During the pandemic, a lot of people decided to stop using rideshare services like those offered by Uber and Lyft. As a result, the companies faced a driver shortage that is continuing through 2021.
In April, Uber announced it was launching a $250 million “stimulus” for drivers. Lyft, a rideshare competitor, announced it would cover the cost of rental cars and offer $800 bonuses to drivers to return to their app, according to an article in The Verge.
The companies are hoping the incentives will lure drivers back to their app. The rideshare services are discovering they don’t have enough drivers to meet the demand from passengers as the economy opens up.
What do you do if you’re injured in an Uber or Lyft accident?
Traffic is getting more congested in Connecticut and across the country as pandemic-related lockdown measures are lifted. More vehicles are taking to the roads and highways, from passenger cars and commercial trucks to motorcycles and drivers for rideshares like Uber and Lyft.
As traffic gets more congested, Connecticut is likely to see more car accidents, including ones involving rideshare services. Experienced personal injury lawyers sometimes receive calls from victims injured in rideshare accidents.
Some of their questions include:
- Can I file a lawsuit against an Uber or Lyft driver?
- Can I sue the rideshare company?
- Whose insurance will pay for my injury if I’m a passenger in a rideshare accident?
- What are my rights if an Uber or Lyft vehicle crashes into me?
If you are injured in a rideshare accident as a passenger, you have a right to file a claim for compensation. Rideshare services require the drivers to have insurance on their own vehicles. In addition, Uber and Lyft provide insurance that covers an accident involving their drivers. You may be able to file claims against the driver and the rideshare services if you’re in an accident caused by the rideshare driver. Because multiple insurance policies often come into play with rideshare accidents, there may be finger-pointing and shifting of blame. It’s a good idea for victims to contact an attorney for a free consultation about their case.
How can an attorney help after a rideshare accident in Connecticut?
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli help Connecticut accident victims maximize compensation in all sorts of car crashes, including those involving rideshare services like Uber and Lyft.
Contact us today. We can help you decide the best course of action. Your consultation is free, and you pay no fees unless you win.