Although many businesses have been affected by the Order of the Governor in response to the Covid-19 virus the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation system remains open and available to help those injured at work.

We also possess the technology to support remote work efforts and we want to reassure you that we remain fully operational and responsive to all of your legal needs.

In light of the Covid-19 Pandemic our firm has decided to WAIVE ALL WEEKLY ATTORNEY FEES for every new Workers’ Compensation client for the rest of 2020.  We want to do our part to give back to the community.  We will continue to reduce our fees on ALL lump sum settlement as well.

Stay healthy.  If you need answers or help, please call us, reach out to us though this web site or email us directly at: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]bdf.net, [email protected]

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AS AUTHORIZED BY THE PA SUPREME COURT

Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist*
AS AUTHORIZED BY THE PA SUPREME COURT

Handling rideshare motor vehicle accidents in Pennsylvania

Learn what to do if you are ever involved in a car accident while using rideshare services like Uber or Lyft.

Rideshare services in Pennsylvania offer convenience, and they are a great way to help protect the environment. That said, you have just as much of a chance of being involved in an auto accident while riding in someone else’s car as you do while driving your own vehicle. So what do you do if you are injured in an accident while riding with Lyft or Uber?

What to do?

Just like you would in an auto accident in which you are behind the wheel, you want to gather as much information as possible. Specifically, get the license and insurance information from the driver and any other drivers involved in the accident. If there were any witnesses to the accident, write down their accounts and contact information.

Find out about coverage

Uber and Lyft offer insurance to their drivers with their usual driver contracts, and drivers should also have coverage from their personal auto insurance provider. The way it usually works is that company coverage protects drivers after they accept a ride and while they are transporting passengers.

If you were to be involved in an accident during your ride, you will likely receive a call from Uber or Lyft’s insurance company to follow-up on what happened during the accident and if you are injured. Take notes of your own during the call so everyone has the same information

Look into the latest laws

The law is something that is constantly changing, and the same applies to laws regarding ridesharing apps and services. Look into the latest laws in Pennsylvania so you have a basic idea of your rights if you are injured as a passenger. Additionally, it is best that you speak with an attorney about your situation so you have accurate and up-to-date information to help you decide on your best next move. Even if it is obvious who is responsible for your injuries, you have a better chance of recovering every penny you are rightfully entitled to if you are backed by a knowledgeable attorney.

Be wary of working with insurance companies

You might receive an offer from an insurance company regarding your personal injury case. While an offer might seem generous, you have to remember that insurance companies want to save money, which means they might offer you a low-ball settlement. Before agreeing to anything, speak with medical and legal professionals about your injuries and how they might impact your ability to make a living in the future.

No matter who is behind the wheel, motor vehicle accidents in Pennsylvania are never fun. Speak with an attorney about your legal options and about the best way to proceed with your case.