Ask Questions And Get Answers After A Ride-Sharing Vehicle Accident
Were you injured as a passenger in an Uber, Lyft or another type of ride-sharing accident? You no doubt have urgent needs and many questions about how to get compensation for your losses. Randolph & Sampson, APC, offers free initial consultations to injured people and their family members. Let us hear your questions, and we will gladly review the facts to give you personalized answers. Common questions coming from our clients involve issues such as the following.
Q: I was injured in an accident while in a ride-sharing vehicle. Does it matter who is at fault?
A: For your purposes, it will not matter in most cases. As a passenger, you are protected whether or not the ride-sharing service driver was at fault. Both Lyft and Uber cover losses for people injured while riding, regardless of who was at fault. Each company carries $1 million in liability insurance to apply in case of accidents. A personal injury attorney can help ensure that you recover all compensation that you are eligible for.
Q: Can I recover compensation even if my driver was at fault?
A: Yes. Your driver’s role in the accident does not affect your eligibility for compensation after suffering injuries in an Uber or Lyft accident. See the question and answer directly above this question for more details.
Q: Does my driver need to have insurance?
A: As soon as an Uber or Lyft driver picks up a fare, that activates the company insurance. The driver does not have to use their personal insurance in case of a crash. However, if an Uber or Lyft driver is driving “off the clock,” then only his or her insurance will apply.
Q: What if the other party (not the ride-sharing driver) was at fault?
A: Even if another driver has insurance, it might be capped at a certain amount, such as $50,000. That is why the $1 million in insurance included in the ride-sharing relationship is so important. It includes coverage for accidents caused by other drivers who are uninsured or underinsured.
The Most Urgent Question: ‘What should I do after an Uber or Lyft accident caused me harm?’
Our attorneys look forward to hearing about your injuries and explaining how our California personal injury law firm can pursue the compensation that you need and deserve. Call 800-409-0191 or complete our online inquiry form to schedule a free consultation.