Attorney Rob Kornfeld Knows
What It's Like To Be Injured

Uber & Lyft Accidents Attorney in Seattle

Injured in a Rideshare Vehicle Accident? We Can Help!

Drivers of rideshare vehicles, like Uber and Lyft, don’t have to meet many requirements in order to gain employment, which sometimes leads to harmful accidents. Rideshare drivers are entrusted with the task of taking people where they need to go, sometimes across town or even further.

Driving in unfamiliar areas can lead to small driver errors or traffic violations, endangering passengers and surrounding vehicles alike. Most drivers rely on the help of navigation systems, which can be distracting and dangerous as well. Regardless of the reason, any rideshare accident can result in serious damage, physical injuries and mental trauma. If you were injured in an accident, contact a Seattle car accident attorney at our firm for help.

Attorney Rob Kornfeld has a firm understanding of auto accident laws, and he has the experience necessary to adequately represent injured clients. With over 38 years of experience, Attorney Rob Kornfeld understands how difficult it can be to handle the legalities of a crash when you are still recovering from injuries. At Kornfeld Law, our legal team will handle the legalities of your case so that you can focus on what’s important—getting back on your feet.

Call (425) 657-5255 today for a free consultation, or email Rob at for a quick answer to your legal questions.

two sedans, crashed head-on with smashed front bumpers

What is a Rideshare Liability?

One of the first things to consider in a rideshare accident case is potential liability. You need to identify the liable party because they should be held responsible for your damages, including medical bills, future medical expenses, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.

If the driver was texting while the accident occurred, perhaps driver negligence was a factor. If the car malfunctioned or a part was faulty, the manufacturer may be to blame. In most situations, however, you need to evaluate the accountability of the rideshare company.

What are Uber and Lyft Insurance Policies?

Two of the most commonly used rideshare companies, Lyft and Uber, treat their drivers in a way that allows the company to escape as much responsibility as possible in the event of a crash. Each of these companies has a $1 million insurance policy to cover damages, which isn’t much, in most incidents, but this coverage only extends so far. According to their insurance policies, coverage only extends to the driver and subsequent passengers when the driver is “working.”

It sounds simple, but the devil is in the details. In order for the rideshare company to extend coverage to the injured party or driver, the driver must have had his or her app on, and they had to be “active.” If the driver has the app on, but is “awaiting a fare,” or waiting for a passenger, the policy will only offer a limited amount of coverage. If the app is off, only the driver’s personal insurance coverage is effective.

This creates a serious problem because if a passenger has a negligent driver who failed to update the app or if the app is turned off during the drive for any reason, the passenger may lose all coverage from the ride-share company. While the company requires every driver to have their own personal insurance policy, sometimes the policy may not be enough to cover medical bills, physical damage, and pain and suffering.

In order to obtain the compensation you need after a crash, you need to consider your legal options. Attorney Rob Kornfeld can work closely with you to identify the liable party and pursue maximum compensation for the resulting damages. Ride-share accidents can be severely damaging and life-altering, which is why you need to act fast to ensure you receive the damages you need and deserve.

Common Types of Rideshare Vehicle Accident Injuries

As with most car accidents, passengers and drivers in ride-share crashes can sustain serious injuries. In ride-share vehicles, the passengers typically ride in the backseat. From this vantage point, passengers could collide with one another, or they might strike the door, window, the seat in front of them, or the center divider.

Common types of car accident injuries include:

  • Neck and back injuries, especially whiplash
  • Head injuries, including concussions and traumatic brain injuries
  • Knee, hip or leg injuries
  • Sprains or broken bones, especially in the arms or wrists
  • Wrongful death

If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident involving Lyft, Uber, or another rideshare service, you need to act quickly to recover compensation for the damages you suffered. Car accidents can be extremely damaging, and the lasting harm can be extremely difficult to contend with. These types of incidents can result in major medical expenses, ongoing medical care, loss of wages, and pain and suffering. If you were harmed due to someone else’s negligence, you have a right to pursue justice and compensation.

Our experienced Seattle rideshare accident attorneys, particularly Rob Kornfeld, understands what it’s like to suffer the repercussions of a major car accident. That’s why he is passionate about helping the injured fight for their rights and a fair financial recovery. Don’t let big rideshare companies and their insurers get away with overlooking or minimizing your damages in a crash. Let our firm help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

Contact Kornfeld Law to speak with our legal team. We accept injury and wrongful death cases in Kirkland, Bellevue, Seattle, Everett, and the Greater Washington State Area. Plus, we take out-of-state cases. Call (425) 657-5255 today for a free consultation, or email Rob at for a quick answer to your legal questions.

Verdicts & Settlements

  • $4,000,000.00 Wrongful Death
  • $2,825,000.00 Brain Injury
  • $2,500,000.00 Brain Injury
  • $2,500,000.00 Medical Malpractice
  • $2,500,000.00 Medical Malpractice
  • $2,500,000.00 Wrongful Death
  • $2,362,000.00 Medical Malpractice
  • $2,300,000.00 Traumatic Brain Injury
  • $2,225,000.00 Wrongful Death
  • $2,000,000 Insurance Bad Faith

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