Injuries In Ride-Sharing Accidents
Companies like Uber and Lyft have changed the way millions of us get to work, school and anywhere else we need to be. Hailing a ride to the airport at the touch of a button has made life easier, but what happens when one of these drivers is involved in a crash on the job?
Both Uber and Lyft require their drivers to carry personal car insurance policies that can provide compensation to passengers injured while on a ride. Those companies also carry liability insurance for up to $1 million, covering personal injuries and property damage. The company policies usually only go into effect after the driver’s insurance limit has been reached.
Who Is Covered During A Rideshare?
Uber and Lyft’s liability insurance for their drivers does not always apply equally during the rideshare experience:
- When an Uber or Lyft driver is offline or not taking new fares, their personal injury coverage applies, and the company’s insurance policies are not in effect.
- When the driver is available or waiting for a new fare, the company’s insurance kicks in, though at a drastically lower limit than when a passenger is inside.
- During fares with a passenger, the company policies insure up to $1 million in coverage and some drivers can increase their protection with rideshare insurance.
Big, international companies like Uber and Lyft work hard to ensure that their insurance policies payout as little as possible to riders injured while using their service. But the attorneys at Alexander Law Group, LLP, are skilled and tenacious personal injury litigators. They have a track record of winning cases and securing millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
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Using these ride-sharing services means trusting the driver to not only drive responsibly but trusting the company that employs them to pay for accidents when they are at fault. Recovering from your accident should be what you are focused on, not holding giant companies accountable. Our talented attorneys have won cases in 24 states and secured millions in compensation. You pay nothing unless you win. Set up a free consultation today by calling 888-777-1776 or by sending an email.