Today I wanted to take a minute to talk about rideshare accidents. Uber and Lyft have become a part of our daily lives. Most of us have all taken one and do it on a regular basis. Although it has become a common means of transportation, there are issues that arise from time to time.
Some of the most common issues we’ve seen involve unqualified drivers who aren’t trained and don’t know where they’re going. Unfortunately, these situations lead to accidents.
One thing that’s very important to know is that if you’re an Uber or Lyft passenger, you’re always protected. Part of the contract that you agree to when signing up with Uber and Lyft is that they will protect you with insurance in the case of an accident.
They have a million-dollar policy on both sides. Here’s what that means. If the driver is at fault, there is a million-dollar policy for the passengers to use to recover from for all of their injuries. If the Uber or Lyft driver is not at fault, there is still $1 million there for the passenger to use.
This coverage also applies to Uber and Lyft drivers, which is important for anyone who is driving for one of these companies on a part-time basis to know.
These intricacies are very unique to rideshare policies and it’s very important that you have an attorney on your side to handle these cases every day and knows how to set them up the right way.
Our office has dealt with many cases like this and we’re very familiar with the insurance companies that Uber and Lyft use.
If you ever have any questions for us about an Uber or Lyft accident in which someone suffered injuries, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email anytime. We’re always here to help.