Car Accident with Uber Or Lyft

Breaking down every step of the Car Accident Process

What if the vehicle that caused the accident was an Uber or Lyft?

Both Uber and Lyft provide liability coverage for their drivers, and the two ridesharing companies have adopted similar policies, with insurance coverage that varies depending on the time of the accident.

  • Period A: If the driver is not logged into the Uber or Lyft app, The companies provide no coverage
  • Period B: If the driver is logged into the app but has not yet initiated a ride request, Uber and Lyft provide liability coverage for any accident that is the fault of the driver. This provides up to $50,000 per person, $100,000 total injury liability per accident and $25,000 property damage liability.
  • Period C: If the driver has accepted a trip and is on the way to picking up the customer, the liability coverage increases to $1 million.
  • Period D: While the customer is still in the car until they are dropped off. This liability coverage goes up to $1 million, including limited coverage for damage to the driver’s car, and also uninsured motorists’ coverage (UM/UIM).

Filing a car accident lawsuit

Did you know that car accidents are a leading cause of personal injury in the United States? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are about 6 million car accidents each year, and about 10% of those result in injuries. Injuries from car accidents can be devastating to both the victim and their loved ones. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the negligent driver

Finding the best car accident lawyer

It’s not an easy task to find the best car accident lawyer for your case. You may be tempted to go with the first law firm you see or the first billboard you pass, but that might not be the best decision. There are many different factors that go into deciding who is the best. Some lawyers specialize in certain areas, and it’s important to know what you need before you start looking.

The lawyer should be experienced, knowledgeable, and honest. You want someone who will be there for you every step of the way. Whichever source you’re using to gather information about your prospective lawyers, make sure that it’s trustworthy and reliable.

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How can help with your vehicle accident lawsuit

If you were injured in a car accident, you have plenty of options to recover a fair compensation.  Bringing a lawyer onto your case can help you understand how much your case is worth and how to get the maximum compensation possible.  Please – don’t accept any insurance offers to settle until you take your case to an experienced car accident attorney.  Our lawyers have decades of experience handling car accident injury cases and they all offer free consultations on new cases. Call today for a free consultation.

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