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Rideshare Accidents

Kansas City Rideshare Accident Attorneys

Helping Victims of Rideshare Accidents in the Kansas City, MO

Rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft have revolutionized the transportation industry. These companies allow people to become drivers and earn extra money by picking up passengers who need rides. While the rideshare concept has been a boon for many drivers and riders, it has also led to an increase in accidents, especially those involving passenger vehicles and rideshare drivers.

If you were injured in an accident involving a rideshare driver or vehicle, you deserve fair compensation for your injuries and losses. At Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, our Kansas City rideshare accident attorneys are ready to help you seek the compensation you deserve. Our team will fight for you and your rights, and we have the legal experience and resources to put our best efforts toward your case.

Schedule a free consultation with our Kansas City rideshare accident attorneys today by calling (816) 542-5999 or filling out our online contact form.

Missouri Rideshare Driving Laws

In Missouri, rideshare drivers (also known as Transportation Network Company or TNC drivers) who work for platforms like Uber and Lyft are subject to certain regulations. These regulations are designed to ensure the safety of both drivers and passengers.

Here are some key aspects of Missouri rideshare laws:

  • Driver Requirements: Rideshare drivers in Missouri generally need to meet the following requirements:
    • Be at least 18 years old.
    • Hold a valid driver's license.
    • Have a vehicle that meets the platform's requirements (e.g., age, condition, insurance).
  • Background Checks: Rideshare companies are typically required to conduct background checks on their drivers. These checks may include criminal history and driving record checks to ensure that drivers have a safe and clean record.
  • Vehicle Inspection: Rideshare drivers' vehicles may need to undergo inspections to ensure they meet safety and maintenance standards.
  • Insurance: Rideshare drivers are typically required to have appropriate insurance coverage that covers them while they are driving for the rideshare platform. Rideshare companies often provide insurance coverage that applies when the driver has a passenger in the vehicle or when they are en route to pick up a passenger.
  • Driver Behavior: Drivers are expected to adhere to traffic laws and drive safely. They should not discriminate against passengers based on factors such as race, gender, or disability.
  • Licensing and Registration: Rideshare drivers may need to obtain a special permit or license to operate as a TNC driver in the state. They may also need to ensure their vehicle's registration is up-to-date.
  • Passenger Accessibility: Rideshare companies may be required to provide accessible vehicles and accommodations for passengers with disabilities.
  • Fees and Taxes: Rideshare drivers might be subject to certain fees and taxes related to their TNC activities. This could include things like local permits or licensing fees.

Who is Liable for a Rideshare Accident?

In Missouri, as in many other states, liability in Uber or Lyft accidents can be complex and depend on various factors such as the circumstances of the accident, who was at fault, and whether the driver was actively using the rideshare app at the time of the accident.

If the rideshare driver is not using the app for business purposes (i.e., not actively looking for or carrying passengers), they are generally considered a private driver, and their personal auto insurance would typically apply in the event of an accident.

If the rideshare driver is actively using the app and is available to accept rides but doesn't have a passenger in the car, both their personal insurance and the rideshare company's contingent liability coverage may come into play. If the rideshare driver has accepted a ride and has a passenger in the car, the rideshare company's commercial insurance coverage is usually in effect.

If another driver was at fault in the accident and they were not affiliated with the rideshare service, their insurance would generally be responsible for covering damages, just as in any other car accident.

Determining fault in an Uber or Lyft accident is important for establishing liability. Missouri follows a comparative negligence system, meaning that liability can be divided among multiple parties based on their degree of fault.

Why Choose Our Rideshare Accident Lawyers in Kansas City?

At Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, CHTD, our Kansas City rideshare accident attorneys are prepared to fight for you if the insurance company attempts to shift the blame to the rideshare company. Our attorneys are also prepared to fight for you if the driver attempts to shift the blame to you. Our attorneys are ready to stand up for your rights and prove that you are not at fault for the accident.

If you were injured in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle, our rideshare accident attorneys are ready to help. Our team is prepared to fight for you and your rights. Our attorneys have the legal experience and resources to put our best efforts toward your case.

Contact us today at (816) 542-5999 to request a free case review.


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What Makes Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman Different?

  • Highly Respected in Our Field

    Our attorneys are well-established in various areas of practice, including Attorney Lynn R. Johnson, who is a member of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates.

  • A Legacy of Excellence

    We have a longstanding history of exemplary legal representation dating back to 1949, but are committed to leveraging forward-thinking practices and technology for the benefit of our clients.

  • Trial-Ready Legal Advocacy

    While most of our cases result in successful settlements, our willingness to go to trial enables us to secure more favorable outcomes.

  • A Network of Support

    We work to ensure that you receive the resources you need after an injury, including medical care, access to experts, emotional and financial support.

  • Committed to Our Community

    Our advocacy does not stop in the courtroom - it extends into our support for various local organizations that benefit our community.

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    All members of our team, including partners, associates and paralegals, are committed to providing direct contact and clear communication.

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