Accidents involving ridesharing vehicles like Uber and Lyft can be particularly perplexing. If you have been hurt, are unable to work, and have growing medical expenses, it can be difficult to ascertain who is at fault in a car accident and which insurance policies are available to pay you. If you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident through no fault of your own, you should not be responsible for these expenses.
You may file a claim against the firm if you were involved in a collision with a rideshare driver who was at fault, regardless of whether you were:
- A passenger in the ridesharing car.
- Another driver on the road.
- A pedestrian.
- A cyclist.
However, it is essential to clarify that a driver is only regarded as an “Uber or Lyft driver” while on the clock. The driver is only deemed to be on the clock when they have formally stated their availability to take clients and are either awaiting an assignment, en-route to pick up a client or transporting a client.
Depending on whether the driver was merely available and waiting for fares or actively en-route to pick up or carry a customer, the amount of insurance coverage supplied by the ridesharing firm may vary.
Even if the rideshare driver was not at fault, if the at-fault driver was uninsured or underinsured, you may be able to submit a claim against Uber or Lyft’s insurance policy. The state of California requires both businesses to carry uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
If you were a passenger in an Uber or Lyft vehicle at the time of the accident, you can report the event through the rideshare company’s app. You can call Uber or Lyft via their website or by phone if you were struck by one of their vehicles.
Before filing a car accident claim, you should contact a skilled car accident attorney. After hiring an attorney, the entire claims process can be delegated to them. You will not need to be concerned about saying or doing anything that could compromise your compensation rights.
Depending on the specifics of the crash, multiple parties might be liable, including:
- The rideshare driver.
- Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare operator.
- Other drivers involved in the crash.
- The car’s manufacturer if a part or design defect contributed to the crash.
- A government entity if a road hazard contributed to the crash.
We understand the severity of injuries and losses incurred in car accidents at Garcia and Phan. We do not want you to pursue the recompense you deserve on your own. Permit our compassionate attorneys to fight for you. With years of experience, we have obtained millions of dollars for our customers and helped them regain their financial footing. Now obtain the justice that you deserve. To schedule a free consultation, please contact us immediately at (714) 586-8298.