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Pennsylvania Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyer

As rideshare services like Uber and Lyft become more prevalent in Pennsylvania, so do the accidents involving them. Whether injured as a passenger, the driver of the rideshare, or another driver, navigating these accidents can be complex due to varying driver classifications, insurance coverages, and liability challenges. That’s where our knowledgeable team of Lyft/Uber lawyers at Cordisco & Saile comes in.

This page has been written and edited by a team of experienced legal writers . This page was approved by Managing Partner, Michael Saile who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

This page has been written and edited by a team of experienced legal writers . This page was approved by Managing Partner, Michael Saile who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

If you’ve been injured in a rideshare accident, we can help you pursue your legal options. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Why Hire a Cordisco & Saile Attorney for Your Uber/Lyft Accident Case in Pennsylvania

At Cordisco & Saile, our award-winning team of nationally recognized attorneys understands the ins and outs of recovering compensation for rideshare accident victims and the tactics insurers use to duck responsibility. We are skilled negotiators and litigators who won’t back down from a fight and are not afraid to take your case to court if necessary.

We’ve secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients, including:

  • $1,377,000 verdict for a Bucks County car accident victim rear-ended by a distracted driver
  • $1,175,000 settlement for a Bucks County couple injured by a drunk driver who was irresponsibly overserved alcohol by a restaurant
  • $865,000 settlement for a Bucks County driver and passenger injured by another driver who failed to yield while attempting a left turn

We remove as much stress from the process as possible, shouldering the legal complexities to let you focus on recovery. We understand you have many choices for representation, and we are honored when you choose us. We will work tirelessly to ensure you receive fair compensation. As a client, we see you as a family member—a person first and an accident victim second.

If you or a loved one were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, our rideshare accident attorneys can help you determine your legal options.


We’re dedicated to securing the best verdicts and settlements for our clients injured in various accidents, from car accidents in Pennsylvania to slips and falls. Testimonials from our clients reflect this commitment. Read what our clients have to say:

“I had a great experience with Cordisco & Saile. I worked with Kevin Bradway and Joann Gefter. My case was a tricky one, but Kevin and Joann really worked diligently and navigated through every obstacle to get me a settlement that I’m happy with. They are a great team of people, especially intake paralegal Barbara Calderone, who also was always a great help to me and someone who I could always depend on. I highly recommend them.”

“When other law firms said they couldn’t help, Cordisco & Saile said yes. My husband was in a car accident, and when the insurance company started denying treatment, Steven DeBonis got involved, and yes, he got the needed operation, the physical therapy, and more. The team was caring and kept us informed every step of the way.”

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Why You Need an Uber/Lyft Accident Lawyer in Pennsylvania

Rideshare accidents are legally complex due to specific driver classifications, the nuances of rideshare insurance coverage, and liability difficulties, demanding specialized legal knowledge. Hiring a knowledgeable Uber/Lyft accident lawyer is critical. Our team is here to help you with your case, working tirelessly to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Challenges With Rideshare Accident Claims

Understanding how rideshare accident claims work in Pennsylvania can be complicated because companies like Uber and Lyft often classify drivers as independent contractors. Due to this classification, rideshare companies may not accept responsibility for accidents, denying any vicarious liability for drivers’ negligence.

Furthermore, the rideshare’s insurance policies can further complicate the situation, only covering drivers during the following set periods:

  • When the driver is logged in to the app but hasn’t accepted a fare
  • When the driver has accepted a fare but hasn’t picked up the passenger
  • When the driver has accepted a fare and is transporting a passenger

Coverage amounts vary by period. Uber and Lyft coverage amounts include:

  • When the driver is online and available for a passenger:
    • $25,000 property damage per accident
    • $50,000 bodily injury per person
    • $100,000 bodily injury per accident
  • When the driver is en route to pick up a rider or is transporting a rider:
    • $1 million third-party liability

If the driver has not logged in to the app, the rideshare company will not cover them. Instead, the driver’s own personal liability policy should apply.

Determining liability adds an extra challenge to each case, especially when multiple parties are involved. While the driver and the rideshare company are the most likely responsible parties, determining who is liable requires careful evaluation of all aspects of the accident. Sometimes, multiple parties can be liable, further complicating the situation.

