What Is A Rideshare Accident?
A rideshare accident is a car accident that involves a ridesharing company such as Uber or Lyft. The liability of these accidents can change depending on whether the driver was operating as a rideshare driver at the time of the accident or driving the vehicle off-duty. Since Uber and Lyft vehicles are not owned by the companies and are owned by the drivers, the accident could trigger either the driver’s car insurance policy or the policy carried by Uber or Lyft.
When Can Someone Receive Compensation For A Rideshare Accident?
Someone can receive compensation for a rideshare accident if they are injured and the rideshare driver was at fault. If the rideshare driver was not working at the time of the accident, then any insurance claims would have to be made against the driver’s car insurance policy. If the rideshare driver was on duty, then the rideshare company’s insurance policy would be liable for damages.
Uber and Lyft both have insurance coverage for their drivers that cover accidents up to $1 million. You do not have to be a passenger in an Uber or Lyft to be covered, and you can be compensated if you were injured as a pedestrian, cyclist, or jogger by an Uber or Lyft vehicle. There is a two-year statute of limitations in California to file a personal injury claim arising from a rideshare accident.
How An Attorney Can Help
An experienced attorney can help ensure that you receive all of the compensation you are entitled to because of a rideshare accident. An attorney can help you receive compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. These include medical bills, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, trauma, and emotional distress. Make sure you have an attorney’s help so you don’t leave money on the table.
Get Professional Assistance
If you have been injured in a rideshare accident, then you must speak to an experienced attorney right away. Protect your rights immediately! Don’t Delay-Call SMITH Today 866-77-SMITH or contact us online.