Uber Accidents Lawyer in Oregon
Oregon does not have any statewide laws relating to the regulation of ridesharing services such as Uber, Lyft, or Sidecar. Multiple cities in Oregon, however, have their own ordinances that impact how these services can operate.
Transportation network companies (TNCs) are the businesses that provide so-called ridesharing services. TNCs like Uber and Lyft have become incredibly popular alternatives to traditional taxis because people can arrange rides using applications on their smartphones or other mobile devices.
While the idea behind most state laws is to make sure that TNC drivers are subject to insurance requirements that are stricter than traditional automobile insurance requirements, companies such as Uber or Lyft will frequently claim that their drivers are “independent contractors” in an attempt to escape potential liability when one of their vehicles causes a crash.
If you sustained severe injuries or your loved one was killed in an accident caused by a TNC driver’s negligence, you will want to immediately contact Need an Injury Lawyer Oregon. Our firm will fight to get you the compensation you need and deserve for all of your medical bills, lost income, and other damages.
Oregon Ridesharing Laws
Oregon has yet to enact any statewide ridesharing laws. Ridesharing drivers in Portland are required to obtain permits.
In many cases, TNCs such as Uber and Lyft have large insurance liability policies for drivers of their vehicles, up to $1 million.
A TNC is unlikely to be held liable, however, when its driver is not engaged in a prearranged ride. That driver alone is usually the person who is legally subject to injury claims in such cases.
Uber, Lyft, or other TNCs may also argue that they are not liable when a driver who is engaged in a prearranged ride does not comply with certain company requirements of its drivers.
Because so much of their business relies on cell phone communications, accidents involving Uber, Lyft, or other TNC drivers are often the result of some kind of distracted driving. In other cases, people may be involved in crashes caused by these vehicles when a TNC driver was speeding, driving recklessly, or driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs.
Oregon Uber Accident Lawyer
Did you sustain catastrophic injuries or was your loved one killed in an accident caused by an Uber, Lyft, or other TNC driver in Oregon? Do not attempt to speak to the TNC or an insurance company without first contacting Need an Injury Lawyer Oregon.
We represent clients in communities all over Multnomah County, Lane County, Clackamas County, Deschutes County, Douglas County, Jackson County, Yamhill County, Washington County, Marion County, and many others.
Our firm handles these cases on a contingency fee basis so you do not need to worry about paying us anything unless you receive a financial award, and we are available 24/7 to answer all of your legal questions. Call us today to set up a free, no obligation consultation that will let our experienced personal injury attorneys provide a complete evaluation of your case.