Ridesharing is still a fairly new industry. Whether you’re the passenger, the driver, or the other motor vehicle involved in an accident involving a ridesharing company like Uber or Lyft, there are certain rights and concerns that are essential to the insurance and claims process. Insurance companies are playing catch up to make sure that their policies involve some kind of ridesharing agreement for coverage and options.
That being said, it is essential to retain an attorney or law firm experienced in handling claims and cases against Uber or Lyft. At United Citizen Law, we have successfully handled numerous Uber and Lyft cases. Below you’ll find some common questions that are asked after being involved in a rideshare accident.
Auto accidents involving ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft can be confusing and unique because of the changing landscape of the laws that regulate such businesses. Under current company policies, drivers should be covered as long as they are logged into the app. Likewise, passengers should be covered too. The legal grey area, however, is when someone is on their way to pick up a client.
In these cases, the victim of a crash will have to go through the driver’s personal insurance before reaching the rideshare company. In some other cases, injured passengers have to fight against the driver, the driver’s insurance, or even the driver’s contractor to receive fair compensation. Because Uber and Lyft are considered independent contractors, the question of liability is difficult to understand.
Let the experienced accident attorneys at United Citizen Law help clear the air. Support should be available for all of your current and future medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other related damages. The recent bill can help recover those costs, however, to do so we need to evaluate all of your options. Contact United Citizen Law.