Uber and Lyft Accident Injury Lawyers
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As of 2018, over 58 million Americans use Uber, Lyft or ridesharing platforms as a form of transportation. Uber and Lyft’s business models allow anyone who passes a background check and has a qualifying car to drive as independent contractors. With over 100,000 Uber drivers in Florida alone, the chances of being involved in a rideshare accident are high.
Uber and Lyft Accident Attorneys in Miami
If you were a driver or passenger injured in a car accident caused by an Uber or Lyft driver you might be eligible to make a claim under their $1 million liability insurance policies. There will be two circumstances in which this occurs. First, you may be in an Uber or Lyft driven car and that car crashes and you are injured. You are the Uber/Lyft user. If the Uber/Lyft driver is at fault you have a claim against the driver. If there are other drivers or companies or people who also were at fault, you would have a claim against them as well.
Second, there is the situation where the Uber or Lyft car hits a car you are in or hits you as a pedestrian.
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What if I am involved in an Uber or Lyft Car Accident?
Uber and Lyft require that all drivers carry personal liability insurance. In addition to this personal car insurance that meets or exceeds state minimums, Uber and Lyft provide liability coverage. The coverage is dependent on whether the driver is logged onto the app and whether they are transporting passengers at the time of the accident. Below are different scenarios:
When the driver is not logged into the Uber/Lyft app:
When the driver is not in Uber/Lyft’s “driver mode” then the driver’s own personal car insurance coverage will apply. The ridesharing company’s insurance coverage will not apply.
When the driver is logged into the app but has not accepted a ride request:
Uber/Lyft provides the following liability coverage for any accident where the driver was at fault. The liability coverage pays:
- $50,000 per person injured in an accident caused by the Uber/Lyft driver. This is the most that one injured person can receive.
- $100,000 total injury liability per accident. This is the most Uber/Lyft will pay for injuries, regardless of how many people were injured, or how badly they were hurt
- $25,000 property damage liability. This is the most Uber/Lyft will pay for any vehicle or property damage resulting from the accident
When the driver has accepted an Uber/Lyft ride:
Uber/Lyft’s $1 million liability coverage would apply to injuries sustained by the rideshare customer or by someone else who is hit by an Uber/Lyft driver.
If you or someone you know was involved in a rideshare accident with Uber, Lyft, or any other company, contact our experienced rideshare accident lawyers today for a free consultation.