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With the rise of rideshare companies, such as Uber and Lyft, there has also been a rise in car accidents involving these drivers. There are complex nuances to these cases, along with a different approach because of the insurance companies and policies involved. Oftentimes, you will be dealing with three or more insurance policies - the rideshare company’s, the driver's and yours.

Uber or Lyft Driver - Rideshare Accident Cases

It is therefore essential that you work with a knowledgeable rideshare accident lawyer who can help you navigate each step of the case. Our team has the experience and knowledge to pursue the best possible outcome.

Injuries from Rideshare Accidents

Just like in any other auto accident, the injuries you suffered may not be instantly apparent. The insurance companies will place pressure on you to settle quickly for a lowball settlement. Do not simply accept this amount because once you settle, you cannot go back for more damages from the accident. Make sure that you allow time to get a full medical examination and understanding of the injuries and damages you have suffered.

What Should I Do if I am Injured While Riding in an Uber or Lyft?

Although the steps you should take after a rideshare accident are the same as after any other accident, there are some differences due to the insurance companies involved. You will first want to seek any medical attention necessary and alert emergency responders who can provide assistance. Gather the contact information of all parties involved. This information should include names, addresses, and insurance details. If any witnesses were around at the time of the accident, be sure to gather their contact information also. As far as evidence for your claim, take photos of the scene of the accident, including weather or road conditions and traffic signs. Take photos of all injuries for documentation purposes.

How is a Rideshare Accident Different from Other Types of Accidents?

If the at-fault party was a rideshare driver, the claims process will be different from a regular accident since the company (Uber or Lyft) does not own the vehicles or hire the drivers. Whether you are a passenger of the rideshare vehicle or a driver of another vehicle, the insurance that goes into effect will differ.

What Could I Recover Compensation For?

Car accidents can cause severe damage and alter your future. These are injuries that take time and professional treatment to heal. WIth the assistance of a rideshare accident attorney from our firm, you may be able to recover compensation for all of the following:
  • Pain and suffering

  • Expenses for medical costs

  • Lost wages from missed work

  • Costs of future rehabilitation

Who is Responsible for My Uber/Lyft Accident?

The first consideration that must be made after being involved in an accident with an Uber or Lyft driver is who was the responsible party. Whether you are a passenger in the rideshare vehicle, the rideshare driver, or a member of the other vehicle involved, determining what occurred is essential. For this reason, gathering evidence of the scene of the accident and filing a police report will be essential.

If it is determined that the Uber or Lyft driver is at fault, the policies that these companies have for their drivers will go into effect. Lyft and Uber drivers are covered by corporate policies, but there are nuances involved.

Uber holds insurance on the vehicles of their UberBlack, UberSUV and UberTaxi drivers from the moment that a trip is accepted. Likewise, Lyft has varying coverage plans that alter between when a ride is in session and when the driver is in between customers.

Get Help from an Uber or Lyft Accident Attorney

It will be essential that you work closely with a dedicated and knowledgeable attorney who has a history of successfully handling car accident cases. Our rideshare accident lawyers at Buddoo and Associates, P.C. are able to assist you through each step of the car accident process. Reach out to our team at your earliest convenience.

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