and inconvenient, to say the least. However, the lasting effects of a catastrophic injury or wrongful death require justice.

Our firm can help you hold negligent or careless drivers and their insurance companies financially responsible for your medical expenses, rehabilitative costs, income loss, home modifications (if necessary) and most importantly, the pain and suffering you have endured.

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