Uber & Lyft Accidents: Important Information for Victims
Incredibly convenient and popular, ridesharing apps such as Uber and Lyft have quickly taken over as many peoples’ primary form of transportation. While they are a great alternative for those not interested in driving their own vehicle, or even for those who don’t drive at all, there are serious risks anytime you are a passenger--especially in a stranger’s vehicle. Accidents can become infinitely more complicated when you are a passenger in an Uber or Lyft, regardless of whether your Uber or Lyft driver was at fault, or the accident was the fault of another driver.
There are key factors for you to consider before you get into your next Uber or Lyft. Firstly, these drivers are considered independent contractors--meaning, their own insurance will be used to cover any expenses incurred as a result of an accident. However, this is only the case when the app was not open, on, or in use at the time of the accident. If the accident occurred during which time the app was in use, Uber offers a commercial insurance policy as high as $1 million.
If the accident is at the fault of another, both companies offer uninsured insurance, in order to protect both the driver and passenger at hand.
Contact Our Orange County Personal Injury Attorneys
Were you injured in an Uber or Lyft accident? If so, there is no time to waste in enlisting in the help of an Orange County personal injury lawyer to fight for the rights you deserve. At the Law Office of Marshall, we feel victims of others’ negligence or misconduct are entitled to fighting for the compensation they need following their accident. This is why we won’t give up on you or your best interests during this difficult time.
Contact us by calling (949) 565-4281.