Paid transportation has become increasingly more popular over the past decade. The companies, Uber and Lyft have almost taken over the taxi service industry. Uber and Lyft drivers are regular people driving their own cars while picking up and dropping off people for money. Just like anyone, they can get in car accidents too. There is a lot of misunderstanding regarding compensation if you are in a car accident with an Uber or Lyft driver’s car. Generally, according to nolo.com, the financial responsibility would come from the at-fault driver. This could be from the company's driver, another driver involved in the accident who caused the crash, or Uber or Lyft’s car insurance.
Uber's website (help.uber.com) provides steps to take if you are involved in an accident:
Uber also explains how insurance works for ride share drivers:
If you want to file a lawsuit against Uber or Lyft Directly follow this nolo.com:
According to legalreader.com, ride share companies say that they carry an insurance policy that offers $1 million in coverage per incident from when the driver begins the trip to when they drop off the passenger. They will not tell you if the coverage will help you if you are in an accident with an Uber or Lyft driver.
Although if you are in any car accident, you should look to seek compensation for your injuries. If you are looking for a team of attorneys to help fight your case, call us at 502-290-2397 and we will review your case for a 100% free consultation.
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