San Pedro Uber and Lyft Accident Attorneys
Cases involving rideshare vehicles like Uber or Lyft tend to be more complicated than typical car accidents. Our attorneys understand the laws relating to rideshare vehicles and can present your case to an insurance claims adjuster on your behalf. Our team has helped more than 5,000 clients obtain more than a collective $300 million in settlements and verdicts and is here to help you pursue compensation for your accident.
Who is Liable in a Wreck Involving an Uber or Lyft?
In cases involving rideshare companies like Uber or Lyft, nuances and complications apply, making them far more complex than typical car accident cases. Victims often expect us to sue the rideshare companies themselves, but this is not always the approach a personal injury lawyer will take. Rideshare drivers are employed as independent contractors rather than employees, so the companies are generally not responsible for their drivers’ conduct while they are on the clock.
If you’re involved in a crash with a rideshare driver and you believe that your driver is at fault, call us as soon as possible. We will investigate your accident and determine who is the property party to sue. If the driver was at fault, we will walk through each of the factors that determine which insurance policies will apply to your injuries. For example, if the driver was not on duty at the time of the collision, then his or her personal auto insurance policy will apply to your case, as Uber and Lyft’s policies do not cover drivers when they are “off the clock.” On the other hand, if the driver was working, but had not yet accepted a ride request at the time of the accident, Uber and Lyft provide a third-party liability policy with a $25,000 limit on property damage and a $100,000 limit per accident for bodily injuries.
No matter who you think is at fault, your attorney will advise you on any initial steps to take. Until you consult a lawyer, it may be wise to avoid social media and delay speaking with opposing parties – or their insurance carriers – to avoid inadvertently making any statements that may hurt your case down the road.
Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to Speak with a Personal Injury Lawyer Today!
Anything you do or say from the moment the accident occurs could impact the outcome of your case. As such, it is in your best interest to engage a professional who can negotiate with insurance carriers and opposing parties on your behalf. When you take this vital step, you can rest assured that you’ve engaged a partner and advocate who will handle your case properly.
Our legal team is available to answer your questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we can come to you if you are unable to travel to our San Pedro office for a case review. Give us a call at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message online to speak with us today. We look forward to hearing from you.