Between driver classifications, coverage types, and liability challenges, navigating a rideshare accident can be overwhelming. Help from a rideshare accident law firm is crucial. Our skilled Pennsylvania Uber/Lyft accident lawyers will navigate the complexities of your case, ensuring you don’t have to traverse the legal system alone.

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Steps for Pursuing Compensation After a Pennsylvania Uber/Lyft Accident

You may be eligible for compensation if you’re involved in an accident due to a rideshare driver’s negligent actions. Here are the steps to follow after the accident:

  1. Seek medical attention: Do so immediately, even if you don’t believe your injuries are severe.
  2. Report the accident: Inform the rideshare company as soon as possible via the available reporting avenues, such as the app or website, so you have a record of communication.
  3. Gather as much evidence as possible: Relevant evidence may include photos of the scene, contact information of witnesses, and the rideshare driver’s information.
  4. Contact an experienced Uber/Lyft accident lawyer: We can help determine your legal options, protect your rights, and fight for compensation.
  5. File a claim or lawsuit: Work with your attorney to determine the viability of your claim to seek compensation for your injuries and damages. Your Lyft/Uber crash lawyer will handle much of this process so you can focus on healing.

Our team has significant experience with Uber/Lyft accident cases and understands the intricate nuances of rideshare accidents in Pennsylvania. If you or a loved one has been injured in a rideshare accident, we can help you determine your legal options.

What Types of Compensation Are Available After an Uber/Lyft Accident?

Whether you’re pursuing an insurance claim or filing a civil lawsuit, multiple types of compensation are available in an Uber/Lyft accident case.

Economic Damages

Economic damages cover monetary losses associated with your accident, such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Property damage

Your lawyer will use these amounts to calculate your economic damages.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages compensate for the non-financial losses resulting from your accident, such as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Scarring and disfigurement

Many lawyers use the economic damage amount to calculate non-economic damages. They multiply the number by a factor between 1.5 and 5, using the specifics of your case to determine a fair and meaningful compensatory amount.

While calculating economic damages is straightforward, calculating non-economic damages can be challenging. A lawyer’s assistance is key here, as they will carefully evaluate your case to determine a suitable compensatory amount to pursue.

How Much Is My Compensation Worth?

The value of your Uber or Lyft accident case hinges on multiple factors, such as the severity of the injuries you sustain and the impact the accident has on you. More severe injuries with lasting effects are often eligible for higher compensatory amounts, but every case differs.

Your Pennsylvania injury lawyer will help you determine the value of your case based on the circumstances surrounding your accident.

How Cordisco & Saile Can Help You in Your Uber/Lyft Accident in Pennsylvania

If you were involved in an Uber/Lyft accident in Pennsylvania, our experienced team at Cordisco & Saile is here to help. We offer free consultations to start the process, where we’ll review your case and determine your legal options.

Get personalized legal assistance, starting with a free consultation, by calling (215) 642-2335 or completing our online contact form.

Frequently Asked Questions

In rideshare accidents involving self-driving cars, multiple parties might be liable, including the car's manufacturer, the software developer, or the individual who activated its autopilot mode. In some instances, all three parties may be liable. Determining who is liable requires careful evaluation of the accident, including what caused it.

If the rideshare driver causes the accident by violating company policy or state laws, they could be held personally liable for your injuries. However, every case presents unique circumstances, so that the implications may vary.

The same Pennsylvania laws apply to residents and non-residents in rideshare accidents. Out-of-state drivers and passengers injured in rideshare accidents typically must file the claim in Pennsylvania, where the accident occurred, and abide by its regulations.

After seeking medical care, contact your insurance provider to take advantage of your no-fault policy, which usually covers select expenses related to the accident. In addition, contact a skilled Uber/Lyft accident attorney, as a lawsuit might be a viable avenue if you have selected full tort coverage or have limited tort and your injuries meet the serious bodily injury threshold.

When a rideshare driver isn't "clocked in" on the app, their personal auto policy usually kicks in. Due to this difference, the legal process looks much different, shifting the focus to the driver and their auto insurance company rather than the rideshare company and insurer. Your rideshare lawyer will carefully evaluate these circumstances to determine the best action.

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