Auto Accidents with Uber and Lyft Drivers
Posted on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
Uber and Lyft rideshare services have gained a tremendous amount of popularity based on their convenience and low rates that seem to crush their taxi cab competition. This type of popularity does not come without scrutiny and close analysis of liability. One of the biggest concerns people have is what happens if we are injured in an auto accident while riding in an Uber or Lyft?
Did you know if you are involved in an auto accident with an Uber or Lyft rideshare service and you suffered injuries that you may be covered by the company’s insurance policy? Both Uber and Lyft offer their drivers (who are independent contractors) a $1M liability insurance policy, which covers the driver, the passengers, and possibly those injured in the other vehicle. In most situations, this type of insurance will be considered the primary over the driver’s regular insurance. Although there are clear differences between the insurance policies of both companies, their number one concern, as is ours at Amerio Law, is the safety of the passengers and drivers. (Insurance information and conditions were obtained at www.lyft.com and www.uber.com.)
However, keep in mind that if the driver is not picking up or dropping off passengers and they are driving on their own accord, they will only be covered by their own insurance policy. Like all insurance policies, restrictions apply and certain conditions must be satisfied prior to compensation being rewarded for damages. That is when the attorneys at Amerio Law Firm enter the game.
At Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento, our experienced attorneys understand how to deal with insurance companies, and we pride ourselves on investigating every possible avenue to ensure that our clients are satisfied with the results. Our vast experience with personal injury and auto accident cases allows us at Amerio Law Firm the confidence to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost income, emotional damages, and much more. For more information about seeking damages for the personal injuries you incurred during an auto accident in an Uber or Lyft, call Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento at (916) 419-1111.