Iowa Uber Accidents Lawyer
Uber and Lyft are two popular examples of “transportation network companies” (TNCs), companies that provide prearranged rides for passengers, often through applications on cell phones or other mobile devices. In May 2016, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed House File 2414, a bill regulating TNCs operating in Iowa.
The bill imposed a number of important requirements on companies like Uber and Lyft, including mandatory background checks for drivers and minimum insurance requirements. People who are involved in accidents involving ridesharing vehicles can often become confused when it comes to determining who is liable and how compensation can be obtained for important needs such as medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
If you suffered catastrophic injuries or your loved one was killed in a crash caused by an Uber, Lyft, or other TNC driver, it is in your best interest to contact Need an Injury Lawyer Iowa as soon as possible. Our firm serves communities all over Scott County, Polk County, Johnson County, Linn County, Black Hawk County, Woodbury County, and many other nearby areas.
Iowa Ridesharing Laws
Under Iowa Code 321N.4, a TNC driver—or the company on behalf of that driver—is required to maintain an automobile insurance policy that satisfies the following minimums when the driver is logged on to a digital network and is able to receive requests but is not actively engaged in a prearranged ride:
- $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
- $25,000 — Property damage
When a driver is engaged in a prearranged ride, the minimum insurance policy is $1 million for bodily injury or death to one or more persons or property damage in any one accident. While the higher minimums that are required under state law would seem adequate for covering most claims that arise from Uber or Lyft crashes, many TNCs will go to great lengths to deny any liability for these accidents.
In many cases, companies will argue that drivers were not logged on to their networks and the TNC cannot be held liable. In other cases, they may argue that drivers are independent contractors and their actions violated company policies or codes of conduct.
Need an Injury Lawyer Iowa understands the tricks that Uber, Lyft, or another TNC will use to try and avoid paying money to victims affected by the negligence of their drivers. Our firm will fight to make sure that you receive every last dime of compensation you are entitled to.
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Did you suffer severe injuries or did your loved one die in an Uber, Lyft, or other TNC vehicle crash in Iowa? You will want to immediately seek legal representation for help holding all negligent parties accountable.
Need an Injury Lawyer Iowa helps victims and families of those killed in ridesharing vehicle accidents in Davenport, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Sioux City, Des Moines, Ames, Iowa City, and several other nearby areas in the Hawkeye State. We represent clients on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not pay our firm anything unless you obtain a financial award.
You can contact Need an Injury Lawyer Iowa 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take advantage of a free, no obligation consultation. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case.