Were You Hurt In A Lyft Or Uber Accident?
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If you've been injured in an accident involving a rideshare company such as Uber or Lyft, our experienced car accident lawyers can fight to get you the highest payout possible. Our law firm has recovered over $500 million and counting in settlements, verdicts, awards, and benefits - and we know how to get real results for injury victims hurt in Lyft and Uber accidents. Discover what a dedicated car accident attorney from the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone can do for you. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.
Hailing a ride using Lyft or Uber is easy, but if you get injured in an accident, figuring out who's responsible for covering your expenses can be tough. Cases involving Lyft and Uber are often complicated. That's because different rules apply to different scenarios - and different insurance policies are responsible for coverage at different times. When you're injured, trying to decipher it all can be confusing and stressful.
We can make it simple. Our car accident attorneys have a clear understanding of how claims work with respect to Lyft and Uber accidents, and our legal team can handle every aspect of your case so that you can focus on what's most important - your recovery. Leave everything to us and get the compensation you're entitled to.
What do I do if I was in a Lyft or Uber accident?
If you get hurt in a Lyft or Uber accident as a passenger, pedestrian, or driving in another vehicle, it's important to understand whose insurance company is responsible for covering the accident. Depending on the status of the Lyft or Uber driver at the time of the accident, you may have to deal with that driver's personal car insurance company or file a claim against the rideshare company's insurance policy.
The different scenarios are:
- The Lyft or Uber driver is offline and is not accepting ride requests: If the Lyft or Uber driver is off duty and not logged into the app at the time of the accident, the driver's personal car insurance policy is responsible for covering any accidents during this period of time.
- The Lyft or Uber driver is online and available for ride requests: Once the Lyft or Uber driver logs into the app and is waiting for a ride request, accidents are covered by the rideshare company's limited liability insurance policies. These policies each have a bodily injury limit of $50,000 per person with a per-accident limit of $100,000. The policies also cover up to $25,000 in property damage.
- The Lyft or Uber driver is online and has accepted a ride request: After an on-duty Lyft or Uber driver accepts a ride request and is on their way to pick up a passenger, the driver is covered by the rideshare company's $1 million insurance policy in the event of a crash. This policy can kick in if the driver gets into a collision with another driver or injures a pedestrian in an accident.
- The Lyft or Uber driver is online and is transporting a passenger: When an on-duty Lyft or Uber driver is carrying a passenger, accidents are once again covered by the company's $1 million insurance policy - up until the passenger has been dropped off.
If you get injured in an accident while you're a passenger in a Lyft or Uber, it's important to know your rights. The same can be said if a Lyft or Uber driver gets into an accident with you as a pedestrian or while you're driving another vehicle. Lyft and Uber are huge companies that have teams of attorneys and investigators ready and waiting to advocate for their best interests - but you can level the playing field. An experienced car accident attorney from the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone can review the details of your case, answer your questions, explain your legal options, and fight to get you the compensation you need and deserve.
How do you report a Lyft or Uber accident?
In the event you're injured in an accident involving a Lyft or Uber driver, you may report the accident to the rideshare company online or through their mobile app. If you've been injured in a Lyft or Uber accident, you may want to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer first before you file an official report. Any information you provide in the report could be used as evidence against you to reduce or deny your claim.
Get maximum compensation for your Lyft or Uber accident
Once you've been injured in a Lyft or Uber accident, it's easy to feel intimidated. Lyft and Uber are massive corporations, and it can feel like an impossible task to try to take them on by yourself. You're injured, overwhelmed, and searching for answers.
Our car accident lawyers can help. We aren't scared of big corporations or their insurance companies. That's because we're prepared for their games and know what it takes to get you real results. See how our law firm can help you.
Remember, we work on a contingency fee basis. That means you either win or pay nothing. It's that simple. Contact us today for your free case evaluation. We have 18 offices located throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. We also regularly work with clients from out of state.