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    You might be the best driver in the world – but what about the drivers around you? Over the past couple of years, there have been a number of lawyers popping up to handle Uber and Lyft accident cases. Today, we’ll be speaking with one of the very first firms to establish a national brand specializing in rideshare accidents. We’ll cover what it’s like settling cases with Uber – you might be surprised by how it’s changed over the last few years!

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    Intro

    • Today I’m talking with Bryant Greening, co-founder of LegalRideshare
    • Only law firm in the US dedicated entirely to Uber and Lyft accidents and injury claims
    • Former Uber and Lyft driver himself!
    • We’ve had Bryant on before, so today we’re going into the nitty gritty of this industry
    • Check out the podcast Autonomous Cars with Mark Hoag! If you want to learn more about autonomous cars, he’s the expert

    Intro to Bryant Greening

    • Major changes since the last time we talked – more people on the road
    • More drivers sticking around – but the inability (due to an accident) to drive also means a complete loss to their income
    • Many drivers feel helpless, so LegalRideshare’s goal is to help answer their questions
    • Put them on a path to physical and financial recovery

    What Happens After an Accident With Uber/Lyft

    • Call the police, try to file a police report
    • Get passenger contact information and information from parties involved
    • Before the accident, highly recommend getting a dash camera
    • Also getting a rideshare endorsement to fill in the gaps between Uber and Lyft’s insurance policies

    Trends in Accidents

    • Not addressing any physical pains that aren’t getting better after the accident – treat them sooner rather than later
    • Even if you have a passenger in the car, it’s important not to admit fault only because you feel bad
    • A lot of drivers feel bad for not providing excellent service to their passengers that they admit fault when it’s not theirs

    LegalRideshare’s Driver Advocacy

    • Wants to help drivers at all levels, not just with accidents
    • Case in Chicago: Chicago tried to ban ads in or on rideshare vehicles, LegalRideshare sued and the city dropped the case – it’s your car, you should be able to put ads in if you want!
    • Advocating for compensation, especially during this coronavirus – drivers don’t necessarily have the means to stay home for weeks and not earn anything or be provided any sort of unemployment compensation
    • Working on the topic of false deactivations for drivers – these false accusations keep drivers from working and feeding their families

    Engaging with Uber and Lyft After an Accident

    • LegalRideshare handles this – they have contacts within the insurance companies, they know who to contact immediately to help get the case moving
    • Depending on the case, may work directly with higher level people
    • LegalRideshare takes big and small cases – every case is different, but they’ve seen them all at this point!
    • Basically, if you have lost wages, you should contact a lawyer
    • Now more than ever, Uber and Lyft are fighting every single case that comes up – didn’t need a lawyer as much in the past but you do now

    Outro

    • Big thanks to Bryant for coming in to chat about LegalRideshare and what they do for drivers – Bryant was a little modest but he’s quoted a lot in the media and seen as an advocate for drivers!
    • It’s clear he has a passion for helper drivers through his business – he really will talk to anyone, ‘big’ or ‘small’ case
    • Personal injury lawyers don’t always have the best reputation, but Bryant has been there for a lot of drivers and I’m happy to partner with him
    • Glad to see LegalRideshare is so active in driver advocacy – this is huge because there is no shortage to the issues drivers are facing right now

    Show Notes

    Harry Campbell

    Harry Campbell

    I'm Harry, the owner and founder of The Rideshare Guy Blog and Podcast. I used to be a full-time engineer but now I'm a rideshare blogger! I write about my experience driving for Uber, Lyft, and other services and my goal is to help drivers earn more money by working smarter, not harder.

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